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Olivet Community School District Beth Page Recall Question (November 2012)

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An Olivet Community School District Beth Page Recall question was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Eaton County, which is in Michigan, where it was approved. This question recalled School Board member Beth Page.[1]

Election results

Recall of Beth Page Question
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1735 60.03%
No115539.97%

Results via Eaton County, General Elections November 6, 2012 Election Results Official Summary

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Statement of Reason: In the recent search for a new superintendent for Olivet Community Schools Mrs. Page has disregarded the voiced concern of the community over the selected candidate. She has also disregarded a letter from the OEA asking the Olivet Board of Education to repost the superintendent position. Mrs. Page has a close personal relationship with the candidate that has been selected, as the candidate’s husband has been on the Olivet Board of Education for the past fifteen years. This creates a conflict of interest for Mrs. Page as well as other board members. She has hired a candidate that does not fit the current Olivet Board Policy and is by many counts not qualified for the job. Justification of Conduct in Office: On September 26, 2011 the board hired the Michigan Association of School Boards for a national superintendent search which was concluded without obtaining a suitable candidate. After the search, Brooke Judd, who served as the interim assistant superintendent during the 2011-12 year, was interviewed on June 11, 2012 at an open meeting. By a unanimous vote the board proceeded with a motion to enter into contract negotiations with hiring Brooke Judd as superintendent. There’s not a conflict of interest because Brooke Judd was an internal candidate and the best candidate for the district and the students. The Olivet Board of Education, in compliance with state law on June 25, 2012, hired Brooke Judd with a two year contract by a unanimous vote. While serving on the board for the past 30 years, I, Bethel Page, have been and will always be dedicated to improving the educational opportunities for our students. During my tenure on the board, we hired five extremely successful superintendents by unanimous votes, as well as recognized continual student enrollment growth, by attracting new students, upgrading and building new facilities, and retaining an outstanding group of administrators, teachers and staff. Shall Beth Page be recalled from the office of Olivet Community Schools Board Member?[1]

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