By Doug Gregg
May 09, 2006
I appreciate and share Eileen Small's concern for the students
at Revilla. I do, however, feel obligated to try to correct
a few misconceptions.
The location of the prom was changed this year and this created
some confusion. On Monday, May 2 students at K-High held a meeting
discussing the location and other particulars of the prom. This
same information was given to the students at Revilla on Monday
(or Tuesday for those who missed on Monday).
I was one of the Senior Class advisors at K-High prior to my
assignment as principal at Revilla. In the past Revilla students
have, in fact, had booths at the Senior Carnival. The reason
for their lack of participation recently has nothing to do with
Revilla students do not march at graduation with K-High students.
There has been discussion of this in the past and my understanding
is that Revilla students have not wanted to. They have a graduation
celebration that is planned by the seniors, is more personal,
and their preference.
I would appreciate, and have advocated for, more funding for
the programs at Revilla. I am not aware of any grant that was
denied. The School District has a Program Based Budget process
that all programs participate in and results in a prioritized
list for programs. The Local, State, Federal, and grant revenues
determine which programs are funded.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
school board needed By Eileen Small - Ketchikan, AK - USA
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