NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
The first step to improving the reputation of the New Castle school district happened at the Dec. 3 board meeting.
David DiGiammarino was elected president and Anna Passerrella, vice president. Apparently they have the support of at least five board members — board members that believe that our children deserve the best education that the taxpayers can afford.
Over the years, millions of our tax dollars have been squandered. The following are some examples:
•Failure in 2002 to close two elementary schools when recommended by a state committee of professional educators
•Sale of Ben Franklin building
•Failure to maintain buildings
The above list is only the tip of the iceberg. One cannot include all of them in a letter limited to 300 words.
The editorial “Questionable Communications” in the Nov. 20 News is right on target. In it, the writer states, “One gets the sense that there hasn’t been much dialogue across the gulf in the New Castle system — at least not the constructive sort. And without a positive give and take regarding the differences, what the district has instead is distrust, disrespect and a dismal level of basic communications.”
With a changing of the guard — new board leadership and new superintendent — we should see a remarkable change in fiscal responsibility and hiring practices.
Philip P. Conti
NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
- Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor E-form
Send Letter to the Editor E-form
Ranch standoff shows need for gun rights
Editor, The News: If you ever needed confirmation of why our Founding Fathers found it necessary to give us the Second Amendment to the Constitution, you only had to watch the standoff between the federal Bureau of Land Management and Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who refused to be steamrolled and intimidated by an arrogant, tyrannical federal government.
Environmental officials watch drilling impacts
Editor, The News: Your recent editorial, “Ohio’s earthquake response demands Pennsylvania action” gives false alarm to residents that Pennsylvania state officials are downplaying safety concerns related to drilling and seismic activity.
School musicals earn praise from attendee
Editor, The News: One thing I love about spring are the musicals the local high schools perform.
GOP shows no concern for those sent to war
Editor, The News: Here I go again.
Exploiting state champs in order to make money
Editor, The News: It’s been a few weeks since the New Castle boys basketball team capped off a tremendous season by winning the state championship.
Sebelius resignation follows vow to fight
Editor, The News: Kathleen Sebelius was honored at a garden party to celebrate her resignation and the pseudo fact that she orchestrated the signup of 7.5 million people into Obamacare.
Public offered praise for school art show
Editor, The News: We usually procrastinate on writing letters to anyone, but this one was on the top of our list of things to do.
Government must serve all people in the nation
Editor, The News: Bernie Sanders is thinking about running for president.
Failing to watch Fox means missing news
Editor, The News: Leftist Michigan Democratic Congressman John Dingell, talking about Obamacare said, “It takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put legislation together to control the people.”
- More Letters to the Editor Headlines
- Letter to the Editor E-form