Now the Superintendent wants to close Livingston Middle School - reason low enrollment, poor student performance. Not mentioned was the fact that PS 20 in North Albany is a K-8 school. Also, charter middle schools compete with Livingston..offering better and safer learning environments for serious students.
SO, WE REALLY DIDN"T NEED A THIRD MIDDLE SCHOOL ON WHITEHALL RD. BIG WASTE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS.
THE SMART MOVE WOULD BE A RETURN TO A K-8 NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL SYSTEM IN ALBANY.
PUT THIS QUESTION TO ALBANY VOTERS IN THE COMING MAY SCHOOL BUDGET/ PROPERTY TAX INCREASE/ MULTI MILLION DOLLAR REFERENDUM TO REHAB THE ALBANY HIGH SCHOOL.
WHEN ARE ALBANY PROPERTY TAXPAYERS GOING TO WISE UP AND SAY....ENOUGH?
THE ALBANY SCHOOL BOARD, SUPERINTENDENT'S POSITION AND MOST OF THE TOP HEAVY ADMINISTRATION POSITIONS SHOULD BE ABOLISHED.
MERGE THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH CITY GOVERNMENT. MAKE THE MAYOR AND COMMON COUNCIL RESPONSIBLE AND
ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE CITY SCHOOLS. HAVE ONE PROPERTY TAX.
HOLD SCHOOL BUDGET VOTES AT NOVEMBER ELECTIONS. RESULTS FINAL. NO RE-RUNS.
MORE MONEY AND MORE BUILDINGS WILL NOT RESOLVE THE FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM OF UNMOTIVATED STUDENTS FROM
SCHOOL UNIFORMS AND STRICT CONDUCT CODES ARE NEEDED. REMOVE UNRULY AND UNMOTIVATED INDIVIDUALS FROM CLASSROOMS SO THAT THOSE STUDENTS WHO WANT TO LEARN, MAY LEARN.
ESTABLISH BOOT CAMP AND OTHER ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL FORMS FOR THE UNRULY AND UNMOTIVATED.
J P Sullivan