LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Appalled at teacher attire This letter should be directed to the superintendent of the Lake County Schools.

Over the last several years since moving to this county, I have observed the poor dress of our teachers.

It is disgusting how they are allowed to dress to come to work to teach our children.

I give no credit to the leaders within the school system.

What kind of example does this give to the school itself, and how can we ask our young men to pull up their pants when our teachers look like they just got out of bed and when they have no look of professionals?

Principals should demand better.

Let’s make our schools a model for the county!

HILLIARD S. TURNER, Leesburg

Aim higher, School Board I read with great interest your interview in the February 1 Daily Commercial with Lake County School Superintendent Susan Moxley.

I came away from that article shaking my head and greatly concerned for the students and taxpayers of Lake County.

For the second year in a row, the superintendent and her staff could not get class size student numbers correct, potentially triggering a $1.2 million fine, then “correcting” the data to lower the fine to $160,000.

So why can’t the superintendent get the numbers correct?Ultimately the students she serves pay the penalty by having fewer books and supplies because the $160,000 must go to the State of Florida.

Additionally, the taxpayer foots the bill for this misstep.

Then the Board of Education, showing their displeasure, gives the superintendent a pay cut.

As reported in an earlier Daily Commercial article, they will give the money back to her in the form of a bonus if the schools make a “C” rating. A “C” rating:

That is average on a scale of “A” through “F.

”Why does the School Board only have average expectations for the superintendent and the school district?

From my vantage point, that is an extreme disservice to the students, parents and taxpayers in Lake County.

MICHAEL SCHOBINGER, The Villages

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