Education Trustee Responds to Resignation Rumors
Robyn Kingston said she would share the information if and when her family decides to move.
Board of Education trustee Robyn Kingston addressed rumors Thursday night that she would resign her board seat this year.
Resident Mark Klypka said at Thursday's Board of Education meeting rumors have been circulating that Kingston would resign her seat this year and move to Texas.
“Hopefully, it is not true and if it is true I find it very unprofessional,” Klypka said.
Klypka regularly attends meetings and asks officials questions regarding the district, its personnel, and how it operates.
Kingston seemed to take offense to the statement.
“If you heard a rumor it would have been nice if you came to me instead of grandstanding at the podium,” said Kingston, who was elected to the board in 2011. Her term expires in 2014. “When I decide to share that information and when we decide to move then I may share it with you. I ask you to respect my privacy.”
Klypka said he respects Kingston’s privacy.
“If you’re making decisions that affect the children and the taxpayers that’s what I’m concerned about,” Klypka said.
Trustee Bob Ceberio objected to Klypka’s statement and the two briefly exchanged words. Former trustee Joanie Walsh shouted from the audience. Board President Donald Pavlak Jr. then adjourned the meeting for a few minutes.
After the meeting was reconvened, Board Attorney Isabel Machalo stressed the need for members of the public to “respect the privacy of individuals not only of the public but our employees, including the board members.”