"Committee of 40"
Hand-picked by Carol Ray, Lovejoy Superintendent and
Lovejoy School Board
The Committee voted 32 - 5 to build secondary schools (pro)
Commitee of 40 was hand-selected by Lovejoy superintendent, Carol Ray,
and (2002-2003) school board members:
representative ran the meeting.
Only two committee members who were known to be against Lovejoy building secondary schools were appointed. They were not initially appointed, but contacted board members and insisted on being placed on the committee.
contrast, the majority of appointees were pro Lovejoy building - twenty-six
were known vocal supporters.
activity was carefully controlled. There was no opportunity discuss
issues in depth, especially finances.
delphi technique - attendees will recognize this classic Delphi
defense of some committee members, they probably had no idea the Delphi
technique was being utilized..
Lovejoy's Election Judge was also on the Committee of 40.
Commentary received from a citizen:
Forum Comments: Will the Committee of 40 Process be fair?
Short answer: No -
At this point watchful citizens realized something was not right and started collecting the signatures
to FORCE an election and buy time to get financial information out of the Lovejoy School Board.
The Lovejoy School Board opened Lovejoy High School without ever provideing a LINE-ITEM SECONDARY OPERATIONS BUDGET,
that citizens petitioned the Legislative Budget Board to require Lovejoy to provide..