I write regarding the sorry state of education in Silver Creek. It is indeed a sad day when our children are forced to suffer for pensions, insurance and the Board of Education.
The elimination of several invaluable members of the staff is unconscionable. Were the board or the interim superintendent at all concerned about the students and the quality of their education, perhaps they could have started saving taxpayers money by first eliminating redundant positions. Does our district really need three principals and a "dean of students," whose primary job is to discipline the students?
Is the superintendent going to opt for a salary cut so that our kids can keep high quality teachers? Has the school board president's wife - a teacher's aide -lost her position in this round of cuts? And on that vein, should we really spent all that money to revamp the high school cafeteria and give it a glass-block wall?
My kids have been in this system 12 years. It used to be a good school. Now the quality of education is dropping exponentially and my wallet is emptying at the same rate!