Here’s the full text of Jim Higgins email. He was an applicant to replace Louis Mitchell on the Bremerton School BoardFriday, April 23rd, 2010
I’ve pasted below the email Jim Higgins sent me at 6:36 pm last night. I know there was some concern by commenters on the story that this email was somehow “leaked” (?) or something similar. Jim sent me the email in response to a request I made to speak to him after the decision was made. It’s not an official document of any sort, just a statement Jim sent to me.
Marietta, Thanks for all of the support, here’s my response to this decision. I wrote this this morning. Cheers. -Jim
First, I would like to thank the teachers in Bremerton for giving me the inspiration to lend my voice. Am I shocked that I wasn’t appointed by this school board and Administration? Absolutely not!
Remember that after a campaign of reform and transparency, the first thing the new members did was behave as if they were on the reality TV show “Survivor” in Bremerton and form an alliance to snuff out Louis Mitchell. They picked positions before they were even sworn in. While this may have been legal, one has to ask, was it ethical?
All I can say is that being creative, innovative and using the talents of our teachers, administrators, community members and the students can transform the school district. Not all problems are solved by money and complex problems are often solved by thinking out of the box and being innovative. What will that take? It will take a visionary leader.
I will remind the Administration that there is always a vote of no confidence and an election for three of the five board positions is 2011. Change is a-coming. So be part of the change or tie yourselves to the tracks, because change is a-coming.