Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Speak-Out About School Structure Tonight

 
6PM @ West Ridge School

Meeting with Supt. Steven Achramovitch, BOE Pres. Patrick Tydings & VP Jeff Smith
Discussion about West Ridge School's future, loss of Kindergarten & closing

HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO SPEAK-UP & SPEAK OUT!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

It will just be another dog and pony show filled with union employees with the parents and PTA folks all whipped into a frenzy by the Principal and union employees. Same show, different day.

The district is handling this poorly as usual. If enrollment is down so much district wide then just close down a few elementary schools ASAP and stop all the drama. It is another sign of very poor leadership from the Stupidentent and the Board.

On a different note....was in Tim Hortons yesterday having coffee. (The one on Mt. Read) And in walks a teacher wearing his professional attire for the day. You got it...his nice wrinkled "GTA United Tee-Shirt". I just love it when they want to be treated like "professionals" but dress and act like union thugs. Nice example they set for our kids.

Anonymous said...

Gang colors? Safety in numbers. That's what the kids will learn.

Anonymous said...

you folks will never get to step one in solving problems if call someone wearing a t-shirt a thug. Please stop blamimg unions for the nations and local ills ills. Its jejune.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Scats but I have not that the 'problem' has been definded.
Has it been determined that XX $$'s need to be removed from the budget?

Anonymous said...

A budget, 9:28, should be based on what needs to be spent to achieve a goal, not on what needs to be cut. If we do not need as many schools today as we did 10 or 15 years ago, then we should close one or more.
That said, we need to define what we want our educational dollars to achieve: graduation rate of XX, drop out rate of YY English and Math test scores of ZZ. Once we know where we want to go, we can discuss how to get there. Without goals that are defined in measurable terms, we will have these discussions and debates until the cows come home.

Anonymous said...

9:27

Look up "ironic" please.
Interesting that you had to go to the 5th entry in the thesaurus for the word "jejune". What were you trying to say? Such a big word for someone who forgets to capitalize, neglects the use of the apostrophe for the contraction "it's", leaves out the subject between "if....call", misspells "blaming" as "blamimg", uses the plural of nation for the possessive which should have an apostrophe "nation's" and repeats "ills". Your union must be very proud of you. Or were you trying to make all those mistakes and we missed your humor?

Anonymous said...

10;03
Great comments. We increase spending OVER and OVER - for what??

SCATS said...

To 9:28AM ~~ I explained this before. Just because you didn't like the answer isn't going to make the answer change. Here it is again:
The "problem" the BOE & Supt. are trying to resolve is to reduce the budget by ANOTHER $12 million (they already lopped off around $7 million in the year-to-year budget) because Uncle Dave is threatening that much of a reduction in State Aid. If Uncle Dave gets his way, we will be facing either "Rochester Huuuu-jah!" tax increases unless "Rochester Huuuu-jah!" cuts are made.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you Scats. It's Feb. where have these people been?
It seems like public education is always looking for a bailout and always at the last minute rather than operating in an efficiant manner like companies in the real world - to borrow a phrase.
More spending should have an assignable cause with a defined improvment in educatioal outcomes.
Again to borrow a phrase 'it's not rocket science'

Anonymous said...

Since when did the boob become VP?

SCATS said...

To 12:16PM ~~ MEA CULPA! I misspoke about Sean McCabe being BOE VP. It it actually Jeff Smith. My apologies.

Now I'm wondering why McCabe has become so verbal lately ... someone must have pulled his string.

Anonymous said...

To 10:32AM.....LMAO!!! I was the 5:43am poster and I just knew that some Union idiot would respond. Public education is going down the toilet and 9:47am is one big reason why. Our kids cannot read or write English, can't count back change without the little cash register telling them how much to give back, can't fill out job applications without several misspelled words, (we don't want to use a red pen to correct the little darling's spelling paper because we might hurt their self-esteem), do not even know half the time who the President of the United Sates is....and i could go on and on. But god forbid we try to change ANYTHING in our educational system (like eliminating a Kindergarten class) and the union employees come out of the woodwork. It is all about the adults who work in the system. PERIOD.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how many PARENTS come out of the "woodwork" right now but were are they for PTA meetings and budget meetings? They don't care until something threatens their precious schedule to be shifted... "Oh poor me- I have to get my children on and off of 2 different buses a day!" The only time anyone cares is when they are threatening to take away any more of their free time or cut a sports program. I just LOVE THE PTA meetings when a sports program comes up for budget cuts! Maybe this was a good wake up call for parents to want something to do with making decisions and uniting for a change instead of always depending on the same people to be involved and keep the schools moving forward!

SCATS said...

BINGO! Right on target 3:06PM.