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Environmental policy should be based on facts

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Environmental policy should be based on facts Consortium meteorologists have repeatedly predicted periods of global weather extremes. Years ago, Americans were warned of an oncoming ice age. Presently, hot is hot. One thing for sure: What's not so hot is the prognostication ability of many prominent climatologists or parroting politicians. We have climatologists who disagree with the government-funded forecasters. Perhaps we should allow the skeptics more media exposure before we jeopardize our lifestyle. It's much ...

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May 16, 2014
12:09 a.m.

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To say that the leadership of the board has been poor these last two years is an understatement. The manner at which the superintendent suddenly resigned with the board's approval is a prime example, to say nothing of the on-again, off-again school closings and associated drama. Board President Deborah Oriola should not be asked to continue on the board to send a message to other board members that further dysfunctional behavior on their part will not be tolerated.

May 19, 2014
9:34 a.m.

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The sudden resignation of the superintendent was well over due. She splinted this town with her repeated threats to close a school, that's not the school board solely. She even went so far as last year after the failed budget to threaten again if it didn't pass in June, they WOULD close a school. WEll, turns out she didn't have that authority at all since there is a policy on closing a school which the superintendent never informed the board about which was her job to do so, she was paid to do and failed to do so. When it was found out, she had the audacity to state that FUAC met that requirement and thankfully Deb O as well as several other members realized the ramifications of closing a school when in fact policy was not followed. Deb O has made tough decisions that have angered many, apparently not wanting to reinstate a basketball coach who children have stated was talking abusively towards them. We don't allow bullying with our children and we should not allow bullying with our teachers/coaches and board members/superintendent either. The superintendent needed to go this year not next and Deb O voted to NOT extend her contract last year but 4 members did (one of which had not been reelected and should not have voted anyway!).