Letter - Support districtI have been an employee of the Hudson School District for 26 years and have worked the entire time in the district administrative offices.
I have been an employee of the Hudson School District for 26 years and have worked the entire time in the district administrative offices. My tenure includes working for three superintendents, and two interim superintendents, in addition to the personnel director.
My duties also include serving as the secretary to the board of education and as such I have worked with many, many board members over the years. I am also a parent of two sons who graduated from this district, who went on to complete their college educations and achieved success in their chosen careers; and a taxpayer who has lived in this school district for 22 years. I’ve spent nearly a third of my life working for this district and feel I have a vested interest in its future.
I’m concerned that all of this negative talk about the district and the personal attacks on administrators and school board members only serves to negate all the really good work that has been done over the past 25-plus years. I know these people; I work with them on a daily basis. They truly have the best interests of the students of this community at heart. The school board members are elected, and the district administration are hired to make decisions, some of which are not always easy and are not always popular, but are always for the good of the students and their education.
A high quality school district benefits the whole community, the local businesses, the local realtors and most importantly, the children. Parents of school-age children should be the most concerned and the most vocal in support of their schools, but yet all I hear at school board meetings and read about in the paper are the negative comments from the same people making personal attacks in an attempt to discredit district employees and school board members.
The community voted to pass the referendum to purchase St. Croix Meadows. It’s time for people to come forward to vocally support the school district in its effort to get the property rezoned. Call, write letters, email your City Council members to let them know you support the rezoning. Take the time to write some positive letters to the editor about how important this school district is to you and your family.
Diane Radle, Hudson