I was disappointed in the way The Bee reported the events of the Feb. 28 board meeting at Hickman Charter School District ("Hickman schools chief resigns," Page B-1). Anyone reading the article would be led to believe that the community and staff were not supportive of the board and its decisions about the administrators.
Several parents and staff members voiced their support of the board, but The Bee chose not to quote those people. Many of us sat silently and in no way wanted to minimize the feelings of our colleagues or divide the district into two camps. We had no agenda other than to listen.
By law, the school board will never be able to divulge the reasons behind their decisions. Listening to gossip or a one-sided version of the circumstances is very unwise. I am forced to trust that the board made the best decision for the children at Hickman. This trust is not difficult for me, a teacher in this district for 11 years. Each of our board members has a track record of integrity and putting children first.