Parents and other community members, are you aware that the five furlough days that the classified staff took to save jobs have not been restored as student days?
This means that our students will have five fewer school days. I have been told that parents do not want these days restored, so families can go on vacation. Community members, this means that, as a teacher, I have five fewer days to get your child ready for the state test. High school teachers have five fewer days to get students ready for AP tests and SATs, for example.
I worked hard to get Proposition 30 passed to bring money to public schools. Voters, you supported Proposition 30, and I thank you, but the Fairfield-Suisun school board members are not helping students when these furlough days are not restored as student days.
Please contact the board members and school district administration, write letters to this paper, and come to a school board meeting to express your dismay at this decision to waste five school days of school. No one is listening to the teachers who want to teach the students. Parents and community members, your help is needed.
Green Valley Middle School