The administrative saga in Lyons-Brookfield District 103 appears to have ended, for now. The administrative team is in place and the world keeps turning.

A new school year begins next week (classes not until August, of course) and now the hard work begins for a new board facing financial uncertainty and the prospect of new administrative directions in the future.

The political machinations of the past two months have taken up a whole lot of oxygen. In the meantime, there are children who deserve a quality education and a curriculum that needs to measure up to expectations.

The focus of administration and board efforts needs to be on the kids and not on themselves. We’re not sure if anyone trusts each other enough to cooperate, for fear of making one side or another look competent, but the core mission everyone signed up for will be sitting in classrooms come fall.

It’s time to get to work.