Richland County, SC — The press and school board have not treated Lexington-Richland District 5 board member Kim Murphy very well (“Foes focused on Murphy’s residency,” March 4), and who can blame them? She dared to ask what the cost of several building projects would be and why the district would need more schools with the enrollment projected to decrease. She asked other difficult questions the school board could not or would not answer. The board apparently doesn’t think the public deserves answers.
The rest of the board members play follow their leader and vote as he votes. If they cared about the people who voted for them, they would be asking these questions for us. I hate to see Mrs. Murphy living in another county; she is the only member who believes the residents should know the answers to her questions.
I keep a list of the school board members in my desk. As they come up for re-election, I take it out to remind myself who not to vote for — any board member except Mrs. Murphy. I want the members of the school board to represent me and ask questions, not become a rubber stamp.
Ira M. Walman