The ARC’s facilitator Paul Addie is in the hot seat for insulting a parent in an email. Kordula Reinhartz had emailed the Near North’s information officer, requesting information on transportation costs for the two schools in the proposal. Her email was sent to Addie and he accidentally responded to both Reinhartz and the information officer. In the email he accused Reinhartz of playing at being the victim and having too much wine. Reinhartz says she was not happy.
Reinhartz forwarded the email to Board Chair David Thompson, who dubbed the situation as a personal matter; something Reinhartz doesn’t believe is true.
In an email, Thompson says it was an unfortunate and isolated incident.
He says the situation can be turned into a positive one, where the focus continues to be engaging in a constructive and open dialogue.
Addie has since sent her an apology email saying the comments were uncalled for.
Here are the emails exchanged:
Paul Addie’s Email (forwarded to Board Chair David Thompson: letter1
David Thompson’s first reply: letter2
Paul Addie’s apology email: letter3
David Thompson’s second reply: letter4
Kordula Reinhartz reply to Thompson: letter5