I read Barry Paschals Sunday, Nov. 25 column about equity, and was agreeing with him 100 percent until I got to the one paragraph about how the rich snobs at Stevens Creek are scraping up nearly $50,000...
I know he meant it as sarcasm, but that one line just adds to the county urban legend about Stevens Creek Elementary. I also know that if this is published it will be after the Board of Education has its meeting, but I want to correct the legend.
Not every Stevens Creek family lives in West Lake, and not every Stevens Creek family is made up of rich snobs.
In the Stevens Creek Parent-Teacher Organization, for which I am treasurer, the majority of our 400 families live in what is described as middle-class housing areas. But each of those families made the commitment to support the school by joining the Booster Club and making a donation to the Enrichment Fund. Our Stevens Creek families use their Kroger, Bi-Lo and Publix cards on a regular basis. We eat out on Chik-Fil-A night.
Our fundraisers are always well-attended because our families care and want to keep the enrichment programs. That is how we raise our dollars for those programs.
Stevens Creek Elementary does not get Title 1 funds for laptops for our student to take home, as do some schools, but the Stevens Creek PTO does earn enough to contribute to the Spanish program.
Some in the PTO say we should not speak out; I say No mas. Viva Espanol!
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