Brandywine supports to gather Tuesday

By By BEN RAYMOND LODE / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- Supporters of the Brandywine Public Schools school board are organizing a public meeting where they will provide access to information obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday at the Community Evangelical Free Church, which is located on 120 E. Bertrand Road.
The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
Sandy Neldon, one of the meeting organizers, said the FOIA information is related to the ongoing recall effort of five Brandywine Public Schools board members.
She said the information that will be available at Tuesday's meeting dates back to June 2003.
Neldon said the meeting is open to everyone who's concerned for the future of the Brandywine school district.
She hopes the event will help build support for the school district at a time when the district is not far from starting negotiations related to the $14.2 million bond issue voters passed in June.
The bond issue is allowing the school district to make necessary building and site improvements on several school district buildings.
Neldon also hopes the meeting will be a way to inform the community of what she and other school board supporters think the recall group is trying to do.
In addition to the FOIA information, Neldon said copies of qualification certificates of former business managers will also be available for the public to have a look at during the meeting.
She hopes that information will show the community that the current school board is making an effort to hire the right people.

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