Chirs Farrell accepts an award with Trustee Maureen Bowers
I got to say that I am a little upset with the disrespect that Chris Farrell was shown by his fellow board members last week when they decided not to keep him on for another term as President of the Kingston School Board.
In my humble opinion there was no reason to change leadership. Chris Farrell is an extremely dedicated member of the school board and of this community. As a former candidate, I found Chris to be extremely helpful to me and all candidates running and very knowledgeable of the issues.
Chris Farrell has spent hundreds of hours promoting the district. Whether it begoing on the radio, going to community groups and explaining the budget process or talking with constituents directly; in addition to his regular duties as board president. Let's not forget in 2006 Farrell was reelected to the board with a mandate, leading the ticket by almost a thousand votes.
Nothing against incoming Prez, Dr. Fletcher. David is a friend of mine and I think he will do a more than adequate job as president. Bottom line, Chris Farrell has a year left on his term and should have been able to have served his last year as president on his own terms.
The board's decision is disgraceful, selfish and short sighted to a man that has dedicated many years to the Kingston School District. I thank Mr. Farrell for his leadership as president of the board.