Former Bettendorf Community School District Finance Director “Maxine McEnany was a wonderful asset to our district. Her intelligent, capable handling of the district's finances was exceeded only by her honest, trustworthy commitment to the community as a whole." This commendation from Ilona Durey, former member of the West Delaware School Board, matches my own assessment of Maxine's work and service since 2002 when she first came from West Delaware to Bettendorf.
An open letter from some former Bettendorf School Board members claim they were burdened with conflicts and personal agendas. Yet, the turmoil, administration ineptitude, and wrong-doings happened on their watch. It has been a conflict of interest for many years that over 50 percent of the current board represents less than 3 percent of the student population - the 100 students or so who attend Jefferson Elementary School.
As a former Bettendorf School Board member, I'm convinced that no one is more prepared to represent the community with the experience, knowledge, objectivity and integrity that Maxine has demonstrated during her employment with the district.