GCS Alienates Parents
Guilford County Schools seems to really be trying to alienate parents this year. I would like to detail some of the scenarios that have simply been hoisted upon parents with little to no regard for family schedules or needs.
A group of schools were reclassified as Restart Schools prior to the beginning of the current school year. These schools have a different calendar than most of the schools, with the most obvious difference being they start a week earlier. Parents were not notified of the reclassification or the new start date.
The start and end times for schools were modified drastically this school year. These changes were announced to parents, but without any discussion and with limited time to work through details.
The ball fields at Grimsley High were procured as land for the new Kiser Middle School. Grimsley parents were not notified. Replacement space for the ball fields for Grimsley has not been addressed.
Many high school students lost GCS bus service and have been forced to ride city buses instead. This decision was announced with one weekend for families to work through the details.
Two GCS high schools were told – after class registration for the semester had begun – that their schools were moving from a block schedule to a traditional schedule. Many GCS high school students take advantage of dual enrollment with GTCC and schedule mixing can be quite a challenge. Additionally, high school class planning is a four-year endeavor. You begin your plan in ninth grade and execute it over the next four years.
Why has GCS moved to this dictator management style? There are processes in place for such changes that include the Board of Education and parent input. Those processes have not been followed. Families are forced to carry the burden of the execution of these decisions and they have no input or recourse.
“Families are forced to carry the burden of the execution of these decisions and they have no input or recourse.”
And that’s the way your local school board wants it.
Get out and get involved, VOTE
Why the management style? Look at what is hired then look at board members.
Parents do not count with this group. Just do what you are told, do not ask questions. You are treated just like they treat the students. It is time for a major change up and down the entire administration. The only way this will take place is to get rid of the school board that has no backbone and can be lead by the nose. And then, we the taxpayers are asked to vote for an incredible bond issue. Forget it. The system has failed the teachers, the students, the parents and the taxpayers. Why would anyone support this?
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Don’t you understand, Lynn?
Government Schools exist to provide jobs for incompetent Parasitic Sector people who can never be fired, who work 9 months a year, educate your children to such a pitiful standard that they rank around 27th in global testing, and who forever complain that they’re underpaid.
It’s the epitome of a government monopoly.
IF YOU LOVE YOUR CHILDREN, TAKE THEM OUT OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS.
Not very happy with the direction that greensboro nc is headed. Need I say more.
I feel sorry for the parents of children in the school system. .
I will not vote to give this school district money when they haven’t proved they’re responsible with what they have. They moved money from maintenance to a teacher training program that I’m sure was just a course into how to indoctrinate your child. No way. Get rid of the current administration and then we’ll see.
Vote for Take Back Our Schools backers on Election Day.
Remember when the “education lottery” was to fund schools. Nonetheless, they always want more, more, more.
It seems that the Powers that Be in Greensboro decided we need a female Minority to be the Superintendent of schools.So we found this Yankee woman in New York that knew how to spend other peoples money.
I remember a couple years ago there was money set aside in the Schools Budget for equipment and person to help monitor for guns ,etc. I remember that the money disappeared and Superintendent had no explanation as to where it went..
How can a commissioners board trust a person that has no answers for money that disappears under her watch.
I guess I do !!!!! It’s the Peter Principle – you promote to a level of incompetence.Which is what happened,she currently has a higher level job .
I grew up in the 50’s and Have been led to belitthat in Education a person was promoted on merit and education.’What was reason Contreras was promoted.Are we continuing to promote people because of skin color only.
“say it ain’t so,Joe.”