Wellesley parents have created a new Facebook page dubbed ConcernedParentsofWellesley that’s dedicated to calling attention to troubles with the Wellesley Public School system and bringing about positive changes.
The group’s description reads in part:
Enough is enough! The administrative lapses this year at Wellesley public schools, especially the middle school, are inexcusable. At WMS alone, we’ve hired workers with criminal records (including assault and battery), suffered thefts of $20,000 in computers and jewelry art supplies, had $170,000 of “misplaced” bills, experienced rodent infestation in the kitchen, and lived through numerous problems with the cafeteria.
These are issues of safety, health, and fiscal responsibility.
These are just the problems we know about.
We pay taxes for the schools. The School Board has oversight. It’s time to hold them accountable.
The group (currently consisting of “a handful” of parents) encourages other concerned residents to attend upcoming School Committee meetings, including the next one on Dec. 6, and write to various media outlets to urge them to look into more stories. Those who are interested are invited to join the group in person at Peet’s in Wellesley Square at 6:30pm before the School Committee meeting this week.