Jim and Sherry Kurz: Waiting for an answer
To the editor:
We are still waiting, Moffat County School District.
I wonder how many people have left our school district to go to Hayden or how many people are now home schooling? I wonder how many people never received a call back from the school district expecting an answer like us?
From what I gather, the school district doesn't mind if people pack up their kids to home school or leave our district. I have already had more communication with our online teacher than I am getting with our district, and online school hasn't even started yet.
You know why? Because they want your child to be successful.
I encourage you to look at your child and make sure he/she is getting what is needed. It is essential to be part of the education our children are receiving. We need to be part of our children's learning process at home, but we also need to let the district know what is necessary for our children and to listen and take action when needed.
When is the Moffat County school district going to say, "OK we have a problem and we need to fix it"?
It makes me very sad that the school district doesn't care enough to even contact parents when they pull their child from the district. Don't you wonder why people are leaving? Doesn't it bother you that people are taking their kids to Hayden or home schooling them? Doesn't it put a red flag up making you wonder what the heck is happening here?
I know that our district needs that money to be kept here. But, nothing is being done about it. Once you make this decision to home-school or enroll your child in another district, you don't even get a "see ya."
I urge our district to look at some of our teachers and administrators who are just a warm body. Why do we need administrators who "will get back to you on that," and are never to be heard from again. Why do we need teachers who are too busy with "extracurricular" activities and don't have time for our children? Why do we need teachers who no longer have the patience to be in the classroom?
Please let them know they are one of the biggest influences, or only influence, in our children's lives and what they are doing is wrong. I believe a reminder is essential for all of us. Teaching has the ability to affect so many lives. But, what about those teachers who aren't here for that reason. Where do those children end up?
I know we have so many teachers here who care tremendously. We were so very fortunate for many years. Thank you to those teachers who have been a big influence in our children's lives. I pray for those who haven't. Please move on to other fields where your talents will be better utilized.
We are still waiting for an answer, Moffat County School District.
Jim and Sherry Kurz