LET Daly is wasting valuable time

I was disheartened to read the front-page article about the time and energy being expended by members of the Rochester School Board concerning the issue of mileage reimbursement.

Specifically, I am appalled that Fred Daly continues to spend valuable board time continuing to press the issue of reimbursement for his mileage expenses incurred in connection with his position as a school board member.

Mr. Daly, weren't you elected to serve your community and to improve the education of our youth? Many of us contribute generously our personal and limited resources of time and money without any expectation of getting a monetary return on this investment.

Public schools have had to cut deeply into what many parents consider essentials of education -- art, music, language and programs for gifted and special needs students. May I point out to Mr. Daly that he chose to apply and was elected to this largely volunteer position on a platform of working to improve the quality of education in our schools.

I cannot overlook the egregious self-interest that Mr. Daly continues to demonstrate in regard to this issue without suggesting that if mileage expenses are such a financial burden for him, perhaps he might consider trading in his minivan for a more fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle, which would also be beneficial for the environment.


Cynthia; Wetmore


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