Monday I learned that a former employee —one who has been attending most of the public meetings— posted a threat of violence on Facebook. No one wants to take a death threat lightly these days, and it’s not the way I wanted to start an important board meeting. In the interest of safety, the Sherman Police worked with our internal security to escort the gentleman off the property.
That incident, and public comment, was a clear reminder that many former employees and their supporters are still angry and frustrated. They just want to get paid. And I can tell you, I want nothing more than to make that happen. It is on my mind every hour, of every single day.
For the first time in 10 weeks, I felt the board members present supported me, fully. That’s progress and lets me move beyond a defensive posture to put buses on the road.