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Dismissal Of The Superintendent
By Jerilyn Lester


May 13, 2007

Mr. Harpold I totally agree with you. If the four school board members had a legitimate beef with the Superintendent then they should have fired him for cause but the way they did it seems like they only had personal issues with Mr. Martin. Having worked for him I can understand that but never anything to fire him over. Also they didn't take into consideration the amount of money it would take or that the public actually watches what they do. By not giving us any explanations they just caused a bigger stink. A personal vendetta is no reason to fire a person and they all owe us, the public, an explanation or get ready to be recalled.

My biggest problem with the process is the fact that they waited until Mr. Martin was out of town making a bid for money for the district they are supposed to be overseeing to stab him in the back. Ketchikan School Board Members Choc Shafer and Karen Eakes as well as Lieben and Jackson need to come clean with the public and tell us what the real reason for the dismissal was. They owe the public and Mr. Martin that much.

Jerilyn Lester
Ketchikan, AK

Received May 10, 2007 - Published May 13, 2007

About: 23 year resident of Ketchikan and former employee of Mr. Martin.


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letter Dismissal of Superintendent Martin By Mike Harpold - Ketchikan, AK



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