Sunday, March 29, 2009

What Aren't We Hearing About Safety at Sun Prairie High?

How many times do we have to ask ourselves the question, "What ELSE aren't they [district admin/school board] telling us?"

A kind citizen shared the information at right with us, which was obtained from the Police Dept. It shows-- for the past 5 years-- the number of calls logged by the police to go to either Sun Prairie High or the SOAR building (Alternative Learning Center).

What we do not know at this point is the reasons for these calls (i.e., how many calls are for lock-outs, etc,). But we should be getting this information later this week.

Note the reduced call volume during the summer months, when theoretically, only summer school would be in session. No matter how you slice it, 100+ calls in a month is significant. Assuming about 20 school days per month, that translates to as many as 5-6 calls per school day. Those numbers suggest that mayoral challenger Hariah Hutkowski is correct about the need for a greater police presence at the high school.

Anybody wonder why the school board hasn't cared to share this with the public? Or are they even aware?