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Clint's Carpet Cleaning Conflict?

Clint's Carpet Cleaning Conflict?

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After publicly calling for gays to kill themselves, Arkansas school board member Clint McCance is in hot water -- but things could get worse with news that his carpet-cleaning business has been hired by the schools his board oversees.

The Blue Arkansas blog, a website geared to Arkansas Democrats, has a link to agenda minutes of a June 30, 2009, Midland school district board meeting. The minutes contain a resolution to contract with Clint's Carpet Cleaning/Ty-De Services Inc., McCance's business, "to clean the carpet in the elementary & high school in the amount of $3,500 due to the fact that it is in the best interest of the school district by a motion from [board member] Connie Blevins and a second by [board member] Bub Beel." The motion carried, according to the minutes.

In related news, the Midland school district released a statement on McCance's Facebook comments, signed by superintendent Dean Stanley: "The Midland School District, Board of Directors, administration, faculty, and staff do not support or condone the comments Mr. Clint McCance posted on his personal social networking page. Mr. McCance was not acting as an agent of the school board, but as a private citizen when this comment was posted. This post does not reflect the thoughts of the board or administration of the Midland School District.

"The district strives to foster an environment that discourages all forms of bullying and an environment that encourages a safe and productive educational climate of all our students. The district is very diligent in pursing and addressing bullying of any variety on our campuses."

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.