After the six Democrats on the Guilford County Board of Education voted to appoint their choice – Bill Goebel – to the vacant District 3 seat, rather than the choice of the Guilford County Republican Party – longtime teacher Michael Logan – state Rep. Jon Hardister said a lot of angry people have very good reasons to sue the school board.
Hardister added that he thinks there’s no question the school board will lose such a fight because it is standing on extremely shaky legal ground.
Goebel is– at least for the time being – in the school board seat that was slated to be filled by Logan before the six school board members decided to name Goebel instead.
The Tuesday, April 4 decision by the school board directly contradicted the intent of a bill that Hardister himself sponsored and that state lawmakers put into law.
Hardister said a number of aggrieved parties have a right to bring a lawsuit.
“The GOP obviously could be the plaintiff,” Hardister said.
“Logan could also do it,” he added, noting that Logan is the one being deprived of a seat on the school board that’s rightfully his.
Hardister said there are tens of thousands of other people who have a legitimate claim to being harmed by the school board’s actions: any resident of District 3, since they can claim they’ve been denied proper representation on the Guilford County school board.
Goebel is a Republican but he is not the person chosen to fill the seat by the Guilford County Republican Party, which in the state of North Carolina, is the body that has the right to fill vacant seats that are left by Republicans.
In fact, Goebel was passed over by the local Republican party when he initially sought the seat right after it became vacant last year.
Hardister said that, if the case does go to court, he fully expects the school board to lose.
He said that, clearly, the Democrats wanted to keep Logan off the board despite the new state law that clarifies that the local party makes the pick. However, he said, he believes the Democrats on the board asked Wilson to come up with some sort of legal argument that could make the board sound like it had some sort of legal justification to do what it did.
“Attorneys do this all the time, “ Hardister said. “There will be a chair and the attorney will say, ‘It’s not a chair – it could be used as a table.”
Anyone know any good lawyer jokes? Just look at the school boards clown.
They are not lawyers, just a bunch of clowns!
I pray someone takes this up and files suit!!!!
Where there’s a will there’s a way. These Demorats have only their own interests in mind, not our children.
As they say “ we know what kind of girl she is, we just need to figure out her price”.
Are any of you idiots that voted for the school bonds starting to understand the true values of your school board yet? Pride & politics take obvious priority over anything that matters. Keep giving them billions, that makes sense! (insert eyeroll here) I have more respect for that little white speck on top of chicken poop than a Democrat.
The Dems must be able to control Goebel.
I think these democrats better start looking for a good lawyer. Kinda looks like they blew it.
Another example of the LEFT that will do as they please, whether it is legal or ethical, or not. It’s like, “what are you gonna do about it”?
You need rules and laws to keep order. People today think they can do anything they want and it’s okay. Noone is above the law, even Presidents. But we allow misuse of power every day. Sad what this country is coming to.
I hope they do sue. This action by the Democrats is reprehensible.
Sue!! Start a givesendgo. Legal fees will easily be covered. Goebel and the BoE (minus Pratt and Wel born) are snakes.