I was at the recent Knightsen Town Advisory Council meeting when this woman from out of state (who just moved to the Lakes in Discovery Bay) had the nerve to insult our community by thinking we need an outsider slandering our local school superintendent, Vickey Rinehart. I regret not having responded that evening, but here I go:
Perhaps it would be wiser to ask all of us who have had our children attend Knightsen School and seen firsthand the attention and devotion not only Vickey herself gives, but in the staff she and the board have chosen to educate our children.
Our daughter attended Knightsen School from first to eighth grades so we know firsthand it is a wonderful place for children to have the opportunity to learn. Just like many other school districts, cities and states who are suffering financial woes, Knightsen School is a victim of the times. As our new president, Barack Obama, suggested, we can disagree without being disagreeable. Finger-pointing and blame will not help.
If outsiders feel this is such a bad school and district, maybe they should go back to where they came from.