As expected Omaha School Board President Freddie Gray kept her job tonight when the 12 member board voted 8-4 not to oust her.
Gray was accused of withholding information from her fellow board members during the Nancy Sebring saga.
Tonight’s meeting attracted a full house. Among those testifying against Gray was former state Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha.
Chambers was one of 17 members of the public who spoke to the board. Nine said Gray should be removed from the president’s post, eight urged the board to keep her at the helm.
Prior to voting several board members weighed in. Shirley Tyree backed Gray although she said mistakes may have been made.
Justin Wayne, who said he had yet to hear Gray admit any mistakes, voted against her.
Wayne, Kersten Borer, Sandy Jensen and Nancy Kratke voted to remove Gray.
Gray, Tyree, Bambi Bartek, Mary Ellen Drickey, Marian Fey, Nancy Huston, Mary Morrissey, and Barbara Velazquez voted for Gray.
Reported by Joe Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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