Schools need real solutions to problems

Duncan – Lack of leadership has plagued our school district for some time. Rather than looking after the educational needs of our children today, it is ever busy in miring us in some mirage-like tomorrow. Parents need real solutions to their real problems in schools today, and not these promises and some airy-fairy “multi-layered” responses from the district.

Ever since the duly elected board was removed, the focus of the district seems to have shifted from creating a safe and supporting learning environment for our children to closing schools and selling school lands, with a total disregard for the educational needs of our children. This cutand-run mentality has created chaotic and crisis-like situations in our schools.

More and more parents are voicing their frustration with this district. Their demands are reasonable. It is heartbreaking for the parents to see their children come home in tears. Turmoil at Discovery Elementary School has caused many parents to ask for “counseling for upset kids who have been ‘left-floundering’ by the situation.” If our schools go, so will go the future of our communities.

Amrik Prihar

Duncan