Who is funding the "Vote Yes" Campaig...
Elaine

Houston, TX

#21 May 9, 2014
LPISD Patron wrote:
The Patrons and industry are funding the improvements for our kids. That is all one really needs to know.
We need to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it - Nancy Pelosi

Are voters really dumb enough to fall for this again?
imanovoter

La Porte, TX

#22 May 9, 2014
fubar wrote:
<quoted text>Spoke to mom today and she is voting for the bonds. My mom is part of the "tea party" and will vote with them.n
mom can't vote until she gets released from the mental institution. It is too late now because the vote is tomorrow..So I voted no for her.
Texan

Wichita, KS

#23 May 9, 2014
It's a school bond issue not a health care bill, and Nancy Pelosi has nothing to do with it. Did anyone actually say to pass this bond so you can find out what's in it? I don't live in LP so it's no skin off my backside one way or the other. The problem I have with you Elaine is that in your small mind everyone who disagrees with you is either dumb, lazy or jealous. YOU ARE NOT THE KNOW ALL END ALL! You are just a bitter intolerant old woman that always wants to have everything your way. Too bad, it just doesn't work that way.
Elaine

Houston, TX

#24 May 9, 2014
Texan wrote:
It's a school bond issue not a health care bill, and Nancy Pelosi has nothing to do with it. Did anyone actually say to pass this bond so you can find out what's in it? I don't live in LP so it's no skin off my backside one way or the other. The problem I have with you Elaine is that in your small mind everyone who disagrees with you is either dumb, lazy or jealous. YOU ARE NOT THE KNOW ALL END ALL! You are just a bitter intolerant old woman that always wants to have everything your way. Too bad, it just doesn't work that way.
Somebody has a CRUSH on me!!!
LP resident

Houston, TX

#25 May 9, 2014
Texan wrote:
Did anyone actually say to pass this bond so you can find out what's in it?
Ummm...actually, kinda' yeah...
Almost 1/2 is unaccounted for, or lumped in a "general" category.
Fwd think

Joplin, MO

#26 May 9, 2014
LPISD Patron wrote:
The Patrons and industry are funding the improvements for our kids. That is all one really needs to know.
The real question is "who is funding the ANTI-BONDS campaign?"
These are outside LP people who have no business butting in on how we educate our kids or how much we spend on them.
How would you like someone from NY telling you that you spend too much money on your kids.
That is exactly what is happening when the Yellow Sign yankee outsiders are telling us. YOU CAN"T SPEND THAT MUCH ON YOUR KIDS.
REALLY...I know I'm voting FOR the Bonds and those YELLOW SIGN people can go to HE**! I know what we can afford. I know what we can't afford to do.
Who are you to decide how much anyone "needs to know"? You may know how much YOU can afford, but who are you to decide that for anyone else? Are you another "decider"? No one outside of LP gives a rats behind about LP enough to throw $ behind the effort to vote it down, other than the business concerns who stand to profit from the hot mess that might be created by passage of this bond.... The bond that is being crammed down the throats of LP by the powers that be. State your points, vote what you will, that's fine but spare us your arrogance and thick headed approach to other peoples views.

“Trying to bring some sanity ”

Since: Apr 14

La Porte

#27 May 9, 2014
So now that the argument has gone haywire, any word as to those open records people did about the Vote for LPISD bonds campaign?
fubar

Corona, CA

#28 May 9, 2014
imanovoter wrote:
<quoted text>
mom can't vote until she gets released from the mental institution. It is too late now because the vote is tomorrow..So I voted no for her.
Sorry your mom is in an institution. I hope she gets well soon.
fubar

Corona, CA

#29 May 9, 2014
LP resident wrote:
<quoted text>Ummm...actually, kinda' yeah...
Almost 1/2 is unaccounted for, or lumped in a "general" category.
Actually that is not the same.
Time to vote

San Jose, CA

#30 May 9, 2014
Saturday May 10 th is election day. It is time to decide whether we are going to support our kids or not.

For my part I'm going to vote for the bonds and hold the administration accountable. I hope you will do the same .

This is going to be a close election.
Elaine

Houston, TX

#31 May 9, 2014
Time to vote wrote:
Saturday May 10 th is election day. It is time to decide whether we are going to support our kids or not.
For my part I'm going to vote for the bonds and hold the administration accountable. I hope you will do the same .
This is going to be a close election.
Exactly how will you hold the administration accountable? Post a strongly worded message on Topix?

