Parents should be a child’s primary educator, and schools should focus on teaching the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed after graduation.
Parents trust schools to keep kids safe, and schools must do that to the best of their ability. Hartland classrooms need more security measures such as the installation of floor locks to prevent easy entry into the classroom by armed intruders. Students must also feel that they have privacy in the bathroom. Girls' sports must be protected. I have already made an impact on the safety of Hartland High School which you can read about in my blog post "Student Check-out Policy at HHS".
What should kids do after graduation? To help them decide, Hartland needs to provide earlier and more frequent career exploration, with an emphasis on the trades. Hartland needs to celebrate academic success just as it does athletic achievement. Let's acknowledge GPAs and the names of our top performers!
The district must serve the community. Parents should have the opportunity to attend district-wide parent/teacher conferences and have ways to participate and support their children's school experience. Administration should respond thoughtfully to parents' concerns. Hartland Consolidated Schools must be a viable option for parents when considering their children's educational needs.