Monday, February 06, 2012

Will BOE Be Rescued From Making Big Budget Cuts?

   
Anonymous said...
Scats, according to reliable sources,the sale of Kirk Rd school is immenant Negotiations have been ongoing for some time now waiting for thr B OE to approve the closing of the school.Look for the announcement soon as the sale will impact the. Budget process      2/06/2012 10:29 AM

SCATS ~~ If this is true, then once again, the BOE might be rescued from having to make significant cuts that are long overdue! The only things more sacred than SOC's in Greece Central are sports & extracurriculars.
 

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

immenant

Seriously scats? Hope this person is not yet another shining example of a GCSD grad????

Anonymous said...

I thought that was exactly what this blog wanted: to close and sell surplus buildings hat we no longer need. Of course, we only have so much to sell, so selling assets only kicks the can down the road and fails to address the problem with a sustainable solution.
It is a start, just a start.

SCATS said...

To 11:08AM ~~ I don't know. However, I can tell you that my question about naming three things a Greece teacher is responsible for (other than wearing union gear to class, calling in ill & collecting a paycheck no matter what) went unanswered. The crickets are still chirping ;)

To 11:09AM ~~ I didn't say I'm opposed to the sale, did I? Kicking the can down the road is exactly what I'm calling into question. They are VERY good at it, too. I can't help but wonder that they had this "deal" lined up before they even approved the idea. Did they know before the public forums, too? So much for "listening to community input." ;)

Anonymous said...

11:08" According to Freud, an individule with inferiority complex will invariably critize another in order maintaine
A feeling of superiority over that person. You criticism of the inconcsequential spelling in the original topic is a classic example.It is known as the PROJECTION TRANSFERENCE SYNDROME


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Anonymous said...

Talks between the buyer and developer have been going long before the committees made their findings.I doubt if few if any on these committees had any knowledge of this fact.In fact I doubt if any board members except Boily knew any thing.Boily would have known because he in an acquaintance of the potential buyer.The identity of the potential buyer is known to me as well as the planned development
If my info is correct, the planned development might notgonotdown to well with residents living in that area. Time will tell the storMake no.mistake,District Administraters Have been involved since the very beginnin

SCATS said...

To 4:23PM ~~ Closed door, backroom deals scare me. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid!!!

Anonymous said...

4:23 You are right and you read it here first. I said in comments about 2 weeks ago that this board for all of its history, no matter who is on it, never makes a decision unless they have a buyer that is interested in the property. Remember Britton Rd school? Wegmans was planning on buying that waay before it was publicized. And they had a good run there. What was funny was all the talk about maybe putting transportation there when the sale to Wegmans was done except for the ink. So you think it will NOT be senior condos that will go in there? Maybe instead low income housing? Affinity North?

Anonymous said...

SCATS 11:15--Here is your answer, sorry it took me a bit but I am a teacher and very busy and hard at work. I teach fourth grade, and here are my responsibilities. It has been a long day, so please excuse any typos and if I forgot any responsibilities I will get back to you later. First, I am responsible for 4 report cards terms a year for 25 students. I have to grade my students on math, science, social studies, reading, writing, career development and a number of behavioral categories. I am also required to write a narrative on each report card 4 times a year...no, there is no "bank" of comments where I can just plug numbers in. Another of my charges is parent-teacher conferences. I stay until about 9 at night all week long so that I can accomodate people that work during the day. I keep in contact with the parents of my students once a week through folders where I also "grade" my students on their behaviors, comment on how their academics/behaviors have been for the week, and send home corrected homework and graded school work and tests. I plan lessons every day for reading, writing, word study (we old timers called it spelling), math and either science or social studies (don't have time to teach both every day). Reading, writing, word study and math each have approximately 3 different leveled groups, so for every lesson you teach you need to be able to modify it for the differnt learning abilities of your students. If you go to the GCSD website, under academics go to each different category to see what we are responsible to teach. In math in fourth grade I am responsible to teach my kids multi digit multiplication, long division, measurement (both systems), fractions, decimals, polygons, area, perimeter, elapsed time, graphs, charts, solving word problems, probability...and when you have students that are STILL counting on their fingers when I ask what 4 and 7 are added together, it is not easy. You do a lot of backtracking when you teach. Oh, and I am responsible for getting my students ready to pass the NYS math test. Now that we actually have a decent math program, I am hoping students will come to me knowing their math fast facts and will be better prepared to pass that NYS test I am to get them ready for. I am sure I forgot something, but when I have time I will go back and check it over again. Ok, now SS...we teach geogrpahy of NYS, Native Americans, Explorers, Colonial America, Revolutionary War, Erie Canal, Immigration and Goverment. I will add more later, as I just had to delete 3/4 of my work since your blog only allows a certain number of characters at a time.

