04 - 04 - 2014 Midd-West School Board member threatens staff firings
[DI] - Conflicts continue in the Midd-West School District with a vitriolic email that was written by school board director Ronald Wilson and deliberately sent to the entire district staff this week. In that letter, he threatened to fire employees he describes as âmisfits and charlatansâ who oppose the board. Wilson wrote in the email that should school employees not be willing to follow the board's directions, "they can be shown the door.â Part of the conflict is the differences over the effectiveness of Readerâs Workshop, which has teachers and board members split over the new instructional strategy introduced this school year to improve elementary reading test scores.