Good job Tami Eshleman, the job you did helping out the North Platte school system in 2011-12.
I wish you would have got the superintendentís position. We should hire within our school system if qualified for the position, and you were Tami Eshleman.
Good luck to the new person in charge, Superintendent Marty Bassett.
Remember always the children come first. No children, no school system, or employment for people. And, we need all these jobs with the economy in the shape that itís in. Itís no oneís fault. Really, we need to work as a whole USA. There is not an ďIĒ in USA.
Help USA first, then other countries. Charity begins at home.
In my opinion, I have a problem with increasing lunch prices.
Why have the (city) golf course private? We need to use the keno funds for children. I thought this is what the money was for. But NP does what NP wants. Maybe in November we will get some different officials. Change is good in my opinion.
Why are a lot of our children and parents sending these children to other schools when they live in NP, for example, Hershey, Maxwell, etc?
I realize this is a parentís choice. But the NP school is losing a lot of tax dollars. Maybe we need to open the school back up and put the central office back into a school; then Jefferson would not be so crowded. Maybe put the central office by the bus barn or in that area.
To me, education is the most important thing. Maybe put all four-year-olds in the public school system. Maybe this would help children so they are not put back in kindergarten a second time. Have prekindergarten parenting classes. I know that learning begins at home and not at school.
These are just my opinions and concerns for our children.
P.S. Have a nice school year, children. God bless.
Rhonda Gottula, North Platte
The price of school lunches is increasing 15 cents. Elementary students will pay $2 and secondary (grades 6-12) students will pay $2.25. School starts Aug. 15 with a limited number of classes. - Editor.