One has to be impressed with Belleville High School District 201. It is able to take largely under-performing and failing students from some declining feeder schools, such as Belle Valley, and bring their performance up to a respectable level.
No school should be saddled with the additional burden of dealing with achievement-deficient incoming freshmen.
It is a shame we cannot remove an inept superintendent and board of a failing feeder school and place it in some type of a modified unit district under the control of the high school.
Ted Farmer, Belleville