Cooper says new board members blindsided by MLK vote, upset

Betty Cooper, city school board member from District 5, forwarded a public response to the city school board’s decision to build a new MLK in a flood zone, whose contract provided for no black or women subcontractors. She accused the superintendent and board leaders for a lack of leadership. The following is her response:

“As the newly elected Board Member of District 5, I strongly objected to what was done last night.

This decision had been deferred by the Board be


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