A former Joshua ISD teacher says the middle school library was closed to make room for a book sale profitting the school… so the district could afford a field trip to Six Flags Amusement Park. Um, excuse me, how educational is an amusement park? Oh, never mind… The teacher wants the Texas Education Agency to investiage the district’s finances.
Maybe a good idea. According to the Cleburne Times-Review, the school district “did not have money to keep the library open all year, or for school buses to send students on field trips, yet money for ultimate travel and upscale luncheons and workshops are available.”
That “ultimate travel and upscale luncheons” included an all-day “workshop” and lunch at a country club — travel to which was on charted buses.
Okay, so maybe most of us wouldn’t consider it “ultimate travel” to ride in a bus with a bunch of school district employees, but I think we get the picture.
So back to the “field trip” to Six Flags. Was it some sort of biology experiment to see how much candy you could eat before throwing up on a roller-coaster? I feel ill…