Opinion

Questions asked, but answers lacking

Editor: In response to Don Woode’s letter to the editor, “Silent majority should speak up,” (The Times, Oct. 21).

How dare he make these comments after the long, drawn-out battle we have been involved in with senior administration and the four trustees  for these last 11 months. As he is now throwing his concerns out there, I’d like to ask him this.

Have you even attended a school board meeting? How about a consultation meeting? Or the middle school forum?

There is a town hall meeting at H.D Stafford, 20441 Grade Cres., tonight (Wednesday) from 7 to 9 p.m. I invite you to attend.

I assure you, many “silent majority” people will be there.

Woode stated: “Perhaps the time has come for the silent majority to make its views known.”

Exactly — only their views. It is not concrete information or recorded data and statistics, or actual evidence. It’s only a personal view.

We, the elementary and secondary school parents, teachers, students and many community members also have the same concern that he stated — “The responsibility of those in administration is to the entire district.”

So Mr. Woode, I challenge you to ask senior management and some trustees of School District #35 these questions, and hope you have better luck than we have.

r Why did these consultation meetings not include all the schools in this district, and look at the whole district problem, instead of just a chosen few areas?

r How much money was spent on the new facilities for the Fundamental  schools, to get them up and running?

We have never been given these figures.Good luck with that. Hopefully, if you get the answers, you will be sure to send the information to this paper for the public’s knowledge.Thank you.

Lastly but most importantly, we are also taxpayers who pay this freight. So as parents with children in this school district, we have double freight to worry about. 

You can be sure I want my voice and education taxpayers’ dollars being dispersed even and fairly among the schools that make up this school district.

W. Minar,

Langley City

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