Brauns’ school-choice decision irrelevant to public service |

Brauns’ school-choice decision irrelevant to public service

In response to the editorials finding fault with and criticizing Jennifer Brauns’decision to put her son in a private school and quit the school board.

Before you gripe, you better know the facts. Jennifer spent the past five-plus years on PTSAs, the school accountability committee and other committess, even before running for the school board. She worked nonstop these years to improve the school district. And the decision to put her son in a private school wasn’t her decision alone.

I don’t see her position as any different than a person without children – i.e. a retiree – serving on the school board. The key is to have someone who wants to help and contribute to the community.

It’s a shame that she is resigning. We are losing a hard worker, and she will be hard to replace. But before you criticize her, walk a day in her shoes. I couldn’t.

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