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.
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Folks, I don’t usually nit-pick about grammar but, jeez-louise, if you are making a Facebook page to complain about a school system, make the effort to present a coherent, grammatically correct product.
A few examples to ponder:
“At WMS, we’ve seen the hiring of a worker with a criminal record (including assault) hired,”
“thefts of $20,000 of computers and jewelry art supplies”
“This is just the problems we know about.”
“The School Board is oversight.”
“Our kids DESERVE much better leadership and administrative oversight.”
Indeed they do. Leadership begins at home.
I’m not sure petty theft and infestations were so much a result of administrative oversight. But yeah, let’s complain about some stuff because these are truly the important problems terrorizing our society.
why do you vote the school board in year after year. let your frustration be heard at the polls–vote them all out.
Jen Looper says
“Don’t get mad, get elected!”
Please visit my website,
JenLooper.com where I present myself, my platform, and some (grammatically correct) ideas about how to “reboot” School Committee.
I ask for your support and vote on 3/13/2012!