Largo High worthy of praise

Re: Doubts greet new Largo IB, story, Jan. 11

Largo High worthy of praise

I have had the honor, the pleasure and the privilege of serving on Largo High School's School Advisory Council (SAC) for the last four years.

As a supportive parent and resident of Largo, I subscribe to the belief of "ask not what your school can do for you, ask what you can do for your school." I have taken great pride in the accomplishments of our administrative leaders, faculty, staff, and most of all, our LHS students, who continue to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in academic achievement, community service and athletics.

My husband and I have two daughters. The older of the two is a graduate of LHS, class of 2009. She is an outstanding member of society, continuing her education, and a recent inductee of Phi Theta Kappa.

Our younger daughter is a senior at LHS, ranked in the top 10 of the graduating class, has been accepted at Auburn and the University of South Florida, and has plans to be a doctor of veterinary medicine. LHS provided the educational environment in which both our daughters thrived.

At LHS we love our students and believe in an ethic of care for all. We do not believe in bias, prejudice or hearsay. And we certainly do not support ignorance.

Laura Heather, Largo

Re: Eight years later, a look back, Tom Anderson guest column, Jan. 16

A role model of a public servant

In his guest column, former District 45 state Rep. Tom Anderson needed to "look back" a little further to when he was a very effective mayor for the city of Dunedin. At that time, he showed unusual personal and political courage.

Through his stance concerning law enforcement, Anderson facilitated the savings of millions of dollars annually for the city, without any sacrifice in law enforcement services. As a result, Dunedin was spared the budgetary struggles that other cities have had.

Tom exemplified that same courage in the House of Representatives and served as a role model of the type of representation we desperately need.

Henry L. King, Clearwater

Re: Debate on manager's workplace heats up, story, Jan. 13.

Manager should be in city offices

How many other city managers work from home? Why would Port Richey City Manager Ellen Posivach want to work from home?

How do city co-workers contact her, or how do the taxpayers contact her? Does she give her home phone number to City Hall?

If she works for Port Richey, why wouldn't she be in her office at least eight hours a day, minus lunch hour? I never heard of a city employee working from home. She could be napping on city time.

Who gave her permission to work from home? How many other city employees work from home? The city may be paying for 40 hours and getting only 25 to 30. That's not fair to the city or the taxpayers.

When anyone calls City Hall they should be able to speak to the city manager, not have to have someone contact her and then her call that person back when her time permits. Talk about a cushy job.

Fran Glaros-Sharp, Clearwater

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