A reader sent in this letter - from View Ridge's principal, Terri Skjei - and frankly, it's all I need to believe that Spectrum is dead.
But the letter also makes me wonder about this slow death. What is the point?
A few thoughts on the contents:
1) quite calm and thoughtful, almost the epitome of "we want your input" except that there really is no need to give any. The fix is in.
2) The principal is either misleading families or has been mislead herself because in the third paragraph she states, "With the support of Shauna Health (sic), the Ex Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and direction of task forces specifically working on recommendations for Advanced Learning..."
No, none of those task forces worked on "AL" - they all worked on APP and only APP. In fact the charge of the last two did not include Spectrum or ALOs.
The district should disabuse any principal of this thought so that they do NOT pass it along to parents. It's simply not true.
3) It's hard to believe that the numbers aren't there at View Ridge for Spectrum as it was created. It seems to me a creative fiction to say so.