To the Editor:

    I have been following the news stories that appeared in your newspaper regarding the Ripon Area School District.  

    Earlier this fall, our recent school board accepted a report on zero instances of bullying in the school system. ...

     Our school board and current administrator were forced to admit that bullying did in fact occur and thus rescinded that report.

     As a former RHS graduate, I applaud all community members and current school board candidates who have spoken about and are concerned with the apparent lack of transparency on the part of the current administration and it seems our current school board members.

     Another thing that concerns me is the emphasis the school district is placing on its charter schools.  All you have to do is to look at the district’s Facebook page to see that the majority of the postings involve charter classrooms.  Because so much attention has and is being given to our charter school, I am wondering why more attention is not given to the students in our traditional classrooms.  ...

     Bby wisely choosing school board candidates who are advocating for transparency throughout the school system as well as emphasizing that all of our children deserve the very best education from the best trained educators, our school district will be on a road that will only strengthen our community and world.

— Carol Cate
N7776 Union St.

     To read the entire letter, see the Feb. 22, 2017 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.