To the Editor:

RE: Article in the Killeen Daily Herald, dated Nov. 27.

KISD schools are receiving failing scores, and out of 1,039 schools districts, the KISD placed 805, one of the worst ISDs.

Now the KISD superintendent and his staff won’t return calls to the Killeen Daily Herald.

I feel it starts with the KISD school board.

What are they going to do about the leadership of the KISD superintendent, who receives a salary of $310,000 a year?

What is the superintendent gong to do about the principals of those schools that received D’s and F’s?

The way it looks to me, is that the complete leadership of KISD has put KISD students at a high risk of being failures in their young life, which could lead to a higher crime rate in our area.

If our KISD board does not provide the leadership needed to replace the poor leadership at KISD, then it’s time for the voters to replace the complete KISD board.

Sam Berndt

Harker Heights

Editor’s note: The article mentioned above cited a study by Children at Risk, a Houston-based nonprofit research and advocacy organization. Also, KISD officials did not respond to requests for comment regarding the study; district offices were closed because of the Thanksgiving holiday break. Copperas Cove ISD offices also were closed, but CCISD’s assistant superintendent for curriculum replied to the Herald by email.

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