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In your article “Decatur TA say life insurance benefits canceled" (Nov. 3),  you quoted Paula Busboom in a statement she made saying that the district is playing games with people’s lives instead of discussing these issues like adults.

Though I do agree with that statement, has anyone questioned the Decatur Public Schools district to ask them why they believe the packages are a reasonable price for those who are under it? I also think that the district should be asked whether or not they believe they will come to an agreement with the union.

I believe that the board has not been forthcoming in their stance and should be responsible for addressing these issues to the union as well as to the public. The community is in uproar because of the way the board is dealing with the strike and it is not fair to the 500 or more students who couldn’t attend school due to the strike.

The board didn’t do anything, so these kids were out of school while their teachers protested their own treatment by the board. In the helping professions, one cannot help others if they can’t help themselves first. We have to be in a good place in order to help others in an effective way. I believe the board needs to be held accountable by the community for their actions and what they will do to correct the conditions that are currently in place.

Jessica Bringle, Decatur

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