Clearly, San Luis Coastal Superintendent Eric Prater’s strategy is to make our peaceful efforts appear bizarre and irrational. Thus far, he has proven to be an unreliable educational partner with a poorly thought-through agenda.
I do hope the elected school board will agree Teach parents have not been bullies (bewildered, yes) and we have not been hysterical (passionate, yes). We’ve shown great respect and trust in our elected officials and hope they will look at the whole picture.
How is eliminating fourth grade from a school that successfully serves grades 4-6 not a precursor to closing or phasing out Teach? Prater even says in order for him to support it, it would have to be a K-6 continuum. So while this may not be the precursor to closing or phasing it out, it certainly appears to be the precursor to morphing it into something other than the Teach School that has been successful for 30 years.
Prater states he can’t even think straight … that’s the first honest thing I’ve seen in print provided by him.
I’ve heard rumblings of a charter school option. Perhaps this should be our solution if our elected school board does not vote to save Teach, a National Blue Ribbon School.