Cindi Ross Scoppe

January 9, 2014

Scoppe: A lesson in representative democracy

IT’S BEEN TWO months since the Richland 2 School Board rebuked fellow member Melinda Anderson for allegedly issuing a veiled threat to kill her grandson’s high school football coach for not giving him enough playing time, and we’re still hearing from people who are outraged by the board’s action. Not by its rebuke — first in the form of a statement from Chairman Bill Flemming and then, last month, as a formal censure — but by the fact that it didn’t do more. Some have suggested the board should have demanded Ms. Anderson resign, but the most common complaint has been that the board should have removed her.

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