Letters to the editor for Dec. 29, 2011

Union Democrat staff /

Columbia Elementary School

To the Editor:

Thank you so much for your editor's column regarding the president of the Columbia Elementary School Board's husband's rant at the meeting this month. For so long I have wanted to commend Lacey Peterson for the excellent job of reporting that she has done. She told this story in a clear and unbiased manner. I am proud of the excellence of The Union Democrat. I wanted to respond to Mr. Phelan's statement but was told I was not allowed to speak in reply to what had been said. This was the first meeting I attended and did not know the protocol in addressing the board. Now I know.

According to Mr. Phelan the incident happened 19 months ago and everyone needs to move on. The point is no one at the school reported it. It was like Penn State in that a mother of a student had to report it. At least at Penn State the president of the university, the head of the athletic department and the much respected Joe Paterno were all fired for sweeping the sexual abuse under the rug.

Case closed? The community cannot let this die until there is accountability. So far there has been none.

Carol Malispina

Sonora

11858017
The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Saturday May 28, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Bernie Sanders deserves space and respect

05/25/2016

You’re Bernie Sanders, and you’ll turn 75 on Sept. 8. You are ... more

GOP in danger of becoming No.3 choice in state

05/23/2016

Even before Californians at last start marking absentee ballots this month or ... more

Views of all types welcome, wanted

05/25/2016

The relationship between an editorial page and the rest of the newspaper ... more

Letters to the Editor for May 24, 2016

05/23/2016

Fire agreement response To the Editor: RE: Response to May 18, 2016, ... more

On lifeguards, laptops, letting the public in

05/21/2016

Bravos Fire agreement — For the first time in quite a while, ... more