A school board should be above reproach in all aspects in its activities and should avoid improprieties and even the appearance of impropriety. Unfortunately, the Belle Valley School Board led by Board President Karen Kunz fails miserably in this area.
A board has a duty to review the minutes from executive sessions every six months and release all releasable material. Next month will be the ninth straight year the Belle Valley board has refused to release even one sentence. The board has to be one of the worst offenders in the state, if not the worst.
A board that refuses to release releasable information does it for only two reasons. It wants to hide embarrassing mistakes or it wants to cover up improper behavior. I asked Kunz if she could think of another reason for the board’s refusal to release the information. Predictably, she could not.
Why would the Belle Valley Board go out of its way to dishonor itself by refusing to release the material? The answer is quite obvious. The board knows that some of the material would expose unethical and unprofessional behavior, which would confirm what I have been saying.