The Campaign For DA

3.04.2017

Above The Fold


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe Wise County's Boyd middle school has children who do not eat from the time they leave on Fridays until they return on Mondays. So they have a food pantry to send food with them on the weekends. If that is true CPS or somebody needs to check on their home situation...that's crazy.

Anonymous said...

In reference to the superintendent retiring - yet suggesting the board might consider grade banding - that would create a nightmare for parents who would be forced to drop children off at multiple campuses, not to mention the additional bus runs needed.

DISD needs two look to the future, and study demographics more than one every five years.

The board should look at the financial state of the district 6 or 7 years ago, as compared to now - superintendent ran off the best finance director in the state, and has not acted fiscally responsible and it's starting to show - a LOT! We should not be digging not reserve.

I fear the next bond will include items necessary to simply run the district, not the above-and-beyond items typically in a bond proposal, such as in indoor football field.

Anonymous said...

Free Everton!

Anonymous said...

That firearm guy on the front page is less of a threat to Decatur than the school board

Anonymous said...

I went to elementary school with Everton. He was truly an ADHD pioneer.

Anonymous said...

Wow. How unkind, 9:47. No, those children do not literally have zero food to eat from Friday until Monday, but there are certainly kids who depend on free and reduced lunch and breakfast at school for regular meals. Those children will get by with very little for the weekend, and if the food bank or school wants to send some extra for the weekend, how does that affect you? Many other schools besides Boyd also send food bags home on the weekend, and most food banks provide. I'm very thankful that those kids get some extra nourishment on the days they aren't in school.

Anonymous said...

Nothing will change with a different superintendent. The current one probably has the TASA applicants narrowed down to whoever will be easily controlled. They should at least wait for the new board members to choose a new superintendent. Watch the current superintendent become a consultant for the construction of the maxed out schools he has predicted. He has already laid the framework with The Messenger's headline. Brilliant manipulation of the board and local newspaper.

Anonymous said...

Why don't we build some more schools before we are overcrowded

Anonymous said...

4:26 You dummy. I never said I was against feeding the poor children...I was just stating my concern for their welfare at home...still worries me that they would have parents that do not provide enough food...makes you wonder what else the kids do not have...like safety.