April 24, 2003
I have given Dysart district a chance for two years now. My children will not be returning to this district. I have worked closely with the principal, teachers and staff, and sat on many committees to vote and try to make a difference. The bottom line here is that the administration has a vision and a plan for the longterm outcome of this fast growing community, but unfortunately, it will take 5-10 years before they can catch up, get rid of the dinosaur administration that is taking home a hefty paycheck and now losing more and more funding, and not providing a safe place for our children because they cannot fix the obnoxious behavior of disrespectful children, nor provide a decent curriculum that will insure a productive learning environment for our leaders of tomorrow. The staff at this school is wonderful but they must answer to Dr. Seck. It does not matter what the teachers or principals want for our children, she will always have the final say, even after parents, teachers and faculty have voted and agreed upon a final decision for the school, she will override the decisions made regardless of what the committees have chosen for 'their' school. The children are so disruptive, that the teacher is not able to teach, they are so busy trying to discipline in what little way they are 'allowed', they are not able to even focus on academics, they are mearly babysitters for this district. For some reason, there are too many disrespectful children in these schools, they have run out of room for what they call ISS (in school suspension) and there is a school per say for 'bad' kids if you will, but it is bursting at the seams just as badly as our regular schools. and they keep on comin' with all the new houses. So if you want a good education without 30-40 kids per class, and you don't want your children rushing through lunch and throwing away food, not to mention the fact that physical education is not a priority, and now they have lost their funding for resource classes for children with disabilities in speech and other crucial areas, find a charter school fast because they are filling up !
- submitted by a community member