Stop the petty behavior |

Stop the petty behavior

If you’re unsure about a workable definition of micro-management, simply read Ivan Natividad’s story in The Union, focusing on the expenses of county Superintendent of Schools Holly Hermansen.

It would seem board members Slade-Troutmann and Meeks will not be content until the superintendent accounts for which condiments she used on her hamburger or until they learn the identities, backgrounds, and political affiliations of those with whom she may have had contact at education conferences.

If she lacks a budget for travel expenses, get her one. It should be unnecessary, however, to scan menus and worry over the amenities of her hotel.

And, please, shelve the microscope and stop the constant sniveling. There’s oversight and there’s oversight fueled with petty jealousy and acrimony. The latter should be beneath board members who supposedly have the public’s best interest at heart.

The election’s over, but both board members seem unable to accept the results. Hint: your candidate lost. Deal with it and stop the petty behavior you seem so adept at exhibiting.

Richard W. Bell

Grass Valley

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