- Worried Summerside resident
- May 10, 2014 - 10:48
Any parent of a Summerside student from grade 1 to 9 should be concerned about this issue at Miscouche school. Teacher allocation has been given to all schools in the last week based on numbers currently in the schools. If this issue isn't resolved, look for a flood of transfers out of Miscouche into the Summerside schools. Miscouche will be sitting with the teachers allocated from this week and the other schools will be overcrowded without the teaching allocation. The teaching allocation adjustment won't happen until at least November. Hardly fair to everyone from Miscouche to Summerside that the School Board won't resolve this issue and it will affect so many children both this year and next in Summerside and Miscouche.
- May 10, 2014 - 10:10
i have done these meetings before and nothing came from it,, they are very good at twisting stories around and making you look like the one in the wrong,, how would it be fair to have one against three for first thing,, theres 55 concerned parents so hold a meeting with at least half of the parents at once!!! then maybe there would be more willing to speak up in the works,, it needs to be in fair settings,, the one on one doesnt work at all,,it took the parents group to get the signatures to actually get somewhere with this they need to stick together through the whole thing,, not be split up and words twisted,, one on one got no where before so time to stick together!!!
- Island resident
- May 09, 2014 - 21:05
Some of these parents' concerns go back more than two years, not months. Had the board addressed these issues when they first arose this would be a non-issue. The idea of meeting with three representatives from the board (who are bound to be intimidating) no doubt terrifies many of these parents: I know it would me. Thank you, Guardian, for seeing through the hogwash and recognizing what is a sensible solution to the problem.
- Sandra Laughlin
- May 09, 2014 - 20:58
Did anyone contact the Village Council and ask them to get involved? I live in this community and my son goes to this school and this is the first I am hearing of this group and I am in this school at least twice a week. This principal has been nothing but trouble since he arrived at this school and I have had several run ins with him regarding my child. I wanted him to change schools but he wanted to finish his junior high years with his friends. I know one thing if my father was alive this man would have been given his walking papers long ago....with or without the village councils help....Ridiculous!!
- Sandra Laughlin
- May 09, 2014 - 20:46
Someone should explain proper policies and procedures to Mr. MacDonald....the principal at this school.....when he told my son he could not play in the biggest basketball tournament of the year....without giving him a reason...I get a call from my 12 year old son who was extremely upset at lunch time over this....not only did Mr. MacDonald NOT call me to notify me of this....by the time I got to the school at noon he was gone away for Christmas vacation...he is a coward and a bully and should be working at a military basic training academy and not with the children in this school...get gone already!!
- May 09, 2014 - 20:37
I don't understand why the village council in Miscouche doesn't get involved and insist on a resolution to this matter. This ongoing issue will affect property values as young families won't want their children attending that school with those conditions. I've already heard of parents attempting to transfer to other schools. School board move these offenders into the board office for a project, send your best principal in for the rest of the year, and allow these children to get their education in a supportive environment. Cynthia Fleet do the job that they brought you in from another province to do!
- DOUBLE TALK
- May 09, 2014 - 14:36
They obviously have been told not to meet with the parents as it could affect the job of a family member of someone in office. Also the statement used the wording PROPER PROCEDURE AND PROTOCOLS MUST BE FOLLOWED. This policy appears to apply only to non elected people as you see this Government and their lackeys changing procedures daily to fit their needs. RIGHT ROBERT.
- May 09, 2014 - 13:00
Every time I see articles and letters like the above I shake my head. We have 140,000 people on PEI and enough "Ministers of the Crown" and bureaucrats to service a population of at least a million people or more. Yet we have "Ministers" who refuse to speak to constituents, refuse to issue prepared reports and otherwise act as though they were the minions and line workers within departments. What is worse is that many have neither education or qualifications for the portfolios they purport to carry. Look at so many of them and look at the ones here. Ms Sherry approved the environmental plan for Plan B. She is the Attorney General or Minister of Justice - and what does she have to qualify her for such roles ? Very sad. They cannot blame their indifference or refusal to act on having too many constituents to answer to. PEI MLAs have the fewest constituents of any province and yet they want more money. And MINISTER MacISAAC - what is his excuse for not meeting ? Too much time traveling ? This place needs an overhaul inside and out.