They also keep us in the National Spotlight.<quoted text>
The school board's focus was using our existing resources in the best possible fashion to enhance and accelerate the level of actual academic achievement our children could attain.
They also managed to get us bussing returned for all students from K-12 with NO ADDITIONAL taxes.
They also managed to get us a technology program that works and buy 1,100 new laptops with NO ADDITIONAL taxes.
They also managed to earmark $2.4 million dollars for textbook purchases with NO ADDITIONAL taxes.
They also managed to root out the loss of loose booster funds that accounted for over $1,000,000 in lost monies over the course of a 20 year run.
The also managed to lower school fees and hidden 40% excess charges on items like school pictures.
They also began to press for raising academic standards across the board from K-12.
They also added additional staff to properly handle this new emphasis on academics.
While Mr. Malone was consciously reducing the strength of our high school curriculum to make our high school a more fun place to spend time, the board was pushing for more A/P classes.
Mr. Malone responded in January 2012 by presenting a new A/P Statistics class, a beginning guitar class, and a current events class.
Thankfully the board canned the beginning guitar class.
The number of AP classes has been LOWERED by the board.
The loss of the booster funds was NOT rooted by the board. You'd look elsewhere for that. It was brought to the board's attention.
As for the technology it's called common core and that's where the money for the new infrastructure came from. Something the majority BOE is against (common core that is). But to get rid of common core now would mean paying back the money.