Tuesday, August 30, 2016

TKC EXCLUSIVE MUST READ!!! COMMUNITY RAGES AS HICKMAN MILLS SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER NO LONGER RESIDES IN DISTRICT BUT HOPES TO CONTINUE TERM!!!



Controversy continues to plague the Hickman Mills School District as the sordid topic of residency remains a question among leaders.

Accordingly . . .

THERE'S A GREAT DEAL OF COMMUNITY OUTRAGE AS WORD OF SKETCHY HICKMAN MILLES RESIDENCY PROPOSITION SPREADS AROUND THE COMMUNITY!!!!

A school board member recently wrote . . .

"While I continue to own, maintain, and pay taxes on that house, I am no longer living within district boundaries. It is my intention - and my desire - to remain on the board through the remainder of my current term, which ends in April 2017. I also believe it is permissible for me to do so. To my knowledge, there are no Missouri ordinances that address the requirement that a sitting board member maintain district residence . . . "'

Click this link or the image to view the full note . . . 



The response . . .

"The Hickman Mills school board believes that they can allow a member who moves out of the district to continue to serve. Dan Osman has moved outside the district but intends to complete his term. I am not aware that a person who does not reside in a school district can serve on its board of directors. The HMSB apparently thinks that continuous residency is not a requirement and that they have the authority to allow him to serve until his term expires. Unbelievable."

Accordingly . . .

FIRST ON TKC: EXPECT A LEGAL BATTLE IF OSMAN REMAINS ON THE SCHOOL BOARD AS OBJECTION OVER HIS OUT OF DISTRICT TENURE GROWS AMONG PARENTS AND TEACHERS WHO ARE HELD TO TOUGH DISTRICT RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS!!!

Developing . . .

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

kc electeds always fail to live up to the rules of their office. if he admits that he doesn't live in district then he shouldn't be on the board.

Anita J. said...

What happened to this "reform" movement in Hickman? A lot of people had high hopes but it seems like they just helped the current administration get better salaries and not a lot else. Just like most people without a plan, they struggled with making any real changes and mostly just served to fight with one another. Unfortunate because Hickman is also partially accredited just like KCmo but they have a better chance of bouncing back and keeping their student base intact.

Anonymous said...

"There are no Missouri ordinances that address the requirement that a sitting board member maintain district residence."

So no problem then.

Next unsubstantiated rage please. A crack in a sidewalk or a burned out street light perhaps.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Actually, there is one.

Teach KC said...

Section 162.291, RSMo. candidates for school board are subject to many of the same restrictions as candidates for other offices THIS INCLUDES RESIDENCY requirements.

So while the school board charter might not explicitly say he his required to live there, it is part of Missouri election rules that require his residency.

The board should make him quit because he obviously isn't qualified to help in the teaching of others.

Anonymous said...

Get with the times Botello, this happened six years ago. Your ragin' letter is from 2010.

Boy this site is getting like Snopes.com: if you see it here rest assured it's either false, biased or outdated.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Uhhhmm. The letter references 2016 and 2017, respectively. How is that outdated given that we are currently in the third quarter of 2016?

Anonymous said...

Because you can't read?

Yeah that's it. You're a fucking moron.

Anonymous said...

Least he still owns the property.

Anonymous said...

No one wants to buy the property in Hickman Mills School District.

Anonymous said...

Not sure why anyone would want property on the Missouri side of state line around here.

Anonymous said...

Just another school board scammer. There has to be a better run these districts in KC than just these fools who can stand on the street corner and rustle up some signatures.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing that Hickman Mills is in so much turmoil, yet it's never covered int he press. We have a superintendent who had to pass a bond issue in order to move his office to another building so he can have a private bathroom. We have a board member who is only part time because she's also a state representative. Now we have a board member who has moved to Overland Park but still wants to finish his term on the board. Why? He obviously cares little for the district. It's no wonder the district can't get fully accredited with such incompetency.

Anonymous said...

Its amazing how people just care about contracts and not the children. We have a great Superintendent and board that really cares. Its time out for people downing great black leaders mind like our superintendent, state Representative and board just so they can use our children for money tobuild their homes, organizations and law firms. Please support our Hickman mills school leaders because they need your help against the enemy. And if you are anyone getting paid to help them down our great leaders, don't forget that what goes around comes around but itits hard when it comes around. Be blessed because we all need it.

Anonymous said...

Jesus, people can't read.

First, this isn't a statement from the board, just a letter from the member. So how is board allowing anything? And He said he's willing to resign if the board wants him to ... so, um, crisis averted?

Although, why anyone would want to deal with Hickman Mills after getting out?

Phil Cardarella said...

Seriously, it would be a step up for nearly all School Boards if Dan were to be a member.

Given that he still owns property in the District, he probably could have kept a technical residency under Missouri law there but he wanted to be open and honest.

"Open and honest" is a good thing, folks.

Anonymous said...

He should openly and honestly step down.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what 1:47 is talking about. The current board does whatever the superintendent wants, almost no questions asked. That's not what I call a great board.

State law and board policy require board members to be residents. As an attorney and board member Osman should know that and simply resign.