Just a FYI, the annual ASDC (American Society of Deaf Children) conference was to be on ASDB campus in June. Because of the on-going dilemma the ASDC conference planners felt it was best to reschedule to next year at a different location, The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, MA from June 27 to 29, 2014.
Very typical? All I see is Superintendent Hill isn’t admitting that ASDB/PDSD needs help. He needs to see that he does not have control over students’ feelings of desperation. This is his students’ desire to address ASDB/PDSD matters TOO. However without recognizing the system at the school is broken, this cannot be achieved. As ASDB/PDSD got a large number of people of good will, the Supt needs to see the real goal to change things so these good people have the necessary institutional support. As Supt is not seeing it is his duty to see such direction is in place, this is the Board’s obligation to see to changes in dire need. I am seeing good name and functioning of ASDB/PDSD is at risk. The damage is done when well meaning and hardworking people have to work in an environment without direction. ASDB/PDSD students deserve better top to bottom. They deserve staff with high morale, communication between staff and parents and administration. It is hard for parents to keep on sending their children to school, when they know how much turmoil they are witnessing on a daily basis. And, their children can sense it. ASDB/PDSD needs decisive action to establish a strong and improving educational environment for the children. With all the parties, Board and staff members, teachers, and students they can only work effectively when there is solid leadership of the school. ASDB/PDSD matters.
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