Hits & Misses: Where are school critics? | VailDaily.com

Hits & Misses: Where are school critics?

Vail Daily Editorial BoardVail CO, Colorado

Send your hit or miss to Opinion Editor Tamara Miller at tmiller@vaildaily.com.Hit: To the eight members of Vails Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, who went down to New Orleans this spring to help clean and rebuild damaged neighborhoods. The church has sent members to the city four times since Hurricane Katrina hit the city in August 2005. Miss: To the delays that are holding up Vail construction projects like Solaris and the Four Seasons. Developers who are building along the frontage roads must get permits from the Colorado Department of Transportation to proceed. But red tape and slow coordination between state and federal bureaucracies has made it so no one really knows when the permits will be issued. Lets hope its soon. Hit: To reaching out to parents this school year, by taking those important discussions usually reserved for school board meetings and putting them in parents homes. The Eagle County School District wants parents to host small group meetings at home and invite a district employee the superintendent, principals and whoever else is pertinent to answer questions. The district also plans to bring in translators to help with outreach for Hispanic parents. Miss: To the persistent critics of the Eagle County School District who persistently fail to step up when election time comes around. This year, again, a majority of seats on the Eagle County School Board are up for election. If district critics want change, this fall is a great time to make it happen. All it takes is countless hours of their own time for no pay.Miss: To the Arn Menconi recall group running a variety of claims of misconduct against Menconi and a fellow commissioner with no attempt to check into their validity or give the accused a chance to answer the accusations.

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