I was glad to find that Jose Fragozo had kept the write-up in the UT about the candidate forum, and glad to see that my memory is not completely off base. Here is the actual quote and response by Marty Hranek.
Responding to a question about how to improve morale in the district, Moore said he understands how people feel because of the budget situation, but “quite personally, I have to tell you, I’m in control of one person’s morale, and that’s mine. I don’t control other people’s.”
Moore’s comment sparked a mocking response from Hranek.
“‘I only control my morale?'” he said. “That’s it? As a governing board member of a school district of 900 teachers? I think that is ridiculous. I think to say that is really saying, ‘You know what, I’m up here and you’re down there.'”