Community rallies to support Zeb Brown at HCSD meeting

Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 11:02 PM.

“We’re the ones that have to live with the decisions you make every day,” said Kriser. “You guys make a decision then you go home and then you don’t come back for another month. We’ve got to live with it every day, week, month, year and on into the future.”

There are a lot of people, including parents, teachers and staff, he said, that care.

“There are many of us that have invest significant time and effort in the education of our children through the years,” he said. “It gets really hard when we anticipate that there might be some backsliding when there has been made some much needed progress and then this decision was made and we were like ‘this can’t be happening.’ What if things start to backslide? We don’t want any backsliding.”

He said that they were requesting that the HCSD take responsibility.

“We’ve been responsible, Zeb was being responsible and now we want to dump it on you because it was you that made the decision,” he said. “Consulting the parents and community members when you make significant decisions that effect our children, the students, is not just a good idea, it’s your responsibility. I leave you to remember where you get your powers and put the students first, because you’ve made a decision and lost a person that had dedication, had vision and held people accountable.”

Another speaker from the community was Veronica Smith.

“I’ve had six of my seven children go to school there,” said Smith. “I have two children going to school there now and will have a total of nine children go through there when they graduate.”

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