You have no interest in the entire picture, just the side you want to portray. Thanks for the confirmation. Unlike some, I have no reason to hide my name. I have no motive to do so. So, I'm sure you are the most trustworthy with the "facts," being anonymous and all. And really, that last sentence, using insight twice? Tsk, tsk, doesn't work for me. Now, I'm done with the catty and unproductive. Are you? The last two board meetings have been unusually short. Why? They were Special Meetings, called to approve things like travel for kids and such. They don't do the pledge, or prayer and the meetings are meant to be handled in a quick manner. There were one, maybe two people in the audience. Were you there? They were not the "official board meeting." The board has held one longer meeting at the first of the month, and called three shorter special meetings this month. The truth of the matter and record is "sometimes they do vote to approve her recommendations and sometimes they don't." Often it's a split vote. The board is designed to approve or deny the superintendent's request, not to be the driving force behind policy as it's discussed in this thread. No matter what the last name of the person who is the superintendent, the board will work in much the same way, because of its design. I'm not sure besides, not hiring teachers or staff or denying kids transport to games, that you think the board denying the last two meeting's requests would accomplish? Oh, and in the interest of fairness and truth as far as meetings go, I'll be happy to burn a cd for anyone who can't attend the meeting, or email them a mp3 file so they can hear it themselves. Here's the link to the agenda. Anyone can download the packet the board receives and see all the items they see as well as the shorter agenda. http://www.walton.k12.fl.us/board/minutes/copy of Default.aspx I think it's great that parents are passionate about and involved with their child's education, I applaud all of you. I attend almost all of these meetings and it takes a great deal of work from many, many teachers and staff to put all of this information together to be presented to the board and I think the board may move back to the two, long-meeting schedule they held for many years in the afternoon. Maybe more people can attend in person and be involved. My last point is the board and superintendent are all equally elected positions. To suggest the one elected official has some type of sway or hold over five independently elected other officials is in my opinion just not feasible or realistic. The positions were made this way to be balanced and so no one of the six has any more sway than the others. With the newly elected member coming on soon, we may see the dynamic of the board change. It will be interesting to watch and only time will tell. I'd like to add personally as a property owner and resident that I wish the Superintendent position was not party affiliated. I was not able to vote in the run-off due to being a registered independent the last 15 yrs.