Should be, IMNSHO, ... collectively WE will be able to come up with ideas ....
Sure, the board, on its own, gets to vote. However, if they are the ones to come up with the ideas, we are in deep,trouble, still.
The administration and the board and the citizens are NOT working well together, generally.
Case in point, in sports, in an area I know about, we had a few months in 2010 when a reform task force with staff, admin, partners and citizens huddled and began to think about global issues and solutions. It was a magical and brief time. The outcomes were equally fleeting.
Now Dr. Lane says fewer sports and there is no collaboration in recent years.
All the Kings Horses and all the Kings Men couldn't put Humpty together again.
Three years ago, and many time since, I told my principal that we could earn the school $50k a year by holding community programming at our pool that sits idle by their failed design on afternoons, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and summers.
Detailed letters with specifics were sent to Dr. Lane in November 2012, after the full school move into Peabody and she can't find the time for more than a year to pick up the phone and call me back. The fix is here, and it seems as if their goals are to be a district of 9th choice without engaged students.
Putting all the faith in the board, and not the administration, is much like being in Poland in 1938 and thinking there are friends to either east or west.
Mark Rauterkus Mark.Rauterkus@gmail.com
PPS Summer Dreamers' Swim and Water Polo Camp Head Coach
Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team
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