Getting a court order to be seated early and not even allowing your predecessor to finish out her final day on the board, as tradition has long held? Andrea Merida couldn't have been more inappropriate and disrespectful if she had showed up in a "Fuck Denver" t-shirt. And all of this was for what? At the end of the night, her vote didn't even make a difference.
Note that Pols objection is one of style over substance, Merida was "disrespectful." I suppose she was but so what? The lame duck school board chose to move forward with an agenda that had been clearly rejected by voters in November. That seems like a bit more substantive degree of "disrespect" than Merida's actions, no?
As to her vote not making a difference, again - so what? Individual votes of elected officials often are not decisive but the official should still vote their conscience and, in a case like this where the public has clearly spoken, vote to support the clear mandate of their constituents. That's a critique that is quite literally without substance.
Criticizing someone for being "disrespectful" while completely ignoring the substantive debate behind the actions is a pretty vapid analysis.