It has come to our attention that a parent will address the Board of Education meeting tonight, October 7, 2008 calling in to question several items related to lack of equity, accountability and transparency within the City School District of New Rochelle. Some of the specific items being brought up have been raised previously. As we understand, neither the Board of Education nor the Superintendent of Schools have responded to this parent’s concerns. This particular parent’s concerns are of interest to all that live in New Rochelle. Tonight, other items will be added to the list awaiting a formal response (or acknowledgement) from the district. Maybe if the Board of Education and district officials close their eyes really tight and plug their ears, any concerns that parents bring up will simply go away.
It is important to note that efforts will not go away because they are about our children and our children are not going anywhere. Many of us will never tire when it comes to advocating for our children. Those of us who have made New Rochelle our home are not going to be forced to conform for less than the best.
The parent has agreed to provide us with a transcript of his remarks. We look forward to him reporting back to NRCP.