The entire Oakley school board resigns after hot mic comments

By: | February 22, 2021

The president and three members of a school board in Northern California have resigned after they were heard making disparaging comments about parents in the school district during a virtual board meeting.

Superintendent Greg Hetrick announced the resignations in a letter sent to the district’s families, which included a statement from the newly-resigned board members, saying they were stepping down to “help facilitate the healing process.”

“We deeply regret the comments that were made in the meeting of the Board of Education earlier this week,” their statement said. “As trustees, we realize it is our responsibility to model the conduct that we expect of our students and staff, and it is our obligation to build confidence in District leadership; our comments failed you in both regards, and for this we offer our sincerest apology.”

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