Never about tak­ing on Dou­glas

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL -

“There’s no ques­tion there’s lots of is­sues mov­ing for­ward, and I’m not big enough to say I think I’ve got all the an­swers or all the so­lu­tions, but I’m just look­ing for an op­por­tu­nity to work to­gether,” he said.

Par­sons said he has known Dou­glas for a long time and thanked him for his ser­vice.

He said it was never about tak­ing on Dou­glas, a re­spected ed­u­ca­tor in the area for 30 years – in­clud­ing a stint as pres­i­dent of the New­found­land and Labrador Teach­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion (NLTA) – be­fore be­ing elected to the board in 2008.

Par­sons had his mind on run­ning for the board for some time and said Dou­glas was non-com­mit­tal about his plans when he spoke to him last spring.

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