Any claims that Dr. Amann had adequate time to respond to the allegations made against her are false.
She had been placed on administrative leave for nearly two months, pending an "investigation" into her conduct. It wasn't until the board was presented with her contract renewal that Hill suddenly dumped a nearly 20 page document of allegations against Dr. Amann.
She had only 15 minutes to read the allegations and defend against such allegations as such and yet the board voted along "hearing vs. disabled" lines 4-3 to not renew her contract.
Even after the vote, one of the board members who voted in favor of not renewing her contract approached her after the meeting and apologized after seeing the reaction from every one in attendance and wanted the Board to reconsider its vote.
The Board's agenda is controlled by the Board President, Bern Jones, with collaboration of the Supt, Robert Hill, who happens to be a close friend of Jones and is personally engaged in separate business matters with Jones as well, in a clear conflict of interest.
The board meeting on Tuesday was a farce as President Jones willfully and intentionally disregarded requests from the community as well as other board members to include additional agenda items, among which one that would have resulted in a vote of Hill being placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.
Jones refused to do so in an act of intentional conflict of interest, which is a Class 6 felony, under Arizona law, in order to save his relationship with Supt. Hill.
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