Dear Superintendent Thein:
As Fall 2010 parents of 2nd Grade students at Emmet D. Williams Elementary School, we are concerned about the planned full-time staffing shortfall for our children.
Currently, we understand that there will be 2 full time 2nd grade teachers, and another .6 FTE 2nd Grade teacher. The .6 teacher will be scheduled during core learning classes to reduce class size during those times. At all other times, the entire second grade will be covered by only 2 teachers, with student to teacher ratios as high as 45:1.
As parents, we believe such conditions in class size would be negligent to the educational needs of our children.
We have affixed our signatures to this electronic petition to ask for your support to help find .4 FTE in staffing resources within the Roseville Public School System, to help our children succeed during such a critical year of their education and development.
On behalf of all our children, thank you for considering our concern.
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tammy chehouri, United States5 years ago Comments: In my experience as a parent of four, two of which have graduated through the Roseville District, I strongly recommend getting a full time 2nd grade teacher. Many schools have closed in the Metro area and those children will have to attend another school. It could be Emmet D. Williams. I understand budget cuts and the difficulty in meeting the districts needs. However, do not make these cuts in primary education or the lack of teaching the fundimentals will get carried into the secondary education system. Lets take care of this now, rather than later. Sincerely, Tammy Chehouri
Bethany peterson, United States5 years ago Comments: -
Dr. Bradley L. Sickler, United States5 years ago Comments: Even when funding is tight, low teacher to student ratios must remain the first priority. The funding situation won't improve if parents start removing their kids from the school either.
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