Longtime Grundy County School Board member and current chairman Robert Foster has resigned from the board. Following is his resignation letter to Mayor Michael Brady.
“Please let this letter serve as my official resignation from the Grundy County School Board effective immediately. It is my opinion that the board no longer serves the best interests of the students or faculty and I cannot find my way to serve on a board where division is more important than unity. I cannot, in good conscience, be involved with a board where some deliberately hurt, annoy, or offend (fellow board members/Director) especially when it impedes the education of our children.
“Over the past several months, it seems to me that certain members of the board are more interested in dividing our county rather than uniting for the betterment of our children. They seem to be interested only in their own interest rather than developing worthwhile policies. The last few meetings we’ve had were a disgrace to the citizens of Grundy County. There has been so much animosity against each other and the director, it has become impossible to move the system forward. Not only is this very frustrating, but it’s an embarrassment to our entire county.
“I love Grundy County with all my heart and wish the board well, however, I fear major changes are in order if the board is to truly do its job. I pray you and the Commissioners keep the best interest of the students in mind as the board moves forward.”
This is a developing story and more information will be in next week’s paper.