How many times are Metro and the state going to square off?
At this month’s meeting of the Metro Board of Fair Commissioners, board member Kenny Byrd appealed to recent local history. As the board discussed how to proceed with sputtering lease negotiations for the 2013 state fair, Byrd was preaching caution.
“Just ask the school board,” he said.
The details of course, both legally and circumstantially, are somewhat different. But by invoking the Metro school board’s public run-in with the state over the approval of the Great Hearts Academies charter school application, Byrd called to mind the last time a local body decided to thumb its nose at the state, and questioned the wisdom in rushing to do the same.