Letters to the Editor

School chief still spinning

What the superintendent of the Oak Harbor School District doesn’t say is as important as what he does say.

According to the Dec. 14 edition of the News-Times, embedded in the article, “High school: New or renovated,” the superintendent downplays the “build new” option by saying, “If the school district replaced that portion of the high school that was built in 1991, then it wouldn’t be eligible for matching money from the state for the newer part of the high school.”  What he did not say was that the school district’s current plan to modernize the entire high school now, including the 1991 addition, would also not be eligible for matching money from the state for the newer part of the high school.

As a school board candidate, I urged the school district to speak with clarity and less spin in communications with the public. The matching eligibility statement by the superintendent is a current example of the school district clouding and spinning the issue.

William G. (Bill) Burnett

Oak Harbor

This ‘wacko’ supports bond

Allow me to preface my comments by stating upfront that I am what some folks would call a right wing wacko. Guilty as charged! I feel that for the most part, the public sector does a very poor job of spending the taxpayer’s money, which leads me to being very reluctant to give them any more dollars to squander.

Having said all that, it may surprise many that I am in favor of the high school bond that will be coming up in the spring. Seeing as how I have no children or grandchildren in the Oak Harbor

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