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Letter: Encourages residents to attend Aug. 22 Nordonia School Board meeting

Published: August 17, 2016 12:00 AM

Veterans unite!

Military veteran and Nordonia School Board member Jim Szabo is unjustly under attack. As a veteran, Mr. Szabo completely understands and follows the values of honor, integrity, ethics and service. He sensed something wasn't right and made a 100 percent legal public records request. He uncovered some damning information about Nordonia district leadership. Following is a district email sampling:

/ Superintendent to the Board and a school principal about a district parent -- "I recommend nobody respond to XXX. When you mud wrestle a pig you both get dirty, and the pig enjoys it."

/ Board Vice President Chad Lahrmer to the rest of the Board, copying both the superintendent and treasurer, about another district parent -- "XXX can say whatever XXX wants about our fiscal management, but XXX is worse."

/ Former Board president Steven Bittel, convicted of felony child pornography charges, emailed the Board and Superintendent Clark about a district parent with, "As I clearly said, XXX is an ass."

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Note -- I have eradicated actual district parent and private citizen names along with pronouns replacing all with XXX as not to possibly embarrass those individuals being targeted by district leadership.

Don't you now wonder what district leadership may be saying about you? It appears they like to attack and ridicule both district parents and private citizens alike. We teach tolerance to our students, but district leadership appears not to follow what we teach.

Please attend the Aug. 22 School Board meeting at Northfield Elementary, 9374 Olde Eight Road, to show your support for Mr. Szabo. It appears that a whistle blower is being unjustly asked to resign by both Mr. Lahrmer and Board Member Nick Bertchtold. Let's stand up to the bullying and intimidation of district leadership and protect our children.

John E. Brachna,

Sagamore Hills

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