BRADENTON — At the very beginning of a school board meeting coinciding with board elections, board members unanimously agreed to postpone voting on instituting armed security officers in the district’s elementary schools.
The board did not wait to get to the actual proposal on the security officers, which was toward the end of the agenda, under new business, but instead decided to table it while approving the orders of the day at the beginning of the meeting.
Board member Dave “Watchdog” Miner, who has been vocally outspoken against the proposal, brought the issue forward.
“There are items included in the order of the day that have not been made available to board members and members of the community for a week, or even for a day,” Miner said.
The proposal to table the motion met no opposition but board member Barbara Harvey said she would be very upset if there was an incident in a school in the next two weeks.
“We can table it, it’s not a problem, but don’t let anything happen to our children that we could have avoided,” she said.