It has come to my attention that enrollment has dropped which equals a reduction in funding. Some people are upset about this financial decision. First let me say, I am so sorry our beautiful community is having some struggles with a decline in population. However, to answer those questions posted on Facebook about why? why? why? The issue at hand must first be addressed.
Please take a look at this situation with a different perspective. Instead of pointing fingers at leaders and/or elected officials. Ask yourself, do you truly believe that the heart and spirit of this community can be destroyed by one small group of people? Your board of education do not have ill intentions. They are simply reacting to the circumstances.
What about you? What is your community vision? How do you want to see Trimble County in twenty years? Have you sat down and thought about it?
Over the past year, I have had the privilege to experience yet another beautiful place, Kansas City. However, my heart will always be deep-rooted in that little piece of heaven. No, I haven’t always felt or realized how precious my home is, but I do now!
Therefore, I ask of you to be the light. Be the solution. Create a vision of how you want to see Trimble County School District. What could our leaders and board of education ‘do’ to assist in the building up of our schools? Rather than pointing out the obvious, lower enrollment – money= one less position. Begin today to think and create.
Create a school you would be proud of! Create a vision of our community in twenty years. Will we continue to exist? That’s up to you.
I remember being on the board of education and listening to the complaints of this parent or that citizen. My thoughts were always, “How would you ‘fix’ this problem?”
Take a moment to try this simple activity…
Look at something you have been complaining about…
Now visualize what the other person or organization could do to help the image in your head look and feel better.
Trimble County you may be small. You may be frustrated at this time. But I promise you have POTENTIAL!
It will take all of us to illuminate the wonderful qualities of our piece of heaven. Please, begin today to create a beautiful vision and begin to share it with others. Before long these issues will be a thing of the past.
You are wonderful.
Written by: Teena Drake