The petitioners -- largely the spouses of district employees involved in the crime, friends of the four board members who broke the law and should really be the focus of
public scrutiny, or other beneficiaries of the districts' financial largess -- seem to want to turn the attention -- and public ire -- to someone who took an action their oath of office requires (to among other things protect district resources from improper use).
This they assume will turn attention away from the fact -- illustrsated in 415 pages of printed and published e-mails -- that Board Members Morrill, Farrell, Dockum and Henry, the 315-member Johnston teachers' union (JEA) and about 40 Johnston Administrators and staff broke state election laws by improperly using district resources in the campaign. They monopolized staff time -- taking school nurses, secretaries, teachers and administtrators away from the important work of caring for and educationg our students to work on their campaigns. (Continued Part 3)