This week’s Chagrin Herald Sun had a front-page hard news article about Orange City Schools Superintendent Dan Lukich doing the retire-rehire thing. And as a resident, tax-payer and user of the Orange public schools, that is fine by me. The system allows it, he’s put in years and years, the results have been beyond acceptable and I’m a-okay with him following the system under which he’s worked and lived. If Ohioans don’t like the system, tell your state legislators and get to work on changing it. But Lukich is not acting unethically or immorally for following what’s been provided. I’ve been consistent in feeling this way on these types of sets of circumstances.
Done on that point.
Now, as for the second point: When I went to Google and searched on, “Chagrin Herald Sun Dan Lukich,” all I got was your editorial slamming the ability for that to happen, not the relevant, published on the same day hard news story to which readers could refer, to get the non-editorialized info about the situation. (And it wasn’t easy to figure out how to get to your paper’s homepage that then listed out all the 5/17/07 articles – though they are all there.)
I don’t know why that happened or happens, but as a reader and resident, I’d ask that you check it out. At a minimum, publish and cross-reference the pieces to one another.
Because who knows – before you can say REHIRE or RETIRE, people will be calling your paper unsavory things worse than “a rag” – you know, like…a BLOG.