Once again Pelham school committee representative Trevor Baptiste put up a stink about proceedings, this time concerning Union 26 taking a revote/do over on Maria Geryk's $309,000 buyout package, after he questioned if Union 26 is even a legal entity.
Trevor Baptiste, former Chair of the Region
Union 26 (Amherst & Pelham SC members) revote Maria Geryk $309K buyout
Last week they voted in favor of the contract but did not have a legal quorum.
So after 10 minutes of bickering they came to a 4-1 affirmative vote (one member, Chair Tara Luce, had recused herself). Last week the Amherst Pelham Regional School Committee voted 4-3 in favor of the buyout.
So now, theoretically, it's a done deal.
Except RSC member Vira Douangmany Cage is asking the Attorney General to investigate the matter. And/or it only takes 10 teed-off taxpayers to file a class action lawsuit in Hampshire Superior Court
Mike Morris appointed acting Superintendent
The Amherst Pelham Regional School Committee then went into executive session to negotiate a contract with Mike Morris to become Acting Superintendent, and to approve the executive session minutes over the past four sessions amounting to just over 11 hours of secret meetings.
Chair Laura Kent said it would be 45 minutes. The Committee finally came back into public session around 9:15 PM -- after THREE HOURS -- but said they would not release the executive session minutes tonight.
Audience at 6:15 when RSC went into executive session