Call For Civility At Boston School Committee Hearings
BOSTON (CBS) – It sounds a bit like British parliament: interruptions, shouting and theatrics. But it’s right here in Boston, when the school committee holds a hearing.
With all the budget cuts and recent school closings, anger has been bubbling to the surface, says board chair Gregory Groover.
Case in point: an audience member screaming ‘liar’ at Superintendent Carol Johnson when she explained her reasons for school closings.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Laurie Kirby reports
At one meeting, teens dragged in a fake casket to symbolize the death of their school.
What to do about it?
A subcommittee is drafting a code of conduct that would ban props and heckling at Boston school committee hearings.
A vote could come this fall.