Send in the Clowns
At last night’s Pottstown School Board Committee of the Whole meeting, board member Thomas Hylton thought it appropriate to recruit members of the audience to be on his posse clown team for the next election cycle.
Hylton did not recruit before or after the meeting…he recruited DURING the meeting. As other members of the board were giving their committee reports, Hylton got up, walked out into the audience and spoke with several individuals who earlier in the evening addressed the board during the public comment period. We guess it’s never too early to start rounding up potential candidates to run for office on Clown Team Hylton (maybe he can spring for some colorful t-shirts for his team to wear at meetings).
And in another totally unsurprising move, during the Round Table portion of last night’s meeting, Hylton publicly asked Board President Rick Huss on who decided on which community members were chosen to serve on the President’s Task Force. The task force, as most of you know, is comprised of 40 community members and is headed up by former school district business administrator Jim Bush. The goal of the task force is to study all information on the district’s five elementary schools and to make recommendations back to the board on a solution. A list of proposed meeting dates and sites for upcoming task force meetings is available on the district’s website. You can also view the list here:
So, now it’s only a matter of time until Hylton pens another infomercialatorial in The Mercury on how tainted the process of the President’s Task Force is.
Let’s face it. Hylton had his chance to address the bloated elementary school system in Pottstown and he crashed and burned. Big time. Now, since he’s been kicked out of the sandbox for being a bully and not playing well with others, he’s trying desperately to figure out a way to derail the task force. And isn’t that just a typical Tom Hylton move. He probably has that list of 40 members posted above his desk just ready to start “naming names” in his next informercialatorial.
Some things just never change.