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Lakota board member not allowed on district property without authorization, invite

Lakota School Board member Darbi Boddy is no longer allowed on district property without authorization or invitation, according to the Lakota Local Schools Superintendent Matt Miller.In a letter to parents and staff, Miller said Boddy will “no longer be allowed on district property without prior authorization and unless invited for official Board business.”It comes after school officials said Boddy violated the district’s visitors policy. That violation is the visitation policy for Lakota Schools which was discussed during a board meeting last week. The same board meeting Darbi Boddy stormed out of after other board members called for her resignation. This all follows a recent social media post from Boddy’s Facebook page that sent people to a pornography website.The policy states, “During school visitation hours visitors to any school building shall first report to the school office and follow sign-in procedures. Individual board members who are interested in visiting shall make the appropriate arrangements with the principal.”District leaders say Boddy did neither.”She went into several of our buildings and stopped at the office like they are supposed to do for safety and security, but then went in and said she didn’t need anyone to walk around with her. She took pictures of our kids, she took pictures of different signs on the walls. That’s all in violation of the board policy and she knows that,” Mays said. Boddy has often been criticized for her misinformation on what is taught in Lakota Schools.”I don’t know what she expects to find. We are a great school district, we have great kids and we have great teachers,” Mays said. Boddy responded to the accusations in a Facebook post, saying “When I enter the schools, as I have been doing since my swearing in, I am doing so as part of my responsibilities as a board member, not as a visitor. The need and the rationale for this kind of activity has not only been discussed in past board meetings but depicted in writings as well.”Boddy added, “If there has been an official action to bar my entry into the schools, I have not been notified.”She said she was “not photographing children” but was taking “pictures of literature and postings on the walls and doors of the schools.”In his letter, Miller said Boddy violated Board Policy and Administrative Guidelines 9150 by visiting two schools without first notifying the building principal — a requirement of all visitors to our schools.Miller said she ignored staff requests to remain in the front office until the principals met her. “Instead, she left the offices and proceeded to walk the hallways, violating safety protocols and causing a disruption in learning at both Lakota East High School and Liberty Early Childhood School,” Miller said.Miller said they welcome school board members into schools as long as they follow policies, which he says Boddy did not do Wednesday and has not done in previous instances. “Our decision was not made lightly and was done in consultation with law enforcement,” Miller said in the letter.

Lakota School Board member Darbi Boddy is no longer allowed on district property without authorization or invitation, according to the Lakota Local Schools Superintendent Matt Miller.

In a letter to parents and staff, Miller said Boddy will “no longer be allowed on district property without prior authorization and unless invited for official Board business.”

It comes after school officials said Boddy violated the district’s visitors policy.

That violation is the visitation policy for Lakota Schools which was discussed during a board meeting last week. The same board meeting Darbi Boddy stormed out of after other board members called for her resignation. This all follows a recent social media post from Boddy’s Facebook page that sent people to a pornography website.

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The policy states, “During school visitation hours visitors to any school building shall first report to the school office and follow sign-in procedures. Individual board members who are interested in visiting shall make the appropriate arrangements with the principal.”

District leaders say Boddy did neither.

“She went into several of our buildings and stopped at the office like they are supposed to do for safety and security, but then went in and said she didn’t need anyone to walk around with her. She took pictures of our kids, she took pictures of different signs on the walls. That’s all in violation of the board policy and she knows that,” Mays said.

Boddy has often been criticized for her misinformation on what is taught in Lakota Schools.

“I don’t know what she expects to find. We are a great school district, we have great kids and we have great teachers,” Mays said.

Boddy responded to the accusations in a Facebook post, saying “When I enter the schools, as I have been doing since my swearing in, I am doing so as part of my responsibilities as a board member, not as a visitor. The need and the rationale for this kind of activity has not only been discussed in past board meetings but depicted in writings as well.”

Boddy added, “If there has been an official action to bar my entry into the schools, I have not been notified.”

She said she was “not photographing children” but was taking “pictures of literature and postings on the walls and doors of the schools.”

In his letter, Miller said Boddy violated Board Policy and Administrative Guidelines 9150 by visiting two schools without first notifying the building principal — a requirement of all visitors to our schools.

Miller said she ignored staff requests to remain in the front office until the principals met her.

“Instead, she left the offices and proceeded to walk the hallways, violating safety protocols and causing a disruption in learning at both Lakota East High School and Liberty Early Childhood School,” Miller said.

Miller said they welcome school board members into schools as long as they follow policies, which he says Boddy did not do Wednesday and has not done in previous instances.

“Our decision was not made lightly and was done in consultation with law enforcement,” Miller said in the letter.



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