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School district ‘s real focus on collecting more money | Letters

March 15, 2013 · Updated 3:55 PM


The Washington voting rights act of 2013 would potentially provide the Oak Harbor Navy community a full-fledged full-time voice on the Oak Harbor School Board, but the superintendent and incumbent school board directors have decided to oppose this legislation.

The real reason they have done so? They do not want to lose the ability to hand pick at-large public education sycophants who will simply go-along-to-get-along.

The suggestion by Superintendent Rick Schulte that a school board director district which might overlay Navy housing “won’t work well for such a mobile population” is bogus.

It would work very well.  The district got over half the taxing district’s voters to more than double property taxes.

During that campaign, local school board directors printed purposely misleading letters-to-the editor to influence voters. In doing so, they have made it clear that they do not represent the interests of the constituents. Instead, their allegiances lie solely in generating “more money.”

William Burnett
Oak Harbor


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