This past week, we had a meeting with some parents in the low-income housing complex on Eisenhower Drive. The parents were desperate for help. For the past few years, or last year, depending on who you talk to, USD 257 has picked up children from the complex and taken them to school. Not so this year. Most of the parents there are either working one or two low-paying jobs or are disabled. Most have more than one child. Lots of them do not have transportation. If they do have a vehicle, most of those are not reliable.
They are poor.
We had our meeting and tried to figure out the best way that we could help them help themselves and ways that we could also be helpful.