Fayette BOE Gets Graded
Their present Grade.
Not only has Fayette hired a Boutique Superintendent..and paid way more then they ever should have.. but now the county whose once golden reputation has so tarnished as to be called pyrite has him embroiled in controversy. First over the questionable hiring of a fellow Maine local teacher (covered in local papers) and now over the sham of a plan for making up the ice/snow days.
Never-mind the county did not publish the details of the reports which justified closing schools on Friday. They posted a general policy statement in their memo and have yet to answer why EXACTLY school was closed.
So the Boutique boy wonder proposes making up 3 days. In the middle of winter break. They set aside concern for the academic value of those days and say 'march boldly forward'. Then they proceed to announce these days are optional. Wishy washy political gestures shouldn't find themselves down to the County level...and the Super should know better.
In an effort to look tough on education, they FCBOE has effectively proven they are NOT capable of putting Academics before Finances and Politics. While other counties have chosen to add school days to the end of the year (something FCBOE Board members called 'busy work time') extend school days.. and (gasp) NOT make up the days and ask for waiver for the 5th... Fayette has compromised their academic ethics and proved once again.. that without proper supervision... our leaders will act as selfishly as the children the purport to be educating.
Fayette is only a few weeks into the new year and their 9 week progress report will show an F, followed by a note that says please schedule a parent conference. This is why I encourage all parents and educators to attend the next Board Meeting. It is February 15th 7:00 p.m. at the central office located at 210 Stonewall Avenue, Fayetteville.
To get on the agenda, I encourage you to call the county office at 770-460-3535, zero out, and be transferred to the secretary to the Superintendent. Ask to be put on the agenda. You'll get 3 minutes to speak your peace. Community involvement at it's most basic.