It didn’t take long for the newest incarnation of the Reading School Board to spectacularly explode.
There were accusations and gavel banging. There were angrily mumbled threats. And there was a whole lot of screaming and yelling.
What started as a welcoming of the board’s newest members Monday night quickly devolved into a heated shouting match, pitting newly elected board president Rebecca Acosta versus long-time board member Karen H. McCree.
The tinder was set early during the board’s annual re-organizational meeting, with McCree questioning the two presidential candidates – Acosta and incumbent president Pierre V. Cooper – about their leadership experience and plans for the future.