A student wishes to remain anonymous writes us.

From: [name withheld]
To: info@ismstakeholders.com
Date: 07 Sep 2006, 04:31:19 PM
Subject: Please withhold my name

Dear Parents, Teachers and all ISM stakeholders,

I haven't been a part of the ISM community for a long time but for the 9 months I've been an ISM student, I've always been proud to tell people that "I study in ISM." I believe that the school is filled with wonderful teachers and adults who truly care for our well being. However, the events of the last few days have left me doubting these people I once trusted.

Was stopping school really the right way to go about things? The only people who lose out in this situation are us, the students. We lose valuable education time that could have been spent learning new things and working towards the successful completion of our education. Before all of you decided to stop teaching in protest, did any of you spare a thought for the ones who would truly lose out? I personally think not.

I understand that many adults out there are eager for the present board to resign but no one has truly had a chance to hear their side of the story. This leaves me to question whether they were given ample opportunities to voice out why they did what they did. Are all of you truly being good role models? I have just read Mr Lahm's resignation letter and it left me questioning whether or not the board was in the wrong. As far as we can currently see, they were but we can't honestly say we know the underlying issues can we? It takes two hands to clap remember? I honestly don't believe that this happened purely because the board was selfish.

With all that said, I just want to say that I'm on neither side. I just think that it was a very rash decision to stop school so abruptly. I do hope that this gets resolved soon so that all of us students can return to our second home, ISM.

An extrmely concerned student