To the editor:
I had the opportunity to meet Mendota Heights Mayor Sandra Krebsbach on Saturday, April 28 at the Mendota Heights clean-up day. I was dressed casually, including a red baseball cap with a large white with gold trim letter “S”.
Mayor Krebsbach was one of a few volunteers who helped me unload items from the back of my vehicle. She was very friendly during our encounter and we exchanged a few pleasantries. As we finished unloading, Mayor Krebsbach gave me a sincere smile and looking up at my hat said, “What does the “S” stand for?” I paused for several seconds not knowing exactly how to respond. I was either stunned by the question or I was waiting for it to click with her. As we stared at each other and I could tell there was no sign of recognition, I simply said, “Sibley”.
It is not my intention to open a discussion of the merits of public or private schools or the choices people make for their children’s education. I do expect my elected officials to support all of the high schools in Mendota Heights and am disappointed that the Mayor was unable to easily recognize a baseball cap from the only public school in her city.