Thursday, May 30, 2013
I am writing concerning an article in the May 23, 2013 Gazette headlined "Cooper defends BCSD.” I feel the need to set the record straight.
In the meeting, Mr. Cooper said, “Just to clarify so there is no misrepresentation of facts, when Mr. Reuer asked for those who had contacted their school board representatives to stand, I saw that Josh Whitley stood and as his school board representative I can attest that Mr. Whitley never contacted me about this matter.”
Mr. Cooper did not give all the facts himself. I feel his comment was made only to discredit Mr. Whitley.
What I actually did was ask for those present who had contacted their representatives OR WANTED THIS ISSUE TO BE RE-ADDRESSED to stand. Mr. Cooper conveniently left that part out.
Do not take my word for it. Visit the Berkeley County School District Web page, find the posted video for the May 14, 2013 meeting, fast-forward to the 43:30 mark and hear for yourself.
I would say to Mr. Cooper, in the future if you want to "clarify" things please make sure you know what you're talking about first.
The Gazette is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not The Gazette.