Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Greece Central: "Looking to enhance or add IB programs ..."

   
D&C article discusses local districts participating in IB programs, including the Greece Central School District.

"The biggest criticism of the program is its cost, with schools having to pay an annual fee between $7,000 and $10,000. That's on top of an initial application fee of about $19,000 and the costs to train teachers, which can involve travel to a training site."

SCATS ~~ And in Greece, there's that pesky extra $$$$ for busing them, too!  Nothing but the best for the students attending Odyssey Academy!
   

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget those pesky kids who go their home school at Holmes Road and Buckman Heights.

Anonymous said...

Guess what, there are a ton of great educational things that can be done within any district...but they cost money. We choose to spend our on deisel fuel, period. How many years of this bussing would it take to equal the cost of putting a laptop computer into every kid's hand once they reach 6th grade? It sounds like a crazy idea, but when you sit back and run the numbers, we are acually blowing that kind of money EVERY year for our bussing system.

Anonymous said...

Give them each a computer and let them stay home. Those homeschoolers are doing great. One mom could do it for a few kids while the others go off to another job.

Anonymous said...

11:32 Huh?

SCATS said...

To 8:30PM ~~ I think 11:32PM was referring to the oft forgotten fact that Buckman Hts. & Holmes Rd. schools are also IB schools.