Letter: Let taxpayers decide if Langley school trustees deserve honours

Dear Editor,

Your article [Langley trustees vote themselves pay increases, May 1, Langley Advance] made for interesting reading about how the trustees justify their reasons for a pay increase – no increase since 2008, lowest paid trustees, etc.

Given the current fiscal situation it would hardly be prudent to be awarding oneself an increase.

The majority of taxpayers have likely not had a pay increase in many years, either.

The best comment, however, was a remark by Trustee Cecilia Reekie: “I just think that it’s important that we honour the work that we do.”

Perhaps, Ms. Reekie should find out how her employer (the taxpayers) feels regarding the work done by the trustees.

And it should be the taxpayers who should do the honouring, not the trustees.

Kudos to Candy Ashdown for not being comfortable increasing trustees’ salaries at this time.

M. Chaplin, Langley

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