Stu­dents, not agen­das

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Opinion -

It was very dis­ap­point­ing to read that An­gela Ja­cobs-Un­der­wood was drop­ping out of the race for Congress.

It seems to me that Steve Knight should have been will­ing to stay out of the race if there were con­cerns about di­vid­ing the Repub­li­can vote. His en­try only after Ms. Hill re­signed is puz­zling. He seemed an hon­or­able man, but I be­lieve he rep­re­sented only the na­tional Repub­li­can Party and not the many peo­ple in our district. While I would have looked care­fully at Ms. Ja­cobs-Un­der­wood, I will not vote for Mr. Knight.

I would sug­gest that the AVUHSD Board opt for an early election to re­place Mr. Davis. That way the de­ci­sion would be made by the vot­ers. Al­ter­na­tively, they might choose an in­terim mem­ber who has no af­fil­i­a­tion with any of the cur­rent Board mem­bers and who would agree not to run for election in 2020.

The lat­ter would save the District the cost of a spe­cial election. There are many de­ci­sions that the board needs to make in or­der for the District to op­er­ate. It is time for the mem­bers to put the needs of stu­dents, staff and com­mu­nity above their per­sonal agen­das.

Les­lie Flax­ing­ton Lan­caster

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