Whether Katahdin replaces one or neither of its two departing music teachers – whether it’s faculty is cut by 50% or 100% – remains to be seen.
What is clear is the adverse impact on children either way.
Additional funds provided by the State recently – $68k to be exact, will be spent well outside classrooms of any kind – music or otherwise, and has been budgeted in its entirety for an Assistant Principal.
See you there – 6:30#!
(No, not 6:30 “hashtag” – 6:30 SHARP 🙂
“There is no system in the world or any school in the country that is better than its teachers.” ~Sir Ken Robinson
….Be Afraid Not To Try
“I don’t like it when wealthy children are treated to one kind of education and the rest are treated to something different. It makes me suspect the children of the lower and middle classes are probably getting a rotten deal…” ~Kathreen Harrison
““Governments decide they know best and they’re going to tell you what to do. The trouble is that education doesn’t go on in the committee rooms of our legislative buildings. It happens in classrooms and schools, and the people who do it are the teachers and the students. And if you remove their discretion, it stops working.”” — Ken Robinson
The next meeting of the RSU 50 Vision Committee will be held Monday, Dec. 2nd at 5:30pm at Katahdin High School. The public is welcome!
Representatives are still needed for Sherman and Stacyville, and perhaps other communities in the RSU?
These decisions will shape not only the future of our children’s education, but our communities as well. Please contact your local town office to volunteer and ensure that the voice of your community; of each town in the district, is heard.
Thank you, and see you there!
Learn more about Standards Based Education as it pertains to your KMHS student…
“When we want the elephant to grow, we feed the elephant; we do not weigh the elephant.” ~Indian Proverb