I was watching the President of the USA sign the bill for the Amber Alert today & I thought about my child's school & what measures GLES takes to ensure that this Alert system never have to be used on this very open campus. The only thing I could visualize while Bush signed this new bill was how GLES counteracts this new law. So shame on all who do nothing about bettering the school's safety. In this day in age how can a parent, teacher, staff member just sit & pretend all is OK and not speak about it? Are teachers, staff afraid of losing their job? Is it, It will never happen to me/GLES..? Wake up. Stand up for something. Stir the pot and make it happen and stop being one of the walking dead on campus, just smiling and saying hell-o but afraid to stop and hold a conversation. What a $40,000.00 joke!
Garden Lakes has a warm, caring and experienced teaching staff. Unfortunately, safety issues appear to not be taken seriously by either the teaching staff or administrators. The major drawback is an open campus K-8 elementary school which is situated on a major road (107th Ave)with no campus enclosed fencing. Lax security procedures and no campus monitors add to the concerns, especially since students use restrooms which are only accessed by exiting the classroom buildings and crossing the open campus to the open restrooms. Playground safety is also compromised by insufficient monitors and a lack of protective surfacing beneath the equipment.
The parent involvement at this school is very high. I do feel that the curriculum is lacking, as is the motivation for children to reach their potential. Administrators are involved on a surface level, but very little intervention takes place when problems arise.
I feel the curriculm is a little relaxed. Kids in California schools are much more advanced. I feel if I moved back to california I would have to put my child back a grade in order for her to be at the same level as the kids there. My child is currently at the top of her class and I still feel she would be behind.
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