Ohio County BOE Votes to Change Call-in Policy

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The Ohio County School Board has made a decision to change the way board members are allowed to attend meetings.

In April, member Tim Birch submitted a proposal to essentially eliminate phone-ins.

This after two other members of the board came under scrutiny for repeatedly missing meetings, instead opting to call in.

After an ethics investigation determined the decision was up to the board, they decided to amend the phone-in option 3-2.

7News talked with Board President Shane Mallett right after the decision Monday night. 

“We’re in charge of 800 employees, approximately $64 million, and over 5,000 students. I believe that’s a big responsibility, probably the biggest responsibility a public official can have. In my opinion the least you could do is show up to the meetings and be attentive to what’s going on,” said Mallet.
 

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