The officer issued her a statement from district officials cautioning her to adhere to school board policy in any future visits of buildings.
“The West Chester Police Department takes seriously any issue related to school safety and works as a partner with the (school) district in ensuring a safe learning environment for students and staff,” Barb Wilson spokeswoman for the township told the Journal-News.
The SRO supervisor — who is also a police officer, said Wilson “hand-delivered to her a letter from the Lakota district regarding safety expectations at the schools … because it related to safety protocols and there was a sense of urgency by the (school) district.”
Boddy told the Journal-News she did not take photos of students during her school visits, which some on social media have accused her of doing, but rather contends she “took pictures of literature and postings on the walls and doors of the schools.”
Boddy continues to be active on social media in voicing her opinions.
One of her latest postings on her Facebook page included her writing: “Again, I have no intentions of resigning and I will continue to honor my campaign pledges that include transparency and an understanding of the culture and learning experience that our children are exposed to in the halls and classrooms of our district.”
Her fellow four board members have not responded to requests to comment regarding Boddy’s actions as Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting approaches.
Ohio’s publicly elected, five-member school boards — seven members for some of the largest city districts in the state — can often operate their usual governance of school districts when one or even two members are in disagreement with board actions.
A three-vote majority on a board is enough to pass action resolutions. Moreover, the same three can also vote on proposed resolutions before the board and can also vote to have discussions of a member’s resolution halted during public meetings or tabled to be brought up at a later meeting.
The Lakota Board of Education will hold its next meeting, which is also available for viewing remotely online at a link provided on the district’s website page for the school board, at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Media Center of Plains Junior School at 5500 Princeton Road in Liberty Twp.