Ch-ch-changes. Pretty soon now you’re gonna get a little older. Time may change me, but I can’t trace time. I said that time may change me, but I can’t trace time.–David Bowie
So says the lyrics of a popular pop song from the 70’s (ya’ alot of time has changed me). In this month we have seen the power structure of this nation change. We have elected a new president, Congress will be dominated more fully by one party over the other, It looks as though we may lose such stalwart companies like GM, Ford and Chrysler unless the government acts to save them. Change is inevitable. Change is what we make of it. If we choose to lament what we have perceivably lost….we have lost the opportunity to capitalize on the change that is taking place. The voters of Crestwood Community Unit No. 4 and Paris Union School District No. 95 chose to make a big change by approving the formation of a cooperative high school. The districts will now equally share governance of the school and will equally share the costs on a per student basis. With the formation of the a “new” cooperative board, we have a tremendous opportunity to change high school education for the good of our entire community. What opportunities does this present? It will allow us, as a community of both Crestwood and District 95, to analyze where we are as a school, what we want to be, and how we get from here to there.
We want to hear your opinions and thoughts about what Paris High School needs to become to better serve the students and community over the years to come. You can leave your thoughts anonymously by leaving a comment. All comments will be read, all constructive comments will be published.