But in the meantime, we've had 2600 unique visitors to our site which means we are getting the word out there. We are also thrilled to announce that we now have a phone number and can take calls and/or voicemail messages. Our phone number is 781-285-UnMV (8668) and at the bottom of our Home Page is a 'Call Us' icon (should your computer be equipped to handle phone calls). For those wishing to contact us through email, our email address is UnOfficialMVRCS@gmail.com. As always we welcome reader comments and posts (especially when they do not contain harsh or vulgar words, or ill will towards others).
It is important to us that readers know that we are in no way out to harm the school but rather the exact opposite; we are hoping to ensure the viability and success of not only our school, but for ALL of the students of MVRCS. We also feel that it is imperative that we stress the appreciation and high regard towards the original founders and current Board members in their accomplishments since taking on the endeavor of not only starting up the school but also in its growth.
We appreciate that many of us want a Board who makes all of their decisions based on what is in the best interest of the students and ultimately, the school, but many of us question their ability or willingness to do so. It is slightly comforting to know that it appears as though Neil Kinnon is gearing up for another political race (based on the recent literature found within St. Josephs during last week’s services) and that he may stay true to his word on abandoning his position (yet his apparent lack of respect and incredibly poor political ‘bed side manner’ to his constituents, makes us wonder if anything will come of it). Unfortunately, it seems as though no strategic changes will occur as long as Mr. Kinnon and the current board continue in their role. Just as our Presidential leaders are limited in the number of terms they may serve, so too are the Board members of charter schools, and for good reason. One would hope that the dismissive attitude and tone of the Board has not been apparent since forming of the Board of Trustees although it has been the norm for quite some time. We can’t stress to you enough how many times we have heard parents express their reservations and apprehension at confronting or challenging any of the Board Members. While the numerous ethical and accountability concerns, the Special Education Program, unstable MCAS results, and the lacking working conditions (i.e. lack of a professional environment that values employees) are major concerns, we have come to realize that as long as this Board is in place, the concerns of parents and community leaders will fall on deaf ears. And for that reason alone, we will continue to address these issues and the many others that are being brought to our attention within this blog. Unlike the Board, we welcome and value your insights, concerns, comments, suggestions, and any other information you feel requires attention.