Mary Frances Callan's recommendation to implement a Mandarin Immersion program despite the overwhelming community outcry, and all the numerous legitimate concerns that have not been addressed in the new study, was her parting gift to this community which dealt her a stinging 'vote of no confidence' blow this fall.
(I notice they mentioned the 200+ responses to the ad against MI, but failed to mentioned the over 500 petition signature (and growing daily) against.
And what about Marilyn Cook? Is the jury still out to lunch on her performance, or is the community's collective memory already forgotten.
I hope the Board considers the recommendations with the same amount of respect with which they were delivered.
I also hope the board is thinking long and hard about the consequences of angering so much of the community on which they rely for special parcel tax, school site improvement Board, and onging PIE support.
Good one MFC