Davidson Co Board of Ed Chairman
Publicly Supports Cyberstalking Defendant In Court
By: Kelly Wiggen, Sept. 02, 2022
DAVIDSON COUNTY, NC : The Chairman of the Davidson County School Board, Mr. Alan Beck, is preparing for “back to school” by going to court in Davidson County in support of Ms. Tracey H. Ovitt. Ms. Ovitt is currently facing criminal charges in six cases, in five NC counties for Cyberstalking (14-196.3) and/or Communicating Threats (14-277.1). At least one case also includes a 50c No-Contact Order that has been issued against Ms. Ovitt which legally prohibits further harassment and cyberstalking. On Monday Aug 29, 2022, Mr. Allen Beck attended a hearing in support of Ms. Ovitt who was in court due to another citizen requesting a No-Contact order related to cyberstalking and harassment activities.
A source has also come forward in Davidson County to report that Mr. Beck has previously attempted to interfere with their employment after they spoke at a school board meeting against a board policy, and another person has come forward to report that during the previous school year, Mr. Beck had what was described as a “heated and angry conversation” with another board member that did not vote with him on a policy matter. Sources state they have chosen to remain anonymous due to fear of retaliation.
It is reported that as BOE Chairman, Mr. Beck voted in favor of mask mandates at each meeting for Davidson County schools until February of 2022. Davidson County schools mandated masks for eight months, until February when the NC Strong Schools Toolkit was updated. In January of 2022, there was an admission by NCDHHS Secretary Kody Kinsley, in a letter to NC Senator Deanna Ballard, that the Toolkit was not a legally enforceable document, but only a recommendation for schools.
HBT has reached out to Mr. Beck and all members of the Davidson County Board of Education for comment regarding his appearance in court with Ms. Ovitt, but at the time of story release has not received a reply. This request was for Mr. Beck to clarify if he attended court with Ms. Ovitt on official Board business or as a personal matter, and if he plans to attend her upcoming court dates as well. Any forthcoming comments or replies will be reported, although none are expected due to previous experience with NC school board members. While Mr. Beck has not replied to the email requesting a comment or statement sent on 9/2/22, Ms. Ovitt has already received the email sent exclusively to BOE members and posted it on social media.
The next public meeting for Davidson County Board of Education will be on Tues Sept. 6, 2022 at 6:30pm at Davis-Townsend Elementary. Mr. Beck can be reached at his taxpayer funded email for the school system: firstname.lastname@example.org, but be aware it appears he now shares his official BOE emails with Tracey Ovitt, without a public records request, instead of answering any questions from taxpayers.
Citizen provided photo of Beck & Ovitt meeting after court, 8/29/22