It is July and the 2017-2018 school year is complete. Even though I graduated from Griffith Institute 56 years ago, I still remember what it felt like to be free of homework for a couple of months. It was time to sleep in, visit with friends and enjoy summertime activities. If we were fortunate, we spent some time getting ready for a college career.
I have received the GI school bulletins and was impressed by the different opportunities offered to the students. I decided to attend the board of education meetings to be better informed. Administrators gave reports, students reported on their involvement in different projects (which really let me know more about the exciting things they experienced and how it enhanced their lives) and there were reports regarding new programs, security measures and capital projects which keep the buildings and the students safe.
We are fortunate to have a dedicated, caring and approachable superintendent and a dedicated board of education. There are administrators, teachers and supportive staff who really care about the education and wellbeing of the students.
I know that life can be hectic and we don’t have much free time, but if you want to get an update on the educational experiences of those attending school at S-GI, come to a board of education meeting. Our children are fortunate to be a part of the academic experience.
We pay school taxes, elect school board members and send our children and grandchildren to school. We may complain about something we think is happening in our school system but we don’t check it out. You can do something about it if you attend a board meeting. You have the opportunity to speak at the beginning of the meeting. At the end of the meeting you have to opportunity to comment on the content of the meeting.
It would be great to see you at an upcoming board of education meeting. Why not join me as I sit in the front row.
Mary Jane Miess