Some of the class sizes (Kindergarten) are ridiculously big. The teachers are great, but it isn't fair to the teachers or the students to have classes bigger than other elementary schools or even classes bigger than most middle school classes.
Teachers and staff need more support in classrooms
The district does not provide enough aides in the classrooms. Something must be done. Children are stressed when teachers have to continually address behavioral, emotional, and mental health issues in the classroom. More help would allow the teacher to teach, and address students educational needs.
Why is Wiley School so far down on the renovation schedule?
Not much to say here, everyone knows what needs to be done for our school. But why do additional improvements get done to already renovated schools, while Wiley School has so many problems?
Why isn't there a gifted track program in the elementary schools?
There is a massive overemphasis on resources for underperforming students. High achieving students are more than frequently left to fend for themselves and not given enough academic attention. There should be a gifted track program for all of the elementary schools.
More support or services for social and emotional difficulties with students
While we have curriculum, many times the needs of our students outweighs the resources/services provided to help address these concerns. I'd love to see more resources provided to students who don't qualify for an IEP but still have extreme issues functioning in the world around them.