Ratliff Explains Request for Speeches, Vladovic Vote
Hillel Aron | July 8, 2013
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Newly elected School Board member Monica Ratliff made a big splash on her first (public) day on the job when she stopped the Board President proceedings and moved that the two candidates — Tamar Galatzan and Richard Vladovic — say what they would do if they got the job, and then again asked whom they would choose as Vice President.
Ratliff explained her thinking to the Daily News’ Barbara Jones: “I was interested in what they had to say and to know who their choice for Vice President would be and why… I want to make sure that everything is transparent.”
The quote came in after deadline but ended up in Rick Orlov’s weekly Tipoff column. Jones summarizes Ratliff’s reasoning for voting for Vladovic thusly: “[S]he was persuaded by his speech to promise more academic support for students and a better working relationship on the board.”