|Re: LISD To Seek New Principal for Lewisville High School|
Poster: Anonymous Posted: 2012/3/29 23:19:32
So I guess you think the Board was wonderfully functional when it had three members from Highland Village, which has a whopping 3,000 students out of a total of 50,000 in the district. I suppose you think it was completely wonderful when a group of people with no vested interest in Lewisville High School made a decision to have our kids transfer between three different campuses all over town, while proclaiming it would be a new and improved way to educate LHS students, instead of the collossal failure it has turned out to be. Lewisville has 16,000 students in LISD schools, and had NO VOICE. The revisit of the Harmon campus will obviously be done because it is not a sustainable arrangement. It costs too much money to transport kids all day, and the kids lose valuable class time. By the way, I think it will be great if every school in the district is treated fairly, which is why I am in favor of single member districts. That would force the Board into negotiation and consideration that was sorely lacking in the district for far too long. I harbor no ill will to other high schools, and I wish them the best. However, I think it will take a while to undo the damage that was done to LHS and its feeder schools during the time that there was no one on the Board or in senior administration looking out for our schools. I'm just happy we didn't get "Jerry Roy High School" down on 3040. What a slap in the face it would have been to have that happen, but the absolute rush to build the unneeded third campus despite EVERY conceivable reason to stop it (well documented in the old School Board meeting recordings, culminating in the decision to tear down LHS and rebuild it SMALLER rather than stop the 3040 construction and save about $50 million) has to make you wonder if it was a coincidence that it was set to open so soon after Jerry Roy retired. Just because you disagree with Board decisions doesn't mean the Board is dysfunctional. It means that all different voices are being heard for a change.