By The Tribune-Review
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Despite dozens of well-deserved and heartfelt accolades from parents and students for their tireless advocate, the Mt. Pleasant Area School Board voted to open the contract of Superintendent Terry Struble at its regular meeting on Jan. 14.
This vote by the board not only blindsided Mr. Struble and his family, but the board's own constituency as well. No explanation was offered to district residents, who, despite painfully short notice, showed up in force to offer support and seek answers.
Were the considerations of a financial nature? Malfeasance? A vendetta? Perhaps some of the board's social engineers didn't like dealing with someone who saw his administrative duties through the eyes of a concerned and dedicated parent. Once again, as is the case in too many school districts, students and parents lose to a backstairs agenda.
The total lack of transparency is disturbing. The intentions of the board are murky. The intentions of the electorate, on the other hand, will become crystal clear.
Mt. Pleasant Township
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