Part Six: What the Bramby Tollen episodes reveal about CCSD
It was 2009 when CCSD’s purchasing director let employees and consultants know she was intent on keeping district trustees in the financial dark.
As reported earlier in this series, Bramby Tollen directed SAP programming consultants to disappear when “a board member was coming to the department and she did not want the board member to see the consultants working in the department.”
The trustee was Carolyn Edwards, CCSD’s board president at the time, according to a Nevada Journal source.
Ad hoc candor
For a powerful CCSD central-office director to maneuver to maintain trustee ignorance is certainly noteworthy.
In the long run, however, what may have been even more significant was the mere fact, in this instance, of Tollen’s candor — her frank sharing with mere employees and consultants of what she was up to.
Although most likely inadvertent and not consciously intended, it still suggested both confidence that her power in the district was effectively beyond challenge and also that misleading trustees was routine.
Four years later, however, when Tollen was involved in yet another revelation of information that might interest the board, the results for her would be more consequential.