Disappointed by school district’s decision

It was very disappointing to read in Friday’s Herald about the addition of a full-time athletic director, to be paid more than $95,000 a year, to Baker High School. In a time where more and more evidence supports smaller class sizes (also known as more teachers) as one of the best ways to ensure learning, the District has chosen to funnel money to athletics.

This decision by the District is additionally distressing given their recent ask for an enormous sum of money for facilities’ improvements. Hiring more teachers, decreasing class sizes, would go a lot further to educate our students than paying administrators’ salaries and laying new linoleum.

Mae Corwin

Baker City