FARMINGTON — Political signs supporting three school board candidates were removed from a faculty room in a Davis School District elementary school after complaints reached district offices. A note encouraged teachers to support the “pro-education” candidates and take the signs home to post in their yards.
“That shouldn’t have occurred,” said Chris Williams, community relations director. “As soon as we found out about it we took action. We made sure those signs were moved and sent out a PDF to all our principals within 45 minutes of hearing about it.”
“The public trust is being violated,” said one caller to the Clipper who asked not to be identified.
“It goes against principle,” said another caller. “There needs to be a sense of fairness and things should be ethical across the board.”
The signs supported incumbents James Clark and Barbara Smith, and Kathie Bone, who retired last year from an administrative position in the district.
“None of us had any knowledge that that was taking place,” said Clark, “and it was determined that this teacher was not aware that this was something she shouldn’t have been doing.
“I had no prior knowledge of it and certainly would not have condoned it.”
For more information check out the Oct.4 edition of Davis Clipper.