April 11, 2011
I am a graduate of Singer and the parent of two graduates of Singer High School. I love my community and the school, however, there are a few issues I have with our School Board. Hyatt was closed a couple years ago, precisely why, I'm not sure. I forsee Singer being closed in the near future, before my 7 year old graduates. I did attend school in Natchitoches Parish in the 80's and am a victim of integration. What I mean by that, is, my very small school, Provencal, was changed to an elementary school while the rest of us were bussed to town. That was an hour of riding the bus one way. We, Provencal, kids were thrown to the bottom of the totem pole. Same is happening here, just in a different way. Singer, and Merryville, I believe seem to be on the receiving end of leftovers from DeRidder. Don't our tax dollars amount to the same as others? Don't we get funding like others? Why did it take 3 years to get a softball field? Why so long for a gym and classrooms? This little school is not going anywhere without a fight from the community! I would be more than happy to get things started, just need direction. Charter isn't a bad word, seems to be a very much needed one!
- submitted by a parent