“You’ve called the FBI, homeland security has been here to visit us… and all I can think of is it’s like a child that’s having a tantrum that does not get the right answer… you throw your tantrum and your tantrum has cost the district (nearly) $20,000 that could be spent on playgrounds or interventionists for third-grade reading or any number of things, but I’m fed up with it.”
– School Board Trustee Jim Reis
I’d like to respond to this as a parent with a third-grader in the reading intervention program. Money that could have been spent helping my child when he needs it the most was wasted on this.
A student in the district lost educational resources he desperately needs because of this. This may not seem like a “big deal” in the grander scheme of things but, to this Oxford parent, it’s a big deal.
To that third-grader it’s a big deal. That extra help could have made a world of difference to my son.
But we will never know because the district had to spend the money dealing with all these FOIA’s and the FBI.
What’s more important? A third-grader getting the help he needs or a FOIA? I think the answer is clear to any parent.