Entire School Board Resigns after Public Broadcast of Them Mocking Parents

Board President Lisa Brizendine, Richie Masadas and Kim Beede. Youtube
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All four members of Oakley Union Elementary School District Board in San Francisco Bay Area resigned after a video of them preparing for a meeting was, unknown to them, broadcast live. Unaware that the public was watching, they used profanity and made jokes about parents just wanting a babysitter while they smoke pot in their homes. One of the board members, Kim Beede, apparently was trying to defend herself from a parent who criticized her on social media for going to a party during the Covid-19 ‘pandemic’ after insisting it wasn’t safe to return kids to school. Board President Lisa Brizendine said that parents really want schools to reopen so they can get their babysitters back. [The newscasters felt that the significance of the story was, not that the attitude of the board was reprehensible, but that people need to make sure their microphones are turned off when they expect them to be.] -GEG

All members of a San Francisco Bay Area school board resigned days after they were heard making disparaging comments about parents at a virtual board meeting they didn’t realize was being broadcast to the public.

The four members of Oakley Union Elementary School District Board had stepped down by Friday amid growing outrage that began with the board’s Wednesday meeting. Before the meeting officially began and unaware the public could see and hear them, they used profanity and made jokes about parents just wanting a babysitter or to smoke pot in their home.

The incident garnered national attention and widespread condemnation.

The district’s superintendent, Greg Hetrick, announced the resignation in a letter Friday and said that Contra Costa County education board members will replace them in an interim capacity, the Mercury News reported.

“We deeply regret the earlier comments that were made in the meeting of the Board of Education earlier this week,” a joint statement by now

ex-board members Kim Beede, Erica Ippolito and Richie Masadas says. “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.”

Beede, Ippolito and Masadas join board President Lisa Brizendine, who announced her resignation Thursday.

Trustees were awaiting the start of the meeting when they began discussing parents’ letters and social media posts about reopening schools.

Beede defended herself against a parent who chided her on social media for going to a party during the coronavirus pandemic after declaring it wasn’t safe to return to school.

“I wasn’t doing anything bad — I honestly don’t care about that part — but are we alone?” she asked the other trustees. “B—-, ..If you call me out, I’m going to f—you up.”

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Knox Harrington
Knox Harrington
7 months ago

Get the kids back to school and bust the unions that don’t care about kids

Joshua Porter
Joshua Porter
2 months ago

Get the kids out of public school!

Ed
Ed
7 months ago

Friggin’ Frisco. Good place for a nuclear test site.

Vick
Vick
5 months ago
Reply to  Ed

They want you to stereotype San Francisco but I am telling you there are a LOT of unhappy people here that DON’T like Newsom or Pelosi AT ALL. Majority ruled majority fooled.

Ed
Ed
5 months ago
Reply to  Vick

Vick, I understand what you mean. Once in a while I watch the movie “Vertigo” and it hurts to see how beautiful SF once was. Don’t know HOW these Communist pigs get in office but they MUST be taken out ?

Phillip Mezzapelle
Phillip Mezzapelle
7 months ago

Just goes to prove that we need even more government intervention and spending in our public schools. 🤣😂😜

Don Forbes
Don Forbes
6 months ago

You do an awesome job, brother!