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Stop Education Budget Cuts in the Franklin Wisconsin Public School System - Save our Teachers

March 25, 2010

As the word gets out on the latest budget cuts we as parents are increasingly worried about the welfare of our children. It appears that our children at Franklin elementary Schools will no longer have the access they need to the guidance counselor elementary librarians, special education teacher and education assistants. I realize there are to be many more cuts along the way As a parent with children in the school, I would URGE you to seriously reconsider the decision to reduce the hours of our guidance counselor. The students have had to make concessions this year with only having her there half time, this has hurt them. The thought of having 1 counselor that travels between 5 schools is just not in the best interest of the kids. The Board of Education Goals states, "Students are at the center of everything we do." It also states, "Student achievement is highest priority." This latest decision does not reflect that! I read also, "that current programs and services will not be retained unless benefits justify the cost." So what message are we sending our kids? "Sorry kids, you' re just not that important. So if you happen to have a problem with someone bullying you, or a death in the family issues with peers, self esteem, etc, well it's just going to have to wait until the next time the counselor is at our school, ok! Guidance is such an important component in their daily lives that I just can’t see how this is in the "best interest of the kids." It’s NOT! I realize that economic conditions play a role regarding the budget, however, the kids are not the cause of that nor should they be the victims either. I am sure there are many other places that there can be cut backs, Maybe the Superintendent seeing he Makes $236,573.00 PLEASE keep our children's BEST interest in mind while you try to find other ways to save money. They should not be the ones to have to make the huge sacrifice. That's just not fair. Our kids are growing up in an environment that places so much pressure on them, we need to be able to offer them someone they can go to, who they are familiar with and trust, when the pressure gets to be too much, and not just one day a week.

Thank you! And once again please sign this Petition http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/saveourfranklinwisconsinschoolteachers

 

 

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