Our school districts must address key issues in order to face the long term challenges afflicting them. FUESD and FUHSD must start the process of unification. This process will ultimately save millions of dollars per year.
You must change this top heavy system, of administrators, taking six figure salaries while students and teachers go without. We need spending accountability. We cannot continue to have a school board that declines its fiduciary responsibilities. Our district is fraught with waste. It is an unjust state of affairs when administrators choose to attend conferences in Key West and stay in $400 a night rooms and our students are lucky to get one field trip a year.
We cannot allow the remodeling of the superintendent’s office and administrators’ vacations all across the country usurp funds that belong to students and teachers.
There is competition and choice. Whether you like it or not, the districts are in direct competition for students and funds. You must offer and market more unique opportunities and more educational choices in order to meet the needs of our community.
The FUHSD agriculture program and the CORE program at Iowa St. school are examples of successful programs that should be marketed and expanded. The cutting of the middle school CORE program was a head-scratcher. You cut a successful program in order to subsidize a failing one?
Failing to address these issues will result in the new lanes of the 76 acting as an expressway for the students jettisoning the district.