Excerpt: We've stated before in this space we believe each Huron school board member thoughtfully considered the circumstances and voted their conscious on the vote to terminate district superintendent Fred Fox.
Although the vote was a 3-2 vote to fire Fox, the split doesn't represent a nefarious intention on anyone's part. In the end it was an honest difference of opinion in which each member on either side of the question made legitimate arguments for their positions.
But that leaves the board, and more importantly, the school district in a big mess that will take extraordinary effort and diplomacy to pull out of. Fox and the board members all face the prospect of being entangled in litigation for years to come that will include endless conversations with attorneys and endless invoices from them.
The best both Fox and board members might be able to do now is to hammer out an agreement to end the litigation.
Perhaps everyone could take a deep breath and ask themselves and each other, "What's it going to take to do that?"