Letter: Letter writer misguided on Hinsdale District 86

Recently, Stephen Weiland remarked that ‘‘union politics threaten our communities.” I have news for Weiland, and like-minded folks. The Hinsdale High School Teachers Association is not a threat to our community. Real threats to our community involve safety concerns, terror attacks, cyber-security, and the like. Hinsdale High School District 86 union politics are hardly a threat to our local communities. Talk about way over the top.

Don’t kid yourselves for a moment. Weiland’s remarks in The Doings where he states, while referring to taxpayers, “we are both the wallet and the parents. The unions finds this laughable and even insulting.” As a former teacher, like many current staff in District 86, we simply don’t find this to be ‘laughable and even insulting.’ Current and past teachers respect the taxpayers, their commitment to the schools and the sacrifices they make in the educational process.

Perhaps Weiland, being so concerned about, as he termed it, “fiscal responsibility,” ought to look into the amount of funds (hundreds of thousands of dollars) being spent on District 86 central office staff. He might find such spending fiscally irresponsible.

Dick Flesher

Mokena

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