To the Editor:
This is an open letter to Francis Scruci, retiring Bowling Green City Schools superintendent:
I want to congratulate you on your impending retirement in July. You will join many of us that had a second and even third act in our retirement; for people like us, retirement is not as fun as it looks. (Until about two years in, when you realize that huge backpack of bricks you carried 24/7 is now unloaded and gone.)
I still have a blog, shoot videos, and try to encourage as many people as I possibly can before departing this planet.
I, for one, will be very sorry to see you go. I only pray the board can find a superintendent as capable as you.
Here is why I am sorry you are leaving:
1. You have been a committed member of our community.
2. You have held comments back that you could have let roll.
3. I always had confidence in you to do what you thought best for our children and grandchildren.
4. I admired the way you continued pushing for new school facilities, even though these were some taxing times: Pun intended. We almost made it.
5. I appreciated the way you honored the veterans. It meant a lot to me and to so many others.
6. The quality of the administration, faculty and staff is a testimony to your leadership.
For these reasons and more, I thank you. I wish you the best in the next act. Go Browns.
May the Lord bless you.
Dr. James D. Allen