Let's spend 300 dollars on pizza instead.....
All you need to do is ask the parents of the Goffstown School District what the 30,000 dollar consultant is going to tell you.
Mountain View Middle Zoo is broken and it needs to be fixed! I can sum it up in one word..."ACCOUNTABILITY". There is NONE and it begins and ends at the top. The "Consultant" is going to tell you what any decent CEO of any semi successful business is going to tell you. Leaders who amount to anything are people who surround themselves with people who support them, share their vision for success, and work hard. Stacy Buckley, from what I understand, is tired of all the negative comments regarding MVMZ.
Well then, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT...like for example, YOUR JOB!
Ask yourself.... are you surrounded with exceptional people? Do you and Hunt have people who support you?
Do you even have a vision for success? Working hard means figuring this mess out without wasting my tax dollars! Lead by example. Command respect. Show respect for your staff. Support your teachers. Give your teachers power over their own classrooms. Hire a Principal who can lead by example, who commands respect, who knows each of his students by name, not because of a visit to the office, but because he truly enjoys presiding over students who are our future. Hire a Principal who is organized, who follows through with promises and consequences. Hire a Principal with principle and accountability!
Hire a Principal the students respect, that the students want to do their best for.
Middle school is tough enough for everyone involved, but when the individuals running the school (Jim Hunt) and his boss (Stacy Buckley) can barely keep the " animals" in their cages, you have Noah's Arc sinking rapidly! Students, please do not take this reference personally, but to get respect and to lead by example, you need to be taught these skills. Someone needs to model these skills and follow through.
All that has been forgotten at MVMZ by the administration! The teachers have their hands tied and they trying their best to make our children successful! It is a travesty that all the hard work Rick Matthews and Jude Chavette have put in at New Boston Central School has been flushed down the cage drain almost as fast as the students arrived at the zoo!
So I say, instead of wasting MY HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS on a consultant, spend 300 dollars on pizza and show you really mean business.
Feed the parents. Ask the parents to tell you what you do not want to hear. You need to turn the Zoo into a Middle School where students want to learn, want to treat each other with respect and the teachers get the respect they deserve. And...that you need a REAL leader to lead!
Laurin Comeau RN BSN OCN
New Boston NH 03070