Saturday, July 06, 2013

Wa$te Watch ...


Why Does GCSD Provide Athletic Trainers?
 
Cost =  $22.30 per hour, plus supplies
 
 
We Don't Provide Private Academic Trainers
(Tutors)
For Failing Students!
  

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

To work with fat kids? Or possibly one of those State mandates, unfunded of course.

SCATS said...

To 6:53PM ~~ In other words, you don't know either lol

Anonymous said...

"Trainer" is kind of a misnomer. It's basically sports medicine. Kids get injured. I'm not sure what the criteria is but some sports have trainers there during games and some do not.

SCATS said...

To 1:20AM ~~ The linked document spells it all out from type of services (including rehab) to what games/sports.

Anonymous said...

I looked at that job description and I sure only got one thing from it, the woman signing it for the school can't write her name in cursive. Sure seems to me things are pretty bad when somebody in a job like that prints her signature.

Since I didn't understand the document, I went to my time tested method and asked my boy LRoy. He's the one who got cut from Football cause he hurt so many of the other children on the team. They was going to put him on the ice hockey team, but he has weak ankles and needed the double blade skates that made other kids laugh and LRoy use his hockey stick for a tongue depressor so he didn't play that either. He does have a lot of experience on the GotCut sport team though and 9 cheerleaders calling him on the phone cause he don't spell good enough to text and the school wouldn't provide LRoy with a tutor like that kid who got the janitor job. Like I say, he's an authority. Hopes some TV reporter babe will interview him someday so he studies up alot.

LRoy says that trainer fellow is somebody hangs around the locker room with a big pile of warm towels and rubs kids legs. He has a big box of ice too, but no beer.

Sure seems like a lot of money to keep other kids from stealing towels.

Anonymous said...

Yes, SCATS. My point is that trainers don't "train" athletes to be better at their game. That's the coach's job. So the comparison to a tutor doesn't apply.

They're skilled, educated people (you go to college to be one) who have prevented injuries from being more serious and are trained in CPR, etc. if something really bad happens.

SCATS said...

To 10:15AM ~~ You missed my point completely. Since we are a SCHOOL DISTRICT first (supposedly) one might think that we value scholarly endeavors as much (if not more?) than we value athletic ones. But then I do realize this is Greece, where academic prowess will only get you subjected to bullying.

Anonymous said...


Scats. Your obvious hatred for anything connected to sports programs in our school district is obvious . The mere mention of sports lights you up like a 4th of July fireworks display how come.? Don't give me baloney like cost. I think it goes a lot deeper than that in your case.
Lights.

SCATS said...

To 2:52PM ~~ I've addressed this question many times over the last 7+ yrs. In fact, if you read again what I posted earlier today at 10:21AM, you MIGHT see the issue: GCSD's predilection to support sports (at most any cost) while not supporting academics FIRST & foremost. God forbid that we pretend to value those who strive to get EDUCATED.

PS ~ I do not "hate sports" but I do value academics much more highly. See your first sentence to get a glimmer as to why ;)