Thank you for reporting on the Lake View bus stop issue in Sandown, “Green and Gordon Discuss Sandown School Bus Issue.” As was reported, Sandown says the bus stop is a school district issue and the school district says the fundamental problem is a town issue.
I’d like the public to know that at the very moment I was pleading with my fellow school board members to put the Lake View bus stop on an upcoming board agenda, Selectman Jon Goldman texted Superintendent Metzler to say as paraphrased by Dr. Metzler, that “The bus stop is safe. They have no issue with the bus stop.” (https://vimeo.com/album/255898/video/212301077 at 3:46:00)
So while the town says it is a school board issue, Jon Goldman is going out of his way to text the superintendent during a school board meeting to undercut my efforts to get the district to address this issue of serious importance to parents in the Lake View area. Mr. Goldman was not authorized to text on behalf of the Sandown Board of Selectman – nor was he authorized by his board to meet privately with Dr. Metzler to discuss the issue.
“Please be advised that the Sandown BOS Chair and I met last Friday. It was determined that the bus stop was safe and parents that want to drive have another alternative for parking. We consider this matter closed.”