Archive for Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Letters to the editor: In support of existing board

December 20, 2006

To the editor:
Having attended several school board meetings, including the most recent meeting on Dec. 11, I have to disagree with Mr. Theno's comments in the Dec. 13 issue of The Mirror about needing a "more friendly school board." I have always observed a professional and caring attitude from our board. The board is accessible, attentive and courteous to patrons, parents and students.
Monday's meeting showed the care and concern of the board, as evidenced in their scheduling sensitive parent-student concerns to the executive session to protect the privacy of a family. Kay Smith and another board member challenged the exorbitant cost of a sign for the new middle school.
During the course of the meeting the board solicited comments and responded with thoughtful, competent answers. In my opinion, based upon my observances, the board is doing a good job and does not warrant the negative representation put forth by Mr. Theno.
Dan Hopkins,
Tonganoxie.

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