THURSDAY, MARCH 02, 2023
TRUMP’S SEVEN-HUNDRED-AND-SEVENTY-FIRST DAY OUT-OF-OFFICE
AND IF YOU’RE STILL NOT ANGRY, YOU’RE JUST NOT PAYING ATTENTION
Today many people are still wondering why questions about the Forrest Gump School District’s Rabbit Tax Levy to be voted of May 2 had to be “pre-submitted” more than ten days before the February 28 meeting of the Eastside Republican Club.
We even asked how much over-taxed payers’ time and money would be spent for FGSD Officials to come up with some bogus selling points to convince the Dumbed-Down Voters Of Anderson Township.
And then we asked if that would be illegal.
The Anderson Apocalypse says Ohio law prohibits public boards of education from compensating any employee for “time spent on any activity to influence the outcome of an election” regarding a candidate for public office or the passage of a levy or bond issue or another ballot issue.
 It is not always easy to determine what constitutes activity to influence the outcome of an election, but that would certainly include handing out campaign flyers that advocate for or against a candidate or ballot issue, urging colleagues to vote for a candidate or issue, and preparing campaign mailings.
Accordingly, public school employees cannot engage in such campaign activity on paid time, including paid time after the school day (e.g., while working as a coach or club advisor).
Board policy may also restrict political activity such as the distribution of campaign literature. If so, that policy must be enforced even-handed distribution of campaign literature. If so, that policy must be enforced even-handedly.
Unfortunately on Tuesday, we didn’t see where the law specifically mentioned time spent by the superintendent and treasurer attempting to sell their levy to political organizations and influence their voters.
What A Freaking Coincidence!