Wednesday, July 15, 2015
When has Superintendent Vitti ever listened to the community? (rough draft)
Superintendent Vitti has made a lot of suggestions and to be honest I like some. I think we need another arts school or two and bringing back trades to our schools is long overdue though at the same time he throws out so many ideas that I really wish he would concentrate on one or two like discipline and teacher morale before moving on to others. I and many others believe if he took care of those two things it would really help with student achievement and with bringing back students from charters.
The superintendent throwing out ideas is just step one, now he says he wants to go into the community and hear what they think, and that made me think, when was the last time he went into a school community and didn’t ignore what they had to say?
The First Coast community wanted to get rid of Principal Al Brennan and Vitti said he was one of the best.
The John E. Ford community wanted to keep their principal and he got rid of her.
Then last year several school communities balked at being forced to have an extra hour of reading but guess what, they had an extra hour of reading anyways.
Now he will listen to some millionaires who demand merit pay scams and the hiring of scabs but as far as regular parents I am hard pressed to think of a time that he actually listened to them though I freely admit there may have be times I am ignorant about. I don't always hear about good things.
I am really just wondering if he ever went to talk with a school community and left thinking, you know what, they were right about that one, I’m going to make what they wanted happen.
If I have missed a time when that happened or if there are other communities he has ignored please let me know.