AUBURN – At the conclusion of Monday’s public comment time, newly elected board president Mike Zaruba said he hopes the Auburn school district will not have to worry about going backward.
His comments followed eight speakers.
Zaruba: “I’m not speaking for any other board member, I’m just speaking for myself.
I’ve had over 300 people reach out to me in this community since Wednesday evening, obviously on both sides of the issue. And I just want to thank all those people who are willing to reach out.
I appreciate everybody who came to speak tonight. It takes a lot of courage to come and speak. I’ve had a lot of people reach out with emails and texts and phone calls, and again, on both sides. And this is a tough issue.
Zaruba: “You guys are right, this is a no-win situation for our community, for our district with everything that is going on, but I assure you, as the board president, I’m going to try to do the best I can do to lead this district over the next year to do the right things and, hopefully, we don’t have to worry about our district going backwards.”
Zaruba: “With that I don’t have any other comments. I don’t know if any other board members wish to make a comment or not.”
Stephen Kennedy: “I would like to thank everybody for their comments. They are well thought out.”