Monday, April 14, 2008

What happened with the 150 days?

On item 8-94 of April 10th's School Committee meeting, the item was unanimously forwarded to the administration for a legal opinion. Prior to that vote, Mr. Charles Gruszka, retired principal of Dawson School in Holden, spoke:

We are failing the majority of our students and our cannot run a school on these resources. By my calculations, it would take 122% of the foundation budget to make up for these lacks. I feel as though I've been forced to buy a ticket to California with only enough fuel to get to Chicago...It would be better if we had fully staffed and resourced schools for 150 days rather than inadequate ones for 180 days...There's too much of a sense that things are going to be okay...enough is enough!

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