Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bluewater update #2

A new chair has been selected at the BDSB, one who has previously served in the role.
She promptly dismissed three public presenters' concerns at the Tuesday meeting, then reassured everyone the issues they spoke about were being dealt with.
This situation / response is a common one-- parents frequently come to media wanting us to air their grievance with their local school / principal / superintendent / trustee because they feel there isn't enough being done to resolve their concern to their satisfaction.
I always try, when contacted, to encourage parents to seek remediation through the proper channels. I attempt to explain the impact blowing their child(ren)'s issue up in the media might have on actually reaching a resolution. Some times this works, some times not.
Let's see if things improve in Bluewater.