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Disappointed board member

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I have to say that I am extremely disappointed in how the seating of the new board of education for Prairie Grove District 46 went down.

The four newly elected board members have turned into a true hostile board takeover, where they have shown complete and utter disrespect for the current board members and their experience and training in being a school board member.

In an arena where education should be respected, they have shown complete disrespect for it. They seated themselves for the three board positions: president (Margaret Ponga), vice president (Rick Salvo) and secretary (John Bowman).

The choices made are not in the best interest of the taxpayers nor the school. These members are hand selected and endorsed by the teachers union and are here to promote the agenda of the teachers union.

With this being said, I will work my best to fulfill my duties to be an effective board member.

It is now, more so than ever, important to be involved with your school and board committees. Please attend the school board meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the junior high school library.

Khushali Shah

Crystal Lake

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