Seeing the local school district lay off 57 teachers, I would guess class sizes will increase considerably, which will affect students within those classrooms. I have yet to see any administrative cuts despite two school closings. If this district is low in terms of administrative cost, prove it.
Monster has grown
I'm not against teachers or education. I'm against the way the monster has grown with taxpayer funding over and over. I support reorganizing the way money is spent, the fact that teachers and educational people cannot be treated any different than all the people who were laid off in Deerwood, like Potlatch closed and they had to reorganize and come back. People are losing their homes - good, honest and hardworking people - and I feel bad for whoever's going to lose their jobs through this change. But like the county, we are spending way too much money.
Something has to change
Something is very wrong in the C-I schools. More than 400 kids who live here go to school elsewhere. Fewer than 100 are homeschooled or go to private school. Most are in other public schools. Why? Since the teachers walked out, they've been in payback mode. Our kids, certainly not theirs, are suffering. Something has to change.
Ignorance equals bliss
So the school system must be overstaffed if they can get rid of 90 personnel? Apparently this person thinks life will just go on as usual after the cuts are made. Apparently they have no concept of the huge negative impact these cuts will have on the educational and social development of our kids - the generation of kids who will lead us into the future. I guess ignorance really is bliss.
New and young is not necessarily better
Recently someone wrote about the loss of 90 positions at District 181 due to the failed referendum. These positions are still needed; they just aren't affordable anymore. Lack of money equals job loss. Remember it takes a village to raise a child. The more people involved in their lives, the better off they'll be. There are some who don't perform their job effectively - some old, new, young and some who should be retiring. Senior and top administrators should be asking for input and looking at the effective and not necessarily the new, young and ambitious.
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