Scruci lauded for doing the best for kids in BG

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

Bowling Green