Last night at the board meeting, president of the Board, Jeff Janiszewski, asked me to present a consensus of the Howe community. It was brought to the attention of all the parents, teachers and staff that attended the HOWE PTO meeting tonight, that a survey is coming home where the Howe community can give their opinion of the proposal and concerns that they have and if they would like a discussion group where a facilitator and/or speaker can attend to answer questions.
I think it's strange that you are this concerned with the Howe community but yet, I haven't seen you at any PTO meetings or events this year. You did, however, contact me in which, I immediately responded with a phone call to listen to your questions and concerns about the proposal.
I know that I have made it clear as a parent where I stand on this proposal but as PTO President of Howe School, it is my responsibility and duty to represent the opinions and concerns of the HOWE community as a whole. I wish you had contacted me before arranging a RALLY that will only make matters worse. We discussed tonight at the PTO meeting the importance of coming together and not polarizing our group. I fear that this meeting that you have organized will only serve to pit people against each other. We need to act as adults. Divisiveness is not a solution!
Denise Della Villa
HOWE PTO President
(you have my email and phone number)