when sending homework home , there are no directions for the parents to follow to help their child, What happen to books for children to learn with, what is the deal with all the printed copies of work
Monticello is the most wonderful place to live, but the schools are unsafe at any grade with no responsibility taken from the schools or the school board. The School board also refuses to test children with learning disabilities, nor do they follow the Florida Board as well as the US Board of Education that demands the opportunity for children to have access to better education in other districts or even safe education. The schools are full of harassment to the minority children and the excuse that allows the bullying and harassment is that they can't control everything that happens in school. The schools are full of ill-equipped teachers which might give excuse for their behavior but the School Board and the Superintendant have too much pride to really care about each child's education that makes up their district. Like my initial response- Monticello is a wonderful place to live- as long as you don't have school aged children.
I have had had my children at this school since kindergarten. However, it was my 5th grader who did well. He was in Mr. Thomas' class. Mr. Thomas was a innovative teacher who kept my child's attention year. He took up a great time with my child and was more like a father figure to him, as well as the rest of the students in his class. He has since moved to Atlanta and will be missed because i definately wanted him to have my unruly 4th grader next year. He has a knack for behavior problem kids.
I have a child with a disability and had to remove him from this school for his own safety two years ago. However, a new principal has arrived this year (2002-03) and a new attitude has begun. I just wish this had happened several years earlier so the school did not suffer. I am eagerly awaiting school scoring this year. Jefferson County is now on the road to success.