By Steve Segner
(December 13, 2015)
Red Rock News.
CHRISTOPHER FOX GRAHAM DECEMBER 10th, 2015 said
“Hiring a public relations firm for $20,000 to attract new students also seems counterintuitive considering the looming budget shortfall. If parents aren’t sending their children to the local, free, public school district, instead opting for a charter school or a school in Cottonwood, no volume of press releases will bring them back.”
I find it interesting that the local paper, Red Rock News, would be against the proactive plan to increase school enrollment.
It seems the school district can do nothing right in the eye of the red Rock News.
If the school district did nothing to increase enrollment Christopher would be the first to criticize the district. Now that the school district has hired a PR. company to help get the message out Christopher Fox is critical of the move.
I wonder if the red Rock News would complain if the money were spent on display ads????
Yes, the school district needs to do something and getting some help from a PR agency is a start.
It would be a pure miracle if public relations could attract students back to the Sedona schools for more state funding when students are leaving mainly because of the teacher exodus because of low pay. That is unless the PR firm has the ability to print money. C’mon folks get it right and not stupid.
I believe Steve missed the point of the PR firm article.
Other PR firms reportedly were contacted for a bid, but they were not when RR contacted them on their own. There was only one firm contacted and hired. School officials lied about getting additional bids.
It is assumed that the people running the Sedona School District are smart. Just proves the old adage “Never assume anything”. Just because they have degrees doesn’t mean they have common sense.
Anyone with half a brain knows that the reason the students are leaving the district for Charter Schools and Private Schools is because the parents rightfully refuse to subject their children to the garbage being pushed by the government and the teachers union.
For the District to waste $20,000 of taxpayers money for a PR firm is criminal. Because of this stupidity, I will never willingly give money to this School District and I will fight against any future over-ride that I’m sure this useless Board will put on the next election ballot.
I encourage MORE parents to place their children in Charter or Private schools. Perhaps the leaders of our district and the teachers will see the light and start teaching instead of instructing.