We elected the five trustees

The voting public are not a bunch of sheep that were duped into voting for a slate of candidates.

Editor:  When I read the article about Cheryle Beaumont’s removal from the school board (The Times, Jan. 19), I was a bit ticked off. Not at the firing mind you, as it’s about time, but at the fact that Trustee Alison McVeigh felt the need to school the voting public on the intentions of other trustees.

Did it occur to her that she is insulting the intelligence of the voting public with her comments? The voting public are not a bunch of sheep that were duped into voting for a slate of candidates.

I have never met any of the candidates personally, so before I voted I read up on candidates and their views, and voted for those whose beliefs matched mine. As a parent of children in the district, I do not want to see schools over capacity using portable classrooms.

I was opposed to the middle school and, like many others, found it outrageous that Beaumont’s contract was extended. Now regardless of whether the five board members she speaks of were part of a “secret slate supported by unions,” they still had to be voted in.

They didn’t sneak in to grab a seat during a round of musical chairs. I voted in the hopes that this would happen. And as for stating that “Beaumont would not have up and left the district,” well why would she? She was ultimately responsible for the mother of all financial mess-ups, and yet still managed to secure an extension on a rather outrageous contract. Who would leave that?

As a child, I remember hearing the joke that only weathermen can be wrong all the time and keep their jobs. As an adult, I learned to add politicians to the group and most recently, school superintendents.

Just because people do not agree with McVeigh does not mean there is a conspiracy afoot.

J. Wilson,

Langley

Langley Times