BY BUDDY NEVINS
OMG, they can be sooooo annoying.
The Mean Girls of the Broward School Board.
School Board members are acting like the movie “Mean Girls.”
Take nine women. Put them together for much of every work day. And Broward voters get cliques, sniping and nastiness.
Just like high school.
That would be okay if they were only concerned with shoes, hair products and boys. Like high school.
These Mean Girls vote on a billion dollar budget!
“I hate to say this, but there are nine women on the Board. When they feel offended by another member, it is taken to a more personal level,” one Board female tells me.
“Its like ‘Mean Girls,’” another member says.
Let’s take the now infamous Post-It note Incident.
Two of the most recently elected Mean Girls – you call them School Board members – were gleefully passing a Post-It note back and forth on the dais earlier this year.
One of them threw the note in the garbage. It was retrieved by a third School Board member, who saw it referred to her. As a bitch. And worse.
This third School Board member made copies of the note and left it on the desks of the two Mean Girls.
No wonder the Board needed a Relationship Building Workshop earlier this month.
But when the Board got together to talk about getting together, things broke down fast. The effort failed.
You have to feel sorry for Superintendent Robert Runcie.
Runcie thought he would be running a huge school system. Instead, he is the chaperon of a bunch of unruly sorority girls.
It would be funny if these women didn’t have a real job. Like seeing our kids get the best possible education. Like safeguarding our tax money.
These women have to learn that every Board member is different. Different backgrounds, different constituents and different opinions.
And every Board member has the same vote.
Every Board member deserves respect.
Its time for the members to grow up.