Thank you to Taylor Perse and Eugene Weekly for the excellent investigative reporting on the 4J school board in the article “A Need for Transparency” (10/28). I follow the Eugene school board business, and I am glad that the Weekly does, too!
Gordon Lafer et al. must stop doing business among themselves between meetings. Oregon law is very clear on this point. I know that the pandemic has put extra stresses on all, and I thank our superintendent, teachers, parents and all staff for stepping up to keep our kids safe and re-engaging them as children are back in school.
We have a board who agrees on most things, so I hope they will put politics aside and put the students first. We need to support our children’s well-being in this tough time, address the serious staff shortages, hire our next superintendent and keep working to close opportunity gaps. That is plenty to keep everyone busy.