Letter: Oxbow Board Deserves Support

To the Editor:

I’d like to express my support and gratitude to the Oxbow School Board, six of our fellow residents who generously give many hours to help manage the school and improve the opportunities for Oxbow students. Though we will not always agree with their decisions, I know from my own years on that board that those decisions are made with careful thought and consideration. To those who take issue with the board about its recent recommendation for a new principal, I say: Disagree without being disagreeable. Belligerent accusations and attacks in place of reasonable debate can only discourage board members from volunteering for this sometimes thankless job. These are generous, caring, good neighbors; let’s treat them with the decency and respect they deserve.

Tom Kidder

West Newbury, Vt.