Guy Pacot: Moving forward with school board
Congratulations to Sheila Margaret, and J. Kent for their collective win in Tuesday’s election. The Summit School district will be served well by all three. I am particularly pleased that Sheila has a second term to serve as she understands the importance of 21st century learning and the necessary reformation of the educational system.
I want to thank all the Summit County citizens who voted for me, thank you for your confidence and support of my ideas. A deep heart-felt thanks to my wonderful wife for her support and help and without whom I could not have even considered doing this. Thank you Summit County Republicans for all your work, support and encouragement. Thank you to all my friends and RMBC family for your support and efforts.
I would ask the board members elect and the current board to work hard towards improving our children’s grasp of language arts, math, and science. As the disaggregated CSAP data shows we have much room for improvement in that area. This was the single biggest concern of most of the parents I spoke with and is an issue that will directly affect the future of every Summit student.
I would also appeal to the community to support and rally around the dual-language program as the current DVE students begin to move to the middle school. The district has made great strides in this worthwhile program and after speaking with many parents at the DVE forum last week, there is considerable concern about this. There are issues such as additional teaching staff that will continue to build on the success of the DLP at the middle school as well as a point person to handle the transition issues concerning this group of students. In a challenging economy there are also funding issues. Let’s rally around the DLP as it pertains to the middle school and lend our support and time in brainstorming solutions to ensure that the DLP continues to grow and help the district in regards to its ELA and achievement gap goals.
Again, congratulations to the board members elect and we are all looking forward to your contributions to the Summit RE-1 School District.
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