Two years ago, our school board for District 833 attempted to close a neighborhood school to give it to a choice program that cannot fill half of the school.
Two years later and District 833 is taking a new approach; they are trying to evict the students from one of our original neighborhood schools for what is essentially a private school funded with our community dollars.
Woodbury Elementary School is the neighborhood school that not only has the highest percentage of walking kids, it also houses the best special needs program, and a pre-kindergarten program. The special needs children have been successfully integrated with the other kids within the school. Being the parent of two children that have gone to Woodbury Elementary, I can state first hand that this enrichment for my boys is an invaluable.
The proposal is not a financial need, rather, a special interest need. Once again, the Spanish Immersion program, that has caused our school to run a deficit for the last four years, plans on stealing the school from the neighborhood and our children and transplant our programs throughout the district.
The Spanish immersion program already does not allow out of district enrollment, enjoys smaller class sizes, and gets a specialized education of their choice at total taxpayer expense. This is already discriminatory against every student within our public school district, but the bullies of parents of the Spanish Immersion program do not care what is best for the district or community, they just want to take what they can, to include seats on the School Board, in order to steal taxpayer dollars from the children of the district for their own.
Further, part of the plan is the theft of Crosswinds School.
The District has reportedly already contacted state legislators encouraging them to refuse the Perpich Plan in order for District 833 to take over the school. These proposals by our district are going to cost our community millions of dollars and our district is already running a deficit, so they are looking to lower our bond rating through there immoral, unethical, and irresponsible actions.
There is a meeting scheduled for 02/25/2013 at 6:30pm at Woodbury Elementary School to inform the parents of Woodbury Elementary that our children are inferior to the Spanish Immersion children and that we need to be evicted so they can have our school. I encourage any and all taxpayers in our district to attend and stand up for the children of our community.