“Uh oh,” one of the board members said after realizing the meeting was public.
According to ABC News, a California school district’s entire board of trustees has resigned after several were heard making disparaging comments about parents during a live virtual meeting this week.
The Oakley Union Elementary School District announced the resignation of the board members on Friday, two days after the public meeting, a portion of which was recorded and shared on YouTube.
The board members apparently thought Wednesday’s meeting wasn’t yet open to the public at the time they started talking about social media criticism from parents.
“Are we alone?” one board member, Kim Beede asks, before saying, “B—- if you’re going to call me out, I’m going to f— you up.”
The president of the school board, Lisa Brizendine, laments that school officials are being targeted amid frustration over reopening for in-person learning.
“They forget that there’s real people on the other side of those letters that they’re writing,” Brizendine says. “It’s really unfortunate that they want to pick on us, because they want their babysitters back.”
A third school board member, Richie Masadas, says in response, “I totally hear that, because my brother had a delivery service for medical marijuana, and the clientele were parents with their kids in school.”
“When you got your kids at home, no more smoking,” he added.