It’s nonsense to say that over six weeks, the board couldn’t have gotten a quorum of three members together to hear out concerned citizens and deal with the crisis. If they were interested in the district’s integrity as much as protecting their inner circle, they wouldn’t have been missing in action all summer.
If I were Mr. Johnson, I would write a letter similar to the following, to the school board and newspaper editors:
Dossey, 26, had been held in Humboldt County Jail on $50,000 bail since March 4, when he was arrested on charges of Child Molestation and Sending Harmful Matter to Seduce a Minor after Arcata High School school officials learned of the allegations and notified police. It was alleged that Dossey, an AHS Junior Varsity girls’ basketball coach, developed an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old female student.