I am writing in support of Carrie BeSerra for the Federal Way School Board, District 3. She has addressed what I perceive as the most current need in the Federal Way school system.
Our 30 percent dropout rate is unacceptable, and we have to find ways to decrease that number. Her solution is to increase the communication between parents and the individual teachers by use of e-mails and letters to be sent home to parents whose children are at risk of failing.
It is too late to tell a parent once the child has failed to prevent that child from feeling disappointment. By telling the parent the weekly schedule, it is also a way for the teachers to increase parent participation in the education of their child. This personal touch is usually enough to allow teachers and parents to effectively save a child from feeling like dropping is his only solution.
By her training and attendance at past school board meetings, I highly recommend BeSerra in District 3.