Your part is raising taxes on every property owner in the district and getting nothing in return.

“Trying to bring some sanity ”

Since: Apr 14

La Porte

#32 May 9, 2014
Time to vote wrote:
Saturday May 10 th is election day. It is time to decide whether we are going to support our kids or not.
For my part I'm going to vote for the bonds and hold the administration accountable. I hope you will do the same .
This is going to be a close election.
Voting from San Francisco, California? Good luck haha
Lucy

La Porte, TX

#33 May 9, 2014
Elaine wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly how will you hold the administration accountable? Post a strongly worded message on Topix?
Your part is raising taxes on every property owner in the district and getting nothing in return.
Not to mention the district will be strapped for money on regular educational needs because they will have to pay back the more than 1/2 billion dollars for the next 20-30 years. 60000 per student (4 times the state average)is way too deep in debt. Use your head la Porte voters. Don't let this administration bankrupt us.
imanovoter

La Porte, TX

#34 May 9, 2014
fubar wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry your mom is in an institution. I hope she gets well soon.
YOUR MOM IS IN THE SAME INSTITUTION THAT IS WHY I HAD TO VOTE NO ON THE BOND FOR HER.
fubar

San Jose, CA

#35 May 10, 2014
imanovoter wrote:
<quoted text>
YOUR MOM IS IN THE SAME INSTITUTION THAT IS WHY I HAD TO VOTE NO ON THE BOND FOR HER.
Nice post you inbred redneck. I am betting you had trouble getting through school.I am afraid that your mother is all by herself in that institution. By the way my mother is in College Station watching her grand daughter graduate with honors.
LP resident

Houston, TX

#36 May 10, 2014
fubar wrote:
<quoted text>Actually that is not the same.
Actually, the issues are very much the same.

Specially selected Representatives sided with the "Administration" will vote YES to a package that's not clearly defined.
There are some good things, and some not-so-good things in the proposal.
Details are unknown at this time on implementation and actual budgets.
The public will see a tax increase.
It's all promised to be done for "the greater good for all."
The "Administration" has very little oversight on the specific implementation, do not have the experts capable to check said implementation, and will be relying on outside professionals to manage the details.

Basically, it's another promise to the public of, "We know what we're doing...trust us (as we go massively in debt)."
LP resident

Houston, TX

#37 May 10, 2014
My mind works in terms of ROI (Return on Investment.) Based on numbers, I'd expect LPISD to have 4x the academic achievement of every other public ISD in Texas if this bond passes.

I don't see it. I daresay, an increase in teacher pay would do more for the ROI than buildings. Both include tax increases. Just depends on what you get from one vs. the other.

Again, that's just me.
Texan

Wichita, KS

#38 May 10, 2014
Yes Elaine, I do believe Heavy Fed has a crush on you; but it will never work, you disagree on a good many things, and you both think you are the know all end all. Nope, it just will not work. SORRY!
Flip a District

Pasadena, TX

#39 May 10, 2014
Yallarefunny wrote:
So now that the argument has gone haywire, any word as to those open records people did about the Vote for LPISD bonds campaign?
This is an open record on front webpage of LPHS. Is the following information LPISD's best academic effort?

OR "Our children education is the first priority until money gets in our way and we want new buildings and fluff?"

TO PARENTS OF STUDENTS ATTENDING La Porte High School

Under the accountability provisions in the federal No Child Left Behind,(NCLB) Act (P.L. 107-110), all public school campuses and districts are evaluated annually for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Campuses and districts are required to meet AYP
criteria on three measures: Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, and either Graduation Rate (...) or Attendance Rate (for elementary and middle/junior high schools).

On August 8, 2013, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) notified the La Porte Independent School District (...) that La Porte High School will be subject to Stage one school improvement requirements during the 2013-2014 school year for not meeting AYP in math performance for two or more consecutive years. You may read about the AYP definition on the TEA’s website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/ . The TEA’s website at ... describes the requirements for schools identified in the School Improvement Program (SIP).

The NCLB Act requires the LEA to notify you of the campus’ SIP status and to provide you with the following information. Please be advised that the campus will have the opportunity to appeal this school improvement designation later this fall. However, the requirements described in this letter must be implemented for the entire school year, regardless of the outcome of the appeal.

