Last night I went to a school committee meeting where a plan for reconfiguring the whole district was unveiled. The basic underlying plan, or lack thereof, is to pair up elementary schools and have one school be K-2 and the other be 3-5. The Superintendent was saying it would give us 8 classes at each grade. My thought was, there are already 8 classes at each grade -- but split between two schools.
Forget the continuity for the youngsters, forget the sense of belonging, and still you have a parental and transportation nightmare.
When the presentation was over, I thought, and I gave up practicing my banjo for this? They are looking for parental feedback. They will have mine.