Takes a village to raise children, right?
Brevard Public Schools will soon consider whether or not to snatch up the Port Authority's offer of $5 million to bridge the gap between keeping three schools open through school year 2014-2015 and as a result, shift the attention towards placing a school tax for voter consideration on the 2014 midterm election.
The three schools--elementary schools Gardendale and South Lake as well as Clearlake Middle School are located within the Port's district.
Port Commissioners officially vote Wednesday to extend the offer to Brevard Public Schools.
The school system was caught blindsided by the Port, who sought out the media before presenting the proposal to school board members, who most likely find themselves uncomfortably caught between a rock and hard place as far as ...
--what strings are attached?
--what political backlash will be assumed for turning down the Port's offer?
--how many conservative voters does it take to turn down a school tax in a midterm election when most voters don't bother to show up at the polls?
Not a good place to bridge.
Read more here.
Many thanks to those readers who have asked about my recent staccato posting here at Talk to Me
, Again, thanks
(she said facetiously) to Brevard Public Schools, the requirements of my professional growth plan (aka PGP) have involved--and will continue to involve for several more weeks--an immense amount of writing during my off hours.
I am not gone, I am merely working.
But not this week. It's Spring Break.
Labels: Brevard Public Schools, PGP, Port Authority, short shorts, underfunded schools