Archive for Wednesday, January 7, 2009

In our view: Involvement key with local issues

January 7, 2009

On Monday, the Tonganoxie School Board is set to decide whether to officially deny a new contract to Superintendent Richard Erickson, who has been at the post in Tonganoxie since 1996.

Judging by the number of letters to the editor and a political ad supporting Erickson, it seems possible that there will be many patrons at the meeting.

Regardless of one’s position, if people feel strongly about the issue, they should let the school board know of their thoughts. Whether that’s through a letter or a phone call, we encourage such dialogue. That’s easier said than done, especially if people are apprehensive about letting anyone know of their opinion. But members should listen objectively and proceed from there.

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