As a 24-year resident of Eagle, I have voted in favor of every school bond and levy request for the West Ada School District.
So now with so much disagreement within the board, I have a very difficult decision to make. Do I vote in favor of another two-year levy? On one hand, I fully understand that the levy is necessary to continue to provide for 40 teachers and nine additional days of instruction. Those are vital items. But on the other hand, am I willing to give additional money to a dysfunctional board? Does doing so lead them to believe that I approve of their tactics or direction?
The West Ada school board has a few weeks to help me make up my mind. How do they do that? A good start might be a public acknowledgment they started off on the wrong foot. Give me some indication that the infighting is over, and that the trustees have agreed that both themselves and the administration have a common goal: the best education possible for the students in the West Ada School District. The ball rests with the trustees. I await your action.
Linda Brooks Stewart, Eagle