BY KARISSA MILLER

Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education members on Monday are expected to consider a motion to censure board member Mike Kubiniec for a second time.

Mike Kubiniec

Chairman Bill Howell placed the item on the agenda after board member Abby Trent raised concerns about Kubiniec using inappropriate language when a vote did not go his way at an earlier meeting.

Trent said Kubinec’s comments violated of the board’s Code of Conduct, which includes modeling civility, integrity and always considering students as their first priority.

A censure is a formal statement of disapproval of a member’s conduct. It doesn’t hold any power beyond a public reprimand.

Monday’s meeting, which is open to the public, will take place at the Career Academy and Technical School in Troutman at 6 p.m.

Kubiniec, the District 5 representative, was censured by his colleagues in December of 2023 for not providing an inviting environment for staff and students, working against the superintendent and the board in policy decisions, and not following process and procedures for school district operations.

That vote came two months after the board voted to strip Kubiniec of his role as the vice chairman.

OTHER BUSINESS

In other matters, the board will:

♦ Hear from I-SS Chief Operations Officer Mark Shinkaruk. He will present the bids for the new high school Weathers Creek.
♦ Vote on adopting the 2024-2025 Career Technical Education, CTE, plan for the district.
♦ Vote on adopting budget amendments for the State, Local, Federal, Capital Outlay, Child Nutrition, Other Special Revenues Funds, which are needed to balance the district’s budget.
♦ Discuss having an anonymous survey with employees to get their feedback.
♦ Consider approving a bidder for additional concrete work at West Iredell High School stadium.
♦ Have a first reading of proposed policy changes.

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