Commentary by Penny Scott
It was a less than happy ending to the school year at Lane Community College when the closing remarks of some board members were geared towards chastising their critics and those of President Mary Spilde.
The setting was the June 10 Board of Education meeting where the 2015-16 college budget was adopted. Closure of the Electronics Technology and Automotive Collision and Refinishing programs was included.
Speaking with the greatest intensity and length, was board member Gary LeClair. He complained about what he described as a constant parade of people who come before the board every month. “I’m reminded of the little kids that go up to my wife and go mom-mom-mom-mom-mom. They don’t stop until you finally say something to them,” he said.