As the parent or guardian of a student attending a campus identified for school improvement, you have the option to request a transfer of your child to another public school within the LEA that is not identified for school improvement. However, this campus is not able to offer school choice because there are not any other campuses in our district and no other campus from a surrounding school district will approve the transfer of La Porte High School students to their campus.

In lieu of not being able to offer school choice, the campus will offer the following additional educational activities:
Training for faculty and staff in data disaggregation, implementation of formative assessment classroom strategies, implementation of Professional Learning Communities, common planning periods for faculty and staff, increased parent communication via department and principal newsletters, after school academic program (ASAP) for intervention strategies, morning and after school tutorials, and implementation of common curriculum based assessments in all core subjects.

La Porte High School will be implementing the above activities to address the reasons the campus has been identified for school improvement in math performance. In addition, the LEA will provide the following assistance to the campus to support improvement efforts at a system level; research-based best practices.

You may become involved in addressing the reasons the campus is identified for improvement by assisting in the following ways: assist campus staff in revising the campus improvement plan, participate in parent involvement activities that assist you in learning how to increase your child’s achievement level, and attend parent-teacher conferences.

A campus identified in Stage 2 school improvement, or above, is required to offer Supplemental Educational Services (SES), which is free tutoring, to eligible students from low-income families. If your student is eligible for SES, you will receive additional detailed information about these services. Information on SES is available at http://www.sirctexas.net/ .

If you have questions concerning this letter or require paper copies of the material referenced (...).
LP resident

Houston, TX

#40 May 10, 2014
Flip a District wrote:
<quoted text>
This is an open record on front webpage of LPHS. Is the following information LPISD's best academic effort?
OR "Our children education is the first priority until money gets in our way and we want new buildings and fluff?"
TO PARENTS OF STUDENTS ATTENDING La Porte High School
Under the accountability provisions in the federal No Child Left Behind,(NCLB) Act (P.L. 107-110), all public school campuses and districts are evaluated annually for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Campuses and districts are required to meet AYP
criteria on three measures: Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, and either Graduation Rate (...) or Attendance Rate (for elementary and middle/junior high schools).
On August 8, 2013, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) notified the La Porte Independent School District (...) that La Porte High School will be subject to Stage one school improvement requirements during the 2013-2014 school year for not meeting AYP in math performance for two or more consecutive years. You may read about the AYP definition on the TEA’s website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/ . The TEA’s website at ... describes the requirements for schools identified in the School Improvement Program (SIP).
The NCLB Act requires the LEA to notify you of the campus’ SIP status and to provide you with the following information. Please be advised that the campus will have the opportunity to appeal this school improvement designation later this fall. However, the requirements described in this letter must be implemented for the entire school year, regardless of the outcome of the appeal.
As the parent or guardian of a student attending a campus identified for school improvement, you have the option to request a transfer of your child to another public school within the LEA that is not identified for school improvement. However, this campus is not able to offer school choice because there are not any other campuses in our district and no other campus from a surrounding school district will approve the transfer of La Porte High School students to their campus.
In lieu of not being able to offer school choice, the campus will offer the following additional educational activities:
Training for faculty and staff in data disaggregation, implementation of formative assessment classroom strategies, implementation of Professional Learning Communities, common planning periods for faculty and staff, increased parent communication via department and principal newsletters, after school academic program (ASAP) for intervention strategies, morning and after school tutorials, and implementation of common curriculum based assessments in all core subjects.
La Porte High School will be implementing the above activities to address the reasons the campus has been identified for school improvement in math performance. In addition, the LEA will provide the following assistance to the campus to support improvement efforts at a system level; research-based best practices.
You may become involved in addressing the reasons the campus is identified for improvement by assisting in the following ways: assist campus staff in revising the campus improvement plan, participate in parent involvement activities that assist you in learning how to increase your child’s achievement level, and attend parent-teacher conferences.
A campus identified in Stage 2 school improvement, or above, is required to offer Supplemental Educational Services (SES), which is free tutoring, to eligible students from low-income families. If your student is eligible for SES, you will receive additional detailed information about these services. Information on SES is available at http://www.sirctexas.net/ .
If you have questions concerning this letter or require paper copies of the material referenced (...).
Ouch. Haven't seen this as a public taxpayer of the ISD. Is there a link to this, or was it just sent to those that have children involved currently?

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