Langley school trustee censured for confidentiality breach
Vancouver Sun blog - Report Card - An in-depth look at the BC education system Janet Steffenhagen February 2, 2012
The Langley board of education has censured trustee Alison McVeigh for revealing confidential information about the dismissal of superintendent Cheryle Beaumont.
Here is the one-sentence news release that landed in my inbox Thursday morning:
Langley, BC – The Board of Education of School District No. 35 has censured Trustee Alison McVeigh for releasing confidential information from an In-camera meeting of the Board.
McVeigh, a trustee for 12 years, breached confidentiality rules when she revealed that the board had voted in-camera to fire Beaumont, before it released a statement suggesting she left of her own accord. When I telephoned McVeigh the day after the release was issued to inquire about Beaumont’s departure, she said she felt compelled to speak the truth, even though she knew she would be in trouble for doing so.