Jennifer Prior Brown is a thoughtful, effective member of the Palm Beach County School Board. Hank Smith is the long-serving principal at South Olive Elementary in West Palm Beach, one of the best schools in the state.
They should be allies. Instead, they’ve carried on a grinding battle. A district investigation has not fully explained their high-profile fight over how he runs the school that her children attend. Neither one comes off looking particularly good, though, and the district ends up looking bad.
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