BY KARISSA MILLER

Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education member Mike Kubiniec apologized publicly on Monday for using inappropriate language during a board meeting in April.

Mike Kubiniec

“In one of the meetings, I made an unintended comment and I’d like to apologize,” Kubiniec said during Monday night’s board meeting.

Kubiniec, who represents District 5, used what is considered profane language when a vote did not go his way during the April meeting.

Board member Abby Trent said Kubinec’s comment violated the board’s Code of Conduct, which includes modeling civility, integrity and always considering students as their first priority. She asked for a censure vote to be placed on Monday’s agenda.

Chairman Bill Howell originally agreed to this request, but said it was put on by mistake.

“The board wanted to see an apology. Since he agreed to apologize, there was no need for the board to consider a censure,” he said.

Howell added: “I would like for healing to go on with the board. We are human. We are not perfect.”

During his first year on the board, Kubiniec was ousted as vice chair by his colleagues and censured.

More recently, he was served a criminal summons charging him with stalking Trent. He also has implied on social media that witnesses committed perjury while testifying against him in a civil proceeding. Trent, Howell and Superintendent Jeff James were among the witnesses in that court hearing.

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