Benton Harbor Space Faculties Board of Schooling Trustee Patricia Rush is resigning. At Tuesday’s college board assembly, Rush mentioned she ran for the board in 2018 due to her dedication to social justice, and upon being seated, threw herself into understanding the intricacies of college operations. Nonetheless, she mentioned she doesn’t see how she will transfer ahead with the best way she’s been handled recently by Board President Joseph Taylor.
“I really feel President Taylor has created a hostile work setting for me,” Rush mentioned. “He has repeatedly attacked me, attacked different folks on the district administration.”
Rush says in a written assertion that Taylor this week “basically accused me of trespassing on college property once I got here to district workplaces to fulfill with the finance employees and consultants to work on the deficit, the price range, and growing instructor salaries.” She informed us later her resignation shall be efficient on March 1 except there are critical modifications. For his half, Taylor mentioned “I’m sorry for stating my opinion about board members overreaching.” He mentioned he’s simply following coverage. Rush promised to submit a transition report earlier than her exit from the board.