by andrew ujifusa and erin cunningham, Staff Writer
...Ervin said Wednesday afternoon that she had not yet read Barclay's letter, but had heard about it from her colleagues.
She said the council is not the aggressor in its relationship with the school board, pointing out that the board has threatened to sue the council over cuts to its budget in the past.
"They knew they had this surplus in the spring, and we're going to investigate," said Ervin, a former school board member. "Whether or not we have a relationship with the (school) board is really up to them."