Read the following September 28, 2018, 1:58 PM email from Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn to McHenry County Board members and tell me that McHenry County Board member Jack Franks doesn’t have an anger control problem:
Happy Friday County Board Members,
In the last hour the County Chairman contacted Edgar Pereda, the Director of Evergreen School a/k/a the Regional Safe School.
By statute, every Regional Office must provide a Regional Safe School Program (RSSP).
The McHenry County Safe School is in Union, IL.
It goes by the name, Evergreen Academy.
It is a small school where districts send students in lieu of suspension or expulsion.
The Regional Office rents the school building for a nominal fee from Marengo District #165.
The Chairman insisted the Director answer his questions.
When the director responded that all questions must be directed to me, Mr. Franks flew off the handle.
He threatened Mr. Pereda’s job, said he knew James Meeks, a board member of the Illinois State Board of Education, among other things.
The Chairman used many expletives.
This behavior by the County Board Chair has become more and more common.
It is highly unprofessional.
You are members of the County Board, is there anything that can be done about this or do we wait until the next election?
I invite all of you to visit the school at any time.