It would be naive to assume that our functionality as a high school will not be impacted by the cuts. We have always worked to submit a budget that will be of benefit to our students and the programs offered. Our measuring stick has been to insure that all proposals are initiated by a desire to provide our students with an educational experience that will best prepare them for the rigors of their lives after high school. Working to better prepare all students for what they will face must be of paramount importance as our world has become a demanding and competitive stage upon which our students will need to perform. Providing our students with the most appropriate and useful tools needed in this arena is a goal that must be maintained.
Despite the necessary reductions the doors of Brunswick High School will once again open in September. I remain confident that our school will continue to provide our students with a quality educational experience. Our teachers and staff will remain dedicated to creating and maintaining a culture of excellence. The majority of our students will work hard to complete the required academic work while maintaining a safe and appropriate learning environment.
Money has never been the driving force behind school success. If our teachers were driven by the desire to get rich they entered the wrong profession. If economic times solely drove the success or failure of schools, budgetary concerns would not be a discussion point. Dedication and commitment to instructing young adults will always be the linchpin of public education. The joy of seeing a student mature both academically and socially is the intangible that allows for the feeling of satisfaction that motivates the professional educator. I sincerely hope that this will always be the case.
We have taken a hit economically but the quality of instruction will continue. Please rest assured that our teachers and staff simply can not do it any other way.