Evergreen Teachers Association
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Asst. Sup. Dan Deguara,

Thank you for your reply and your kind offer of a phone conversation. I am afraid I am so angry/confused by this decision that a phone conversation would be counterproductive. I understand that you must take in multiple factors and that balancing the different schools is not an easy task.

My job is easier. First I do the math = 72 second graders at Cedar Grove. 72 divided by 24 equals three full classes with places for a late comer or two. Then I think about my primary objective = the happiness and well-being of the children entrusted to me. Busing 9 seven year olds to a new school where they must adjust to a new environment, new classmates, and new routines when it is not absolutely imperative seems to run counter to my objective.

I am your employee I will continue to do my job to the best of my ability regardless of how I feel about this issue. It is important to me that I express my dismay and my belief that this is not in the best interest of the children at Cedar Grove.

Respectfully,

Leslie Pickering

 

Brian Wheatley, ETA President

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