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Jean Coulard   May 7, 2021   

BRING BACK CONTROL OF OUR SCHOOLS TO THE PARENTS 

I received the ballot information for the Warrensburg NY School District Budget. I was specifically looking for one area, which of course, I did not find. I would like to know what the curriculum will include, among other important facts and information given to our children.  I feel I must respond at this time due to specific current events. In my opinion, we as voters, parents, and taxpayers have allowed Politicians and Union officials to make these delicate and far-reaching decisions.  Policies have been forced through the system and onto the taxpaying public, including those “labeled” as curriculum under Federal Government laws and mandates.  

As a brief background on the subject, I submit my experience in the field. As a mid-level administrator with a Contract Feeding Company, I was involved in the contractual discussions and protocols for the setup and deliverance of the final product. The Company supplied Cafeteria personnel, equipment, and all other necessities to set up, organize, and provide management personnel to see to students’ and teachers’ everyday meals. I was involved in the contractual discussions and protocols for the setup and deliverance of the final product. 

Having had many friends and acquaintances employed in the Education field as Teachers and a brother that was a Principal, I was acutely aware of the troubles and tribulations experienced in their everyday responsibilities. When Unions stepped in several years ago, I tried to speak adamantly against this proposal but was unsuccessful. I have always felt the Teachers lost their professionalism and a little of their deserved respect.  

And now we have labor unions directing, controlling, and invading the delicate and dire decisions that affect the education of our youth, the very future of our Nation. And, most importantly, I am completely and totally against such control over the curriculum.  How does all this affect the voting on the school budget? The school district would better serve the public and the parents if they knew precisely where and for what purpose those in charge will allocate the funds. And perhaps it would also benefit the taxpayers to see a separate budget for each department. In my opinion, we as voters, parents, and taxpayers have allowed Politicians and Union officials to control the education and character-forming aspects of our children. 

It is bad enough that many have to rely on care-givers to spend valuable preschool time with the very young so parents, especially single moms, can go to work. These care-givers are left with the responsibility to raise and influence our children in values, morals and society’s ways, which may not necessarily resonate in the ways and means of the parents. It is time for the family to take back the responsibility of raising the children, and not leave it to the village. It is time to attend the Town meetings, especially those that affect the budget and the protocols of educating the children. It is time to be involved.                                    

 Jean     4:45 PM   5/7/21


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