Odd as it may seem, I believe that change is actually a constant in today's world. Our spread out little county, situated in one of the most beautiful areas in the country, has been presented with a leadership change in the school district.
It is evident that there are many who are angry with the school board and there are many who are not. There are many who are angry with Mike McMillan and there are many who are not. What each person in the community chooses to do now to support the recent choices that have been made is up to them individually.
It is no secret that Delta County School District has many wonderful schools, programs and alternative choices for youth. All of those working within the school system deserve kudos. Now, in order for the district to continue to move forward in a positive manner, regardless of each person's opinion of the changes taking place, there will need to be some evidence of cohesiveness. If discord is the overall attitude felt by the one stepping into Mike's position, then it will be easier for that person to stay detached and make decisions that will further upset many in the community. If the new superintendent feels that an attitude of unity is present, it will be easier for him or her to support the amazing programs that already exist. It will also be easier, if unity is present, for this person to help find solutions to the hard problems that the school district faces in today's economy. Regardless, it is obvious that change is in the air, and there is really nothing that we can do about that. What we can do is decide what our attitude is going to be toward that change. As a parent, I would hope that the community, now faced with something new and unknown, can demonstrate to our children how a group can work together in a positive manner. What a great teaching moment we have been given.
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