Keep Kingston's Music Teacher Five Days
We the parents, relatives and students of Kingston Elementary School in Virginia Beach, do hereby petition the Virginia Beach School Board and Dr. James G. Merrill, Superintendent, to keep our music teacher, Mrs. Dornbrock five days a week. We believe Mrs. Dornbrock, who has been with Kingston for over 20 years, will be unable to continue going above and beyond the required music curriculum while only being at Kingston four days a week. Not to mention, having to be accountable for music at another Virginia Beach school, preparing lesson plans, programs, learning new material and traveling to and from both schools. Some of the extra programs Mrs. Dornbrock currently provides our students are as follows: Teaching Recorders to Third Graders The All Boys Chorus (Third through Fifth Grade) Extra Musical Performances Resourcing with the classroom teachers Holding after school rehearsals ....just to name a few. It is our hope that you, as our elected officials, will hear our plea and reconsider reducing the number of days Mrs. Dornbrock will be teaching at Kingston. We understand that this is an enrollment/allocation issue in which we are only short by 10 students. The loss to our school as well as our students must far out way the benefit. Having been lucky enough to have the same music instructor for such a long period of time has set a standard we have come to expect as well as appreciate. Please reconsider this decision.