Friday, September 02, 2016


Earlier in the week our AWESOME blog community reported a crisis in a Kansas City area school district over the topic of residency and representation.

Locals from throughout the Southland agreed and called for a school board member to step down given his admitted out of district status.


The reality here is that if the situation were reversed and a KCMO politico attempted to hold office in, say, Overland Park . . . That situation would be shut down immediately.

Currently the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office is reviewing the matter. 

Here's the most important passage as members of the Hickman Mills School Board attempt to restore order . . .

As members of the Hickman Mills C-1 Board of Education, we want to make our position very clear that we feel Dan Osman must immediately resign from out Board since he has stated in writing, "I am no longer living within district boundaries."

Hopefully, Mr. Osman will do the ethically right thing and resign, since by his own admission he no longer lives in the district, and in fact no longer even lives within the state.

We are grateful for Mr. Osman's volunteer service to the district, but since he has moved out of state it is now time for that to end. If he does not voluntarily tender his resignation, we are prepared to take whatever further actions may be necessary to assure that all board members are residents of the district, which is the clear intent of state law.


Darrell Curls
Byron Townsend
Carol Graves

Again, read the note in its entirety.

Developing . . .


Anonymous said...

Better title: Dan should step down.

Anonymous said...

I believe that Overland Park would take better care not to let such a screwed up situation happen in the first place.

Super Dave said...

Sounds like to me that there is a click or two over at the Hickman Mills C-1 Board of Education. as they say, Those that know won't tell, and those that don't know are pissed for being left out.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ True.

If we really want to help the students prepare for the future. We would start with reforming these districts that don't have full accreditations.

Anonymous said...

State law prevails and given the Herkimer authoring of many statutes in MISSOURI I would not be placing bet that this guy has to resign. Does it seem like he should have to resign? Sure it does, but I am betting he is not legally required to resign due to the language of the statute. If I am correct this joker doesn't have to do a damn thing.

The legislature seriously needs some legal clerks to review, research and validate the intent of these bills. This has got to be the only state in the union that can pass a constitutional amendment and not even the State Supreme Court can read what it says with any reasonable degree of clarity or comprehension.

Anonymous said...

why does he want to stay?

Anonymous said...

It's CLIQUE, towel boy. Get a fucking clue.

Anonymous said...

Busting balls on the way out.

Anonymous said...

This is just one of MANY problems facing the HMSD. And what hope does the district ever have of being accredited by the state of Missouri when the superintendent tells the staff on opening day that it doesn't mean anything. He's using an "independent" accrediting agency to get pseudo accreditation. The current administration and Board have the district in so much debt - but at least administrators will have "accomplishments" to add to their resumes. WHAT A MESS! Thanks Dennis.

Anonymous said...

In response to 8:04 state law clearly states "Each director shall be a voter of the district." I'm not sure how Osman can still vote in Hickman Mills if he's living in Kansas. Also, one of the qualifications for running for school board, according to state law, is to be a RESIDENT taxpayer. While that is a requirement for running in the first place, I'm not sure why it suddenly shouldn't matter once one is elected.

Anonymous said...

There are two cliques in Hickman Mills. One does the superintendent's bidding. The other tries to do what's right, though they're in the minority.

Anonymous said...

8:34 you asshole stop with your crap our Superdave spelled it right fuckhead.
Full Definition of click
transitive verb
1: to strike, move, or produce with a click
2: to select especially in a computer interface by pressing a button on a control device (as a mouse)
intransitive verb
1 to make a click
2a to fit or agree exactly
2b to fit together : (hit it off they did not click as friends)
2c to function smoothly
2d succeed (a movie that clicks)

A click is (1.) a quick, sharp sound, (2.) the act of pressing the button on a computer mouse, (3.) two people becoming suddenly attracted to each other, (4.) two or more people coming together to work successfully, (5.) to become understandable, in a flash. Click may be used as a verb or an adjective, related words are clicks, clicked and clicking. Click is considered an echoic word, but it is also associated with the Middle English clike, which is a locking latch.

I so fucking hate you so called English assholes and love proving you clueless fucking asshole wrong. So bitch come mow my grass, I'm in a rather lazy mood this week. be sure and weed the flower beds so my wife will think I am really thinking of her this week.

Anonymous said...

why not use clique?

Anonymous said...

Why not use click?

Both are acceptable

So use what ever you want.

Timid and Shy mean the same thing but spelled different.
Bold and Brazen once again same thing, but spelled different

8:34 just being an arsehole – asshole – back door – back end – bang hole – brown eye – bunghole – butt hole – cornholer – poop chute – pooper – shit box – shitter – turd cutter and a good one at that. All those definitions describe 8:34 just spelled different.