It happened again. Granted, this example has a dash more of woke salt in it, but it’s still another school board that’s about to deal with a mic fiasco. It’s also a boomer moment as these clowns didn’t know that their video call was being broadcast publicly. Chardá Bell-Fontenot, the vice president of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board outside of San Diego, said that reopening schools was akin to slavery and an exercise in white supremacy. The Daily Caller’s Jorge Ventura has the clips and notes that Ms. Bell-Fontenot seems unaware that everything she is saying could be viewed by the general public.
La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board member compares reopening schools to slavery and "very white supremacist ideology", said board VP Chardá Bell-Fontenot, another members mentions that '70 to 80 %' of families and students want to return to school. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/XNGcvxAIoW— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) February 25, 2021
Similar to the Oakley school situation, she's seems unaware that the meeting is being recorded. "If our meeting were actually recorded for the public, we would know that." pic.twitter.com/bFWjaYlLfp— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) February 25, 2021
This isn’t the first time. As we noted last week, the school board in Oakley, which is in the San Francisco Bay Area, suffered a public relations nightmare of its own when a meeting showing members mocking parents and discussing commenting systems that muzzle debate was discussed publicly. Like La Mesa, these board members didn’t know until it was too late. An audible “uh oh” is heard when someone on the board noted that their entire meeting was able to be viewed by everyone. It led to mass resignations as there was no coming back from this—ever.
1) When officials at the Oakley Union Elem. School district thought they were meeting privately, they used profanity to insult & threaten parents upset by the district's prolonged school closures.— Bigad Shaban (@BigadShaban) February 18, 2021
Here's when they realized their mtg was being broadcast to the public.
"Uh, oh." pic.twitter.com/OXbHWq9FMy
2) Before she realized the public was listening in, School Board President Lisa Brizendine criticized parents who continue to be frustrated by the district's Covid-related school closures:— Bigad Shaban (@BigadShaban) February 18, 2021
"They want to pick on us because they want their babysitters back."@nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/Z0jaRQWKn9
3) School Board Trustee Richie Masadas then appeared to link parents' frustration over close closures to drug use.— Bigad Shaban (@BigadShaban) February 18, 2021
"My brother had a delivery service for medical marijuana and his clientele were parents of kids at school."@nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/vgAhY90lmG
4) What school board officials thought was a private chat, also included Superintendent Greg Hetrick trying to sell the board on new technology that aims to limit public comment by cutting off parents "mid-sentence."— Bigad Shaban (@BigadShaban) February 18, 2021
"It just cuts them off mid-sentence and it's done," he said. pic.twitter.com/6hK3huf3Hb
5) Notice how quickly the video feed shuts off after school officials realize their profanity & insults were broadcast to the very same parents they were disparaging.— Bigad Shaban (@BigadShaban) February 19, 2021
Makes you wonder if the board still plans to adopt that "new technology" to limit public comment.@nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/szqd3TpWUb
Back to La Mesa-Springs, another board member notes that reopening schools is supported by 70-80 percent of families. That position appears to have won enough support as the board voted to start in-person learning at La-Mesa in April (via NBC San Diego):
More and more schools in San Diego County are slowly expected to reopen soon after nearly a year of closures due to the pandemic and the latest districts to update their plans are Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) and La Mesa-Spring Valley School District (LMSVSD).
In a letter to parents sent on Tuesday, Encinitas Union announced K-6 grade students will have will expand from two days of in-person learning per week to five starting April 12, just after students’ spring break. Those students’ in-person schedule will be 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Also on Tuesday, LMSVSD’s school board members voted 4-1 in approval of Superintendent David Feliciano’s push to reopen the district’s classrooms.
Citing new California Department of Public Health guidelines that state preschool to 6th grade students can return to school if their respective counties’ case rates fall below 25 for five straight days, the superintendent urged the board to approve the district’s reopening plan.
Looks like there are a lot of white supremacists in…deep-blue California