Letter to the editor: Changes needed on Plum school board | TribLIVE.com
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Changes needed on Plum school board

I moved to Plum several years ago with the hopes of sending my kids to quality schools. My son just started kindergarten this year, and I fear for his future if we don’t see changes on the school board.

First, I find it hard to understand how a board can be made up of so few parents with kids in the schools. I will give credit where credit is due, and, given where we were financially a few years ago, this board has come a long way to keep us out of debt and with a balanced budget.

Keep in mind, though, that Steve Schlauch and Sue Caldwell, who are both up for re-election, voted last year’s budget down. Had this budget not passed, we could have been in the same situation as Penn Hills. I find it funny how Schlauch boasts about where we are today and likes to take credit. He says he is a proven leader. Did he not lose the president position in December?

No one likes to see a tax increase, and, with this being an election year, I don’t think we will see one. However, I do believe we will be looking at another raise at or above the max net year so that these current members running can proclaim that they didn’t raise taxes this year.

We need to get the right people on the board to do what’s right for our students and our community

Megan Reck

Plum


TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.