One year ago, the Munster School Board, along with Superintendent Richard Sopko, were campaigning for the school tax referendum.
Without much exaggeration, they sounded the alarm of Chicken Little. The school district would be subjected to draconian budget cuts, overcrowded classrooms, elimination of the arts, music and extracurricular activities.
Sopko promised complete transparency. There has been no oversight committee.
Despite reported cash flow problems, the School Board voted in January to approve a “professional development” leave request for Richard Sopko to Big Pine Key, Fla. at a cost to Munster taxpayers of $1,220. Why would someone retiring in three months need professional development?
However, Big Pine Key just happens to be the spring break destination of the Munster High School Project Biology Club. Furthermore, the board voted to approve Mrs. Sopko as “voluntary nurse” for the Biology Club trip.
The board has little regard for the taxpayers.
- Richard Georgas, Munster