During the School Committee meeting held on January 14, 2014, superintendent Rizzi proudly announced that Stoughton Schools were recognized for being creative with the money made available for Title I. A local reporter published what was fed to him, without thinking about the meaning and implications of the superintendent’s claim. See:
Readers of that article should know that Title I funds are provided to us for West School is the only Title I school in Stoughton.
Based on 2013 MCAS performance, West school is ranked 758th of 886 Massachusetts public elementary schools ( www.schooldigger.com ). In other words, our West School is in the bottom 14% of the all elementary schools in Massachusetts. Performance of other Stoughton schools hovers around the state average.
The inequality of West school in instruction and programming, when compared to other schools in Stoughton or Massachusetts is unconscionable. It is unfair to the students, it is unfair to the parents, and it is unfair to the homeowners in the West School area.
Superintendent Rizzi does not get it. People of Stoughton does not want a superintendent who tries to be creative with school funds, but ends up not using school funds allocated for the benefit of students. We do not want a superintendent who plays Russian roulette with State Funds. We do not want a superintendent who wants to hire a public relations specialist at taxpayer expense, to make her incompetent administration look palatable to residents.
We want a superintendent who will deliver solid results that speak for themselves.
Behind “lollipops and rainbows” images our current superintendent and school committee representatives struggle to portray, there exists a sobering reality that we must drastically improve education in our schools.http://stoughton.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/about-town-stoughton-school-committee-member-says-sup29d...