Last week's well-attended PTA meeting at Palm Crest Elementary brought the plight of school funding to the forefront in our community. For too long, too many of us have convinced ourselves that either the situation was not as bad as we feared or that some thing would happen to preserve the status quo.
But, as we now know all too well, such is not the case. This year, kindergarten aides have been eliminated and class sizes in K-3 have risen. Shrinking revenue sources and declining enrollment simply do not provide sufficient funding to maintain smaller classes. So, now that the alarm has been sounded loud and clear, what do we do?
As parents, one of the most appreciated contributions we can make is the gift of our time. There is not a K-3 teacher in our district who would not welcome any and all parent assistance in her classroom. Usually, little or no training is required. Please speak with your children's teachers as to how you can lend tactical support.