The editorial in Wednesday’s Union-Bulletin concluded with this concerning Mick Miller resigning his superintendent’s job and taking another job in Spokane:
“The last Wa-Hi bond failure did stain the school district. Miller’s resignation provides a great opportunity to do some necessary cleanup.”
Give the voters of Walla Walla some credit in the outcome of the bond measure. I was passionately for its passage, and many people wrote in with their passion for the bond passing for the sake of quality education for our kids.
The superintendent may give the facts ’til his face turns blue about the benefits of the bond passing, but in this time of “don’t you dare raise my taxes,” despite steadily increasing costs and it being time for brand-new construction, some of the voters will vote it down, and be very vocal against it.
Don’t blame him, and don’t say the school district is “stained” because people voted their own minds.
It is doubtful a new face in itself will turn the tide. Of course, the voter is weary of the flood of advertisements on television, radio and in the mail (my pet peeve) if we are already informed and have our minds made up.
Sharon K. Schiller