Bangor Rising

159 supporters

Promoting the change needed for Bangor, MI to realize it's potential.

    Started 1 petition

    Petitioning Bangor Public School Board

    Calling for the Resignation of Bangor Public Schools Board Members and Superintendent.

    **We will not release your personal info, if you sign. This is a good way to show support, without fear of retaliation.** The recent events surrounding Bangor Public Schools is the straw the broke the camel's back.  We are tired of the good ol' boy network. This system ensures their friends get jobs in the school system. Which is why we have a Superintendent that makes $178k+/yr, which is much higher than any surrounding districts. What do we get for that high salary and approx. $12 million worth of taxes per year? A school system that ranks 10 out of 11 in our area; second from the bottom, in our region, and only narrowly beating Covert Public Schools.  Students that aren't prepared for college.  Students forced to hire tutors to get up to speed before they can go to college. Cuts to important programs. Low teacher pay. Extremely high administrative pay. The way our Public School is run affects everyone in the our community. In order for Bangor Public Schools to grow and be successful, we need leadership with integrity. Leadership that is constantly striving to better our school system.  This current school board and administration is involved in scandals and cover-ups. Hiring unqualified Administrators, then creating new positions for them, once the State found out and fined us nearly $40k. Not to mention, the additional money being paid to the chief financial officer, for covering as the acting superintendent. So, we as taxpayers, get to foot the bill to make sure the Superintendent maintains his $178k+ salary including benefits like $400/mo car allowance. Not to mention, the alleged affair between 2 administrators. That seems to have boiled over, during a school day, this past fall. They are not the kind of leaders we need in our school system. They seem to be more worried about their extremely high paycheck, than their students’ educations. This is proven by the test scores. The public tried to talk to them. They hid and continue to hide, by cancelling a public forum. Then, they postponed their board meeting, to avoid answering to the public and our concerns. It is time to hold them accountable for their actions over the past several years. Great leaders are necessary for our school system. The current Superintendent treats people poorly and has proven he isn't a leader. The School Board refuses to hold him accountable and has failed us. They have cancelled the "Workshop" they scheduled. They postponed their regularly scheduled board meeting, because they are afraid we will confront them with the facts. They clearly don't care what the people think and are doing whatever they want.We know people are scared to voice their concerns because of retaliation. Just know that we stand behind you and will fight hard for you, our students, our children and our community. Now is the time for our voices to be heard; for Bangor to take back its school system and make sure the students receive good quality educations.  It's time to make sure that the money we spend on our school system gets to the classrooms and stops being soaked up by overpaid and under qualified administrators. We will no longer be bullied, no longer be intimidated, no longer be pushed aside, no longer stand by silently while our students' educations are sidelined.  Bangor is a great community and we need to fix our school system, so that we can grow our great community.  Join us today and tell the Bangor Public School Board that it's time to fix the problems or step down. Let the Superintendent know that we won't back down and it's time for him to step down.

    Bangor Rising
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