Controversial Chilliwack trustee causes uproar on-line after sleeping and smoking throughout Zoom assembly – Nelson Star – Nelson Star

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A faculty trustee from Chilliwack has been requested to resign by the board of administrators he sits on.

The college board held a closed assembly on Jan. 12, earlier than the common city corridor assembly, and voted in favor of Barry Neufeld's resignation request. Neufeld had been censored earlier than as a result of he couldn't attend closed-door conferences.

Neufeld didn’t reply to the assertion, which was learn by Vice President Jared Mumford. The assembly was held by way of Zoom.

About 5 minutes later, Neufeld walks away from his pc and returns shortly. He bends down and lights a cigarette, then takes a drink from a wine glass. Instantly after that, its video stream cuts off.

He additionally appears to go to sleep shortly after restarting his video stream. This all takes place throughout a presentation by Sardis secondary workers to call their property after profitable former athletic pupil Rick Klassen.

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Board chairman Willow Reichelt mentioned he would look into the matter in additional depth.

"Administrators are anticipated to set instance and show skilled conduct always," she mentioned. "We are going to tackle this difficulty internally."

The Chilliwack Faculty Board is becoming a member of a listing of these calling on Neufeld to resign. The calls originate from a Fb put up from November 19, 2020 through which he used the R phrase to explain a number of workers at The Chilliwack Progress.

Then Training Minister Rob Fleming known as for his resignation, and new Training Minister Jennifer Whiteside echoed that decision.

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She additionally assigned two appointees to evaluate the board and its actions, which incorporates interviewing board members and observing their conferences.

They’ll submit their last report back to Whiteside on February 26.

The Progress has reached out to Neufeld for remark.

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