Brumbaugh spoke with Superintendent Baressi briefly on Friday morning and offered his support and encouragement.
Brumbaugh noted that he was in the audience at an event in 2010 sponsored by the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce to discuss State Question 744 where State Board of Education Member Tim Gilpin was speaking.
He noted that debate was stopped by the moderator before its conclusion because Gilpin engaged in a similar type of inappropriate conduct and comment as seen at the Board of Education meeting.
“This type of behavior has no place in the public discourse,” Brumbaugh said. “As George Washington noted, ‘Every action done in company ought to be done with some sign of respect to those that are present.’ This minimal courtesy was not shown to our State Superintendent and her staff, and several of the Board of Education members' comments were reprehensible.”
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