In response to questioning, Sullivan recommended that the Board not make any decisions regarding the charter at this time. Board member Kaplan moved to table discussion for a month pending completion of the investigation. She and board member Chernow were the only two who voted to suspened the BESE discussion.
Chair Banta and other Board members cited “Gloucester’s need for closure”, in stark contrast to the testimony delivered by several Gloucester community members who indicated their willingness to continue the challenges to the manner in which this charter was granted. The Board then voted 8-2 not to revoke the charter.