If I'm not mistaken, Doug Mertz's wife, Margo Waring, is on the Juneau School Board. I know they are both professional, but I don't think it is ethical for her to sit in on any School Board meeting that pertains to the "Bong Hits" issue.
I readily understand the freedom of speech issue, but I do not agree with Mertz. I personally think that former Principal Deborah Morse and the Juneau School Board did the right thing, and this issue needs to be put to rest. Since our Legislature is working through ethical issues, this particular case may also have ethical issues if she has sat in on meetings regarding this case.