We cannot control what happens in other school districts, only in ours are we masters of our fate.I think it's safe to say that both the BOE and teachers union has faults in our district. I have no problem paying teachers a respectable wage to produce a quality education for my students. I also agree that some areas of spending in this district needs to be examined to determine if the results are effectively helping our students. The bad blood and bickering between both groups has led to a bad atmosphere in this community. I hope some kind of common ground is found soon if everyone is truly putting "children first". Lets find ways to give our students better opportunities and find effective ways to help our community grow.
I do keep hearing a lot about how 3/8 of our students are struggling, but how does that compare to other districts in our area? Does Lebanon, Lakota, Centerville, and other schools have more or less struggling students?
The people of this community pay to educate all of our children in a manner that provides them a fighting chance in life once they leave our system.
To dismiss these children as acceptable casualties in the battle of education is UNACCEPTABLE.
Not only can we do better, it is imperative that we do so.
2000 plus children's futures are depending upon our actions today.
Let us not let them down just because other districts are doing thus.
Where is the vaunted Boro Pride when it comes to helping those in academic need that don't happen to be our children?