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So now it matters what our public officials are doing behind closed doors and free of certain public cross examination and exposure? But not when it comes to our local school district firing a beloved teacher and a school board not listening openly to the voters in their meetings? That's a personnel matter and school board policy. So CDP is fine with that behavior and doesn't see a problem there at all.
Listen, anytime an administration, of any kind, try's to keep things secret and shut down public questioning, that's where the press should look the closest. Here endeth the lesson. Patrick Wayne Germond
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Well Luke, keeping it positive and $5.00 will buy you a burger and not much else. Keeping it positive and letting our school district and its reps shine us on year after year has gotten us, lets see, now where.
Great letter! You took the words right out of my mouth.
In fact, this movement just took a giant step forward this weekend. Do to some issues with our school districts administration making some decisions the we the parents don't agree with a new Face Book group was created for Moffat County parents. It's called Concerned Parents Of Moffat County School District. It's a group for parents only. No district employees allowed. It's a place where parents can post stories and comments on their dealings with the district. A place where massive pressure can build up and back parents, and what is best for our children. At the rate it's growing I am estimating 400 members by Jannuary first. It's not meant to put parents in the loop, it's meant to give parents OWNERSHIP of the loop. It's meant to make the school board work as assistants to the parents. Check it out.
Okay, out of complete frustration in trying to get answers I've decided to change the game. I've created a Face Book page that's titled "Concerned Parents of Moffat County".
It's for parents of ALL of Moffat County's school children. It however, is not meant for any employees of Moffat County School District or board members. You have your own meetings where you are allowed input. This page is for parents to share all stories, good or bad, and keep each other in the loop, since the school district won't.
Your school district is now truely in your hands. You now surround them and you now have the power to get your message, and stories out to all the parents in Moffat County.
I ask that the Craig Daily Press leave this up and support the public service page Concerned Parents of Moffat County. Thank you. Patrick Wayne Germond
Well, I'm getting phone calls now from parents. Parents that loved Pam and are telling me that its the administration who's on a power trip that's the problem at Sunset.
Wow, shocker there. I would say I told you so but everybody has already heard me say that a dozen times.
So this time, what I'm getting, because they didn't like a teachers teaching style, which I loved, Pam grts fired and my child gets stuck with a permanent susitue. I guess test scores and student learning still aren't at the top of the priority list to this administration.
So heed my warning new school board members. The last school board members, all three who got fired, failed the public and backed their administration. If you are in a board meeting and your telling each other how great a job your doing, that doesn't amount to spit if the public is not happy. You need to open the board meetings to public input, period. The public has been shut out and their not happy. Don't ask for public support and expect them to go to board meetings and sit there like they're watching CSPAN.
And to the Sunset principle, EPIC FAIL. Don't expect the public to give you a two year chance to improve the grades when you pull a stunt like this. You had better improve the grades of your school on the very next test, because you won't get a second chance. As you judge others, so too will you be judged.
Sunset Elementry fired Pam W this week, traumatizing her third grade class. Does anyone know why?
The school district won't tell parents anything. Kids and parents aren't in the loop.
Despite the fact that they work for us, and if its something that bad, then the parents for dang sure should know. The administration won't say.
Maybe this paper could investigate it???
Take care and God's speed to you my friend. Though we may not have always agreed, I have always thought you were a great servant to our community, and an outstanding administrator for one of the finest community college in the Country. You will be leaving this community better off for having you among us.
As a council member, I remember your last campaign when I asked you really hard questions, that didn't have good answer, and didn't particularly help you in your endeavor. However, you answered them straight forward, honestly, and very clearly. That's why I voted for you. You have outstanding character.
Take care and stay safe my friend.
Patrick Wayne Germond
Congratulations Tony! If I hadn't been running I would have voted for you.
Congratulations to the students of Moffat County! All three incumbents were voted out. Moffat County did something it hasn't done in recent memory. That being, they held the School Board accountable. The new members are not the kind of people to give very much slack when it comes to failure. Things will change.
I had a great time running and writing letters about this subject. Letters about the Boards and the administrations failings. I tried to foucs and to direct the publics attention there. So I am very happy. Good job Moffat County!
The kids won tonight! We all won tonight! God Bless!
Patrick Wayne Germond
That's a good letter Tony. I think you and I are still the only two that don't support amendment 66. If I lose my bid for district 4's seat, I hope you are the one that wins it. Having children in the system changes a persons perspective a lot. That's what motivates me, and I know your loyalty to your children's education will surpass all other emotions and issues. Good luck my friend, Patrick Wayne Germond
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