The HISD School Board meets Thursday at 5:00 p.m. Unless taxpayers and parents stop them, they are going to waste 1.245 million dollars to rename a handful of schools. This is money which could better be served for buying library books, new computers. It is money they could use to rehire the special education employees they just got rid of. It is money they could use to buy classroom supplies.
So Dolcefino Consulting has an offer. Let our company raise the money to do something smarter. Something that will actually educate our children and won’t cost taxpayers money.
At a news conference Wednesday morning, Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting offered to put up the first $1,000 in a fundraising campaign to erect plaques in the front halls of the effected schools.
“I have a great idea. Let’s have a contest in each of the schools,” says Wayne Dolcefino. “The student who wins the writing contest gets to put the letter on the plaque. A letter that can talk about the insanity of slavery, and the complicated history of these men. The business community can help raise the money to pay for the plaques. And HISD can save that money to spend on something that actually prepares our children for the future.”
Parents and taxpayers are demanding that HISD reveal the cost of each school individually, provide the documents detailing the cost, and vote on each school separately.
The HISD School Board meets tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. Maybe these public servants will reconsider this before Thursday? Maybe they will take us up on the offer?
Maybe the Mayor can join us in calling for a better use off our taxpayer dollars. After all, this is about the kids isn’t it?