I think it is time to take a step back from the politics that are happening here in the district and actually focus on what matters…our kids and their futures!! I am deeply saddened by the closing of Belle Ann. After years and years of seeing the way the district spends our money I am not completely surprised. I graduated from Brandon and wanted my kids to have the same education I did but now I am not so sure. When I walk the halls of the school, I see teachers who feel defeated due to the situation at hand.
The opening of the charter school would be a great thing and give us as parents another choice I am hoping they get it going soon. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about charter schools. I think it would be an excellent move for the district to draw in new families who will then continue on to Brandon School for 6th-12th grade. The district should not be worried about losing families to this school as I have spoken to a lot of people who are changing districts without the charter school even being an option.
Why not just give the charter school a chance. Isn’t that what you ask of us to do with your new grade configurations!