West Ada Parents and Partners Against Winder's Bill
We, the parents and citizens most effected by what is occurring in the West Ada School District oppose Senator Winder's bill, S 1273, in order to protect future school districts from suffering as we have. Myriads of conclusive evidence shows that West Ada is being controlled by power and money and those with that power and money have used it to recall almost an entire school board that the parents and teachers DO like. Currently, those board members still have the right to step away from a nasty recall scenario and choose someone of "like mind" so to fill their position, at least leaving behind the values that the people voted for. Sen Winder's bill removes their opportunity to step away, stating that if they do the Governor will chose their replacement. We suggest that the Governor of the state of Idaho does not have enough information about any one school district, particularly ones far removed in Northern and/or Eastern Idaho, to choose someone who would know what is best for that school district. This bill then leaves trustees with only 2 unfavorable choices: #1 deal with the trauma of a recall and risk the money and power that initiated the recall in the first place to win in the recall election or #2 let the far removed Governor try to make a better choice. Senator Winder's bill takes local power away from the people which is not a concept we support. Please sign if this is not the government you are looking for in West Ada and Idaho.