Lies, miss-information, and Truths all in one article written by the same person. Ex-school board member Patricia Godziszewski sent a letter to the editor of Schiller Parks People and places.
Found here starting on Page 3
I honestly encourage everyone to read it in its entirety.
She writes the letter to “inform the public of her dismay”. She is “shocked and saddened” at what she has seen at the May and June Board meetings by “certain board members”, (So is a large portion of the community, but not about the same part if i hazard a guess) “members of the audiance”, and various employees of the district. She goes on to state that she has two friends remaining on the board, David Stachura, and John Kowalski who ran at her request. She states that David, John, and her have strived to put the best interests of the students, employees, and community at the forefront of their thinking, and decision making. They through their actions proved the exact opposite in the last two years.
This next part is the highlight, and is nothing more then a description of her feelings towards the people she described above as being in the forefront of her thinking and decision making process.
“Nasty, and Disrespectfull coalition of individuals who continue to badger, harass, disrespect, attempt to intimidate -in short, Bully- “.
That sums it all up really in one sentence. This is how Patricia Godziszewski, and David C Stachura have treated the students, employees, and community from the moment they took their respective seats on the board. They cost the district incredible amounts in excess tax dollars spent, stagnated educational growth, and equally important the loss of valuable employees. The resignation rate has been reported to be the highest the district ever experienced during her tenure on the Schiller Park School District’s Board.
She goes on by inviting everyone to go to the School Districts web page and view the videos posted of the School Board meetings. On this point I agree with her, and I will provide the links again as usual.
Links to videos are found here.
Here letter does go on to describe some actual truths, but as usual mixed in with falsities for the sole purpose of making the inaccurate points of the letter appear to be more truthful to the unknowing reader. She describes some community members as “people who have insinuated themselves into the fabric of the district as parent volunteers” apparently attempting at diminishing the good work every community member volunteers.
She goes on to make some more of what i believe to be simple sore looser personal attacks, and very inappropriate comments such as “It is said that adults who bully others are insecure and were probably bullied themselves as children” and describing them as “sad and pitiful”. Talks about how they have not been able to move past that chapter in their lives, and have not learned to “cope in a positive manner in society”. She called the actions of a concerned group of community members a “Jihadist Crusade” I can think of more then a few people that have already taken direct offense to that particular comment. Classy to the end Patricia.
She closed with a statement about this being an example of the bullies of the community winning, and that the tax payers of Franklin and Schiller Park deserve a higher level of respectful behavior from their elected officials. As far as the first part of her closing paragraph she is completely incorrect. April 7th was a huge victory for the bullied. One of the bullies was elected out of office, and the other has now been relegated to a warm body taking up a chair. The same can be said for her other friend John Kowalski who for the most part has only shown his distaste for new lunch tables. The community does deserve more respect from its elected officials, and this is a point i have been trying to get through for a very long time. Patricia, and David being some of the subjects of my attempts to explain this fact.
The problem here is that Patricia Godziszewski is posting this letter in the People and Places news paper because it reaches out to a portion of this community that does not see the internet, or attend the meetings, and therefor does not know the truth of the situation. This portion of the community is only being told half of the story, and are again being used to secure votes for upcoming elections. She accused members of the community, and the School Board of doing exactly what she is doing by writing this letter in the first place. David Stachura takes it one step further, and continues his political agenda while sitting at the Board Table. A most recent example being his vote against changing the wording in a portion of a budget item that he agreed to pay in the first place just to be difficult, and to make a political statement at the expense of the people they claim (and swore) to protect. As one of the Board members stated at the last meeting he is doing nothing more then political grandstanding with the remaining members of the board left in awe, and frustration.
The truth is however very contradictory to what Patricia Godziszewski and her little “Nasty, and Disrespectfull coalition of individuals who continue to badger, harass, disrespect, attempt to intimidate -in short, Bully- ” have told the portion of the community that they still rely on to get voted into office. The same people they directly lied to during the actual campaign before the April 7th election. David C Stachura, Patricia Godziszewski, and John Kowalski do not practice what they preach. In fact they do the exact opposite.
As usual I encouraging everyone to go to the district web site and watch the youtube videos, I want to also add my encouragement to send your own letter to the editor of people and places. Explain to the uninformed what is really going on. Share your views of the injustices done to the “Students, employees, and community members” of Schiller Park by David Stachura, Patricia Godziszewski, and John Kowalski.