July 17, 2015
My children have attended Bliss, and over this time my children have clearly not received an adequate yearly progress that a parent would expect, especially where it is a small school. No one knows the inside of a school classroom better than the students that spend their days there. Therefore, perhaps the board or staff should ask them "if they only new," then maybe, just maybe then changes could be made. If a schools students aren't progressing, then why is it that they don't make changes in the staff? If one or two kids aren't improving, I can see that being within the child's learning, however, if there are numerous students that aren't progressing then you would think it would have to do more with the staff. So, why aren't observations and changes being made to the staff to help make these changes? Oh!! That's right, it's never the adults that are at fault for anything, it is always the students. They aren't trying, they aren't putting in enough effort, they have a learning disability, and million other excuses. Seriously, review your staff as staff, not friends. Bliss is such a small school, it should be and can be one of the most amazing schools if the right people would stand up and make an effort in doing so. Teachers shouldn't be late, students get penalized if their late. Teachers shouldn't voice negative comments to their students, as a student needs positive uplifting comments. Teachers don't follow the rules, however a student gets punished if they don't. As for the sports, what options are there? Clearly need to look into hiring outside the box instead of inside the box. Kids don't play sports to be benched due to coaches standards. Sports are for all to enjoy the hands on experience. How else are they gonna get it if you don't let them play?? Then you have the audacity to yell at them when they do get to play how they didn't do this or that! All in all, as I said before, Bliss could be an amazing small school with more student success if the they'd step up out of the "groove" they have fallen into of just "getting by." School is about the kids, and receiving the education that they are entitled to, and it's the Staff's job to provide just that. Make changes, especially if you're quick to judge the students and their abilities. I wish you the best , and may karma find you soon enough.
- submitted by a parent