This lack of appreciation for our staff and the work they do, leading to less student-teacher contact time, poor morale, high turnover, and loss of expertise, has had a huge impact on our children’s education.
As a Board member, I will be very hands-on, seeking input from all taxpayers, parents, guardians, and students, and from all staff. Our current Board has begun the process of more openness and accountability, but we have further to go.
There are many good things happening in our schools every day. We still have a very dedicated and hard working staff. To make sure that all of our children get the very best opportunities to prepare for life after high school, we need to take better care of our staff, and we need to make better common sense decisions about how we spend our limited resources.
I’ve written a more detailed letter, which you can access on this newspaper’s website, or by contacting me at Greensky@comcast.net. Please write to me with any comments or questions you may have. And please vote for me for the Raymond School Board on March 12th.