To the Editor:

The Eagle missed the mark. I am extremely disappointed that the recent coverage of the June 7 Grant School District board meeting consisted solely of a single agenda item.

What should have been reported is that five outstanding individuals were honored for their exemplary service to our students and to our district. We celebrated the extraordinary educational careers of Peggy Murphy, 34+ years, and Marilyn Berry, 18+ years, as teachers at Humbolt Elementary School. Hundreds of students, including many in the audience and two of my own children, had the benefit of their outstanding guidance and instruction. In addition, Julie Reynolds was recognized as our wonderful long-time drama advisor, and Tom Haney was thanked for his 27 years of as our highly skilled custodian. Finally, Gordon Larson concluded 12 years of dedicated and selfless service on the school board.

Several were presented with a beautiful framed print from a painting by Kim Robertson Randleas, local artist and graduate of Grant Union High School. The original art is the artist’s homage to the schools and students of District No. 3.

I want to express my deepest respect and appreciation to these highly professional and effective members of our community. Our students are truly fortunate to have had the benefit of your service.

Chris Cronin

Grant School District board chair

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