Letters for Sept. 13, 2015

Letters for Sept. 13, 2015

Students’ education should be priority

This morning, (Thursday, Sept. 10) at Hanalei Elementary School, many parents and residents of the North Shore stood outside the school waving placards in protest and telling the community about the continuing issues that plague this school. A meeting was held this last Monday with the principal, teachers and other administrators to discuss many issues. Teachers have left their positions. The school staff has been upset with the management and leadership of the principal and the nonresponse from our district Superintendent Bill Arakaki.

What does this tell you? The system is not working. It is up to each person to be qualified for their position and to be accountable for their actions.

The bottom line is when there is chaos and confusion the students suffer. We need to focus on the kids. Are they getting the education they deserve? I don’t think so. To do so means great leadership and effective collaboration of all involved. This includes all administration from the superintendent to the teacher’s aide. It takes the effort of all those involved to come together, resolve issues in a timely manner, and make it work for the student. Get to work and make it happen.

Barbara Smith

Hanalei

Greens have seen better days

I’ve been golfing at the Wailua Golf Course for the past 20 years and the greens in the last three to four weeks are the worst I have ever seen. They are slow, bumpy, inconsistent and full of scalped areas. I spoke to the mechanic about the problems on the greens. Why isn’t the County Parks and Recreation Director Lenny Rapozo doing something to take control of this?

I’m just concerned that the Wailua Golf Course will start looking like the rest of the parks in the Wailua/Kawaihau District.

Haruki Smith

Kapaa

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