Letters -Critical of school leadersAfter watching the May 8 School Board Meeting I was so upset, I ran off screaming into the night.
By: John A. Windolff, Hudson, Hudson Star-Observer
After watching the May 8 School Board Meeting I was so upset, I ran off screaming into the night. That’s a slight exaggeration, actually I waddled off mumbling into the kitchen. The transparent contempt shown by the School Board and Eggebraaten for Sandy Gherke was disgusting. Simply because Sandy was questioning some very questionable procedures used by the board in the past. The only thing more repulsive than the childish behavior of our elected officials was Lynn Robson’s bold face lie about not owning property near the track and Eggebraaten’s defense of Robson’s indefensible perjured statement. Like a couple of kids at camp they decided, “you lie and I’ll swear to it.”
When Gherke asked Tim (the money man) Erickson, which committee approved the creation of the three concept site plans for the SCM property, who drew the plans and what did they cost, Erickson just stared at Gherke with the same expression on his face as Pugsly Adams had right after his sister Wednesday Thursday booted him in the groin. After a deliberating silence, Erickson uttered those profound words “I don’t know.” That’s why he makes the big money.
Mention was made about making changes to the offer to purchase of the SCM property. Amending the original offer in any way creates a different document (a document not voted on in the referendum) thus requiring the approval of the board and the people. On May 29 the board agreed to amend the offer to purchase pushing back the possible closing. Without a referendum on the new offer to purchase I feel the SCM purchase is void.
The board has gone into panic mode -- delaying the Plan Commission meeting to keep the dream of acquiring the SCM property alive. Anybody that observed the April 13 City of Hudson Plan Commission Meeting understands that the SCM property has about as much chance of being rezoned as I do of receiving an invitation to Christmas Dinner at the Eggebraaten‘s. It simply is not going to happen.
As I sit in my office and listen to the world outside pass by. Off in the distance I hear a large Scandinavian woman doing voice exercises. It’s the fat lady getting ready to mark the end of the Eggebraaten era… Oh no! If the Emmett Kelly of the educational world resigns, what will I write about?
John A. Windolff, Hudson