The following letter is in response to a letter to the editor by Summit Hill School District 161 Board member Sean William Doyle that was published in the Southtown Star. Doyle's letter discussed his concerns about a Sept. 17 special board meeting that approved creating a new assistant superintendent position. In his letter, Doyle said board policy was almost violated when the meeting wasn't initially recorded for a podcast to be posted on the district's website.
I would like to take the time to rebut the pointless comments from Sean William Doyle in the Southtown Star Forum. I reviewed his open meetings concerns on how he was not notified in time for a special meeting by 30 minutes. In my opinion, this is minor to the point. Should Mr. Doyle and Mrs. Molinare [board member Dee Molinare] channel energy on a committee, such as all others sitting board members they would be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Sean William Doyle's actions since being relieved as president with the former Superintendent Keith Pain, have been childish and very unprofessional.
His constant request of saving the district money and research data to support decisions has dragged the board to a snail's pace. Sean William Doyle was not concerned about money and data this past April when he and Mrs. Molinare voted to increase Mr. Pain's record-setting salary, which sparked comments by editors and community leaders. They both should take a page from Mr. Pain: If you do not what to contribute, then RESIGN.
Timothy Gaffney, Frankfort
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