Dear Yough School Board,
I am a 1996 graduate of your school, writing in protest to your poor academic ranking as reported by schooldigger.com. I have been interested in purchasing a home in the neighborhood that I grew up in but am hesitant to send my prospective children to your school. A quick search on the above mentioned website will show very respectable rankings from all of your neighboring districts.
The problem is no secret: your teaching staff are not producing. Taking a look at your staff, I see many of the same last names of the teachers that I had when I was in school and know others who have been hired due to their personal relationships with other faculty. Nepotism is robbing the students and the homeowners of your district. The grandson or granddaughter of a former teacher or administrator is not necessarily the best candidate for a teaching job. A teacher who was hired based on his or her relationship to another is not likely to correlate his/her teaching efforts with his/her salary. A teacher who has not earned their job is not likely to achieve.
Apparently your competition understands these basic business principals and their pupils are being rewarded with success while their homeowners are rewarded with wealth. I hope that your district will consider revising their hiring practices, or consider merging with any of your neighboring districts. Your service is crippling the taxpayers of your district.
Otherwise warm regards,