Colonel Nathan R. Jessep, "You can't handle the truth!" (A Few Good Men)
At Tuesday's meeting of the Olentangy school board, the majority once again went after fellow board member Jen Smith for daring to suggest that costs can be reduced. The 4-1 majority includes Julie Feasel, member of Olentangy for Kids.
Feasel and company have forced Smith to submit public records requests for budget and actual expense figures. And, they have forced Smith to use the public participation section of board meetings to speak the truth. In addition, the board stopped the district's Finance and Audit Committee from looking at financial data. Amazing! What exactly are Feasel and the rest of the board trying to hide? I can only imagine.
I have to ask: How in the world can Feasel spin a tale to the rest of OFK? Does she really state that Smith is in the wrong for asking for financial data and for suggesting that the board should communicate with the community? Do OFK members really believe the spin from Feasel?
OFK members need to listen to Feasel in action -- via the audio from the board meetings -- or view her at a meeting. I'm certain that they will be shocked.
OFK Folks, Don't you at least want the truth? Despite what Feasel believes, Smith thinks you can handle it.