The St. Francis School District headed into a new school year last week with its superintendent still under criminal investigation and on paid administrative leave.
Ed Saxton, who served as superintendent of St. Francis Schools from 2003 into early 2014 and is currently on paid administrative leave, is reportedly under review by the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly misappropriation of public funds, but not for personal gain.
Using mindset, I let go of the past and focused 100 percent on what I could control.
St. Francis School District Superintendent Ed Saxton has been placed on paid administrative leave, effective Jan. 21, as the school board investigates allegations made against him by the former director of human resources who Saxton dismissed with a letter Jan. 8.
On Dec. 16, our family received the greatest gift possible. My eldest son and his wife became parents for a second time. I’m sure Jay Steven Saxton will be told time and time again that he was a holiday gift; and I dare say, no gift receipt was requested.
By the time this article is printed and delivered, Independent School District 15 students and their families will have completed the first third of their school year. Our community has had the opportunity to be involved and engaged with students progressing through the 2013-14 educational journey.
Tuesday, Nov. 5 is election day. Our district residents will select four school board members to serve our community. One of the positions will be a two-year term, while the other three positions will be four years in length. Please mark that day on your calendar and plan a trip to the polls.
We have all heard, “Do as I say, not as I do.” I don’t believe that is a solid position because people make observations and then react to the experience.