Schedule Proposals Summary Letter to ACPS School Board from GWMS PTA

posted Feb 23, 2011, 8:10 AM by Thad Ring
A letter to Dr. Sherman and School Board Members from Melynda Wilcox, President, GW Middle School PTA is posted below.  

The GW Middle School PTA applauds the division’s efforts to solicit the views of parents, teachers, and students through the use of an online survey regarding the revised extended school year and school day proposal.  At the GWMS PTA’s regular meeting on February 8, the program portion of the meeting was devoted to a community dialogue about the revised proposal.  About 50 parents and one teacher participated, and both GW principals were in attendance.  On February 14, the PTA executive board invited teachers to share their views over dessert during their lunch periods.  About 40 teachers attended. 

There are many different viewpoints within our school community expressed here, and the PTA is not able to take a position for or against the proposal.  This February 22nd letter to Dr. Sherman and School Board Members is a summary of the viewpoints expressed and questions asked during those two events and over the past few weeks, submitted to be taken into consideration in deliberations leading up to the next School Board Meeting on March 3rd.
Thad Ring,
Feb 23, 2011, 8:11 AM