Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Wholesale Changes Needed Within FWCS Board

If the preliminary numbers being reported are correct then the Blues have won in decisive fashion. This would be a victory for taxpayers within the Fort Wayne Community School district and absolutely nobody deserves more credit than Evert Mol. Evert has been branded a liar, and probably every other name in the book, but at the end of the day he stood up for the rest of us and helped beat back what must have been one of the largest tax increases in the history of this district.

So if the public is so opposed to this plan then how did the current school board come to garner such audacity? The answer is voter apathy. For far too long voters in this community have ignored school board races and this proposed $800 Million tax increase is a stark reminder of the power the local school board yields. What this community needs is a wholesale takeover of the school board by people that believe in accountability and fiscal responsibility. Voters might remember such a landslide in the County Council race 8 years ago.

There is no one more qualified to lead this coup d'etat than Evert Mol himself. The man has volunteered his time for several years and has proven to be a strong supporter of accountability and fiscal responsibility. Let me be the first to say that this community needs Mr Mol's leadership.

Every single member of the FWCS board (except Jon Olinger) should be voted out of office. I hope Evert Mol will continue his advocacy for FWCS by leading the ticket for challengers in the next election.

I am personally considering running for the school board and I would proudly stand beside Evert to usher in a new generation of boardmembers that would repeal the rubberstamp that this group has given to Wendy Robinson and her administration...


Dave MacDonald said...


A great post. I think you nailed it with "voter apathy." All elections matter.

The remonstrance was an issue that transcended party affiliation. I'm encouraged that as a community we can set aside political differences and have fruitful discussions about important issues facing our great city.


Robert Enders said...

You got my vote.