Sign of the times?
That was disgusting what Lee Rogers did to the man holding the sign at Monday night's board meeting. He has every legal right to hold a sign at a board meeting as long as he does not disrupt the meeting. And from what I saw, he was not.

My 13 year old son and I were reading the article in Hesperia Star that was titled "Board names McKinney interim superintendent" and he asked about the man holding the sign and said "didn't he have the right to hold the sign to voice his opinion" and I said "Yes, as long as he does not disrupt the meeting." My son then said, "She embarrassed him. Isn't she also a teacher?" My heart fell as I noticed that his view a teachers had just fallen a bit. This all shows how importat it is to have people of good character from the school board on down, the students can look up to as their community heroes.

Also I'm not for taking legal action against the school district or board members in most cases, but in this case that line has been broken. This man was public humiliated by an elected school board member, in front of an audience of the community. If this were to happen to a teacher's union member, you better bet that the sparks would be flying and legal action would be sought.

I would love to see the entire board room filled with signs with citizens wanting to exercise their right to free speech, but for Lee Rogers a school board member to try to stifle this right is wrong. I believe that Lee Rogers should apologize to the man holding the sign at the next public opportunity. This is also the same board that has illegally wanted to force the public comment time to 20 minutes per topic. Each member of the public has the right to speak for five minutes and not be limited by the number of speakers.

This action that was taken by Lee Rogers I believe just adds to the list of items the community is keeping track, to substantiate the reasons for recall. I say what many of others have said: "Resign or Be Recalled."