Group calls for ‘no confidence vote’ on TPS BoardWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Committee to Save the Edward Drummond Libbey High School Complex plans to present a petition March 22 that will “express a vote of no confidence” with the elected officials of Toledo Public Schools, according to information obtained by Toledo Free Press.
The group, which includes Libbey preservationist Sue Terrill, Toledo City Councilman D. Michael Collins and local community activist Warren Woodberry, plans to make its announcement at 5:15 p.m. at the Thurgood Marshall Building at Manhattan and Elm, before a scheduled Toledo Public Schools Board of Education meeting.
An email sent from Collins to the media on March 21 read, “[The group] will hold a public press conference to announce a community statement which addresses the critical issues concerning The Toledo Public School District.”
Woodberry told Toledo Free Press in a March 22 email, “A vote of No confidence in the Toledo Public School Board will be given at a press conference today.”
According to documents obtained by Toledo Free Press, the group claims, “our elected body has demonstrated their incompetence in the following areas:
- “The failure to be compliant with the Open Records Law of Ohio, also known as the ‘Sunshine Law.’
- “The failure to demonstrate fiscal soundness in making business decisions.
- “Their disingenuous representations that their efforts are for the students.
- “The dismantling of the arts, music and athletics, all of which are critical to a successful educational experience.”
The group is asking that Toledo residents sign the petition and return to a listed address for Terrill.
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