The state of the Southbridge school district has been a topic of controversy for well over a decade.
However, as far as this site and the present administration are concerned, the current controversy reached a peak when we reported on the departure of Amy Allen as principal of Southbridge Middle/High School.
Since then The O’Zone’s traffic and level of reader’s comments has been unprecedented.
Rather than serving as a sounding board for the outraged, I would like to see this site serve as an honest forum to address the issues.
Some want to stay the course. Some want the State to take over. Others want former School Committee members to return.
There is currently another issue in the town that would return us to a Town Meeting form of government.
Let’s see if that concept can work in a virtual world.
Let’s try moving past the bitchin’ pissin’ and moanin’. What do you think can be done to make things better? Or, conversely, do you think that the current Administration is making things better and is just getting a bad rap from the losers to necessary change? Or is there another, better, path?
I am open to making this a forum for people who want to make changes for the better. If there is any merit to the Town Meeting proposition, then this can be an illustration that it can work. Additionally, unlike an open Town Meeting, you can maintain anonymity.
I would make only two requests.
One, keep it civil. Either make a positive suggestion or explain why the approach proposed by another is inadequate.
Two, when making your comment, please choose a screen name. I know it’s really simple to click on anonymous. But if you choose Name/URL you can put a screen name in “Name” and leave URL blank. This will facilitate a real exchange by allowing readers to know who to respond to as well as who commenters may be responding to. It’s really not that complicated guys.
I look forward to the results of this experiment.