Superintendent Elam's letter to parents - delivered with indentured servant students - was not some quick, off-the-cuff, I lost my head sort of letter as has been suggested by the Enquirer and others. Rather this was a deliberately crafted political piece that was vetted and approved by the School Board prior to publication.
Apparently the Board's hypersensitivity wasn't turned up to 11 that day.
Read below as the board's comment and approval is sought and given:
Board Approval by COAST