That is a bit harsh and a little overstated, wouldn't you say.<quoted text>
There is no doubt that there is some truth in this statement. The board had to realize that being in the evening news every single night is not good for the community or for the children.
The one thing that I do find amusing is the thought that all the parents, teachers, citizens, firemen, police officers, city workers, etc. will somehow forget what an idiot Kelly Kohls is. In Novemeber, we will remember, and no matter how Kelly tries to smooth things over she is done for. Her bags should be packed, her political career of extremism and attacking those who work for a living and actually pay their bills will be over in a few short months.
Manufactured crisis after manufactured crisis, along with some self induced pain on Ms. Kohls part produced your blog.
Too many good things have transpired during Ms. Kohls term of office to let them go unsung.
No New Money Levies were run.
Full bussing restored to all schools.
A technology plan that was conceived and instituted that actually works.
Reduction of the pay to play scam from $475 per child to $265 with the option to drop it further to $165 if they took advantage of Mr. Rigano's service program
Booster Scandal uncovered thanks in part to Ms. Kohls support on the board.
$2.5 million dollars allocated and earmarked for textbook updates at the discretion of Ms. Strittenberger
Bus replacement program put in place to address aging and increasingly unsafe and neglected bus fleet. With support from Ms. Kohls, Mr. Petroni put together a program that provides a financially sound method of acquiring the necessary transportation for our children, not just this year, but into the future as well.
Two new contracts with our support staff and our teachers, all received raises for this year and next.
All while maintaining fiscal spending which projects NO new money levies for the next 4 years and keeps us within our financial means.
No teachers lost their jobs through Reductions in Force, in fact the BOE increased the number of teachers working in our district.
To put this in perspective, our loyal opposition projected catastrophic consequences if we did not pass one of the five failed $35,000,000 -$45,000,000 levies from 2008-2010.
All of the above was accomplished by a BOE that stayed the course in the face of hardened opposition from the union and its supporters who managed to throw roadblock or obstruction at every turn.
This is not the end but merely the beginning of a system that works in a transparent fashion in a fiscally responsible way for the well being and edification of our children.
Not a bad record if you look at things objectively.