Over a year ago I posted “Does District 103 Mater?” In it I rhetorically asked if the good people in Lyons Elementary School District 103 cared that the mayor of Lyons had taken over the school district. Well they did care, because two days ago three of Mayor Getty’s hand-picked school board members were voted out – they now have a minority of seats!
I can’t tell you how the news of this election buoyed my spirits. After watching the worst kind of self-serving and anti-individual-rights politics for the past few months, it is refreshing to find out that people still care enough about their schools to vote for those who care about children.
Democracy still works in America for those who stand up for what is right.
Snollygoster (Def.): A politician who puts politics ahead of principle
On April 4th the good people of Lyons, McCook, Stickney, Forest View and Brookfield will be voting to elect school board members for Lyons Elementary School District 103. I endorse Sharon Anderson, Shannon Johnson and Marge Hubacek.
Why? Because for the past 2 years the board members that snollygoster Chris Getty put in place haven’t made decisions that are good for children. In fact, they made decisions that are good for Getty, which are ultimately bad for children.
When you hire Getty’s buddy at $1,000+ per day and hire a bunch of unneeded custodians you are taking money away from children. That’s what snollygosters do – they make decisions that are good for themselves and not for the good of the children.
If the people of Lyons want to continue voting Getty in as mayor, that’s their choice. But do the people of Stickney, Forest View, McCook and Brookfield want Getty and his henchmen to continue making poor decisions regarding their children? I hope not. I would urge them to vote for Anderson, Johnson, and Hubacek. Their commitment is to the children, not to the politicians.
PS – I had an old D103 friend contact me the other day and asked why I haven’t been writing any Education Under Attack articles. I told her I’ve been retired and away from District 103 for almost five years now. It’s not my fight anymore – it’s the community’s. I hope they take their responsibility for their children seriously and vote in school board members who will put children first.