Mr. Jaskowiak requested a two year leave of absence to teach in Saudi Arabia. The School Board had a vote on whether or not to approve this leave. The end vote was 4-3 with his request being denied.
What do you think of the school board's decision to deny Mr. Jaskowiak's two year leave of absence to teach in Saudi Arabia?
“I’m extremely disappointed as it is an opportunity for growth and he could bring a lot back to Aitkin when he came back. Plus he’s an amazing teacher.” - Mr. Richters
“I feel like they should give him his job back.” Abby Bobenmoyer
“I think it’s very sad because he is a good teacher.”- Sam Stiernagle
“I think that the board should have looked at his performance in school. He has shown he is a good worker. He has invested so much time and effort. I would have said yes instead of no. I have seen how he is as a person, not just because he is my friend. He is unique and we want to KEEP that. This was the moment to support him, not to let him go.”
- Senora Boerhave
“I think it’s stupid because if a new teacher knows they are applying for a two year job it shouldn’t be a problem after the two years are over.” -Kayla Thompson
“It’s a stupid decision. He has proven his loyalty and saves kids lots of money by teaching college classes. He gives good opportunities.” - Chandra MacDonald
“I think that it caused a lot of other problems. Are there going to be certain classes available in the future? He’s been a good teacher so I don’t see why they wouldn’t.” -Emily Harmon
“I thought it was a poor decision but it was their decision to make. He’s a great teacher and I wish he would come back and teach again here in Aitkin.” - Mr. Mehr
“I feel sad for the future students of AHS. I am somewhat angered as a parent that my kids will not be offered those college classes. It’s unfortunate they do not understand the value that Skov brings to our school.” -Mr. Miller
“It breaks my heart because I think Skov is one of THE best teachers in our school and it is a missed opportunity for our students. He is a great person all around and will be dearly missed.” -Mrs. Kaiser