RE: Dogs, kids... and volunteering
By Margaret Cloud
April 2, 2007
Obviously Scott Kline does not know me nor did he listen to or
attend the school board meeting.
At the school board meeting I did not say that anyone should
be fired nor did I comment on the second of the Stretgeic Plan
objectives. I was misquoted and notified the newspaper. I stated
that the school district needs to go in a different direction
as there has not been the needed progress. I commented that
the school district is not fullfilling its Mission or its first
objective in the Stretigic Plan for over 50% of the high school
students overall and 70% of the Native students at the high school.
I spent years volunteering in Ketchikan, including teaching children
to read. I established the free afterschool homework program
HATS (Homework Assistance, Tutoring, and Snacks), helped write
the Revilla Island Prevention Coalition grant to provide funding
for numerous programs for children in Ketchikan, and worked with
many other parents of Special Education students to get a better
program for the children - to name just a few of my activities.
On average for a number of years I volenteered about 25 hours
per week, all to help children. For years I helped many children
and I really do think that others need to step up and do their
part as well. Exactly what have you done, Scott Kline?
As an individual I can have any opinion I desire. I can believe
very strongly that all dog breeding is wrong and state my belief.
So please, do not tell me what to think, say, or do.
Received April 01, 2007 - Published April 02, 2007
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