HER thoughts exactly.
From: Pat Herdrich
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 1:13 PM
Subject: Obama programming
Regarding the Obama telecast. It is my understanding that talk radio is stating that the Obama program is being shown in all public schools to attempt to influence students in a negative way. I have reviewed the core focal points of the message and it appears he is encouraging students to have a good year, attend school regularly and focus on school as being important. I am not certain what part of that message talk radio is concerned with for students. Or why they would advocate against having students hear a message from the elected President.
I also know that those are messages that clearly are already enforced by our staff and students. Therefore, we will not participate in this programming. There is no reason to enter the fray when this is a nonissue for our students. And a few individuals within our community would try to portray it as one.
Superintendent of Schools
West Bend Joint School District #1
735 South Main Street
West Bend, WI 53095
"Public schools...the garden where we meet as one to create the future of our communities and our nation."
Dr. Rudy Crew