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Adams and Sullivan should step downas members of the Summit School Board

Don SamuelsRuby Ranch

Sept. 20, the Summit Daily ran a front-page article about the students from Summit County, including those of Summit County School Board members Stuart Adams and Garrett Sullivan, attending Vail Mountain School.Of course, parents have an obligation to provide their child with the best opportunities available. This is a judgment call each parent faces. It is regrettable that certain members of the school board cannot see the conflict between this judgment call and their continued service on the school board. Those board members who send their children to Vail Mountain School, by this very act, call into question the adequacy of Summit schools and undermine the students, faculty and administration of the county they purport to serve and to whom they have a sworn duty of service. Those board members who send their children to Vail Mountain School increase the news value of a story that would otherwise probably not make the front page.As we come into an election concerning a bond issue and a mill levy that will have a dramatic impact on educational opportunities and quality for the students of Summit County, this is an unacceptable liability to which our children are exposed for the vanity of a few individuals. Those board members who send their children to Vail Mountain School should step down now, and leave the job to someone who really believes in our schools and public education for all students, not just other people’s children.You do not have the right to play with the future of other people’s children who cannot afford Vail Mountain School or some other private institution, or who choose to be part of a larger, real-world community.


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