Letter: Barbieri doesn’t get it when it comes to the Jupiter powder-puff game

 

Powderpuff (1)If you had any level of dissatisfaction with the School District of Palm Beach County, it may have increased if you read the inane comments of Vice Chairman Frank Barbieri regarding the powder-puff football game at Jupiter High School.

As a former principal, assistant superintendent of schools and college professor, I stand behind Principal Dan Frank, who revealed his common sense and leadership by discontinuing the tradition of the game for safety reasons. A school’s first mission is always the safety and welfare of the students.

Barbieri doesn’t get it, and demonstrated this when he was quoted by The Post’s Sonja Isger: “I don’t understand the rationale that girls can apply for the boys football team, but they can’t have their own game after 50 years of doing this. If the parents want it, the girls want it, it’s safe. I don’t understand why they’re changing a procedure that’s been in place 50 years.”

I’ll tell you why: It was unsafe to begin with.

JAMES L. CASALE, PALM BEACH GARDENS