They’ve gone at it for years, be it at school board meetings or on the campaign trail, and now it’s reached another boiling point. Board of Education Chair John Weldon has stripped Joe Sokolovic from committee assignments stemming from a series of email exchanges.
From Richard Chumney, CT Post
Bridgeport Board of Education Chair John Weldon has removed board member Joseph Sokolovic from his committee assignments over comments the chairperson called “very unprofessional,” setting off a dramatic confrontation between the longstanding foes.
The rebuke, announced last month, came after Sokolovic sent a series of emails to the board accusing Weldon of failing to uphold his responsibilities as chair and follow state open records laws.
“This is not an easy decision for me to make and it’s not easy for me to say this in public, but we all need to be mindful of the way we treat each other, whether it’s in this room or through the email system,” Weldon said at a subsequent special meeting June 14.
This week, Sokolovic, who for years has clashed with Weldon over a wide range of political disagreements, defended his comments and called the punishment disproportionate. He said that he believes the chair’s decision was made without any legal basis–a claim Weldon has refuted.
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