Friends,

Happy hot summer.

The debate over what to do regarding masks for the upcoming school year has left our School Board under siege.

There might be a legitimate debate on this issue, but the conduct of the anti-maskers is reprehensible. They are openly hostile, threatening, and utterly disrespectful.

We cannot stand by and let our board be pummeled in this way. We worked hard to get these folks elected. Now we need to give them some support.

Right now, I see 2 good ways. One is to send an email telling them that you support them and that they’re doing a great job.

Email address is school-board@bend.k12.or.us

This will go to the board as a whole. I’d like them to get hundreds of these so tell your friends and maybe some folks in your neighborhoods.

The second way is to take a speaking part at their meetings. They allot 10 minutes for agenda items and 10 more for non-agenda items. Speakers are limited to 2 min each.

You don’t even have to talk about the topics at hand, just take a slot so one of the crazies doesn’t get it. Again you could just express your support and thank them for doing a great job as VOLUNTEERS.

Let me know if you want to participate. I’ll help you along. These good folks are sitting ducks for this excessive vitriol. If we allow this to continue, we won’t be able to find folks to run and the board will go to the crazies. We simply can’t let that happen.

Thanks to you all and I look forward to hearing from you. Meantime, stay in the shade!

Jon