Letter-writer Megan Reck claims claims her family moved to Plum with the hope that her kids would be able to attend quality schools (“Changes needed on Plum school board,” May 14, TribLIVE). Well, at least partially due to Steve Schlauch and Sue Caldwell’s leadership on the Plum School Board, we now have an outstanding new administration from high-performing school districts to put the focus back on the students’ education.
If not for Schlauch and Caldwell’s leadership, we may still have the previous failed administration here at Plum that was involved with the teacher sex scandal. Due to Schlauch’s leadership as finance chair and Caldwell’s support, we went from a $5 million deficit to a balanced budget with no tax increase for 2019-20. This all happened without taking instructional time from the students and meeting all administrative regulations for staffing set by the previous board.
Caldwell and Schlauch are also partially responsible for establishing a school police force and increasing security to protect our students.
Schlauch and Caldwell are proven reformers and leaders that we can trust to do what is right for our students to help make Plum one of the best school districts in the region.