I’ve been sitting on the sidelines reading everyone’s comments to the recent article: Educational Innovation Leads to Success and I believe that we need to get our act together and register our comments directly with the decision makers who control Saba Comprehensive School: Saba Educational Foundation Board.
It’s pointless to spend time searching for the people who created the mess. What’s really important is identifying the root cause of the problem and then we fix it.
What’s the problem?
- Transparency is lacking in the educational process on the Saba.
- Intimidation and bullying need to stop at the school.
- Better academic preparatory courses (including CARE) are needed.
- Creation of a new and improved MBO program.
What’s the solution?
The educational meltdown began in April 2014. Teachers have protested, students have protested and parents have registered their opinions. Each group was dismissed by the former board however, there is a new board and its members are watching and listening. It’s obvious that school management does not have a road map; and the current director is directly responsible for current state of school.
You are the solution. Ask yourself the question: Is SCS a better school than it was a year ago? Yes or no, you need to tell the board.
How do we fix the problem?
If you believe that the problems at SCS are insurmountable under the guidance of the current management then you must send an email to the board and register a no confidence vote. Tell the board that you have no confidence in the current director and school management to educate our children.
I know that you do not like to be told what to do. I know that you don’t like outsiders interfering but we need to admit that we are also afraid of retribution. Everyone works for someone who has the power to make your life miserable or the potential offender is relative. However, you need to stand up for our children.
Today, you must send an email to the board (email@example.com) and tell its members what you expect from them. The school year is over and we need to tell them that we don’t want another year of the same.
Saba Educational Foundation Board Members:
Stacey Simmons (President)
LaToya Charles (Secretary)
Gied Mommers (Treasure)
Name withheld on request