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By Chris Cavanaugh
Contributing Writer 

Townsend, Fields Lock Horns Over Resolution


Last updated 5/13/2020 at 6:02pm

School Board Member Billy Townsend

It's the scope of Resolution 2019-2020-12 that matters to District One School Board Member Billy Townsend.

It reads: Temporary Suspension of School Board Policies During Certain Emergencies Until the Next Meeting of the School Board of Polk County.

As matters now stand, this resolution is voted upon at every school board meeting.

"That's a pretty big suspension, so I think it behooves us as elected officials just to vote on it each time because it's pretty extraordinary authority, and the public elected us to do oversight as school board members," Townsend said. "So I think we'll get into...

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