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While her supporter/hecklers work to recall Board President
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|Who Are the Hecklers?
The BOE hecklers share common interests and
political affiliations. They are mostly school district
employees (or spouses of employees) and worked
together in the 'Obama 2012 campaign.
List of known hecklers who have interrupted
Thompson Board of Education meetings.
Former BOE President, activist Democrat and
husband of a career teacher at Thompson School
District. In January McCreary scolded the newly
elected board for seeking ways to increase student
test scores and refused to limit his comments to the
time alloted for each member of the public to speak.
McCreary disrupted the School Board meeting on
February 5, 2014 attempting to prevent duly
elected public officials from voting. see video
Unsuccessful candidate for city council, Hallet is a
career janitor for the Thompson School District who
later became a school bus driver. Hallet frequently
sits in the front row of the audience. Hallet hosted
phone banks for the Obama 2012 campaign in
coordination with Maia Mattise. Hallet sits in the
front row at School Board meetings in a grey hoody
folding his arms over his head while making childish
faces at Kerrigan throughout the meeting. see
video clip of Hallet from behind
In January Mattise interrupted a school board
meeting in an attempt to embarrass Kerrigan. Later
she claimed she was frustrated about not being
allowed to address the board (she did address the
board at their December 18 meeting). Mattise
worked with Hallet on Obama 2012 campaign and
hosted events in her Berthoud home for the
campaign. She is a regular at BOE meetings since
a Republican majority was elected and can be seen
applauding, shouting and booing board members.
Becky Jay is a former School Board President and
longtime Democrat activist who perpetually ran for
office or worked on the campaigns of her boss,
Stan Matsunaka, during his campaigns for
Congress and Colorado Governor.
In addition to applauding and hooting, Jay makes
deep bellowing sounds during the meetings she
has attended. Newly elected school board
members have been interrupted by her loud talking
in the audience while they are trying to speak.
Last January Jay took the microphone during public
comments refusing to stop at the time allowed for
public comments forcing board President Bob
Kerrigan to strike the gavel multiple times before
she finally stopped.