Archive for Thursday, April 2, 2009

Letter: Election becomes political

April 2, 2009

Last week, we received two calls asking us to vote for Janine Gracy and Larry Meyer for the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education because they are both “good Democrats.”

Since when did BOE elections become political party issues?

I called both candidates and only Ms. Gracy returned my call. When asked about her position on the Museum Connections Class, she said that the issue had been resolved and the course will be offered at all middle and high schools starting next year.

Our interest in Museum Connections began when we met Mr. Hileman with two grandchildren in his class, and visited the museum. We share his interest in artifacts and have loaned him some items. How can a truckload of artifacts be transported between schools?

We are parents of four, grandparents of five, and two foreign exchange students have stayed with us. We have been involved and interested in practically every school activity.

During those 50 years we have met a few teachers we consider exceptional. In our opinion (and that of most MTMS students) Mr. Hileman is at the top of the list. What a shame it would be to alter the Museum, dilute the class, and alienate Mr. Hileman.

We do not know nor care what political party they are affiliated with, but we’ll be voting April 7 for Tammy Thomas, Randy Johnson and Kevin Straub in the USD 232 BOE.

Clayton and Virginia Curtright

Shawnee

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