On February 3rd, school board members from Spartanburg School District 7 faced the outrage of Spartanburg taxpayers over their widely-criticized decision to pay out hundreds of thousands of dollars to Spartanburg Country Club for access to gold facilities. In addition to being called out for massive waste and mismanagement during a financial crisis, school board members are being condemned for unethical voting on a conflict of interest ( three school board members are also members of the country club), and violating the Freedom of Information Act by making the decision behind closed doors.
Despite the obvious outrage of Spartanburg residents, Superintendent Thomas White and other members on the board insist that their actions were ethical and in the best interest of the children. According to White,
“I wished everyone liked every decision that we made, and I wish we could please all the people, all the time, and unfortunately in this particular situation it’s obviously not the case. That doesn’t make it right, wrong or indifferent however.”
Now that’s wisdom and commitment you can count on!
The video above was taken from the News Channel 7 website.