This is in response to the letter from school board member Steve Bragorgos.
Mr. Bragorgos, I want to thank you for your service to our county and express my appreciation for your efforts in Kosovo.
However, I feel as though you should have resigned your position on the school board when being deployed overseas. You say you participate on the board as much as practical.
I’m sorry, Mr. Bragorgos, but when you chose to run for school board you made a commitment to participate not just when practical.
Your absence and lack of involvement does a disservice to the schools and, most important, the students.
I find your comment that District 118 personnel are some of the highest income-earners in our community to be inaccurate. Unless, of course you are referring to administrators, who this contract does not include.
Since you were referring to the tentative agreement between the board and Danville Education Association, I will assume you were referring to the teachers, teacher’s assistants, nurses, secretaries, LRCs, etc., who serve the children of District 118.
Are you aware a great number of these so-called highest income-earners are required to work two jobs in order to make ends meet?
My husband I both work for District 118 and work jobs on the side in order to pay for our house, vehicles and student loans.
If you want to call two individuals whose combined annual income is about the same as a laborer at a factory in town overcompensated, then by all means continue to rant on a subject about which you know very little.
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