Monday, April 13, 2015
School problem's aren't voter's fault
Jane Reinhardt-Martin had this letter published in the April 13 Quad-City Times, it also appeared in the April 15 Dispatch/Rock Island Argus. "Children's safety is at risk but who should we blame? Proponents of the April 7 sales tax referendum say it is the fault of the ill-informed citizens who again voted it down by 118 votes. But, who really is in charge of our children's safety? ...... By Law, the Rock Island Regional Office of Education does safety checks every year of every school building. Any issues or violations are reported to the principal of that school, who in turn is responsible for the corrections. So, both the ROE and the principals are responsible for our children's safety. ..... Media, parents, and teachers: File a Freedom of Information Act request with the ROE. Are there any safety violations? What recourse occurs if a principal doesn't make the safety corrections? ..... Point the finger at the correct people to blame, not the taxpayer."