John Konop: The problem is Kelly Marlow does not understand the proper role of a board member: 1) Your job is to do what is best for the community via our schools. Obviously, putting our accreditation at risk over a personal vendetta is not proper behavior for a board member. 2) A board member's private or public job is oversight of the process, direction and budget. It is not to manage or direct day-to-day operations. Once again, Kelly stepped over the line by bypassing the management structure and going directly to employees with management-type requests. This behavior would not be tolerated in the private or public sector, for obvious reasons of disrupting day-to-day management. 3) Finally, Kelly, instead of bringing up issues in a constructive manner, focused on spewing baseless remarks over core issues. Obviously, questioning the process (and) budget is the job of a board member. Instead, she has made the job about her, not improving the schools.
Straker: Is there something about being on a Georgia school board that turns more or less ordinary people into crazy political nut jobs?