Comment of topic elsewhere Jun 3, 2009 12:44:20 GMT -5
Post by wvhsparent on Jun 3, 2009 12:44:20 GMT -5
I voted twice for a third high school, preferred BB location but am thrilled that we are getting the school at all, especially after the lawsuit was filed that could have prevented a third high school from ever being a benefit to any of my own children.
As for using pseudonyms, that's the way the boards were set up in the beginning and I think most of us thought it was going to be very short term (a couple of months) and would have chosen differently had we known we would still be at it more than three years later. Many know who I am but for those who don't, I'm happy to have a little anonymity. I have not exactly been hiding...
I continue to believe that the School Board is made up of volunteers who put in countless hours to do what they believe is right for our district. I still believe they believed they could get BB and that that site was their only plan, and that AME was ruled out initially mostly because they were so certain of BB.
I also would like to believe that most who voted for a third high school did so in order to provide the best for our students, and not because they wanted their children to attend a certain school. By the same token, I hope that voters in this spring's school board election did as I did - voted for those that they thought would do the best job for the district as a whole and whose beliefs/platform most closely matched their own vision of the district.
There are many good things going on in our district all the time or most of us wouldn't be here.
I don't see much value in rehashing whether or not we needed to build a third high school, nor whether or why other sites were better, nor to attribute negative motives to those who made the decisions.
Let's look to the future, be glad that we will have ample space and opportunities for our students, continue to generate excitement in students about the schools they'll be attending this fall, and even possibly give some input as to what sort of superintendent might best lead us in the coming years knowing what issues are coming.
all of my positions have already been posted here (and on blue). I see no need in restating everything.
Most also know who I am when they see me (You did ).
I've nothing to hide.