So, it's been almost a month since I've posted here and I do apologize. It is more and more difficult for me to address "problems" I see and hear about with TPS simply because it is no longer a part of my life.
There are a few things, however, that I thought I needed to post about.
The first is a website that Ms. Fisher and Mr. Torres have launched. Talking TPS allows us to "interact" with these two board members, giving them our thoughts about questions that they have put out to us. Although I do applaud Ms. Fisher and Mr. Torres for the site, I feel that it is not that much different that the "group" that Mr. Sykes, Ms. Barnett and Mr. Steele formed and is just another form of proof as to the split on the TPS board. I'd support the site more if it were a group effort rather, but that does not mean that I don't feel their website isn't something that is good. My hope is that all 5 board members will pay attention to what is being said by those that post their comments at the site.
The other thing is the Superintendent search. As there are many other sites that have posted information about the applicants, I will not take the time to post it here, but rather will send you to Glass City Jungle and Toledo Talk for starters. Both sites have all of the info that is currently available to the public about the applicants.
Sadly, I personally do not think that any of the candidates hold much promise for TPS, other than Mr. Foley. I think if those are the ones that we have to choose from, in the best interest of the schools, the best choice at this time would be to keep Mr. Foley on. My question is whether or not this was the true intention with this search. But I also can't help but wonder what "real" candidate would actually apply for this job knowing the burden that is going to be thrown at them the minute they take the position.
Just more proof for me that taking my children out of TPS was in all of our best interests! I'm so happy that I do not have to deal with any of this anymore. There is much less stress in my life these days, and I don't know about the rest of you, but less stress is always a good thing in my life!
And speaking of stress ;-) in case I don't get back here I'd like to wish each and every one of you that read this blog a VERY Safe and Happy Holiday Season! May your holidays be filled with joy and blessings and may you be surrounded by people that bring happiness into your life! May 2007 be a turn around year for TPS!
Thanks for reading!