Reinstate Cross High School student council leadership elections
NH Indy story on this issue: http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/cross_principal_nullifies_student_election_vote/
Student council leadership elections should be reinstated at Cross High School!
The Wilbur Cross High School student council election results must be reinstated, and the school system should reassign the principal to a job for which she is better suited.
Thanks Rachel. This is such a pertinent issue to our youth...
This (the nulling of election results) is completely unacceptable. You know the kids have something right, when the hand of dictatorship comes slamming down.
Dr. Mayo and Mayor DeStefano: You shouldn't have asked for school reform if you didn't really want it.
I hope that the students and principal can meet before the end of the year to discuss the process and figure out a compromise solution. From the Independent article, it appears that there is a strong tradition of student leadership at Cross, and I am concerned that it is being quashed by the destruction of the Political Action committee and the cancelling of the election results. I support student activism at Cross, and hope the Principal will too.
I am appaled by Ms.Moore's actions, everyone including us that are a bit annoyed by him know that he would be an amazing president!
Youth voice is critical, both in school and in the community.
More discussion is required between youth and the school leadership.
I am hopeful that a healthy resolution is in process as I send my comment.
The old skins can't hold the new wine. This is a direct fallout from cronyism in stagnation.
Here's the NHI article that reports this: http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/cross_principal_nullifies_student_election_vote/
Update: Schools spokesman Christopher Hoffman said there will be another election for student council officers in the fall.
UPDATE Cross H.S. student council elections: students advise us to call the Mayor DeStefano (203-946-8200), Ms Moore (203-497-7400) & Dr Mayo (203-946-8888) to express concern.
Can this be fixed? Not unless the community speaks out and lets the school administration know what is happening at Cross is unacceptable.
While these issues still abide, they are complex & need to be resolved at Board of Education and school levels. Thanks to all who have participated in this discussion! We need to keep our expectations of publicly funded schools very high!