Send reporters to every school board meeting


In response to your editorial of March 16, 2011: “Opinion: Residents need to be more actively involved with issues at hand in Washington,” I would like to suggest that if the newspapers reported on what happened at school board meetings, perhaps that would encourage people to run for the school board. For example, at the March 14 District 52 School Board meeting, the school board approved reductions for the 2011-12 school year, and have agreed to terminate a speech-language pathologist, the music teacher, and the computer teacher, all at Lincoln Grade School. A beloved kindergarten teacher has tendered her resignation.  A petition for the school board to perform a safety study of Westgate Road in the hopes of obtaining free bus service was presented. These are all issues that the parents whose children attend Lincoln Grade School need to know about, and the newspapers could help if a reporter was sent to report on the school board meetings.


 

Send reporters to every school board meeting

In response to your editorial of March 16, 2011: “Opinion: Residents need to be more actively involved with issues at hand in Washington,” I would like to suggest that if the newspapers reported on what happened at school board meetings, perhaps that would encourage people to run for the school board. For example, at the March 14 District 52 School Board meeting, the school board approved reductions for the 2011-12 school year, and have agreed to terminate a speech-language pathologist, the music teacher, and the computer teacher, all at Lincoln Grade School. A beloved kindergarten teacher has tendered her resignation.  A petition for the school board to perform a safety study of Westgate Road in the hopes of obtaining free bus service was presented. These are all issues that the parents whose children attend Lincoln Grade School need to know about, and the newspapers could help if a reporter was sent to report on the school board meetings.

Kim M. Waguespack