Larry Sykes who caused chaos, confusion and discord on the Toledo Public School board has been appointed to the Lucas County Children Services Board. Who makes these appointments? In no way should this man be on any board that has anything to do with children, especially our most vulnerable children.
There are well documented instances where he has denigrated women and Hispanics and not so well documented anecdotal information where he has belittled adopted children and children in general.
I approached him on one occasion with a concern about my children. Because my children are adopted he sneered, “You ain’t got no children.” This was the most abominable thing that anyone much less a school board president, could say to a person with adopted children. These five words should disqualify him from being involved with any decisions that concern children.
Why aren’t these board vacancies made public and then the people who are affected by the actions of these boards can apply along with anyone else. These appointments should not just be a resume filler. This appointment will not serve the children of Lucas County well.