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May 14, 2013

Support swells for New Albany band director

Decision on employment not yet before NA-FC board

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NEW ALBANY —

Mark Boone, board member, said he didn’t understand why Gardenour had asked the same questions she had answered via email earlier this week. She maintained she had a right to ask those questions publicly.

“It’s almost to the point where we do this every month to embarrass someone,” Boone said.

Gardenour said she thought too many issues were discussed amongst the board via the Internet and would like to see more of those discussions happen publicly.

Boone said it made more sense to do one or the other, rather than go over the same details as a courtesy.

Gardenour said she disagreed and wanted the most up-to-date information possible public.

“We’re going to make a game show of meetings going  forward guys, because I can do this, too,” Boone said. “Go ahead.”

The board passed the hiring of Lieberman 5-2, with Gardenour and board member Jessica Knable opposing.

Read more about Lieberman in today’s sports section.

 

BUILDING BOUGHT

The board unanimously passed the purchase of 1813 Shelby St. for $31,500. The district has bought several properties in that area to help expand parking for New Albany High School.

 

SERVICE ANIMALS

The board also approved a new policy on service animals for the district and approved the superintendent evaluation tool and metrics. The measure passed 6-1 with Gardenour opposing

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