With 30 – 38 children in each classroom, paper being rationed in some schools, and band instruments no longer being repaired, why is PWCS spending money to produce videos designed to demonstrate the value of the World-Class education it provides?
At the October 17 2012 school board meeting Superintendent Walts announced that PWCS would be posting a series of public service announcements called “Look at Us Now!” which will profile graduates of PWCS and the success they’ve had in their careers. The intent of the videos is to demonstrate just how much a World-Class education really matters.
Really? So, we need videos, produced at taxpayer expense, to demonstrate the greatness of our school system? Shouldn’t our test scores demonstrate that?
All I’ve heard this fall is how tight budgets are – how little money the school division and county has. Taxpayers are facing 3 – 4% tax increases each year over the next few years to maintain county services. Our class sizes have been pushed to the state maximum. Paper is rationed at some area schools. Classrooms crammed with kids are being kept at 78 degrees to save on cooling costs.
But we have the money to produce videos profiling graduates to make us feel better?