This Wednesday's School Board meeting sees the Superintendent's introduction to change bell times. What has happened is that a large number of schools - primarily elementary schools - have shifted to Tier Two, leaving about 13 schools in Tier One (I think there are eight elementaries).
What appears -to me- to be happening is that the
Super and staff are trying to get the "We want two tiers" out of people's
minds. Staff doesn't really want to have to suss out the real costs and present them to parents. (Do I
think it is truly $8M for two tiers? No.)
So how to divert parents off
that idea? Whittle down the Third Tier to a handful of schools and let
other parents attack Tier Three parents for being "selfish" to not think
of the greater good.
Brilliant on the part of staff and not-so-lucky for the Tier Three people.
I think so much time has gone by, that it's likely a done deal if only
because people are probably now tired of talking it to death.
the record, I think, for ALL students concerned, the district should
have provided real numbers on the costs, found that money and had two
tiers. This is real and vital part of the school day for BOTH students and parents.