Arthur & Donna Green(Hour 1a, b, c) Our humble host has fond memories for “The Bearer of Bad News” bit on Baxter in the Morning from local radio days past.

Arthur and Donna Green brought us bad news from the Timberlane Regional School District, where information that should be readily available to elected officials on the School Board and the Budget Committee isn’t.

Their story sounds alot like what we witnessed at the Hooksett School Board.

(Hour 1a) 07-21-2014 Hour 1a

Arthur and Donna Green moved to Sandown in 2007 and Donna didn’t wait long to get involved in town politics.  She was elected to the Planning Board in 2008, the TRSD Budget Committee in 2012 and the TRSD School Board this past March.  Arthur was appointed to the Budget Committee to fill the vacancy created by Donna’s election to the school board.

They described the budgeting issues they’ve found with the school district and commented on newly imposed school board rules that were “blatantly unconstitutional,” before the ACLU forced the district to make changes.  Were the rules intended to keep taxpayers in the dark?

(Hour 1b) 07-21-2014 Hour 1b

Donna Green described the ethics policy that she refused to sign and why she was censured by the school board for information she shared in blog posts.

Also, the disturbing details from a special meeting on July 16th with three considerable concerns, were shared.  How much power does Superintendent Earl Metzler wield in the Timberlane Regional School District?  Tune in to find out!

(Hour 1c) 07-21-2014 Hour 1c

The last 20 to 30 minutes of this video are absolutely hair raising.

And  Donna’s response is here in her blog.  This is an ugly war.