Recently there has been a ton of crazy shit happening with our school board. First, a super rich guy ran for one of the spots and spent more on a school board campaign than the state congress people spend. He won and then started a campaign to impeach the rest of the school board so they could completely take it over. All because they didn't like making the kids wear masks. That same group now started going on about Critical Race Theory and that the teachers are liberals that don't like people who aren't.
All of that leads to today's normally irrelevant board meeting where they approve the budget that was already drafted by them but with public comment. Normally 30 minutes, it went on for 5.5 hours.
The first woman that got up, said, and I am not making this up, "the budget includes $42k for blacksmith consulting, proof right there that they teach critical race theory. Our tax money is going to that, think about it" - Actually, shop being remodeled, it includes equipment and installation.
It got crazier.
We had the voter fraud accusation for the budget vote, "kids are voting and people are voting double".
We had the birther - accusations that one of the board members didn't live in the district.
We had the middle aged woman get up and tell them all that if they want leadership, they wont find it within themselves.
The antimask guy with the fake news accusations said one of the meanest things I've heard not on television. "Matt(principal), when i emailed you about masks, you responded that it was not up to you but the county, well I checked and the guy making the policy has a computer science degree (lol, how funny would it be if this dude thought he was researching the guy making the guidance and instead was researching the guy that published it to the website), that is who you are listening to, but I don't even blame you, I blame the board because it is up to them to put someone competent in charge"
But still with all of that, the whole thing opened up with the masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, the blacksmith.