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The Sarasota County School Board stands at a pivotal juncture, its once-solid foundation now shaken by a palpable loss of trust within the community. The heart of this erosion lies in a profound lack of faith in the current board composition, with Bridget Ziegler’s reputation staining the dais. Our community, united in its commitment to educational excellence, now finds itself at odds with a leadership that seems disconnected from the very values it purports to uphold. The repercussions of persisting down this path are

Introduction The past school board year has been marred by controversies, distractions, and questionable decision-making, diverting attention from the primary goal of academic excellence. From the termination of Dr. Brennan Asplen, redistricting, and the recent Ziegler scandal, the board's focus on political agendas has left the community suffering serious buyer’s remorse following the most recent school board election. Lost Opportunities Amid the chaos of searching for Dr. Asplen's replacement, valuable time that could have been dedicated to academic improvements was squandered on restructuring plans by the