I applaud the District 97 school board for acting to retain Patrick McAndrew as a Beye School teacher. I am appreciative of the board’s consideration of the communities’ expression of support for Mr. McAndrew’s continued tenure with D97. From what I can discern, the action taken is fair and principled in light of all the facts and circumstances. The board members kept the children’s best interests at the forefront in reaching this decision and in so doing fulfilled their duty to our community in an exemplary manner.

Dan Burke, Oak Park

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