Trustee neglects community needs

Re: Trustee resigns to battle for record checks, Dec. 3.

To the Editor,

Re: Trustee resigns to battle for record checks, Dec. 3.

Donna Allen has put her personal needs ahead of the community.

By not taking her seat as a school trustee, she will cost Nanaimo about $100,000 for a needless byelection.

She could have saved herself and the taxpayers a lot of money by accepting that Bill Bard had an old record, not having anything to do with children, and might have been elected.

As a board member, her desire to keep schools open cost the taxpayers $87 million.

As much as I do not like the idea of Allen on the school board, I would prefer she do her duty and work to keep her ideas  in front of the new board.

Obviously it will be more difficult now that the majority of the old board that supported cancelling the facilities plan are no longer there.

J. Sharpe

Nanaimo