Republican Bill Goebel, who was named to the District 3 Board of Education seat on Tuesday, April 4 – to the surprise of everyone with the exception of six Democratic school board members, Goebel’s wife and some top school staff who were in on the ploy – explained this week why he didn’t tell anyone beforehand about the stunning surprise move the Democratic majority was about to make.
The short answer is that the school board members swore him to secrecy – or, more accurately, asked him to promise not to say anything.
“I was told not to say anything to anybody,” he said on Thursday, April 6, two days after the six Democrats on the board pulled the rug out from under the local Republican Party and out from under teacher Michael Logan, the presumptive appointee going into the meeting.
Goebel told school officials he would tell his wife but no one else.
He said he was told days before the April 4 school board meeting that he needed to attend the meeting. The call came from Guilford County Schools Chief of Staff Jose Oliva.
Goebel said he knew Oliva, so he asked, “Jose, what’s up?”
“I can’t tell you,” was the response.
Late on Monday night, April 3, Goebel said he got a call asking him to meet for lunch the next day. The lunch meeting was held at the Brooks Pierce law firm – the firm that employs Guilford County Schools Attorney Jill Wilson.
He said that he was asked not to tell anyone and he responded that he would tell his wife but no one else. When Goebel was asked why he was asked to remain silent, he said, “I don’t know.”
While he wasn’t given a reason for his silence before the lightning fast school board switcheroo took place that night, it is pretty easy to guess the likely motive of the Democrats on the school board: Namely, that it’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
Bill Goebel was part of the conspiracy, if he’s dumb enough to not understand what was happening then he’s not qualified to serve.
Seven sneaky snakes.
Not surprised….hope he thinks he can do something positive.
This really is starting to stink. Time to call in the officials. That can be trusted, if there are any.
It seems to me that the school board had Jill Wilson lie to Mr. Goebel.
If that is the case, then why would you believe anything that the School Board says?
Wow, we go through grade school and think this bs is behind us now that we are adults. But that doesn’t apply to these folks, and it’s the norm for Democrats and Republicans. It sounds like we need a new party… maybe call it the Fed Up (FU) party? Because, well, good intentions and all that.
I would register under that party!!!
“The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of the transgressors shall destroy them.:
“The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of the transgressors shall destroy them.”
These are public servants, they appear to serve no one but themselves. And that goes for the city council. Apparently that’s what you get when you hold elections in July at less than twenty percent shows up.
Public meeting law not followed…sue the board that did it and ask a judge to remove all involved.
Yep. A quorum obviously met off the record and without public notice. Throw the bums out!
I am curious for more details about this story. I am not surprised the board chairman and her fellow democrats operate in secret to get what they wanted. They feel no obligation to be transparent. I am a bit surprised a local repub with ambition would go against his party members to get a seat. At least that’s how the reporting reads. I don’t believe he was just asked by the board out of the blue. Were local party leaders ready to abandon Mr. Logan and move on? Should Mr. Goebel run in 2024 to keep the seat will fellow repubs support him? Without knowing more details I can only conclude this whole ordeal smells. And the worst is how it was orchestrated specifically to embarrass Mr Logan. Petty. So glad my kids are out of school.
How many commissioners met in private to do public business. Shenanigans . Also why does school board use outside council? Probably to insulate them from being implicated in nefarious dealings.
So Goebel has no ethics and is loyal only to himself. How many favors does he now owe Deena? Better still, who educated Wilson on Republican Party procedures regarding appointments as it pertained to the new law?
This is totally ridiculous. Our own Guilford County School Board to do such undermining work. If they can do this, what else are they capable of doing? We have allowed these people to head up the place our Children are taught. Definitely no transparency here.
This move isn’t surprising considering who did it. What IS surprising is him going along with it. I’d be asking a lot of questions, I wouldn’t just say okay.
WOW! Sounds like a RINO standing with his comrades cheating or more accurately stealing a government seat! If you can win fairly you can always cheat! Damn crooks! This is the root of the weed that’s destroying our shining light on the hill. These progressive liberals, Marxist, Stalinist wicked traitors are the ones indoctrinating our kids to hate God, hate America, hate their parents and hate the police. Teachers unions along with these progressive professors and these demoncrat controlled school boards are responsible for the crime and “gun violence”. This country is suffering from. These criminals at the Guilford County Board of Education ARE RESPONSIBLE! If you want to end/stop this mess send the criminals to their final resting place and send ALL of the aforementioned progressive communist to the unemployment line. Think for yourself people, THINK! Since the progressive have taken over our communities have decayed! If you think it’s a coincidence you are part of the problem. You need to wake up America not be woke!!!!!!