Departing Chilliwack DPAC vice-president sounds like sour grapes

I think it was very unfortunate that this was printed, the thinly veiled contempt for the existing board was quite frankly insulting.

I admit I was a little taken aback with yesterday’s headline concerning the DPAC vice -chair stepping down…. was it that slow a news day? (DPAC vice-president steps down, Progress, Nov. 24)

I don’t know Kirsten Branderith or Katie Bartel and I’m sure they’re wonderful people, but how petty can you be? You didn’t win so you quit?

I thought we as adults were to model grace when we lose, think what you want to yourself but try to lose with dignity and live to fight another day.

I think it was very unfortunate that this was printed, the thinly veiled contempt for the existing board was quite frankly insulting. Katie Bartel would be well served to maybe be a little more objective and a little less partisan, she is a reporter after all.

We  the public aren’t as stupid as you think, we can tell when there is bias and manipulation, please try harder and just give us the facts, thanks.

James Wiens

 

Editor’s Note: Perhaps the loss of a long-time parent volunteer and 10-year veteran of the District Parent Advisory Council might seem a non-issue to some. But coming at a time when barely 15 per cent of the Chilliwack population bothered to vote, others might argue that the erosion of public involvement is worth talking about.

Some may have wished the former DPAC president had gone quietly, but she didn’t. And her years of service to the school district and to the community has earned her the right to comment on why she left.