Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Teacher's Sticker Story ...

  
Once a month, a school teacher  has a sticker day. She gives each child a sticker and asks the students to write a story about it. One day, she gave a little boy a sticker with a horse on it. His story is below. As you can imagine, he misspelled the word which changed the context of the story completely! If you have kids or are a teacher this will bring back memories, enjoy.

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SCATS ~~ Will your spouse allow YOU to get one?? :)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Off the topic. How many years has the Barnard school building been not used as a aschool?
There is a section see link below (1804-6a) of the education law that states that 5 years after the "discontinuance as a school" the board may sell the building and the property without voter approval. The money will go right back to the taxpayers "apportioned among the taxpayers" unless the voters approve it stays in the school accounts. If they wanted to sell the property before the 5 years they would also need voter approval, but I think Barnard is reaching or has reached the 5 years. What's the market value of that black hole? We need money, we should liquidate our assets that are also costing us money. Maybe a 24 hour fitness will buy it since it already has the health club for the staff.
Read the link and scroll down to 6a

http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/nycode/EDN/II/37/1804

SCATS said...

Sounds doable to me, 11:18AM.

Anonymous said...

We should make the town aware of it's availability and perhaps offer it up with the Ekert store. The 2 properties together could be attractive for lots of different development.

Anonymous said...

It is a good idea to let others know about its availability. Probably there are developers that already approached the district and were told to wait until the 5 years was up.
Many years ago the Britton Rd school was considered as a bus barn and Wegmans talked the school district into selling it. Of course they did not have to twist Ann Decker and John Woods arms to get to buy it.
Although I don't remember that we got to decide as voters if the money went back to the tax payers or was kept by the school district. This was the beginning of the Neverending Reserve fund that Yagielski created and used up each year and when it was depleted just filled it with operating fund money and told us that we were not taxed anymore to buy and build stuff. It was the miracle of the loaves and fishes and capital reserves. That million lasted until the Commissioner stopped it from being used as a "revolving checking account" in the year 2000 and we had replenished it to the tune of 20 million dollars. That was not interest but tax money each year. We were fooled. The board better not try to fool us again when they sell Barnard and the Westridge facility turns over to Christa.

Anonymous said...

We will need a couple of committees, a couple of studies, then maybe in 3,4 years the board will be able to make a decission.

SCATS said...

To 4:08PM ~~ You forget we'll be needing a few consultants, too ;)

Anonymous said...

4:08
The board has already made a decision. Correction there are a few on the board that know about the decision as well as the financial office. Any committee formed will only be a rubber stamp to arrive at the same decision of selling the property.
The Save West Ridge parents got in the way of the preparation for the sale of that school. But it will happen as well.

Save a Hores, Ride a Cow, boy said...

(Rochester?) Students hold the economy hostage:

http://www.whec.com/news/stories/s1583697.shtml?cat=565