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PUYALLUP: Confidence lost in school board

Letter by Tiffany N. Coleman, Puyallup on May 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm | 15 Comments »
May 20, 2011 2:07 pm

The Puyallup School District is losing a great man, Rogers High School Principal Scott Brittain.

At the last school board meeting, a march happened, posters were held and speakers spoke in hopes that the district would hear out the Rogers students, faculty, parents and alumni before  the deciding vote to accept Brittain’s resignation.

Many people have claimed that the audience was immature and misguided; that was not the case. When the news showed the loud audience that booed and yelled the board out of the room, that was because the school board announced that it would be accepting his resignation although it had not voted yet.

So put yourself in those students’ shoes and imagine how they felt when they found out only moments after speaking on behalf of him that it made no difference.

While the board did not consider the words and tears of many, the many considered the board’s words. I with the support of many in Puyallup, will vote this fall and ask that voters don’t vote for the three current board members who are up for re-election.

Puyallup School Superintendent Tony Apostle has said that “the level of confidence the community has for the board is so high.” But not anymore due to its lack of confidence in the opinions of those who attend schools in the district. Sadly, I am disappointed in the district I was once proud of.

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