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A no-show, again



Cmartin Pasco School Board member Cathi Martin was supposed to be back to work this month, after more than a month of doctor-enforced bed rest. But Martin, who missed about half the board meetings between her 2006 re-election and the early spring because of other health concerns, was a no-show Tuesday at the board's first meeting of 2008, a workshop to discuss school concurrency.

Chairwoman Kathryn Starkey opened the session by announcing that Martin had called to say she would arrive late. When the workshop ended more than two hours later, Martin had not shown up.

Superintendent Heather Fiorentino suggested there might have been a "mix-up on the time" for the meeting, which the rest of the board, several administrators and invited experts attended. Starkey said she hoped that Martin will make it to the board's Jan. 22 meeting. "I'll be calling to see if she'll be attending," Starkey said.

Martin did not respond to calls for comment.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:32am]


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