To the editor:
I ask myself, “What is the best way to approach an important subject to me with someone who has no respect for others?” As co-chair to site council, active PTO member, volunteer and father to two great children, my answer was a letter to Superintendent Rick Doll.
Late Monday he strongly urged the school board to close Wakarusa Valley, once again leaving the emotional nightmare for parents and staff to deal with. Although he was there Tuesday morning, he was gone before classes began. I find it odd that one person would show up to console 197 students and 44 staff members. As if that isn’t enough, the very person who has pushed to close Wakarusa for two years shows up to offer support?
All along this has been his facade, “wanting what is best for students of our community.” Really? If he truly had their best interests in mind, there would have been “qualified counselors” and other concerned staff Tuesday morning, and he would not have been there. His behavior is condescending to those of us who have integrity, morals and an obligation to stand up for what is right. He should ask himself: “What would my mother think about the choices I make?” I, and many others, have lost all trust in Doll due to decisions he has made at the expense of USD 497 students.
We have many questions that need honest answers and we need to know. Who do we ask now?