Jon Kreamelmeyer: Let’s not make school cuts worse |

Jon Kreamelmeyer: Let’s not make school cuts worse

Jon Kreamelmeyer, Frisco
School Board President

Recently while in a local coffee shop, my daughter Ali, was confronted by a middle-aged man asking her if I was her father. She responded, “Yes, is there anything I can do for you?” He proceeded to display his anger, about me being a member of the school board, and that I wanted to cut all high school activities and sports. She said that’s not true and asked if he attended the community meeting or read the article in the morning paper. His reply was, “No, but I don’t want to hear what you have to say. I want you to listen to me. You should be afraid. I have it out for your dad and for your family.” Then, he walked out of the coffee shop.

I feel it’s an act of cowardice to threaten a young person who has nothing to do with the budget crisis. If anyone has an issue or suggestion about balancing the school district’s budget, please give me a call at (970) 668-5384. I’m more than willing to listen, but I refuse to be intimidated.

Secondly, it’s not my intention to eliminate any sport or activity. My suggestion would be for each sport to determine the best way to cut 10 percent. It might be a shortened schedule, playing only conference games. Or it might be only a traveling team is identified for away games. Maybe it’s a limited JV schedule. The bottom line is a committee is reviewing all sports and activities and they will make recommendations to the board of education.

This is a tough time for all school districts across the state. It’s not pleasant for me, or anyone else in education, but we’re trying to make sensible decisions. But, whoever you are, to threaten my daughter and my family because of your uninformed opinion is extremely inappropriate.

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