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Nelson walks out as school board votes to censure him

Original post made on Oct 4, 2013

Though he walked out of last night's meeting before all four of his colleagues voted to censure him, it was clear that Steven Nelson, the embattled Mountain View Whisman School District trustee, had seen the writing on the wall.

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Posted by Richard
a resident of Waverly Park
on Oct 4, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Well done everyone. Now let's move on as a productive team and get important things done.

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Posted by reader
a resident of Waverly Park
on Oct 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Doesn't it seem like the Voice is giving a little too much attention to this? Is it really THAT big a deal?

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Posted by @ Reader
a resident of Jackson Park
on Oct 4, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Yes, it is a big deal in Mtn View. I appreciate that they told the whole story so we know what happened. Now, I assume, it is over.

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Posted by Greg Coladonato
a resident of Slater
on Oct 4, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Greg Coladonato is a registered user.

Now that the district is videoing its meetings, those of us who weren't able to make the meeting in person, still have a chance to see what happened first hand:

Item IV-F: Resolution No. 1521.10/13, Censure of Trustee Steven Nelson
Web Link

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Posted by Quesstioning
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 4, 2013 at 4:46 pm

I'm just questioning: Isn't it the duty of all of us, especially a school board trustee, to raise any and all concerns over the District Advisory Committee, or anyone or any branch of government that affects our schools so we have a sort of checks and balances system in place? I mean, really, are we all not supposed to ever question those who are supposed to serve us?

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Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Oct 4, 2013 at 7:14 pm

@Quesstioning: Which part of Steve Nelson acting like an immature jerk do you NOT get? Nelson's behavior had very little to do with being an advocate for a particular viewpoint, and more to do with being someone stuck at an emotional age of 14.

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Posted by Clinical Psy.
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 5, 2013 at 6:12 am

This guy is a drama queen who just does not get it. His best intentions are ruined by his immature overly dramatic tantrums and inability to work with others. No mater what your job or your message, if you act like Steve Nelson, you are your own worst enemy when you try to convince people you are right.
Its not the message, its the immature behavior. Check you behavior and you may actually notice people start listening to your message.

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Posted by Otto Maddox
a resident of Monta Loma
on Oct 5, 2013 at 6:33 am

Way to be an adult Mr. Nelson. Stomp out like a little kid when you're about to get in trouble.

This doesn't lead me to believe he's going to calm down.

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Posted by Still Stuck with the Jerk
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm

And he's still doing harm in our school district!

Anyone who has doubts about Nelson being a jerk should plan on attending a few Board meetings prior to the next election. See for yourself so you can make an informed decision come next elections.

You can watch the videos but it's not the same as being there.