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Owen D Young Central School2
Posted May 08, 2013
- a parent
Comment below probably written by the same current and or former board members who have a history of pulling their kids because they don t like things. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Taxes are through the roof and the school has little to offer. Don t blame the teachers blame the board members who have personal agendas!
Over the last few years the school has declined. The enrollment dropped a lot this year from over 200 in June'11 to about 160 students Sept '11. No major changes to warrant such a drop - people are tired of the administration/management of the district and showed this by pulling their kids and sending them to another district. The teachers/staff do not take a stand and stick up for themselves or colleagues against the rumored workplace bullying. Superintendents contract was not extended, but she is still there collecting a her six-figure salary on the taxpayers dime. Graduation rates are down and the students are not prepared for college level work. Unfortunate downfall of a promising school that had been identified as one of the best schools in the nation in 06-07 and 07-08. The only change has been the culture developed and sustained by the administration my opinion, the students are no longer the first priority.
A great student to teacher ratio, a district that has never been placed on the state's 'school in need of improvement' list, and a high school that was voted a 'bronze school' by a report issued in the U.S. News and World Report. I guess the evidence speaks for itself. I am a proud graduate and a proud parent of two current elementary students.