Don’t waste time, money on recall

I applaud The Herald for a recent editorial regarding the recall effort of two Marysville School Board members (Marysville schools need to look ahead, not back,” Nov. 19). You are absolutely right. The Marysville School District is moving in the right direction and every current board member should be proud of their efforts in the past year. We must look forward, not backward.

During 2003, I supported electing new Marysville School Board members. At that time, I believed changes were needed to get our schools moving in the right direction.

After the November 2003 elections I believe there was support in the community for the “recall effort.” But the past year has changed many opinions, including mine. Now the question should be, “Why are some citizens now wasting valuable time and effort which would only result in creating chaos in our district?”

We have a great new superintendent. As near as I can tell, he has brought much-needed changes to the district. He is open and willing to meet with citizens to make our education system one of quality and one which will make every citizen proud of our Marysville School District. The new administrative staff seems to be exceptional and expending its efforts to make our schools better for our students, parents, teachers and all citizens of the district.

The current “recall” effort will waste valuable school resources since the district will be responsible for the election costs.

Our kids should be our most pressing concern. Being positive and using our energy and money to promote a bond issue and get it approved by our citizens will greatly benefit our students and our community. This would be a much better effort at this time than attempting to recall two members who have indicated that their time on the board will end next November.



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