Source: Sherman Publications

Letter to the editor
Vote for Schrei for more openness

October 27, 2010

Dear Editor,

I hope that the Clarkston Community Schools voters go to the polls to vote for John Schrei for School Board on Nov. 2!

John will bring a balanced, open, business perspective to the board and I back him wholeheartedly.

I was at the school board candidate forum last week and submitted some questions. They were never asked, so I don't know what logic Elizabeth used when she was sworn in on April 19, 2010, and five minutes later felt she had sufficient understanding to vote to promote Anita Banach to human resources director, drastically increasing her pay, and to lay off over 50 district employees.

In future candidate forums, I hope audience members will be allowed to ask their own questions rather than allowing a moderator who is a colleague of one of the candidates to choose which questions to ask the candidates.

Elizabeth has served as a "rubber stamp" for board President Steve Hyer and his anti-transparency colleagues on the board, and that is not a good thing, with apologies to Martha Stewart.

I hope John Schrei is elected to Clarkston School Board.

I believe he will bring sanity to the board and increase transparency of district business.

Dawn Schaller

Independence Township