It's time for our parents, and community members, to have a voice in the education of our students. We believe that parents know what's best for their children. That will be our basis for shaping school district policy. Read this blog to see our Contract With The Residents of District 112. We will also carefully weigh the unintended consequences of our actions. Read this blog about the $87 million cost to local parents because of our school closures.
Teachers are critical to the success of our students. When teachers lack resources it has a direct impact our children. We believe districts should prioritize supporting, compensating, and retaining quality teachers and remove additional demands on their workload by eliminating policies and programs that shift teacher focus away from academic instruction. One of the results of not supporting teachers is declining test scores. If teachers are diverted from instruction, sub-optimal results will follow
We've lost 350 students since the 2020-2021 school year. Less than 2/3 of the school-age children living in our school district attend our public schools. Why is the current administration and school board not more concerned about this issue? Why are they not interviewing the parents who have enrolled their students elsewhere? See this blog post for details. What about our district's overly optimistic enrollment projections?
1/3 of our students can not read, "do math", or "do science" at grade level. Pre-covid, our kids were still struggling to meet standards, as of 2018. Only 68% were proficient in reading and only 62% were proficient in math. This is concerning and will not set our kids up for future success. Read this blog post for details.
We've lost 350 students since the 2021-2021 school year. Less than 2/3 of the school-age children living in our school district attend our public schools. Why is the current administration and school board not more concerned about this issue? Why are they not interviewing the parents who have enrolled their students elsewhere??
There is no place for politics and ideologies in our classrooms. Parents should be responsible for educating their kids on these concepts, not our school district. Let's get back to the basics and ensure success for ALL students.
The decline in enrollment and overall proficiency levels has not been publicly discussed by the current board and administration. More emphasis needs to be placed on these issues during our school board meetings so community members can be part of the solution. Read this blog post for a lack of transparency example.