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Enrollment Shift Could Burden Farmington Valley Towns

There are 37 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Mar 25, 2009, titled Enrollment Shift Could Burden Farmington Valley Towns. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

The Farmington Valley has long been regarded as the Vatican of private education.

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GEO

United States

#1 Mar 25, 2009
Talk about something for nothing. Thank the teachers union for the high cost to educate a child. The public schools want full control of every student anyway, Why would they be worried at the costs? These students are already paid for and the town is robbing their parents by taxing the no-shows anyway. Nice scam the Govt created.
enough

Portsmouth, RI

#2 Mar 25, 2009
Simsbury's graduating class has been almost the same size for decades. This is a game of finance and reasons for a higher education budgets year after year.
DumbIdeaDetector

Winter Park, FL

#3 Mar 25, 2009
This is a ridiculous claim. Maybe it costs $12,475 per year to educate students who are already enrolle, but adding less than one more student per classroom will increase costs very little.

What we have her is a case of wealthy FV towns wanting the state to fork over more money.
THE MONEY

New Britain, CT

#4 Mar 25, 2009
Maybe the private schools should be at WASHINGTON looking for VOUCHERS to save the states money...just a thought.
Seriously

Wethersfield, CT

#5 Mar 25, 2009
Adding all the students at once would cost somewhere near the average per pupil cost adding just a few results in marginal costs so let's not overblow the situation.
me too ET Tu

Windsor, CT

#6 Mar 25, 2009
dumbidiadetector said in part
This is a ridiculous claim. Maybe it costs $12,475 per year to educate students who are already enrolle, but adding less than one more student per classroom will increase costs very little.
I aree Its roughly the idia that two can live as cheaply as one.
To extrapolate the per student cost into a total outlay without consideration for what the system can absorb without more cost is an over simplifacation and wrong.Crazy math.
rennie

Coventry, RI

#7 Mar 25, 2009
Imagine those poor rich kids having to attend school with common folk kids.
bus them in

United States

#8 Mar 25, 2009
Maybe bus them to Hartford schools and appease Sheff! Then diversity quotas would work and the princesses would get a nice reality check, if not a subsidy check.
Taxed to Death

Norwich, CT

#9 Mar 25, 2009
Were you to divide the entire current district budget by the number of students enrolled, could you come up with more than enough money to send each student to private school, shut down the district and have money to spare?
Snoopy

West Hartford, CT

#10 Mar 25, 2009
GEO wrote:
Talk about something for nothing. Thank the teachers union for the high cost to educate a child. The public schools want full control of every student anyway, Why would they be worried at the costs? These students are already paid for and the town is robbing their parents by taxing the no-shows anyway. Nice scam the Govt created.
your post is both nonsensical and completely unrelated to the original article. The main point of the article is to discuss how the recession is impacting private schools and the possible impact on local enrollments. Yet you call this a "government scam...." In what sense?
RWN7BB

AOL

#11 Mar 25, 2009
The reporting in ther "Courant"ontinues it's inaccuracy . Since when is Wallingford in Simsbury ? It moved ?
Snoopy

West Hartford, CT

#12 Mar 25, 2009
THE MONEY wrote:
Maybe the private schools should be at WASHINGTON looking for VOUCHERS to save the states money...just a thought.
How exactly do you think vouchers work? They will simply take the same tax dollars and give it to the parents to apply to the school of their choice. Your taxes will not go down.
WH resident

Hartford, CT

#13 Mar 25, 2009
Taxed to Death wrote:
Were you to divide the entire current district budget by the number of students enrolled, could you come up with more than enough money to send each student to private school, shut down the district and have money to spare?
Private schools' tuition is easily $25K and up per year.
fed up

East Hampton, CT

#14 Mar 25, 2009
just another scare tactic

this is another tactic/excuse the board of ed will use to not only prevent the layoffs and cutbacks, but also to increase funding! hopefully the majority of farmington voters will see through this as well.
doityourselfweat her com

United States

#15 Mar 25, 2009
How many people have ever thought that the value and great experience of attending a public (government) high school was so treasured as to leave that school an endowment?
Isic

Newington, CT

#16 Mar 25, 2009
Snoopy wrote:
<quoted text>
your post is both nonsensical and completely unrelated to the original article. The main point of the article is to discuss how the recession is impacting private schools and the possible impact on local enrollments. Yet you call this a "government scam...." In what sense?
Because the people sending their kids to private schools still have to pay their entire tax bill (paying for publis schools)even though their kids do not attend public schools. Why doesn't the town pay for their private education? Answer, There wouldn't be a single student in public schools if given a school choice.
Tom

Newington, CT

#17 Mar 25, 2009
Snoopy wrote:
<quoted text>
How exactly do you think vouchers work? They will simply take the same tax dollars and give it to the parents to apply to the school of their choice. Your taxes will not go down.
But the education would be much better.
no way

AOL

#18 Mar 25, 2009
bus them in wrote:
Maybe bus them to Hartford schools and appease Sheff! Then diversity quotas would work and the princesses would get a nice reality check, if not a subsidy check.
If anybody wants to bus the kids that live in Simsbury out of towm they are in for a fight. i moved here from the city for the school system and pay high taxes for this. No one should be bussed in from any other towns to utilize our schools unless they pay for it.
Mike

Waterloo, Canada

#19 Mar 25, 2009
So let me get this straight, the wealthy are all evil and we cheer when we see their lifestyle's effected by the economic downturn, but we are concerned that they now maybe looking to use puiblic institutions which have been financed in part by their taxes? What a connundrumam
FV Parent

Hebron, CT

#20 Mar 25, 2009
Taxed to Death wrote:
Were you to divide the entire current district budget by the number of students enrolled, could you come up with more than enough money to send each student to private school, shut down the district and have money to spare?
The private schools wouldn't take 80% of the public students. They are too difficult to educate.

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