Laura Kent (right) first elected to Amherst School Committee 3/29/16
Union 26 will have to try once again to settle the controversial matter of Superintendent Maria Geryk wishing to break her contract and collect $309,000.
Last night the combined Committees voted 5-3 in favor of the deleterious deal but Union 26 did not have a quorum and therefor should not even have been called into session.
Union 26 will try again on Monday, August 15th, probably in a secured bunker.
On Aug 10, 2016, at 4:14 PM, Larry Kelley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Are you going to call another joint meeting of the RSC and Union 26 to redo the vote on Maria Geryk's separation agreement?
I'm about to file an Open Meeting Law complaint with you over last night's meeting not having a quorum of Union 26 members, but will hold off if you are in the process of "doing over."
From: Laura Kent
To: Larry Kelley
Sent: Wed, Aug 10, 2016 5:01 pm
Subject: Re: Last night's boo boo
There is a "rule of necessity" where Tara could have removed her recusal to meet quorum but I was unaware of that (from Ethics/Conflict of Interest law). I also have not heard or had any communication with her during this whole matter.
Darius is scheduling a meeting of the Union Monday morning and I will be having a Regional School Committee meeting on Wednesday at 6. I am finalizing the RSC agenda right now and will get that off soon. The votes of the RSC (quorum present) would be 4-3 from last night.
Thanks also for coming last night and staying post executive session, I know it was another long one. If you have any other questions, please let me know.