The decision was announced Monday following an independent investigation into the now-infamous letter suggesting disgruntled parents are domestic terrorists.
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AUSTIN, Texas (LifeSiteNews) – The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) announced Monday that it will be cutting ties with the National School Board Association (NSBA). The decision was announced following a special board meeting and an independent investigation into the NSBA’s letter to the Biden Administration asking it to treat parents who air grievances at their local school board like domestic terrorists.
“As you know, TASB has been monitoring carefully NSBA’s efforts to rebuild trust with its members over the past eight months and awaiting the release of its independent investigation into the Sept. 29 letter,” wrote TASB Executive Director Dan Troxell in an email directed to board members.
NEW: Texas Association of School Boards will leave the National School Boards Association.— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) May 24, 2022
“While we acknowledge that improvements have been made under NSBA’s new leadership, it’s clear that those efforts don’t go far enough at this time to overcome the operational deficiencies and lack of internal controls outlined in the investigation report,” Troxell wrote.
According to the investigation, the letter sent by NSBA to the Biden Administration was “principally directed, reviewed and approved by” former NSBA interim director and CEO Chip Slaven, and that Slaven was responsible for the “origin and substance of the letter.” The investigation also concludes that the letter was neither widely reviewed or approved by members, nor disclosed to all NSBA’s board of directors and members.
While the investigation concludes that Slaven and the White House could have collaborated on the letter, it “did not find direct or indirect evidence suggesting the Administration requested the letter.” Emails obtained by FOX News last year showed that NSBA officials and the White House had worked for months before in collaboration of the letter’s contents before it was finally sent.