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Posted by ttjjss on 06/25/2010 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Weiner world

all the facts and figures are easy to find. If you want to see many links to all this info, go to the friends of weiner school district and look under the discussions tab and spend a few Hours reading all the info.
Oh by the way, the student achievement doesnt rival the kid mills, it blows them out of the water. Didnt I mention that the Weiner district was ranked 13th in the state out of over 230 districts ??
Yes, it may do many other schools to come see how they educate the kids here !
The citizens voted years ago to raise the millage rate to keep the school financially sound. 39.9 mills here.
Also to whoever mentioned it, the charter school approach was discussed but it Must be approved by the Govs office !! The district here unknowingly waited too late to apply for it anyway since it can take 2 years to push through.
If all 4 quarters of the school year were used to count enrollment , then this district wouldnt be up for consolidation yet. It met the 350 number if you counted the last quarter but the powers that be wouldnt let that be changed last year either...and the powers that be arent the polititians, its the puppeteers that control them...

Posted by ttjjss on 06/25/2010 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Weiner world

Wow, most everyone on here including Max Brantley have no idea about the facts of this story. Just another sorry attempt at journalism.
Apparently a school district ranked 13th in the state, that is financially sound with nearly a million dollars in carryover funds, with good facilities and has Never been in any distress situation has to be consolidated just because of a back room, politically chosen enrollment number of 350 which has Nothing to do with school funding.
Oh, a charter school can have less than 350 and be distressed or weak academically but that is ok.
The kid mills of some of the larger cities in the state that have huge dropout rates, low graduation rates, distressed in many areas and spending much more per student are what the puppets in power want.
So why should small schools that are actually Educating kids for less money with better results be put on the chopping block, especially if they are not distressed and are more than paying their way unlike many of the bigger schools ?

Posted by ttjjss on 06/24/2010 at 9:37 PM


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