Abstention on vote to reward workers not wrong
March 07, 2014 12:06 AM | 1505 views | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Re: Don McKee column Wednesday on the upcoming Marietta School Board retreat, which noted that new member Jeriene Bonner-Grimes abstained from the board’s vote to reward system employees who stayed on the job during the recent icy storm.

After reading Don McKee’s MDJ column on the Marietta School Board Retreat, I thought I would share a few of my comments.

Most of us think the retreat is well worth the time and money.

We all appreciated the many folks that helped during the storm.

Leadership starts at the top so a good example was shown from the top.

He mentioned member Jeriene Bonner-Grimes

Abstaining means just that. What makes it against the good of all?

To Ms. Bonner-Grimes, kudos for being a concerned parent. As a new board member we know you are concerned about all children as you serve your term, and we look forward to it.

Best regards for a productive retreat.

Deane Thompson Bonner

President, Cobb County Branch NAACP

Editor’s note: Ms. Bonner is the mother of Ms. Bonner-Grimes.
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loyal parent
March 07, 2014
How nice to see loyalty expressed by a parent for her child. Hope the parent remembers that her child chose to be involved in politics and as such, will not always be judged in the same light that her mother would judge her actions.
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