Regarding the Sunday article, “Teach school decision might get changed,” the title of the article is misleading. There has not been a decision as of yet. Closing Teach was merely one of the options Superintendent Eric Prater included in his report for the Feb. 5 board meeting.
He is now recommending the fourth-grade moratorium.
And, Dr. Prater, it’s not called “hysteria,” or “bullying.” It’s called public comment. Parents and other members of the community taking the time and energy to make their comments and concerns known to the board and superintendent is not “bullying” in any way, shape or form. I cannot believe that it would be labeled as such.
Teach is a great fit for some students. I think the problem with a future K-6 configuration for Teach is that, at kindergarten, one would have difficulty knowing if Teach would be a good fit for a given student.
It would become merely a school for students with motivated parents. I think a grades 4-8 configuration would be a much better option, if Teach is to be expanded.