As you wait for the Montgomery County Board of Education to suspend superintendent Joshua Powell again this evening, here are some photos of Powell’s circle from the first suspension meeting on Wednesday:
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TROOPER & TUFANO?
LARRY BAILEY, SHANNON WHITE, PHIL RISON
DENA AMBURGEY & SCOTT MURPHY — CLICK TO ENLARGE
The meeting is set to begin at 5:00 P.M. Eastern. We’ll update here as necessary.
It’s after 5:00 P.M. and there’s no Powell:
JOSHUA POWELL ABSENT
The board is present, though:
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
At least they had the courtesy to show up.
It’s 5:05 P.M. and the board has entered closed session.
THERE THEY GO
This shouldn’t take long at all.
For those who asked:
Yes, Kentucky State Police troopers are present.
Just standing around:
An absolutely stellar use of taxpayer dollars.
Seems like only yesterday various posts were complaining about only being able to keep a single officer on patrol in their region. Would imagine the folks at the meeting are thankful for their presence, however.
Phil Rison, the assistant superintendent also under EPSB investigation, speaks with Powell employee and supporter, Debbie Goldy:
RISON & GOLDY
Wonder what they’re discussing?
Powell is still using her, at taxpayer expense, to film the audience of the board meetings.
Kristi Carter showed up:
She doesn’t look pleased.
They’re finally coming out of closed session at about 6:30.
What on earth were they doing in there? Eating dinner? Playing scrabble?
Some more photos for you:
KRISTI CARTER & CINDY KINCAID
Brings the grand total to five supporters. All paid.
As you can see in this photo of the tech team:
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The camera’s on the crowd, not the board.
Powell’s lone supporter on the board, Donna Wilson:
Looked displeased as the board once again suspended Joshua Powell.
With that, the Montgomery County Board of Education has suspended Joshua Powell for the second time in a week.
His EPSB trial begins Monday and the board has another special session scheduled for that evening. Should be quite the eventful week, so be sure to check back for updates.
UPDATE: Nope, Monday’s meeting is canceled.