The board split over the cafeteria issue simply because of the economics of the losses to food service.
This was an issue that was not going to go away. There were some savings to the city with the new contract, but not significant enough to stop the bleeding. It amounted to kicking the can down the road.
We felt that this was as good a time as ever to resolve the issue.
My comment that Wilson should have resigned when he decided to run for mayor was based uponhis tenure as Chairman of the Board of Ed making him a target for his opponent. That caused everyone with an opinion of the board mostly based upon partisanship to rant.
I have not voiced any criticism of Wilson's actions on the board or his credentials to be mayor. I have, as have all of the other Republican members of the board intentionally refrained from publicly getting involved in the race for mayor. Several of us have supported privately our preferences. I for one,and I'm not authorized to speak
for the other Republicans on the board,feel that the BOE should stay above the fray. Our mission is to advocate for the process of educating our children. Two years from now we will have to answer to the voters for our actions.
Some will approve and some will not.