For the past three years, I have attended exercise classes at Fresno Adult School at the Manchester Center campus. Practically all the students are senior citizens; some are as old as 95, and some have attended the classes for 14 years.
Recently we heard from our instructor that the summer session has been canceled and the adult school will rent out its facilities instead of providing classes.
We were shocked, upset for the lack of communication from the administration, and disappointed by this decision. After all, the mission of the adult school is to provide meaningful classes to adults, as long as the class meets the minimum attendance requirements.
Making money by kicking out senior citizens and renting the classroom does not seem to agree with their mission. Meanwhile, we support the adult school with our taxes.
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Senior citizens deserve professional treatment from our public institutions. Fresno Adult School is failing the test in deviating from their mission and not communicating with their students. Hopefully, our elected representatives will address and fix the situation soon.
Ismael Gimeno, Fresno