Public Comments March 13, 2017 – Chad Bestul

Public Comments at March 13, 2017 I-S Regular School Board Meeting – Chad Bestul

Please read the actual board emails here.

When I began looking for answers on the activity within the board, I was looking for decisions that were thorough.  I still have not found that evidence.  I have spent my time, my money, and mostly my good name in the pursuit of something that essentially would vindicate the board.  The sad truth is that I have gotten more answers outside of this district, than what I have from within our district.  I have found a great deal of actions that are questionable, or at least would lead to questions from the public, this is where our board has failed us.  While we may not have the legal backing, and possibly not a complete understanding of the law, that’s when the board should have stepped up with the districts attorney, which we are all paying for, to help explain the law.  Instead we have encountered nothing but resistance, resulting in request after request to get information.  In many of your responses, you advise that I request the county district attorney, or the attorney general to review the requests I have put in.  Does this board really want the district attorney, the attorney general, and the DPI to come in and review the boards actions? Continue reading “Public Comments March 13, 2017 – Chad Bestul”

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Public Comments March 13, 2017 – Mary Olson

Public Comments at March 13, 2017 I-S Regular School Board Meeting – Mary Olson

On the District website, www.iola.k12.wi.us/, are two documents most likely posted by the School Board, with links on the left side of the landing page.

>The first link is: “Iola-Scandinavia School Board Questions & Answers.” When you click on that, it takes you to a document titled: “Responses to Questions from Feb 13.” These Q & A were attached to District letterhead & signed by the Board President. (If you were at that meeting and asked a Question, you received a copy of this letter in the mail.) Continue reading “Public Comments March 13, 2017 – Mary Olson”

Public Comments March 13, 2017 – Diana Jones

Public Comments at March 13, 2017 I-S Regular School Board Meeting – Diana Jones

Public Comments at March 13, 2017 I-S Regular School Board Meeting – Diana Jones

I am so grateful for the teachers, staff, and principals who are responsible for our children. This is not where I wanted to be tonight. I never wanted to be in this position.

All members of our community have a right and a duty to question things where answers do not seem readily available or don’t make sense. As a taxpayer, we are entrusting the school board to spend our money wisely and responsibly.

This school board, with the exception of Mr. Huettner and Mr. Wolberg, does not appear to understand what it really means to be held accountable to the taxpayers in our community. Continue reading “Public Comments March 13, 2017 – Diana Jones”