By running our small schools on large-school terms, our Board and Administration is effectively squandering the opportunities their current size presents to children…. By taking an inordinate amount of time to rearrange the furniture, so to speak…(children aren’t going to stop growing up while you wait, study and spend) …spending money for consultants and feasibility studies in an attempt to lend credibility to a decision they made long ago, Board members are shortchanging kids in the small schools in their care. The RSU needs leadership with the expertise to optimize the assets at hand toward educational excellence and efficiency, and respects the natural advantages of small schools for children and taxpayers alike.
“…The effective characteristics
of small schools can be lost even in small schools if
school leaders chase the illusion that bigger is better….”