Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Was It For The Kids?

With NO DISCUSSION at all, the Greece School Board voted 8 to 0 to suspend the policy requiring students to take at least 6 credits per year unless exempted by the school principal (pg. 5, Course Offering Guide).


Items of note:
  • The Greece School District's Capital Project Needs Total Nearly $170 Million!
  • "Statistically, December is the optimal time to get a capital improvement project approved, for whatever reason." (Because the snow birds (senior citizens) are in Florida!)
  • The BOE plans to push for athletic facility capital improvements.


Anonymous said...

Where Student Learning is the Goal!!!


Doug Skeet

SCATS said...

Well Doug, spending millions on athletic fields will be for the kids. Cutting more academics will be for the BOE's ego feed.

Anonymous said...

Good time to push for athletic facility improvements given the popluar suport those proposals have had recently!

December is good time to pass any proposition given the few people who are paying attention that time of year. Snow birds who are of the transient type tend to go to Fla. in Jan and Feb.

SCATS said...

To 11:12AM ~~ I know quite a few who go down by Thanksgiving too. It depends on family situations sometimes.

I think the BOE REALLY wants their next budget to go down in flames again. Or maybe they just don't care.

Anonymous said...

Given how long it took to implement a $100M CIP a decade ago, I suspect this capital plan would take several years to do. Sounds like they have finally stopped denying that major (capital) repairs need to be planned for and done, not just put off and put off. I'd appreciate having a plan in place that would cover these major items and not have "The sky is falling" rushed plans like the Excel plan last time. I know it's our money also, but how much of this will come back from the state taxes we pay?

SCATS said...

To 2:56PM ~~ To avoid repeating past mistakes, they should avoid another huge CIP plan. They need to do this in logical chunks by school or school pairs in some circumstances. I heard no reference made to state aid reimbursements yet.