Anonymous said...

Ok, now on to science. I am responsible to teach these units: Magnetism and Electricity, Physics of Sound, Water and Structures of Life. Please go to the GCSD website again to see all that teaching these four seemingly simple subjects entails. I would run out of characters before I finished telling you about one of the units. I also have to teach them the fifth grade science curriculum because it can show up on their fourth grade NYS Science Written and Performance Assessments that they take in May and June. It is also my responsibility to review grades K-3 science as well, since it is a test that spans all of science. Doing this with a group of students who mostly don't remember what they did over the weekend besides play video games can be quite challenging as well. Reading, writing, word study and career development skills...what do say about these. Since there is no cut and dry curriculum to go from, besides the outcomes on the district website, teachers have had to become quite creative when it comes to teaching these subjects. Spelling rules, verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, proper nouns, common nouns, prefix, suffix, root word, base word, compound word, capitals, question marks, periods, quotation marks, commas, colons, subject/verb aggremment, sentence fragments...yes, they learn these in all the other grades, too, but seem to magically forget them every year. In writing we are responsible to teach four genres of writing: creative and expressive, persuasive, expository and literary analysis. Go check for yourself all the things we are responsible to teach for each type of writing. Oh, it is also my responsibility to check my work email every day. Something small, I know, but you asked! Don't want to go over my character limit again, so I will write more about my responsibilities later!

Anonymous said...

Nice try 3:02, but a web search for "PROJECTION TRANSFERENCE SYNDROME" came up empty!!

SCATS said...

To 8:52PM ~~ Thanks for the extensive lists. I might try listing all of the things I'm responsible for in running this BLOG, but I really don't want to challenge someone to a peeing contest. If you do all that you say you do, then I'm sure your students succeed. What we all realize is that appears to be counter to the norm in GCSD these days.

To 10:22PM ~~ Look up "projection transference and countertransference" for which there are many entries. Syndrome can simply mean "a predictable, characteristic pattern of behavior, action, etc., that tends to occur under certain circumstances", so adding it to the above phrase isn't a stretch ;)

Anonymous said...

To SCATS 11:01--You asked for what teachers are responsible for, and you got it. No one asked what you were responsible for.

Anonymous said...

Just put on my blue union shirt proclaiming "Proud to be a Greece Teacher".

Can't wait to offend you!

Anonymous said...

8;52 your responsibilities as decribed are impressive.

How do they compare with the art teacher or gym teacher ect.?

Anonymous said...

8:52pm a good old fashioned 'lesson plan" would eliminate much of your listed duties! why don't you have one?

SCATS said...

To 7:15AM ~~ Hey, I just might decide to show that my community service via this BLOG takes as much effort as teaching 4th grade.

To 7:38AM ~~ It doesn't offend me. It merely exposes you for your true motivations/priorities!

To 11:37AM ~~ OMG can't wait for that response!

To 12:34PM ~~ Good point! Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

SCATS:

I've taught. (not in Greece) Teaching is hard work if you take education seriously. Why criticize hard working teachers who care because you don't like those who are indifferent.

Anonymous said...

4:23 what is the planned development?...please don't say another low income apartment complex!!!

SCATS said...

To 2:06PM ~~ What criticism?? Given the sad state of education in this town, 8:52PM is a rare gem, if honest about what he/she actually does ;)

Anonymous said...

SCATS--11:37--I am neither, so I am not sure of their responsibilities. You could ask one, or perhaps check out the GCSD website.

8:52--Who do you think WRITES those lesson plans to teach all that we are responsible for??? Do you even KNOW what a lesson plan LOOKS like or how long it takes to write one? Obviously you do not, otherwise you would realize you just made my list of responsibilites even longer.

SCATS said...

To 5:30PM ~~ I thought you were supposed to have lesson plans ready BEFORE stepping into the classroom, no??