St. Charles, IL. (ECWd) –
A School District 303 parent spoke during public comment at the October 12, 2021, D303 school board meeting. She complained of threats and comments she has received from a board member and other people about her views on current topics of the day at the school.
Also during her comment (see video below), she mentioned she received a FOIA request proving board member Carolyn Waibel called the police (sent the police to her house) on her for her advocacy on behalf of her child. Need we remind the world that exercising one’s First Amendment Rights is not a crime?
Waibel interrupted her comments, claiming they were libelous (which they were not), and even took to the speaker’s podium herself to provide public comment, where she complained of bullying and threats and other things against herself, and that she is ashamed to be on this board because they will not make her feel safe.
At the end of the meeting, Waibel resigned her position as a school board member. The Daily Herald and The Patch wrote articles on her resignation.
After listening to the school board’s public comment rules, they should probably bring them into compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the First Amendment.
Paul KerseyPosted at 23:12h, 16 October
yea, this board member was a viscous person with no credentials in the real word – good riddance!!
larryPosted at 23:16h, 16 October
Mike Drop from this beauty school citizen!!
Mike foxPosted at 23:17h, 16 October
Someone who is in fear for their life doesn’t ask to meet with their “abuser” one on one.
CindyPosted at 12:05h, 17 October
Gee, the Herald has a piece on this dust-up. According to their whitewash story, everything you have here is WRONG! You think the media has been “fact-checking” covering up at all? LOL Without honest people like the Watchdogs, what chance do you have of getting the REAL story? (I suspect they knew this was on video and tried to head off the damages by printing their silly puff piece.)
Thank you, boys, for once again bringing truth to light!
CindyPosted at 12:12h, 17 October
P.S. The photo they used in their puff piece? You would NEVER recognize this woman that came up to the mic at this meeting! (More misdirection.)
A LevinePosted at 14:15h, 19 October
What you fail to mention in this lame excuse of an article, are the extreme measures, vicious acts of abuse and vandalism, threats, and criminal actions that said parent you’re defending, stands behind, and clearly supports, as do many in our community, which is an embarrassing representation of the toxic people we have in our town and school community. If you’re going to print an article, please include the whole story.
Kirk AllenPosted at 15:45h, 19 October
Nothing in the article is not accurate. You claim to have other information however without evidence its just an opinion.
PKPosted at 12:55h, 21 October
Umm…the headline leads this reader into a copy of a FOIA, but a copy of the FOIA is not included with the article.