ERIC Number: EJ1145480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
When an Elected Official Fails to Play Nice: The Legal Implications and Lessons Learned from Associations with a Caustic School Board Member
Weiler, Spencer C.
Planning and Changing, v46 n1-2 p3-20 2015
In November of 2009 Mr. Sean Lyndon was elected to the Verde Mountain School Board and by February 2012 he resigned from this position. During his tumultuous tenure, Mr. Lyndon's antics proved divisive, caustic, and disruptive to the governance process. These actions included belittling and intimidating fellow school board members and school district personnel, voicing inflammatory comments regarding Martin Luther King, Jr., and exercising his right to bring a concealed weapon to all school board meetings. This qualitative study attempted to capture the voices of those who worked with Mr. Lyndon to identify the lessons learned from working with a caustic school board member.
Descriptors: Public Officials, Boards of Education, Qualitative Research, School Districts, School Law, Civil Rights, Focus Groups, Conflict, Antisocial Behavior
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site: http://education.illinoisstate.edu/planning/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado
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