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Dan and I are all about community and children, so the school district and the school board/teacher situation is so perplexing to us. I understand that Roberts Rules are to be followed because school board meetings are a “business meeting;” however, it would be very helpful to organize some meetings to be more public/teacher friendly. I believe there would be a tremendous benefit to have meetings with open dialogue between teachers, administrators and the trustees.

Without visiting the schools and communicating with teachers it would be very difficult to make decisions that are in the best interest of our kids, faculty and community.

Hoping that Mr. Scheibe’s health is better, that he does not need to spend as much time in South America, and he can be present. It would be nice to hear from him about accomplishments and superintendent-driven decisions that have impacted our district and our communities in a positive way!

There appears to be a lack of support and communication from the district office when student/parent/community problems arise overall. I would like to see county commissioners, city officials, hospital and business leaders come together and discuss the issues. The school sees many children lacking in the basic “care” from home. There does not appear to be lessons on accountability, respect and responsibility from home, so none of that comes to school. If you have too many students like this in a classroom, it impacts the whole classroom in a negative way. Try as teachers might, if parents don’t help educators educate and discipline their children, the task is a lot tougher than it should be.

The attitude that “they are yours during school hours, you deal with them, I have to work” cannot be the status quo. We all need to work together for our children.

The schools/teachers get the community’s best and brightest, as well as the biggest challenges, dropped in their laps every day. People in education are there because they want to be, but they also need the community’s involvement to make our schools and students what they should be — shining stars in the community.

Dan and Edie Lustig

Grangeville



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