Only two members of Union 26 were present last night
Last night was supposed to be a joint meeting of the Amherst Pelham Regional School Committee and Union 26, so with 100% attendance it would include 12 individuals.
But only seven bothered to show up for the Last Supper and another one -- Katherine Appy -- appeared via "remote participation" which means she does not count towards a quorum.
Since six of the seven were Regional School Committee members that constitutes a quorum for that body.
But Union 26 was not even close to a quorum (only 2 of 6). According to Debbie Westmoreland, assistant to the (now dethroned) Superintendent:
"Union 26 is made up of the three officers (chair, vice-chair and secretary) from the Amherst and Pelham School Committees, so it is currently Tara Luce, Darius Modestow and Trevor Baptiste for Pelham and Katherine Appy, Rick Hood and Phoebe Hazzard for Amherst."
While Rick Hood was in the room he is no longer a member of the Amherst School Committee so therefor cannot be a member of Union 26. Katherine Appy was using "remote participation" which state law says you do not count towards the quorum and Phoebe Hazzard and Tara Luce were MIA.
This HUGE oversight certainly demonstrates how the School Committees were distracted by their headlong rush to judgement.
Note her contract is signed by Union 26 and Regional SC Chairs