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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • Each time School District 9 has had negative press, four names played a role: Scott Grissom, Ted Dole, Mary Ann Olsen and Superintendent Cynda Rickert.
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  • Each time School District 9 has had negative press, four names played a role: Scott Grissom, Ted Dole, Mary Ann Olsen and Superintendent Cynda Rickert.
    Three of four years, Eagle Point High School had Oregon's lowest rating. Three-quarters of D9 scores went down last year. We lose seven teachers and hire administrators. This trio helped Rickert's plan to close Elk Trail school, moving students to overburdened classes and eliminating middle school sports. Never has increasing the number of students per classroom ever been the right answer.
    Rickert is being investigated for misconduct and gross neglect of duty by the state. Yet, the board members above granted her full control of D9 funds during the strike. She has wasted athletic resources, overspent on repairs and prevented local contractors from bidding on contracts. D9 has spent more than $100,000 on legal fees. Lawsuits are abundant under Rickert but the failure of mandatory reporting of child abuse is an embarrassment that should have mandated accountability instead of letters of support.
    Grissom is to represent the community, not enable Rickert to bully our community and waste resources. Dole, Grissom and Olsen have not provided adequate oversight, and are now recruiting Hodges to follow their lead. — Sandra Gifford, Eagle Point
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