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D-142 Forest Ridge School Board Member Roxana Agler’s email: “You stuck a rod up my a*s and I took it like a man” –

April 28, 2016   ·   7 Comments

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Roxana Agler (D-142 Forest Ridge Elementary School Board Member) is under fire for not only her bad behavior during board meetings and acts of intimidation she’s accused of making over email, but also for perks she appears to be taking that are not afforded to other parents in the district. Emails produced under the Freedom of Information Act show that Agler has thrown her weight around as a school board member to score special treatment from Superintendent Paul McDermott and D-142 that other parents (who are not board members) do not receive. No elected official should be seen as above the law or deserving of special treatment because that person occupies a seat on a local board. This is not how our government is supposed to work in our state.

Parents of D-142 children have spotted Agler parking her car in no-parking and handicapped zones and now mockingly refer to those no-parking areas as “Special Board Member Parking.” Agler was also caught in emails setting up special pick-up and drop-off times for her kids that are not available to other parents (page 7). Superintendent McDermott signed off on those demands for school board member Roxana Agler, while parents who are not members of the school board must adhere to strict pick-up and drop-off times, without exceptions.

The question is being asked: why should Roxana Agler be given special perks from D-142 just because she is on the board?

If Agler meets any resistance to her demands, she appears to have a track record of using her children as an ace that she theatrically plays to get her way. At the end of numerous emails, Agler tosses out the non-sequitur that she has one daughter with autism and another with epilepsy…which is hammered home as the ultimate trump (and as a kind of dare, as in…”Will you still say no to me after I have invoked Autism and Epilepsy as my ace in the hole?”) (page 25 is a good example of this).

Other strange demands and declarations that Agler has made over the last year that turned up in various emails include:

  1. asking for police escorts (but providing no evidence that she is in need of any…just stating that she wants them, as a board member) (page 6)
  2. demanding that Superintendent McDermott keep certain enemies away from her kids (including someone named Carol, whom Agler seems to have a grudge against) (page 19)
  3. asking the Superintendent to spy on PTA President Melissa Crim’s children and any of the PTA parents children who don’t like Agler (page 39 – 43)
  4. accusing PTA members of using drugs (including cocaine!) (click here to read the email) while admitting to prescription drug use of her own, including stating that she would be taking Xanax before board meetings (Xanax email here)
  5. using foul and vulgar language like “You stuck a rod up my a-s and I took it like a man” (email here) and “circle jerks” in official board correspondence 
  6. threatening fights and then showing up in Everest boxing gloves as a show of intimidation
  7. calling board members stupid and questioning their IQs
  8. harassing board members and staff with a constant stream of crazed emails that are not about school business
  9. engaging in conspiratorial fantasies about “catfishing” and/or being “catfished”
  10. contacting police, the IASB (Illinois Association of School Boards), the Village of Oak Forest, and the Attorney General…trying to lash out at her enemies
  11. harassing the board attorney to sue her enemies and then threatening D-142 officials when the attorney would not file a SLAPP for her (pages 11-13 and 26-37)

Roxana Agler is easily the most crass and disturbing elected board member that we have encountered since observing Diane Jennings on the Orland Park Public Library Board through the years. Like Jennings, Agler chooses to use vulgar, toilet language when expressing herself, despite holding a public office. This is particularly shocking considering that Agler sits on a school board, whose members make an ethics pledge to abide by a code of conduct and decorum while on the board. Observers feel that since Agler’s actions clearly violate that code of conduct that she should be forcibly removed from her board seat, as she has thus far refused to resign of her own volition.
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Readers Comments (7)

  1. Dan Kleinman says:

    “Roxana”

    Roxana
    You don’t have to chew your gum tonight
    Those cat fishing days are over
    You don’t have to sell your poor me stories to the night

    Roxana
    You don’t have to wear those Everest gloves tonight
    Mock a fellow board member for having no kids
    You don’t care if it’s wrong or if it’s right

    Roxana
    You don’t have to chew your gum tonight
    Roxanne
    You don’t have to chew your gum tonight

    Roxana (chew your gum tonight)
    Roxana (chew your gum tonight)
    Roxana (chew your gum tonight)
    Roxana (chew your gum tonight)
    Roxana (chew your gum tonight)
    Rox—

    No one loved you since they knew you
    You always talked down to them
    I have to tell you just how I feel
    You need to resign from the school board

    I know my mind is made up
    So put away your Everest gloves
    Told you once, I won’t tell you again
    It’s a bad way

    Roxana
    You don’t have to chew your gum tonight
    Roxana
    You don’t have to chew your gum tonight

    Roxana (you don’t have to chew your gum tonight)
    Roxana (chew your gum tonight)
    Roxana (chew your gum tonight)
    Roxana (chew your gum tonight)
    Roxana (chew your gum tonight)
    Roxana (chew your gum tonight)
    Roxana (chew your gum tonight)
    Roxana (chew your gum tonight)
    Roxana (you don’t have to chew your gum tonight)
    Roxana (chew your gum tonight)
    Roxana (you don’t have to chew your gum tonight)
    Roxana (chew your gum tonight)

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  2. Dave says:

    I have one question, just what were the voters thinking when they elected her? Good grief, she is a narcissistic nutjob!

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  3. Dave says:

    It’s amazing how giving public servants a little power can sometimes nourish the seeds of condescension to the point of petulance…..

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  4. lawyerlyone says:

    I’m beginning to think that Bellvue is missing a patient.

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  5. She’s not the worst case you have covered but she sure is the most interesting, shall we say. (Full disclosure, she has included me (in NJ) in her literally nationwide dragnet merely for commenting on her special abilities, shall we say.) My opinion, of course, should Mrs. Agler read this comment as well, shall we say.

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  6. Kelly Tyler says:

    She’s disgusting filth.

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  7. G. Barraclough says:

    When her School Board member term is up, Roxana should run for state representative (earlier if they don’t pass a budget by May 31).

    Her words and actions as detailed in the emails and other anecdotal evidence show her highly qualified for that august body. She would probably get her own committee chairmanship in a year or two.

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