Got a report from a Ninth District citizen that their home received a robo-call (automated voice message) from Dr. Roy Miller a South Knox Elementary School Principal asking for the citizens vote for South Knox School Board Member Pam Trainor.
Is that Superintendent Dr. James P. McIntyre, Jr. Approved and/or Authorized?
When I contacted Knox County Schools Director of Public Affairs Mellissa Ogden, she said “Roy Miller made Dr. McIntyre aware that he was considering making an automated call in support of Ms. Trainor. Dr. McIntyre consulted the Knox County Deputy Law Director who indicated that such a call would not violate School Board policy as long as Dr. Miller did not use any school system resources in making the call and he did not include his position or school as part of the communication. Dr. McIntyre was further advised that as an individual citizen, Dr. Miller has a first amendment right to articulate his support for any candidate for office, and that right should not be unreasonably abridged by his employer.”