State board President Teri Quinn Gray said she is focused on Pencader’s service to students in the coming school year.
“Let’s be clear about what the students will experience on the first day of school,” she said. “We hope these other matters work their way to a conclusion very soon.”
Former Pencader parent Patricia Gould attended Thursday’s meeting and said she disagreed with Cruce’s report about the school’s stable condition.
“They’re not going to have enough students to have enough money to run the school,” Gould said.
First, Pat gets it at the level of parental intuition, she’s already chartered the only reasonable course: FORMER Pencader Parent. Secondly, from the quote above, she understands the state’s funding mechanisms, apparently better than the state! Pat, hats off to you and your prescience, we’d all be better off if you were on the State Board!
Dr. Quinn Gray and her fellow board member’s in an act of irresponsible abdication are relying on, “hope”? Yep, that’s what she said above, folks: hope.
I’m sure our august board of education will act with appropriate shock and awe after 9/30 and when the parents finally rise up as services fall off a cliff. You will find no safe harbor here, SBE. Cowardly inaction does not earn respect, just disdain.