The public's right to know

March 20, 2014 

There are two things to be said after reading the editorial March 23, "Freeburg settlements are the public's business": The public is providing the money; the public deserves the details.

When it comes to the public school system, you can expect to know just about everything there is to know, regardless of how controversial the information may be. When a public school is involved in a million-dollar settlement involving sexual abuse, taxpayers have the right to know every detail available. Although the school may not have admitted guilt, their agreement to pay out millions of dollars seemed to speak for them.

The school system was wrong for initially withholding details of the settlements from the public. As I stated in my opening sentence, the public should get what they deserve.

Christina L. Balkenbusch

Pocahontas

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