Letter: BOE chair forces vote on school sale

To the editor,

Being at the Oct. 28, 2015 Board of Education meeting, I would like to know what is taking so long for the Citizen’s News to report on the events at the meeting relating to the Prospect chairman of the BOE pushing forward with the vote event though at least two of the three Beacon Falls members of the BOE asked the board to wait on proceeding with moving forward and voting to accept Prospect’s offer to purchase Community School.

Why is Citizens News taking so long to report Mayor Bob making such a mad dash departure so some unspecified appointment or function that he almost broke a leg tripping over himself running out of the Long River library so he didn’t have to listen to First Selectmen Bielik address the screwing that the town of Beacon Falls is so kindly getting from the BOE, the Region and Prospect?

I understand that it has been a real heavy news week this past week when you are leading off with the Prospect “race,” Long River principle retiring, Naugatuck Ambulance wining their lawsuit and the Beacon Falls town meeting regarding the fuel cell proposal.

As a citizen of Beacon Falls, I will state that I am getting really freaking tired of getting outright abused and attacked for no other reason than to voice my concerns as a citizen regarding the “at best” questionable decisions and policies/issues created by the BOE and the Region by those who want to believe whole-heartedly what they are told. Many of us have been begging people to not listen to just us but to do their own homework and make their own decisions as to if the BOE and Region is acting in their and their children’s best interest.

I just mention that I question the BOE or ask someone a question regarding what they have done and I am accused of abusing the BOE and that person for no other reason than unfortunately having an independent thought and want to know the true facts. I have even had a father take a swing at me a few years ago at a Long River budget meeting because his child wanted to see the independent study done by another news source showing the questionable rankings that the BOE wants to burry.

It is time that people, including the news, take the time and ask the hard questions that the BOE and Region don’t want you to ask. I rather be proven wrong and eat my words than have the BOE continue with their standard practice of never answering any questions at their meetings thinking that they don’t have to be made accountable or answer anything.

Brian Ploss

Beacon Falls