SMITHFIELD – Several members of the Johnston County Public School Board engaged in a heated exchange during a special called meeting today (Monday). The 8:30am meeting was held to discuss a grievance filed by an unnamed school employee against school board member Michelle Antoine.
Antoine filed a lawsuit against the school board September 12th. The lawsuit was sealed by a judge the same day it was filed in Johnston County Superior Court.
Some of the audio was cut from the public video of the meeting uploaded to the JCPS YouTube channel. In several instances, Mrs. Antoine’s microphone was cut off.
After the meeting, JCPS said they could not release a copy of the grievance filed against Antoine stating it was a confidential public record.
In a 5-to-2 vote, the board allowed Mrs. Antoine to present her information and response in the form of a written affidavit at a future meeting.