UPDATE: I received a call from my school board member, Steph Horne, explaining that the board does not set policy regarding these types of activities, and that principals are informed and the gatekeeper for what happens on their campuses. Although this event has been taking place for years, she said that I brought up a… Continue reading UPDATED: Day of Prayer Over Students
Student Voice | Being heard is a special need
Reprinted with permission from student. This letter is part of the @PrichardCom Student Voice Team Series. I live in parallel universes – the universe of special education and the universe of not-so-special education. I have a foot in each. Every day I am split in two. In one universe, I am expected to conform to… Continue reading Student Voice | Being heard is a special need
Why is it so hot in school?
Dear JCPS, Why is it 88 degrees in my school? When asked when the AC will be turned on, the answer is "we don't know". How are students supposed to concentrate and prepare for testing in two weeks when they are hot and sweaty? I would like to know, is the AC on at VanHoose?… Continue reading Why is it so hot in school?
Bus Driver Leaves Students All Alone
This anonymous* letter was submitted from a parent via our open letter form. Board Member: David Jones, @DavidJonesJCPS Dear JCPS, I found out this morning that my son's bus has been dropping him and his schoolmates off early and then driving off without waiting for them to get into the school. It is a well… Continue reading Bus Driver Leaves Students All Alone
We’re Here to Help
Chair Jones has stated that he wants “active, critical support” from the public. For the past few years, several of us in Dear JCPS have been trying to provide just that. On numerous topics, we have attended stakeholder meetings, had one-on-one conversations, sent emails to board members and administration, but have been unsuccessful in seeing our… Continue reading We’re Here to Help
NOW ACCEPTING ANONYMOUS LETTERS TO JCPS!
Teachers, staff, parents, students and community members! Submit a letter about your greatest concerns, suggestions, constructive feedback to email@example.com and we will compile them anonymously and present them to the board during their meeting on Dec. 14. Letters are due this Thursday, Dec. 10. "They never listen. Why should I submit a letter to Dear… Continue reading NOW ACCEPTING ANONYMOUS LETTERS TO JCPS!
We are getting lots of letters of support for the Challenger Learning Center. The petition is approaching 200 names, as well. Click here to read the Open Letters.