Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Theresa A. Harris-Tigg deserves to be the East District School Board Representative
Theresa A. Harris-Tigg, an assistant professor at Buffalo State College had challenged the incumbent Vivian O. Evans for the East District School Board seat last May. And she almost won, except, former School Board Member, Vivian Evans who was on her way out of town for a job in the State of Maryland allegedly with the advise of her colleagues on the School Board, the faction supportive of the embattled Superintendent James A. Williams, decided she should continue running as a candidate for the School Board in the East District. Evans beat Tiggs by only 15 votes, took the oath of office on July 1, 2010 and by August she was gone to work out of town. And now the same Board who contributed to this political farce interviewed five candidates for the vacant East District seat they were responsible for creating to keep Tiggs from winning. So not only did Tiggs lose by 15 votes to Evans but she is being interviewed by some of the same School Board members who knew she was leaving town and stayed in touch with her while she lived out of town. Evans cell phone records the Buffalo News retrieved clearly showed she lived out of town. It is only fair that Professor Theresa A. Harris-Tigg should be the one appointed to the vacant East District seat. And the circumstances surrounding what happened in the last School Board district seat elections perhaps an ethics committee investigate.