Let there be no division among you, but let each one have the same care for one another. –1 Corinthian 12:25
Just as children test and trick their parents when they want something, the school board, along with all of the superintendents (and former “excellent superintendents” who are leaving town before this is over) are seemingly hoping for much the same thing with their closing “plan.”
(I intend no offense to children. You’re a child; that’s your job. Adults leading school systems should know better.)
By pitting us against each other, they’re hoping that we won’t notice the ruin they’re spreading across our city.
So, I’m writing today to call for unity to oppose these misguided intentions. From the north to the south, we are not separated by the distance or history between us. East and west agree that all of our schools are needed to educate our children. On the mountains and in the valleys, we all believe in high standards and lofty goals for our kids regardless of the beliefs of our temporary consultant (who’s making $600 a day to hurl those insults, by the way).
I’m writing to say the following:
Save Butler High School
Save Davis Hills Middle
Save Ed White Middle
Save Westlawn Middle
Save Whitesburg Middle
Save Mountain Gap Middle
Save Monte Sano Elementary
Save Whitesburg Elementary
Save Mountain Gap Elementary
Save West Mastin Lake Elementary
Save Montview Elementary
Since Dr. Richardson admitted last night that the plans he has already implemented will have our system operating in the black in two years, there is no need for these closings. Therefore, there is no need for division among us. If April 27th and a lack of ice and gas couldn’t divide us, overpaid outsiders and former superintendents can’t either.
Let the School Board take note: We will all work together to save our schools.