By Amy T. Thompson
March 30, 2007
The members of the school board that voted to fire Mr. Martin
should be ashamed of themselves. Your individualistic self serving
attitudes made it impossible for him to perform his job to your
satisfaction. A member of the community referred to you as incompetent
and dysfunctional and I could not agree more. Your inability
to commit to any cohesive direction created an impossible situation
for the superintendent. The fact that Mr. Martin put up with
you for as long as he has shows how dedicated he is to the children.
The school board is supposed
to work as a cohesive whole for the betterment of the children,
not to serve their personal agendas. To oust someone as knowledgeable,
caring and capable as Mr. Martin, especially at this juncture
of his contract, is ludicrous. With your history of lack of
direction I wish you luck finding someone with any leadership
skills. It is obvious you only want a minion to do your bidding.
I would like to extend my thanks
and kudos to the three members who stood up and voted against
the agenda item to terminate Mr. Martin. I would also like to
thank Mr. Martin for his service to our community and our children.
He will definitely be missed.
Amy T. Thompson
Ward Cove, AK
Received March 29, 2007 - Published March 30, 2007
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School Board fires Martin - The Ketchikan School Board Wednesday
voted 4-3 to fire Harry Martin; Board Members Carl Webb, Russell
Thomas and Matt Olsen voted no. During public comment at least
25 people spoke about the agenda item to terminate Martin's contract
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