SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska


Right to express my views
By Frances C. Natkong


February 08, 2010
Monday PM

I recieved a letter from the CEO of Hydaburg City School District today and apparently he's replied to my letter in the Sitnews. First of all, I'm not insulting the citizens of Hydaburg, everyone knows that when you run for office it's not what you know but who you know. Second of all, I'm not saying that a Superintendent would be more beneficial FINANCIALLY. My meaning was that a Superintendent would be more "hands on."

There's countless times I've heard from parents that the CEO doesn't deal with children. I've also heard that the CEO's significant other is often very rude to people and again won't deal with children. I'm sure that these parents aren't just blowing smoke. Financial figures can be tossed around till the cows come home, I'm talking about morale and how the children feel about the present administration.

We've had such good superintendents who truly cared for the school and what the children were doing and what they were accomplishing, that's what I would like to see in our school again. I may not know very much about finances but I do know about how children feel.

I don't speak for anyone but myself. My grandson will most likely be sent to another school next year and that distresses me greatly, I've never been a part from my daughter and grandchildren. If we lose the teachers we have due to what's going on, this will become a reality.

I've gotten letters from the CEO in the past with insults to me personally, that doesn't bother me -- what does bother me is that our children will be losing good teachers.

That's my opinion and I have the right to express it, laughable or not. Thank you.

Frances C. Natkong
Hydaburg, AK

About: "Life long Hydaburg resident. Advocate for Children and Women"

Received February 08, 2009 - Published February 08, 2010


Related Viewpoint:

letterRE: Hydaburg School District By B. A. Weinberg

Viewpoints - Opinion Letters:

letter Webmail Your Opinion Letter to the Editor



Note: Comments published on Viewpoints are the opinions of the writer
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sitnews.


E-mail your letters & opinions to
Your full name, city and state are required for letter publication.

SitNews ©2010
Stories In The News
Ketchikan, Alaska