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POINT: Academy Trustee, Mr. Wetzel, Attacks the BOE & K-8 School System
How about a little truth with all of this nonsense. What is going on in Woodstock is a group of people who were elected under false premises will stop at nothing to Repeal or Amend Prop 46 to their liking. They are using our children and their political position to play hardball and get what they want. They are willing to sacrifice a small group of kids to get their desired objectives: Repeal 46 and have all the money they want. Or so they think. Even if 46 is Repealed the Citizens of Woodstock will not give these morons what they want.
Right now they are planning to take the 9th grade and keep it at the Middle School soon to become a Jr. High School. They will try this action to punish the parents and taxpayers of Woodstock and try to blackmail them by saying in effect: Repeal or Amend 46 and your children can then go to the Academy. If you don’t then they will get the equivalent education of 8th grade twice in a poor/average school system. They are hoping the Citizens will rise up and fix 46. What that the Citizens should do is rise up and repeal the Board of Education. These people are irresponsible and disgusting in their behavior over the last two years.
The members of BOE knew their enrollment was over-estimated at the Academy and yet they put the numbers in anyhow. Want to know why? Because they had to cry poverty during the budget session. Enrollment in the K-8 system has been slow and fairly flat for the last 10 years. Enrollment in the Academy has been steadily growing for the last 10 years. Read the rest of this entry »