Letters to the Editor

Superintendent Beaumont's departure means a fresh start for Langley

Editor: I’m looking forward to a fresh start in Langley — a period of moving forward with the families, partner groups and voters alike being heard.

Some tough choices were made in the last few terms, and for that I respect both the previous and current board. Tough choices are just that; very difficult decisions to make for the long term betterment of the school system.

A tough choice was just made; a choice to achieve a fresh start; we thank the board for listening.

Many people didn’t like Cheryle Beaumont’s results while some did; regardless, the community would never have healed until there was a fresh start.

We voters, not some union, voted for a fresh start and democracy seems to be 86 per cent working.

It’s a shame that clearly Trustee Alison McVeigh feels “she alone” is above the rules and democracy, that only her tough choices are correct, and still wishes to continue her old fights.

This “Joan of Arc” attitude continues to show the very lack of accountability to voters, which needed to be changed.

Ironically, McVeigh’s democratic disrespect in disclosing confidential information shows the very reason a fresh start was needed.

I believe all voters know that changing or improving things costs money. Let’s move forward and support this tough choice intended to improve things.

We are there now, at a fresh start. We have a good intelligent board majority willing to listen to the families, teachers and voters alike.

I hope we, the voters, who continue to support the board can thank the them for listening.

It is refreshing.

In short, the board just listened to the voters. Listening itself is also symbolic of the fresh start.

Mike MacDonald,


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