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School Board and superintendent deserve support | Letters

Over the years we have watched our schools improve.

This has been the result of the work of our district staff, our wonderful community supporting our schools, and our school organizations.

It has all happened under the direction of our school board—five individuals who put careful thought and research into their decisions.

We hope our community will take the time to seek valid information and consider the disastrous outcome if our board and/or superintendent were to be forced out, or to walk away. The recall petition and continual requests for records are using valuable time and money from our district resources.

Mr. Pflueger has publicly asked us to accept his resignation and to move forward.

Mr. Thompson’s reference to a master’s thesis did not warrant any sanctions from the state of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. His twenty-five years as a teacher, principal, director of curriculum and student learning, and superintendent were reviewed by members of a superintendent search committee made up of teachers, parents, counselors and principals and he stood out as the top choice for our district.

We urge community members to become involved in a positive way, and to allow school employees to focus on their daily work to do the best job possible in educating our island children.

Current and former district employees:

Gordy Waite, Beth Spaulding, Rod Turnbull, Catherine Buchanon, Steve Smith, Fred Woods, Cindy Williams, Andrew Anderson, Becky Shanks, Simone Burle, Kay Jakutis, Greg Sawyer, Tamara Sindelman, Susie Hale, Barbara Van Eeckhout, Marc Vermeire, Nick Frazee, Nina Page, Binney Haenel, Jesse Visciglia, Linda LoBue, Tina Jones, John McMain, Darrin Scheffer, Sarah Mandzen,, Ruthie Paull, Brook Landers, Janet Olsen, Cheryl Opalski, Deb Nickelson, Terresa Sundstrom, Larry Wight, Marie Rothlisberger, Sally Waite, Nancy Jones, Darlene Nixon, Michele Mayer, Ann Bell, Carol Christianson, Bob Christianson, Michael Soltman, Krissy Haugen-Soltman, Cynthia Hubbard, Val Curtis, John Stamey, Cat Bordhi, Jody Metzger.

Parents and Community Members:

Katy Barsamian, Sherry Lawson, Chris Lawson, June Arnold, Joel Arnold, Mary Ellen Foster, Mick Foster, Kylie Foster, Karen Skoog, Jim Skoog, Nancy Young, Kris Brown, Jeff McDonald, Jane Sawyer, Mark T. Anderson, Mike Close, Jan Close, Kerwin Johnson, Margaret Johnson, Bob Jones, Sonia Webster-Hills, Andy Hills, Emily Carrington, Teri McPadden, Dave Meiland, Clark Gilbert, Ann Einboden, Laura Saccio, Diane Hall, Sam Jacobson, Alejandra Zacci-Jacobson, Hannah Snow, Pablo Lopez, Caitlin McCauley, Colleen Carlton, Kevin Carlton, Leo Michael, Christine Michael, Jeri Ahrenius, Mike Ahrenius, Steve Porten, Shann Weston, Elena Porten, Mariya Porten, Declan Place, Ted Strutz, Tom Nolan, Todd Kromer, Cathy Kromer, Candy Bowers, Linda Prager, Suzanne Franklin, Franki Guard, Melissa Guard, Thane Bolger, Alisa Schoultz, Chris Bevens, Neil Curtis, Lenore Bayuk, Trish Lehman, Yvonne Buijs-Mancuso, Bob Mancuso, Pamela Williams, Ellen Goudie, Megan Goudie, Denis Goudie, Liz Covert, Jim Cumming, Judy Cumming, Scott Spaulding, Travis Ayers, Jennifer Ayers, Steve Cutting, Debbie Cutting, Veronica Romey, Doris Estabrooks, Chris Spaulding, Sandi Guard, Keith Guard, Phil Hickenbottom, Jim Carroll, Wendy Cuomo, Joe Cooper, Paula West, Mary Jane Anderson, Doug Peckman, Carla Wright, Wendy Wood, Scott Boden, Kathy Cope, Kohl Metsger, Sue Nielson, Aimee Urata

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