District cuts need to hit central office, not classroom

Editor,

You know, it’s funny. Every month or so, I read an article about school budget cuts or raises and Dr. Davis is warning that any further cuts will impact the classroom.

Why does that have to be the case? Instead of cutting teacher assistants or forcing teachers to pay for their own supplies, why not trim back at the central office level? Is there a reason we need four people in the public relations staff? I know its important to inform the public of school accomplishments, but that’s a want, not a need. To function, schools need teachers, they need teacher assistants, they need to generate an environment where both teachers and students want to work, not a place both dread.

Yes, I’m the son of a former teacher, so I’m a bit biased. But at the same time, I see this as just plain common sense.

Jackson Turner

Indian Trail

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