Rhonda Bromley, Alpine District spokeswoman, has written a personal guest column in the Daily Herald, about the convertrovery in recent months over the district's use of the word "democracy" in its mission statement, among other things. In case you haven't been following this issue, a group of Utah County parents has been protesting for months the district's use of the word "democracy" saying the U.S. is a republic and should be recognized as such. They also object to four value statements that back up the mission statement. To see their objections go here.
And from Bromley's letter today:
"Recently a website has been created called 'Save ASD' that outlines multiple contentions some people have with the district. As with any organization, we always have room for improvement; and all 6,300 employees are constantly looking for ways to make those improvements; but Alpine School District does not need to be 'saved.' Great things are happening."