Home
Up
Village
Schools
Regional News
Special Reports
Opinion
Index
Links
Banter Board
Contact Us

Freeport School News
June 2002

Freeport's Superintendent Drops Ball Again June 30, 2002
Freeport Schools
Do They Know Where Your Children Are?
June 22, 2002
School Leadership Falls Down On Attendance June 19, 2002
Freeport Schools Ignore Spirit Of Federal Mandates June 12, 2002
Freeport Schools
Smoke Signals Would Work Better
June 5, 2002
June 30, 2002, Freeport Schools (01:00 p.m.)

Freeport's Superintendent Drops Ball Again

Freeportís school superintendent, Dr. Eric Eversley, has dropped the ball once again.

On Friday, June 28, 2002, Freeportís Junior and Senior High School parents arrived home from work and found a letter from the District alerting them that the final date for Summer School registration was earlier in the day at 12:00 p.m. The district in bold letters stated: "Students and/or a parent must be present between 8:00 - 11:30 in order to register for summer classes on those days... No exceptions will be made."

The letter went on to state: "All students must be formally registered in order to receive a schedule of classes." "Preregistration will be taking place by mail through guidance June 17 - June 26."

True to form, Eversley ignored the Latino parent population, which is approximately 50% of the Jr. and Sr. High School population and didnít send the mandatory Spanish translation. The correspondence included a contract that had to be signed by both the parent and the student.

The district concluded their registration notice by advising parents and students: "There will be no late registration. Classes begin on July 2." --
By Stewart S Lilker

June 22, 2002
Freeport Schools
Do They Know Where Your Children Are?
June 19, 2002
School Leadership Falls Down On Attendance
June 12, 2002 (Posted June 18th)
Freeport Schools Ignore Spirit Of Federal Mandates
June 5, 2002

Freeport Schools
Smoke Signals Would Work Better

Board of Education Announcements

CHANGE OF MEETING DATE AND LOCATION

A SPECIAL PUBLIC HEARING

By Stewart S. Lilker

Freeport Superintendent, Dr. Eric Eversley, and the School Board have repeatedly claimed that they want the public to be involved in the district, attend school board meetings, and use the district web site to stay informed and involved. If the district really believed this, it appears it would be better off using smoke signals than the  Internet to advise residents of meeting cancellations and changes. 

The district web site, another contradiction of the districtís motto, "Educational Excellence," states on its home page in a box titled "Board of Education Announcements" that there is a "Change of Meeting Date and Location" and that there is a Special Public Hearing" scheduled. As of Wednesday afternoon, at 03:30 p.m., if one clicks on the links, they found they linked to nowhere.

The districtís web site was last updated on Monday, June 3d. The school calendar lists a school board planning meeting for tonight, June 5th. Anyone who has checked the web site since Monday wouldnít have a clue about what is going on. Once again, Freeportís Superintendent, Dr. Eric Eversley, doesnít either.

One of the secretaries in the high school office made copies of the notices for your reporter. Paradoxically, the special public hearing, which is scheduled for June 12, 2002, concerns the Internet. The other notice announces the June 5th meeting has now been rescheduled for June 12, 2002. As is the new practice of the district, both notices are undated. 

(Publisher's note: The "Board of Education Announcements" box above was take directly off the district's web site. Note, when the links are clicked, nothing happens.)
(Publisher's note: On June 6th, at 09:29 a.m. the district updated their web site, the day after the meeting. CHANGE OF MEETING DATE AND LOCATION. Of course, there is no information regarding the Public Hearing, other than the date and time. A SPECIAL PUBLIC HEARING)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

Home | Village | Schools | Special Reports | Opinion | Links | Index 
Contact Us | Vil Calendar |
School Calendar

Copyright 2003 FreeportNYNews