Citizens Report On Council Meeting

Khari Johnson. You are missed!  Did anyone attend the council meeting on 3-5-14?  If you did, could you drop a few notes or observations in this post about what happened. Staff has not furnished a link to streaming video yet.
Dakota Cole March 21, 2014 at 11:58 AM
So Erika, both you and Dedina have kids not going to school in our city. And both of you are running for office? So proud of our city, yet neither one of you are willing to put your children into our schools. By not sending your children to our schools, neither one of you have a say over anything that happens in our schools. It's like not voting. People (like you and Dedina)that continue to send their children to other schools, and don't get involved with IB schools, can never help IB fix the problems. Those problems are the reasons dedina and your kids don't go to school in IB. Maybe another reason for both of you is just as Mr. Moore mentions above "predominately white school in Coronado vice his Imperial Beach Neighborhood School" ????
Erika Lowery March 21, 2014 at 10:22 PM
Please re-read my comments. I have kids in BOTH districts. I am involved in my youngest's school and the older two. I know all too well the problems that the schools in Imperial Beach face. I just do not have the background to improve it.
Fayette (Davis) Driskell March 23, 2014 at 11:49 AM
I really doesn't take a master's in anything to make improvements in your surroundings. What it does take, is an INTEREST and DETERMINATION to make a difference. As for the IB schools, it takes determination & time to get involved..maybe you should start with the Superintendent, principles, & teachers. STOP by the school, WALK into the office, INTRODUCE yourselves to those in charge, Go IN the classroom, listen & watch to whats going on, attend PTA meetings, teachers meetings, GET INVOLVED, let the school officials KNOW you ARE there for your kids & will be watching what's going on..too many parents sit back, moan & groan about the education their kids are getting, but NEVER take the initiative to get up off their fannies, or the opportunity, to visit their child's classroom, attend the teacher/child one-on-one meetings, PTA meetings, or any activities. With the new way of teaching, (even math!!), you are NOT going to be able to help w/homework UNLESS you do get involved & learn along side.If you were to ask some parents what color the school bldgs. are, their kids teachers names, what sports/academics are offered, they CAN NOT tell you, but..they can sure sit back & cry the blues..then they wonder why their kids are NOT interested in school, become drop-outs, get into other "undesirable" activities, have no enthusiasm for life, & etc..VOLUNTEER in your child's classes, get INVOLVED, you do not need to go to college to obtain a degree to be a concerned, involved, parent..as a GREAT-GR-PARENT, raising my grt-gr-son, I cannot afford to sit at home when its freezing out, & let him go to school alone to face the wolves. Instead of sending your child to another district, get involved to FIX the one you're in..
Dakota Cole March 24, 2014 at 12:29 PM
I agree with Fayette. That is what I was proposing to Serge and Erika. Not sending your children to OUR schools is not helping fix the problems of our wonderful community. And not having the "background" to help fix it, you most likely don't have the where with all to help our community in a elected official capacity as well. You don't have to have brains to fix the school problems, you have to have the desire.
Fayette (Davis) Driskell March 24, 2014 at 10:53 PM
Very true D.A.C...it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that in order to support something, in this case the IB community & schools, you have to BE a part of it & GET INVOLVED..is rather difficult to support something when your time & efforts is somewhere else..In order to send your children to a school OUT of the city/jurisdiction area, you have to pay a tuition fee..so...instead of paying to another city/town, why not put that monies into YOUR OWN town for support..be surprised what difference it might make..


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