Letter to the editor: New school board members pledge to Perry

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To the editor:

Winston Churchill once said, “Democracy is the worst form of government — except for all others that have been tried.” His statement acknowledges that democracy has flaws but recognizes that the alternatives (monarchy, dictatorship, etc.) are much worse.

Democracy can be slow, ineffective and at times simply nasty. At the national level, sometimes our leaders seem to be more interested in fighting each other than in solving problems and keeping our country moving forward.

Not in Perry. This past local election proved that democracy can still be civil.

THANK YOU, PERRY! — for restoring our faith in community and showing that we can disagree without being disagreeable.

Thank you, Kyle Baxter, for your eight years of service to our school district and for your Bluejay pride.

Thank you to those who voted for us and for those who did not, for caring enough to go out and make your voice heard.

Over the course of our term, we will do our best to make the best decisions for all students, but there will certainly be times when you disagree with us. Please remember that we are doing our best.

We will support our educators when needed and challenge them when needed. We will support our students when needed and challenge them when needed. We will support our families when needed and challenge them when needed.

We encourage you to be part of the solution by joining the PTO, coaching an activity, teaching your children respect for others and being a team player.

We look forward to working with our fellow board members, Superintendent Clark Wicks, Principals Dan Marburger, Ryan Marzen and Ned Menke and the entire educator team.

Sincerely,

Travis Langrebe
Perry

Eddie Diaz
Perry

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