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Esko Board chair apologizes, relinquishes role


November 12, 2021

Jana Peterson

Esko school board members discuss their thoughts on behavior by board chair Jeff Salo after a recent football game. Pictured from left are Todd Rengo, Maggie Sunnarborg, Jerry Frederick, Jeff Salo, Leona Johnson and Steve McConnell.

In front of a packed audience, Esko school board chairperson Jeff Salo started Monday's meeting with a lengthy apology but no details regarding an incident following a recent Eskomos football game.

Salo said he accepted responsibility for his actions and acknowledged that his handling of "the issue on the field" was wrong. He continued, explaining that while he was acting as an alumnus and former football player, and not a board member, it didn't excuse what he said at the Oct. 30 game.

"I'm disgusted with myself and the actions of that day," he said. "I would like to issue a public heartfe...

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