EDITORIAL: We should all keep a close eye on board

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

We hope all residents and taxpayers in the Greencastle-Antrim School District are planning to closely watch the actions of the school directors as a new board with new leadership takes power.

We’re not sure what kind of line has been drawn with last week’s voting on the officers of the board, but one definitely was. We are anxious to see what new president Eric Holtzman forwards concerning his stated goals of a ‘balanced budget and increased use of technology.’ We are intrigued as to what ‘increase in online courses’ Holtzman has in mind.

We are concerned that the vote on the president and vice president was obviously predetermined. Discussion and decisions obviously took place prior to the meeting. We feel strongly that all such discussion should happen in open session. Let’s hope the board operates in the sunshine in the future.

While we recognize past president Joel Fridgen’s right to make a statement following the vote that unseated him, we also want to give Holtzman every opportunity to demonstrate his style of leadership. We will be watching. We hope you will as well.