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BROWN: Leland should have say in co-op with Earlville

To the Editor:

An ongoing issue between the Earlville and Leland schools has forced me to weigh in on the issue.

The issue proposed by Earlville School Board President Barb Meloy is that Earlville should take over sole responsibility for the management of the Leland-Earlville sports co-op program. Coaches would be employed by Earlville and Earlville would establish and manage the athletic budget. Leland would make an agreed financial contribution and have no say in how the money is used.

Three Leland board members are opposed to any agreement that gives Earlville sole control of the co-op. The other four members are "on the fence."

The four who are "on the fence" must not have read the articles concerning the former Dixon city treasurer who now is in prison after stealing millions of dollars from Dixon's city coffers over the years and using it for her own use, or the Sheridan village official who was caught stealing, or those cases where officials from organizations were caught using the organizational money for their own use.
I believe in checks and balances. Where would our country be if the president, legislative or the Supreme Court had sole control over the running of the country?

Leland should have some say in how the co-op is ran. Earlville shouldn't have sole control on how the co-op is ran. It would give them too much power and Leland would have no way to oppose them if they didn't like the way Earlville is handling the co-op.

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