To the Editor:

The fiasco we continue to read about with the Willamette Education Services Department (WESD), should be a real eye opener for all boards of directors and all taxpayers.

Don’t ever assume that those who are supposedly on watch what is really happening.  Unfortunately, they don’t always know, and frankly don’t even seem to care, virtually appearing as puppets on a string.

If you want accountability for public agencies, go to board meetings. Ask questions.  Write letters.

As taxpayers, we not only have the right but it is our duty to hold these boards accountable for what and how our taxpayer dollars are being spent.

Board of directors, learn some lessons from those at WESD because your public is watching.

Renee Palmer

Salem