To the Editor:
The KISD bond proposal goes beyond a normal response. KISD needs to get its act together.
Too long the board has been comprised of real estate locals and wannabees. The Bond Steering Committee is just a subset of it.
KISD doesn’t need more “facilities”; they need to provide our kids a quality education.
A superintendent with a modicum of sense seeks this as his mission. A great portion of our student population is comprised of the children of Fort Hood soldiers, many of whom come from the Department of Defense Education Activity system.
The commander of III Corps and Fort Hood certainly has some skin in this game.
KISD doesn’t need more “facilities”: it needs to make the best of what it’s got.
The KISD Board is a “good ole boys” club — heavy on real-estate interests — just as the Bond Steering Committee. I feel it has come to the point of requiring KISD to improve the quality of education to our children, PERIOD!
Quality is in the eyes of the beholder, We want only “met standard” by TEA as the goal, OK!
We don’t need a half-billion-dollar facility/capital improvement bond to do it.
We have no metrics to measure the quality of our education; I suggest we adopt the federal standard — 85 percent across the board — establish standards-aligned curriculum.
Check out PAISD and DoDEA for examples. Whenever we choose to please ALL; we please NONE.
We’ve got a KISD-Cify of Killeen cabal where fiscal incompetence feeds fiscal incompetence.
With the mayor and City Council, it can be understood: without a strong city manager, Killeen is in for more
$9 million deficits.
KISD has another consideration: if KISD can’t get its stuff together, what’s to prevent HH and Nolanville from going to Belton ISD? ... or, Fort Hood subscribing to DoDEA support?