- When a district closes ALL its schools due to snow in only one portion of the city does it make sense?
- When school buses are continually late due to long routes, is that efficient?
- When the districts priorities don't align with all communities, is that fair?
- When schools aren't equally funded, is that equity?
- When a parents concerns get buried in a large bureaucracy, is that listening?
- When it takes 4 out of 7 school board members to effect change, is that expedient?
- When one area has multiple new schools and another has 60 year old buildings that have poor heat, leaking roofs and peeling paint, is that equity?
- When a fairly new building needs a $5.5 million roof repair, is that stewardship?
Whether a parent has one or more students attending public schools you will experience a lot of frustration attempting to understand why the same type of issues seem to become circular problems that remain unsolved. At some point you might think the district is just too large to be effectively managed.
One of my frustrations is how the district seems to shuttle its problematic employees from a distant school to another school hoping the parents at the new school are in the dark about the past issues with their new principle, AP or teacher. Special education is particularity problematic perhaps because of a long and frustrating interaction for over a decade with the department.
So do you think the district is too large?
If it were to be split what would the new district look like.
What should happen to JSCEE ? Should it be sold to pay off the debt?
I found an interesting site you should look at to see some of the issues with splitting districts.
Fracturing school districts