To the Editor: District 205: Don’t Forget to Vet

Editor’s note: Carolyn Kelley is a retired teacher from the Rockford School District. The following poem expresses her thoughts about the recent District 205 situation with Dr. LaVonne Sheffield.

Played us like a violin!

She’s the victim? Come again?’

Squandered money: ENI,

LaLa flop—no coverage. Why?

WEE to blame, our “racist” past.

Many lawsuits—gone at last.

Let this be a lesson learned.

Reputations must be earned.

Teachers treated just like dirt

Leave, and then the town is hurt.

Reign of terror ends. Let’s party!

Can we hire Patrick Hardy?

Carolyn Kelley

From the April 27-May 3, 2011 issue

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