I’m writing as a concerned citizen and parent of two students in the Pasco School District. Our district and our school board have made too many behind-closed-doors decisions this year.
In an article published in the Tri-City Herald on May 2, 2015, regarding the secretive superintendent search, state assistant attorney general Nancy Krier stated that not making the decision in a public meeting has left our district open to legal action.
It disturbs me that our school board is not looking out for the public’s best interest. They are supposed to represent the voters and community, not the district. That does not seem to be the case.
In that same article, it is mentioned that “when parent Aaron Richardson tried to talk to the school board at its meeting April 14 about the candidates, (Ryan) Brault stopped him and said that topic was inappropriate because it was a personnel issue.”
Our school board continually demonstrates they do not represent the public who elected them to serve as our community representatives. By conducting so many executive sessions, it invalidates their choice to hire Ms. Whitney as superintendent. It shows they don’t listen to voters.