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School board's mayor endorsement is unethical | Letters

I am extremely disappointed with the actions of the Federal Way School Board with its not-so-subtle endorsement for the incumbent mayor of Federal Way.

The school board is stepping way out of its scope as to why the citizens of Federal Way voted you in office. Your purpose as a school board member is to promote the policy that you portrayed to your constituents when seeking their vote; hire and fire superintendents; and make certain every student gets an equal and fair opportunity for the best education possible.

You waited three years to root out this endorsement. You easily could have waited eight more weeks until after the mayoral election to make this a legitimate recognition. Instead, you chose to make it right before an important mayoral election. It's unethical, and the board should be censured for its actions.

Stick to educating the students of Federal Way and not to manipulating the vote for mayor of Federal Way.

Neil Goldingay, unincorporated King County


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