Although I cannot vote in the contest for Aledo ISD School Board (I live in Weatherford ISD), I wish to encourage each Aledo ISD voter to support Cindi Neverdousky for Place 2 as a strong and experienced parent and educator.
I have known Cindi for over 30 years and worked with her in education in the past. I have taught with her in Fort Worth, been on an educational team with her and been her children's counselor in the Aledo ISD. I know Cindi to be a smart and strong parent, as well as a talented and hard-working educator. She has always been active in the Aledo ISD and community for the 30 years she has lived in Willow Park.
Cindi is well-educated regarding current state laws, standardized testing, educational techniques, special needs students and facility needs. She will bring a realistic approach to "running a school" from her years as a principal and administrator. Cindi can work both as a team member, or a leader, as needed.
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Vote for an experienced educator, Cindi Neverdousky, to add a depth of knowledge from several perspectives of Public Education to your school board.
Kay W. Davis, M.Ed, LPC (Ret.)
Whatever happened to “All men are created equal,” the Golden Rule and “Love thy neighbor?”
From what I read and view today, many consider all three to be antiquated. God’s commandment, “Love thy neighbor as thyself,” seems to have many stipulations to it nowadays…stipulations that weren’t put there by God, but by humans. Why are same-sex couples not viewed as equals? Why are non-Christians often viewed as heathens? And why are many people of color treated as lesser humans? I know that there are “bad people” in all of those sects, just as there are “bad people” among white heterosexuals, so I’m not sticking my head in the sand.
My heterosexual marriage has not suffered one iota because of same-sex marriage, nor has my faith in God. It pleases me for two people to love each other no matter their sexual preference, ethnicity and/or religion (or lack thereof). With the United States being the melting pot it is, it would behoove us to practice inclusion for the benefit of all.
Judy B. Beeman,
I went to a meeting Monday night where a movie screen description was presented about the nearly $100 million bond proposal was explained. Well, what can I say, but "No."
Most citizens of Weatherford are still recovering from the 2008 economic crash caused by the George W. Bush/warmonger administration. I am not happy when the security and economic plight of local citizens are disregarded for more immaculate accommodations, and elaborate buildings built for the people to pay for.
Right now in Austin, your Republican neo-cons are slashing public school funding, in which I strongly disagree with.
Don't get me wrong, I am 100 percent for public school education, not privatized education. However, I believe the state needs to take care of its public school infrastructure with adequate funding. I just think a student who graduates from high school needs to be able at least to find Asia on a world globe.
Needed is proficiency in math and real science, not a watered-down version by climate-change deniers. English classes and spelling are also important. Real events need to be taught about American history, not changing textbooks to fit the mixing of religion with right-wing politics. Trade schools are also a must for our 21st century economy.
I do know Weatherford and Parker County is still growing, but I also know that buildings built in the early 1960s were built with concrete, bricks and mortar and do not need to be torn down or disbanded. How about WISD addressing the state legislature, instead of us, for more tax money? Retrofitting with new wiring, A/C and outdated heat sources is necessary, but not at the tune of nearly $100 million.
Many of our citizens are struggling to buy medicine, food, childcare and pay out of control taxes and utilities costs, in which Republican leaders have allowed to take place. We certainly need change and new leadership individuals that care about green economical energy and our environment. The coming elections in May could help to start that change. I hope our votes are not tampered with again, and manipulated by right-wing leadership here.
Editor’s note: The $100 million bond Mr. Yeary is referring to is an incorrect amount. The proposed amount Weatherford ISD has placed on the May ballot in three separate propositions totals $74.9 million. Also, the Texas Legislature is currently in session and though it isn’t likely public school funding will be increased, it is not known what funding will be cut, if any. To date, there has never been a case of vote tampering in Parker County.