Letter: Funding R2 Lame Ducks’ Travel

Pursuant to Board Policy BEDH Public Participation at Meetings, particularly Agenda Items, which reads “Citizens wanting an item to be placed on the agenda…”

I, Gus Philpott, of 39 Barony Place Circle and resident of Richland School District Two, hereby make this request on September 20, 2022, which is more than three days before the next regular school board meeting on September 27, 2022, and request an Agenda Item for the September 27, 2022 regular board meeting for discussion of board member participation at the CUBE Annual Convention in Miami, Florida, on September 29-October 1, 2022.

Specifically, I request a full, fair, transparent discussion of the reason(s) that any board member(s) whose term-of-office will expire in November 2022, and especially those who have not filed for re-election, should have access to District funds for Conference fees, travel, ground transportation, lodging, meals, and incidentals (parking, rental car, gratuities).

I request that the board deny use of District funds to those whose terms are expiring, including the one current board member who has filed for re-election. Should she not be re-elected, such funds will have been wasted.

Gus Philpott

Northeast Columbia


  1. Calvin Kennedy says


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