Responsibility falls on district administration, school board

Dear Editor:

Thank you for including the coverage of the Cambridge-Isanti High
School principal decision in your paper. This situation has been quit
upsetting. I think most of the community knows someone in the
Cambridge-Isanti education community. I have always respected and
enjoyed the teachers and facilities staff.

Dear Editor:

Thank you for including the coverage of the Cambridge-Isanti High School principal decision in your paper. This situation has been quit upsetting. I think most of the community knows someone in the Cambridge-Isanti education community. I have always respected and enjoyed the teachers and facilities staff.

As a member of the community it is difficult to live in a small town and voice an opinion that involves the people you work for and with, the people who sit next to you in church or the parents of the children who associate with yours.  You want to get a long and you fear reprisal. Well I have had enough. This case has cost our community a lot of money and made us look like backwoods buffoons.

The responsibility for this whole event rests firmly on the shoulders of the school district administration and school board. With this case, they have been an embarrassment to our community.

I really feel sorry for the arbitrator in this case. He has to hear about someone not wearing a suit under a graduation gown and mispronouncing student names. He has to hear about three hours of a conference that was missed because some people called up a school board member to report an infraction of the ‘rules.’

Is this the appropriate chain of command in our school community? It reads like an Andy Griffith episode where Aunt Bea and Clara gossip about Miss Crump’s cake not being up to snuff for the church bake sale.

How did someone get to be such a high paying high school principal, and have his position so long, if he’s such a major problem? I think there is a lot we are not being told about this case and it all boils down to a witch-hunt, politics or at the very least an ineffectual school administration and some sort of power issue.

As a taxpayer I want to thank all of the community who called Dan Fosse and brought this ‘major’ issue to light. It is important our hard earned tax dollars be spent righting this terrible situation in this manner. I appreciate seeing the ‘school character traits’ rhetoric put to good use and championing respect, compassion, responsibility, and self-discipline.

I’m pleased the school district administration and the school board have shown the community and especially the students of district 911 such responsible behaviors in spending tax dollars. I can proudly tell my children they won’t have some art or computer classes, but as God is my witness, we won’t employ a principal who doesn’t stand erect at a school function.  We need Gomer to make a citizen’s arrest.

SJ Olson
Cambridge

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