Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Ron Angle Appointed to Bangor School Board
Lock up your women and whiskey! Last night, Bangor's School Board voted 5-3 to appoint the NorCo Bulldog, Ron Angle, to a vacancy on the nine-member board. Angle will only serve until December, when a newly elected school director is installed.
With the looming resignation of Superintendent Frank DeFelice, there's a leadership vacuum. There is no assistant Superintendent, and the Business Manager just went on extensive medical leave for an illness. His assistant is about to embark on a 12-day vacation.
DeFelice apparently intends to clone himself.
I have told you before that something is wrong - seriously wrong - with anyone who wants to be a school director. The job pays nothing, and no matter what you do, you make enemies among teachers, parents, staff or all of them.
Bob Cartwright tells me what makes the experience worth it to him is going to a graduation or school event and seeing the fruit of your labor. .
Angle was a school board director for 12 years. He was its President. He also has served as an interim school director. Now you know why he is insane.
But he started a great tradition there many years ago. Coffee, cookies and doughnuts are made available before every meeting. "If you want people to come, give them a cup of coffee and a doughnut and they'll feel more comfortable," Ron explained.
Before anyone could change their mind, Angle was sworn in by Magisterial District Judge Alicia Zito. The oath she administered was much shorter than the 20-minute loyalty oath demanded by Sherwood Grigg when Angle was named an interim director a few years ago.