Backus: Tim Brooks should resign from the school board
Tim Brooks has sat on the Scappoose School Board since 2017, but now it is time for him to resign.
Although his beliefs and views have not changed much since his term began, in the wake of the global pandemic and protests for racial justice, he has shown that he is unable to serve the school district as a non-partisan and competent board member.
His Facebook posts over the last few weeks have incited violence, disregarded science, mocked the appearance of women, bullied "dems" and "libs," and criticized those seeking racial equality.
It is evident, now more than ever, that Mr. Brooks is unable to serve on a board that is supposedly non-partisan, and should not be tasked with shaping the education of children. His actions and beliefs are not what the Scappoose School District and community stand for, and if district leaders continue to remain silent, he needs to resign immediately.
Robert Backus, Warren
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