An entire California school board has resigned after making disparaging remarks about families in an online meeting which they did not realise was being publicly live-streamed.
“They want to pick on us because they want their babysitters back,” one member said about parents.
Another implied that parents wanted their children out of the house so they could take drugs during the day.
Parents, however, had been joining the public call as it progressed.
“Uh-oh,” said board member Kim Beede when she was told, several minutes into the discussion: “We have the meeting open to the public right now.”
The Webex meeting immediately went into private status.