Going Green. It's all the rage now and it just makes good economic sense on a lot of levels. Even though students engaged in a mock school committee last Tuesday night, it sure seemed like adults making new policies. They saw the need to implement an extensive recycling program that included cans, bottles, and other potential recyclables. The students showed a concern for the future they are going to have to live in.
Another adult idea they came up with is the plan to devise some sort of way for the students to take some part in the upkeep of the school grounds. Cognizant of the delicate territory of union contracts, they seemed to be ready to work out some mutually acceptable deal. The bright spot was they were ready to step up to the plate and were ready to take some responsibility for how the school looked and its perception.
I heard one student complain about the lack of involvement in academic endeavors citing the fact that Lynn didn't even have an entry in some recent Science fair. Makes me wonder if this fact is due to the fact that the director of the science curriculum was eliminated last year even though we have suddenly come up with the funds to establish a new six-figure Deputy Superintendent's position mid-year.
Hopefully if I get hired for the new temporary "Parent Liaison" position, I'll advocate for the creation of a student liaison person or even committee. Maybe I should actually save all of my good ideas for the interview. They haven't called me yet but the phone lines could be down at Commercial Street.