Dear KDE Board members,
I retired from JCPS after 36 years of teaching. I absolutely agree that JCPS has problems, especially in the last few years under Dr. Hargens. However since Dr. Pollio, I have seen a greater energy and focus in JCPS while visiting my previous school and in discussions with friends from multiple schools.
I implore you to choose State Assistance, giving JCPS a set of goals in which to show improvement. Allow Dr. Pollio time to turn things around. The downward slide took quite a few years, I can already feel the difference in the District.
Taking control of JCPS will not solve the problems. History shows state take overs of Districts create more problems than they solve. If the State will just offer suggestions and give Dr. Pollio time to implement them, I think JCPS can make vast improvements.
Retired Teacher, JCPS
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