Mr. Porter needed to speak out. He is the only BOE member who will listen to parents' concerns. He tries to help. But, unfortunately he is the minority.Too many Austintown residents blindly follow the board. Hopefully, this opens their eyes. The BOE members may be nice people, but it is crystal clear that they do not have our students or our residents' best interests in mind. There have been parents voicing safety concerns for over a year now. These parents even have offered solutions to said problems. The BOE denies there are issues. The board needs to come together with parents. They also need better communication. For at least 2 years, they've been planning on building a new high school and changing Fitch as early as next year to an academy. It may even be a good idea, but none of this has even been brought up at a meeting. Good communication is key to trust. Hopefully, our board will realize that we, the tax payers pay their salary. Hence, our input should be included.
November 8, 2013 at 7:46 a.m.