D-113A board member responds to ‘attacks’
To the Editor:
In response to the numerous false statements and personal attacks against board members made this past month by Mr. Malley and Mr. Aurelio from the District 113A school board, the Letter to the Editor word limit of 300 words is not enough to address them all.
I can only say I will find other avenues to let the truth be told.
In response to Mr. Malley and Mr. Aurelio’s comments in the paper last week:
Had I responded to Mr. Malley at the event as he suggested, I would have violated the Open Meetings Act, which he should be aware of.
If Mr. Aurelio came to me to discuss his issues as he suggested I do, perhaps he would not have made the numerous false statements he has.
However, regardless of the questionable actions and false statements made by Mr. Aurelio and Mr. Malley recently, there are key undeniable truths within the district that need to be stated.
The safety of the District 113A’s children, as well as the educational, emotional and social development of the district’s children will continue to be the guiding force behind the district’s decisions.
The district’s stakeholders should know that, thanks to the board as a whole, District 113A continues to move forward in a positive, collaborative relationship with the staff, administration and district stakeholders.
Because of sticking to an aggressive financial plan these last three years, the district has posted consecutive balanced budgets, increased cash reserves, removed the need for short-term Tax Anticipation Warrant (TAW) borrowing, shown solid financial leadership and implemented a five-year strategic plan as a guide for the success of the district’s future.
All of this has been done while continuing to maintain a high-quality education for the district’s students.
Taxpaying citizen of District 113A and school board member