Mercer Island Reporter


Letter | Board needs to sort out options, not voters

October 10, 2012 · 10:24 AM

For years our state legislators have abdicated their leadership role and tossed issues to the voters in referendum: “Here, you decide.” And now it’s happening right here, with our School Board.

We elected them as our representatives to guide, to set policy, to plan, to be fiduciary overseers, and to figure it out.

So now they are hiring a communication contractor with our tax dollars to help explain to us five — yes, five! — ideas about which they can’t make up their alleged minds.

They want us to sort it out and settle it for them. Perhaps putting to us an either A or B choice would be responsible, but to put to we amateur school-futures-planners five complicated options that even your reporters cannot clearly explain is an irresponsible abdication.

I say to them, do the job for which we elected you ... or resign.

Fletch Waller


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