Real, sustainable change does not come from mobilization but rather from assessing reality and then imagining what that reality could be.
In May 2011, the board approved a RIF of 259 people. In 2013, 177 have volunteered to leave. By the end of May the 259 will seem small by comparison.
165 teachers, staff, support personnel, and aides have retired or resigned since 9/4/2012. Wardynski's zero sum game is emptying our classrooms.
Our district decided that a memo released eight months before took precedence over the will of the legislature. Bah Humbug.
We are one tonight. We are Sandy Hook. As Mr. Rogers taught us: "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." I will be a helper.
246 teachers have retired or resigned since July 2011. And the board played on making bad educational policy.
The exit of 43 district personnel in just eight weeks of school is the most significant impact of the digital transition thus far.
Please call Dr. Mabry and let him know of your concerns and issues. He cares and is concerned.