PPS Board Member Steve Buel Lashes Out

Steve Buel, the retired teacher who returned to the Portland school board this year after a 32-year absence, has made no secret of his unhappiness since winning election.

At meetings of the seven-member board, Buel has voiced concerns about the lack of discussion and debate; about board members' unwillingness to engage with members of the public during public comments periods; and, at what he says is the board's proclivity for doing business behind closed doors.

On Tuesday, following a sometimes-contentious board meeting Monday evening, Buel expressed his frustration on Facebook.

Here's what he wrote: