Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Graduation Rate Data Released By Regents

  
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SCATS ~~ Why is Olympia high school's drop-out rate of 13% considered to be satisfactory?
  

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is news coming out of channel 13 that there has been a shooting in Greece involving three people

Anonymous said...

http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/Three-People-Shot-in-Greece/_FsxxP9IekKN8fQSdbQTcA.cspx

SCATS said...

Thank you. Got it!

Anonymous said...

To: Greece Central Community

All 17 suburban school districts had a higer graduation rates than Greece Central except one. East Rochester had a lower graduation rate. Greece Central's 2005 4yr cohort graduation rate is 76%. East Rochester's graduation rate is 71%. All other suburban school districts had a higher graduation rate.
Thus Greece School District is second from the bottom in Monroe County.

Greece Central did rank second from the top in suburban school districts in one catagory. This is high school dropouts. Greece had an 8% dropout rate and East Rochester had an 11% dropout rate.

Sincerely

Doug Skeet

SCATS said...

Thank you Doug. Did you hear? They cut summer school tonight, BUT music, drama, theater & sports remain essentially intact. We should rename this the Greece Central Sports Authority.

Anonymous said...

What's the real rate of failure if the FALLOUTS are counted, the kids who just stop showing up at Greece Entertainment Central that nobody bothers to look for?

Anonymous said...

Scat; it is my understanding that we are looking at a 7% tax increase and schools of choice, open enrollment, and signature schools remain along with the hugh transportation costs.
Is this what your heard?
And they are buying new busses meaning these programs will continue next year - yes?

Anonymous said...

7:51 We have a program that was approved by voters to keep buying busses every year. The money is coming from a reserve fund. Since we don't have to vote on it again we don't realize we are spending that each year. No idea when that stops. It is not the kind of reserve fund that has to be voted each year to expend because of the wording of the original proposition.
And let us all look at that 7% story. Is it that increase on the tax we paid or the tax we should have paid if there was no STAR reduction?
Example Our school taxes were app $2000 last year. 7% increase on that would be $140. But 7% increase on $2600 would be extra $182. And that would be before the reassessment letter. Our house was assessed at 113k before our recent notice of assessment of 120k. So that could be another mystery multiplier per thousand of that increase at say $20 per would be another $140. So if you are in a house that received an assessment increase there will be a double whammy. Hooray for Augie to assist the schools in this ploy.

Anonymous said...

SCATS

It is just a crime what the BOE is doing to the students of Greece Central and there is nothing meaningful that you and I can do.

Sincerely

Doug Skeet

SCATS said...

To 7:51AM ~~ Yes, I heard the same about a 7.61% tax rate hike, as well as retaining the current school structure & transportation (except buses for pre-K are cut). I missed most of the part of the meeting about buying busses.

To 8:35AM ~~ You raised some excellent questions! Don't forget the BOE already raised most of taxes by increasing the enhanced senior STAR income levels.

Doug ~~ It makes me physically ill to see what is going on! The choices they opt for make NO sense!

Anonymous said...

Check out today's letters to editor in the D and C. One of the Hubbard boys has a good school related letter in there. He wants more relevant data reviewed by the school board and presented to the public. Lots of luck on that front!

Anonymous said...

Did SCATS ever get his/her property tax assessment lowered?

Anonymous said...

At the meeting last night they spoke briefly about schools of choice, signature schools, and secondary option. Incould sweat there was also mention of the phantom transportation study they have been working on forever. I think I even heard the SUPER say that it was complete and that board members will have it this week.
How long do you think it will take before the taxpayers get to see it?

SCATS said...

To 10:48AM ~~ I've had my hearing but they aren't notifying people about the outcomes until early May. I'm very optimistic that I will get what I sought. I was thanked for being prepared, concise and told "you did a great job" making my case.

SCATS said...

To 10:59AM ~~ After the vote at the earliest is my guess.

Anonymous said...

Just a thought that occurred to me while reading the comments - Maybe it IS a better idea to sacrifice summer school but continue music & sports. Why should the kids who are preforming have to lose out on music & sports while the underachievers get a "do over"? Maybe they will put in a little more effort if they know they they will get left back if they continue to shirk their responsibility.

SCATS said...

To 2:17PM ~~ Hmmm, that's an interesting perspective I hadn't really pondered before. I have mixed feelings about what you've said in that I'm not sure that those participating in music & sports "have performed" up to snuff academically. Don't forget, those kids are allowed to have failing grades up to a point & still participate. What it boils down to is whether or not it's GCSD's most basic "mission" to successfully educate and graduate students and providing the necessary programs and services to ensure they do that to the best of the district's ability.

Given the economics, I'm not sure that we can afford to fund all of the music & sports options going into the future. Somewhere, something's gotta go ...