Educational issues and violation of parent rights at Kirkersville Elementary: Written parental consent not required to transport my child off school property, according to Principal. Daily reading instruction not provided to all first grade students (by design according to teacher) Pilot program- first grade students change classes like middle school students. Logistics of first grade students changing classes caused the loss of 1 hour of instruction time daily. Teachers, Principal, nor Superintendent could produce supporting research. Pilot program was discontinued Dec. 2007 first grade students were removed from homerooms and shuffled into classrooms with new teachers & classmates further adding to the instability of instruction, demonstrating gross misunderstanding of the social, emotional, and educational development of students. This caused my first grader to become distraught and confused when I asked what was wrong she stated, My world is upside down. Distraught Parent & Experienced Educator
Kirkersville Elementary is a great place for students to learn! The last few years seem to ahve brought about a different atmosphere than what some of the previous reviews are descirbing. There are more family activities and events after school and the new principal is warm, friendly, intelligent and knows all the children by name! We specifivally moved so that our children would go to KES rather than another elementary in the district. There are several teachers whose own children attend or have attended KES which says something in itself. We wouldn't have our children attending any other school right now!
Disciplining the right children seems to be impossible. If you are involved in any type of dipute,(in my experience), all involved recieve the same punishment, including innocent bystanders. Humiliation appears to be the preferred method of discipline at Kirkersville.
As a teacher and a parent at Kirkersville, I feel very lucky to be involved with this school. The administration, staff and community have worked hard to make Kirkersville a safe and caring learning environment; one that has earned the highest rating of 'excellent' by the state of Ohio for our outstanding test scores. As a parent, I am extremely pleased with the education my children receive every day. Although it may not be a 'perfect' school, it is a 'wonderful' school. Kirkersville is a great place to work and learn!
The new principal, Miss Doran, has taken the morale, safety and quality of education. Just 2 short years ago Kirkersville was a happy, safe, wonderful learning environment however, since the departure of Mr. Kingler the school has hit rock bottom. Today, it would take a serious effort to find one parent in the school whom has not had a miserable experience with Miss Doran. She continues to plumet the quality of education by creating an environment which teachers, students and parents alike dread to go to each day. Miss Doran doesn't know any of the children's names but rather refers to children as 'that kid' even directly to their parent. She rewards those children who lie about their misbehavior and punishes the honest ones. The list goes on and on. Many families have relocated to other parts of the district simply to get their child(ren) out of Miss Doran's school.
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