That being said, I personally, as a parent do not have any complaints about Ms. Cann. She was handed a district that was already in distress, ran by a good ol boys club for way too long, plus in the start of a pandemic. Something that NONE of us could have expected or dealt with on the fly. No district was ready for what they had to deal with, yes, there were some things that could have gone better, but just as in every aspect of life, you work and you make it better. I have not had any personal dealings with her. However, I have been at events that she has been in attendance and she is always involved with kids. I do believe that her heart is in the right place and she is trying to do what is best for our kids. That being said, you keep referring to her as an out "outsider". So since I am an alumni of GCHS, if I go elsewhere and further my career and comeback, I would be an outsider? I am sure this is a reference to the fact that she lives outside of Granite. However, when the requirement was in place for residency, she did purchase a home in Granite. Im sorry, but it is neither here nor there in my opinion if she was living there or staying there during the week. She was paying property taxes, which is the money you were looking for. You cannot tell me that half of the people in this city work here and shop here. I see the posts all of the time about going to Edwardsville because our stores suck.
Also, test scores, I do not know why everyone thinks that the teachers, superintendents etc are all to blame for this. PARENTS!!!!! Parents need to make sure their children are doing what they need to do in school. You cannot blame the teachers and superintendents for test scores alone. When we have students who do not care about going to school, and their parents do not care. Your school test scores are going to drop.
I am sure there are issues that I have not personally seen, but, I try to take everything that I see posted on FB ( teacher sex scandal) and other gossip with a grain of salt. I take what I know to be the truth, and what I have seen with my own two eyes to make my decisions. Some of the new candidates have really good FB pages, but let their facade down when they do not think people are watching.
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