School board had tough decision on sports complex issue
To the Editor,
I’d like to thank the members of the Tecumseh School Board for their service and time they give and have given to the people in the Tecumseh school district. If you want to give a few examples of a thankless job, this might be near the top. My empathy goes out to Mr. Govro, and for that matter anyone, who has been laid off or lost his or her job in this time of economic uncertainty. I can even respect him wanting to take some sort of action. But having said that, the fact remains the school board was between a rock and a hard place when making a decision to move forward with the new sports complex. As we all might remember, the old bleachers were condemned, the old track not usable, and though the old stadium spot and the hill will always have a place in the hearts of most Tecumseh alumni, it was clearly time to cut our losses and move forward. The board, in this case, didn’t have the luxury of a long drawn out debate, and made a decision. That’s exactly what people in leadership roles are expected to do. If you want to accuse the board of playing a shell game with the finances, so be it, we all are playing a little bit of that game right now. In closing, I’m excited, win or lose, about the vision of Jason Mensing and the latest version of the Tecumseh football team running out on the new maintenance-free playing surface with our awesome high school as a backdrop, and sending a message to the young people that even during these tough times we can still forge ahead.