|Published:||Oct 16, 2013 5:55 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 16, 2013 6:36 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - "We've sent emails, we've been at the board meetings, we've tried communicating with them," said Ann Hayes.
Upset parents say they were never included in the district's chance in policies when it comes to their children. In fact, one dad even filed a lawsuit against the district. But it was never heard, instead the district filed a notice to hold Wednesday's meeting.
"It forced a do-over in the process. The judge allowed that they could do a do-over the rule making process, have the workshop, have the hearing, so the public could have input on the policy making," said Erika Donalds.
The parents create the group, Parents Rock, and even came up with their own solution to the problem.
"Where each elementary school would have their own after school committee, comprised of parents who actually use the program," said Hayes.
"Because each school in our community is different," said Donalds.
That means one school might have Sports Club, while another has a more educational program. The school district said that it encourages public participation at its workshops.
"Again it goes back to we're paying for the service and we should be able to select the service we're paying for," said Donalds.
The decision will be up to the school board during their December meeting.
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