RECALL OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT 4, TONY CUNDIFF
We, the undersigned, do hereby petition that Mr. Glen A (Tony) Cundiff resign his position on the Shoals Community School Board immediately, based on violations of the Indiana School Board Association Code of Ethics and the oath that he took when accepting the position.
School Board Oath of Office“I solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States of America, the Constitution of the state of Indiana and the laws of the United States and the state of Indiana. I will faithfully execute the duties of my office as a member of this governing body, so help me God.”
Mr. Cundiff was in violation of the oath by being arrested for driving while intoxicated on February 25th, 2012 at 5:43 a.m. in Bedford, In. Case# 2012350
He has not represented the people from his district by not taking in consideration the financial status of the Shoals Community School when voting to only reduce Administrative salaries by 3%, not consolidating duties of more than one administrative position and hiring the current Superintendent for an additional year when clearly finances indicate the school can not afford his salary. He criticizes other Board members when they question spending habits of the school Administration and will not require the current Superintendent to improve school test scores. He will not consider suggested cuts by the community and has verbally admitted to not caring about the suggestions or the amount of savings. If allowed to continue to hold the position, he will be causing great harm to the Shoals Community School, the community that largely depends on it for revenue and to the town as a whole.
The following ISBA ethics are those NOT being represented by Mr. Cundiff:
· By thinking always in terms of "children first."
· By representing at all times the entire school community.
· By making decisions only after all facts bearing on a question have been presented and discussed.
· By attempting to appraise fairly both the present and future educational needs of the community.
· By regarding it as a major responsibility of the board to interpret the aims and the methods of the schools to the community.
· By insisting that all school business transactions be on an open, ethical, and above-board basis.
· By vigorously seeking adequate financial support for the schools.
· By winning the community's confidence that all is being done in the best interests of school children