From Joe-So’s Facebook page:
New committee assignments. Chair of the only two committees that met 100% of the time taken away without so much as an e-mail. Currently sitting in facilities 15 minutes late without a quorum. They think they are paying me back but it’s your kids that will suffer. Good luck as committee chairs Albert Benejan Grajales and Bobbi Brown. Let me know if you need any help or advice. I’m not going anywhere and will put our students first./blockquote>
From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post:
Weeks after establishing committees for the new school board, Board of Education Chairwoman Jessica Martinez has reshuffled them without notice or explanation.
In the process, Joseph Sokolovic, a Republican and often the voice of dissent on many issues, has been stripped of two committee chairmanships–Teaching and Learning and Students and Families–and been taken off the committees altogether. Both will now be led by the two freshman members of the panel. Bobbi Brown will chair Teaching and Learning and Albert Benejan, Students and Families.
… Board member Chris Taylor, who publicly asked not to be assigned to any committees, now finds himself on two.
Recently, however, Martinez sent an email to Sokolovic accusing him of divulging what went on in the executive session that led to Michael Testani being offered a three-year superintendent contract. Sokolovic denied telling anyone what was said at the closed-door session and publicly asked if he should sue her for libel.0