Lawsuit against School Board to save school, allow open debate

This afternoon an injunction has been filed against Hillsboro School District, on behalf of six residents, to stop demolition of Historic JB Thomas Middle School. The School Board has refused to a single hold public meeting on the issue and there is no recorded vote by the Board to approve the decision. The public is angry about the lack of public hearings because the school is a historic school, and citizens find it unnecessary for the School Board to tear down a functioning gym and the area’s largest auditorium at a time when taxpayers are being asked to pay to build new ones. Critics decry that a government entity cannot choose to skip open debate to avoid having to deal with the public.