Friday, March 06, 2015
Anne Sharp: If you want to know what we did in secret, just ask us
In this morning's Joplin Globe, they continue to assert that they know more about the law than state auditors.
More troubling is the idea that they claim they are being transparent when they are not revealing votes that take place in closed session, but they will reveal the information if they are asked.
As the state auditors noted, if the discussion is taking place in closed session, how will the public even know what question to ask?
From the Globe article, Anne Sharp made her latest baffling statement. (Just ask her a question and you will receive a baffling statement.)
I think there might be a perception that closed sessions are not available to the public and they are- you just have to request them.
This only passes for leadership if you are shopping in the bargain basement.
And as he always does when he has something he wants and wants to give the appearance of public input, Huff plans to form a "small" committee to see if he and the board should follow the law.
Huff also says, "We just feel like we're meeting the minimum requirements of the Sunshine Law."
The Joplin R-8 School District deserves far more transparency than just the "minimum requirements of the Sunshine Law."
The Joplin R-8 School District deserves more trustworthy leaders than Anne Sharp and C. J.. Huff.
We need leaders who follow the law because it is the law.