NC state law ignored

Published 9:34 am Monday, August 19, 2013

To the editor:

On Aug. 5, 2013, the other four commissioners took action that completed the removal of me, without just cause, as a member of the board of trustees (BOT) of Isothermal Community College (ICC). North Carolina General Statutes 115D-19 Removal of Trustees give the only provisions through which a trustee can be removed. This statute does not contain any language that would support the action taken against me by my fellow commissioners.

Many have encouraged me to taken legal action in order to correct this injustice. After seeking legal advise, I realize that I have a potentially strong case.  I also realize that legal action would require much time and expense.

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Therefore, I have decided that now is the time to move on. I hope that the new appointee to the ICC BOT will enjoy serving on this Board as much as I have for the last four years.

– Ray Gasperson, Green Creek