School Board Threatened with Lawsuit Over Just Communities
By an Edhat reader:
I'm hoping we can open up a civil dialogue here to discuss it further.
I just attended this school board meeting (9/25). More than a dozen concerned citizens spoke in favor of the non-profit Just Communities. A group apparently has threatened the school board with a lawsuit if an MOU with Just Communities were to be continued. It sparked my interest because my son, who just graduated high school, was an active participant of Just Communities. It is because of this program that he went from a very timid and shy kid and into an active member of society-earning the County School District's Champion of the year award and nominated for various other prestigious recognition for his work in representing underprivileged children in society. Teachers from young and old, high school students and various concerned citizens from all background made up the over two dozens of people that spoke highly of the program and in support of extending the MOU.
There were a couple that spoke against it but it remains unclear what their concerns were to warrant terminating the board's support of this seemingly amazing program.