Letter to the editor: Bravo to school coverage
I am writing in response to Wendy Allen's Feb. 20 letter, "Biased school coverage."
First off, there's no need for Jane Reuter to change her excellent approach to reporting. For a long time she has been the only one that actually explained what is really happening in the Douglas County School District. Nelson Garcia of 9News could not be bothered to get past the word "union" in his coverage and many of us are thankful that John Ferrugia with 7News is also hot on the heels of DCSD now.
If people want to know ONLY about all the great things that the DCSD does without any self examination of issues, all you have to do is listen to the latest that the current board of education or superintendent is saying.
In fact, they are so good at spouting their own greatness that they needed to modify their propaganda, oops, I meant communications budget from $100,000 to close to $500,000. As we speak, the plans are to spend more and hire a public relations firm as Jane so accurately pointed out last week.
If this BOE wanted to show any sign that they respect and acknowledge the 48,000-plus voters that do not agree with them, they could at least allot the open seat on the board to someone with a differing viewpoint.
While, we look forward to seeing that happen, we are not holding our breath and until then, keep on reporting Jane!