Letter: Takes issue with letterIn my years of public service I have received my share of criticism, no doubt much of it deserved. But comparisons to Osama bin Laden? Now that’s a first. Frankly, I feel it’s just a bit harsh.
By: Mark Kaisersatt, Hudson, Hudson Star-Observer
In my years of public service I have received my share of criticism, no doubt much of it deserved. But comparisons to Osama bin Laden? Now that’s a first. Frankly, I feel it’s just a bit harsh.
There is probably nothing I can say to bring Mr. Shaw to embrace some degree of rationality or abandon his conspiracy theories. However, I want the public to know that school district negotiations with our teachers are conducted in closed session according to the provisions of state law. Mr. Shaw chooses to term these meetings “secret.” It’s not the same thing, Marion.
Regarding the millions of dollars I personally “gave away” to the teachers union, our contract settlement does indeed involve millions of dollars. But here’s a point to consider, Mr. Shaw. I managed to convince these teachers to educate the students of our community in exchange for the money! This is called a contract, where two parties agree to exchange something of value for mutual benefit. If you were unaware of that, you are to be forgiven your outrage.
And though my home is modest, and perhaps in need of some minor maintenance, it’s certainly much nicer than a cave, and I take umbrage at that remark.
Finally, since you believe me to be hiding and hard to find, Mr. Shaw, permit me to assist you. The School Board meets the second Tuesday of every month. I’ll make sure a chair is saved for you.
Mark Kaisersatt, Hudson
School Board member