this money doesn't go to corbin it goes to knox or whoever the 'sending' county is.Just had a thought. Couldn't Corbin lower the tuition if they really wanted too?
kind of like retribution for the loss of thier student
#223 Jan 17, 2010
this money doesn't go to corbin it goes to knox or whoever the 'sending' county is.
kind of like retribution for the loss of thier student
#224 Jan 17, 2010
Go to this site and see for yourself how many of Fayette Counties High School meet AYP - adequate yearly progress....You will find your statement incorrect
#225 Jan 17, 2010
I never used the word "NICE", but if you must know lets start:
Hibbits (opened within the past 5 years)
GNC (Opened within the last 10 years)
Books a Million (new)
Beef O Brady's (New)
B&H Shoes (built a new building)
Japanese Steakhouse (New)
McDonalds (rebuilt larger building)
Enterprise rent a car (New)
King Buffet (New)
Falls Ford/Chevy (New)
Creech & Gibbs Drugs (New)
Advance Auto Parts (Fairly new)
Auto Parts on bypass (New)
Little Ceasars (New building)
Hometown Bank (opened in 2000)
Bubba's Bubble Bath
Creative Touch Jewlers
Lowe's Sporting goods
Snappy Tomato Pizza
Save a Lot
Corbin Flower shop
Gloria's Desserts (new)
That is what I could come up with from memory. None of these are fine dining or fine shopping, but for a rural community we do pretty well.
My point is that why would those that live in Barbourville try to do something that could damage the biggest tax base they have. In my mind they are just biting the hand that feeds them.
#226 Jan 17, 2010
With a Recip. Agreement the SEEK funds would go with the student. If the student pays tuition to Corbin, Corbin would keep that money because they wouldn't get the SEEK funds. But neither does Knox. Co. SO NOBODY gets the state funds and they stay at the state.
#227 Jan 17, 2010
Very well said.
#228 Jan 17, 2010
I will add:
BB & T
Cumberland Valley Bank
New Beginnings Daycare (Participating with BRMC)
Dollar Store building across from Commercial Bank
New Knox Co annex building
Used car dealership (most of which pay Knox the sales tax fee)
Legend Suzuki which will one day become active again
See what we mean? Lots of tax dollars generated from this end of the county! Laurel is growing and doing well but Corbin does a terrific job especially considering they are split with 3 counties.
Its funny we cant even get credit for Kentucky Fried Chicken beginning here!LOL
#229 Jan 17, 2010
Please chill out honey. Did you know that part of Knox County is located within the Corbin city limits, and the Corbin school district?
#230 Jan 17, 2010
politicians control knox county just like the school board lawyer. he is the county attorney, he is over unite. his wife retired from barbourville city school now he has her working for unite and gets 60 thousand dollars a year for that.his kids goes to barbourville high school. that might be why you can live in the knox county and still go to barbourville high and don't have to pay a tution. also most of the board members live in knox county and there kids go to barbourville high to. that is why they want pass nothing about thoses kids having to pay a tution to barbourville high. but wait and see KARMA IS GOING TO COME BACK AND BITE THEM.
#231 Jan 18, 2010
if this should pass knox county will have to give us transportion to b-ville ind school. no child left behind law states that we can sent our kids to the best school in that county. do u think b-ville can handle that many kids. i don't think so.
#232 Jan 18, 2010
Several have already been transported to Lay Elementary because its met its goals for NCLB every year.
#233 Jan 18, 2010
I think all of us patents that send our kids to Corbin that live in Knox need to meet and come up with a game plan. I would like to see about 160 parents of children West Knox age all show up at the same time next week and register them to start on that day. What would they do? They don't have the staff or room. Just one little point to prove before we go to the board meeting on Jan. 26. I woul d like to see us annexed into Corbin City. In the long run it would be cheaper than tuition and the school district would be getting the $$$$$.
#234 Jan 18, 2010
Thanks for sharing that. I have lived here all my life and needed someone to explain that to me. My point was not the county boundaries, but at least respect the students at each of the schools. If you are a Redhound, you are a Corbin Redhound...not a Knox or Laurel Co. Redhound. Corbin, Knox, or Laurel students don't take to kindly to be referred that way.
#235 Jan 18, 2010
You didn't use the word Nice.....sorry for the error - but doesn't Barbourville have the same? The have the WalMart SuperCenter, the small shops, car dealer, restaurants.....I know they come to Corbin to get something different, as I go to London or Lexington to get something different. But this isn't about businesses, it is about kids and schools...How can schools thrive when they have students going outside their communities to attend school. I am on no one's side here, I can see both sides. Was it this bad when they took away the schools in local communities and started making larger schools with students having to travel longer distances? Yes, we let it happen and now look. I can see, if I lived on the Knox Co. side close to Corbin, why parents don't want their children to have to go all the way to L.C., K.C. or B'ville, but I can also see why Knox Co. needs the funding for these students. It is a fine line and someone has to make the decisions. I for one, miss the smaller community schools!
#236 Jan 18, 2010
Does anyone when and where the meeting for concerned citizens in South Corbin is going to be? I heard the tail end of the announcement on the radio but missed the time and and place.
#237 Jan 18, 2010
It is at Grace on the Hill on the second exit at 7pm
#238 Jan 18, 2010
Whoa! Somebody needs to check their facts! Knox co surpassed Corbin's test scores for the past two years!!! If you want your kids to continue going to Corbin I suggest moving or sucking it up and paying the tuition! My daughter goes to West Knox, she is in the 2nd grade and reading on a 4th grade level,my step daughter goes to Corbin she is in the 1st grade and is lucky to read on a Pre-K level. She struggles and her mom was ranting about her kids not going to Knox co. because they suck?? I honestly think it's about parents thinking that Corbin schools are better, but people need to realize that each child is different and coming from someone who attended both systems: I'll leave my bright girl at West Knox where I know she'll excel far more than she would at Corbin!!
#239 Jan 18, 2010
Is this something the church is sponsoring?
#240 Jan 18, 2010
It appears to me that the Knox Co. Board is taking the easy way out. Instead of trying to improve their own system, which would help them to retain students looking for a better learning environment, they are implying that the loss of this revenue is somehow responsible for the problems. From those that I have talked to who either work in the Knox system or have or have had kids in the system, money is not the problem.
They have some very good teachers in the system, but they also have a good portion of teachers who have basically given up due to several factors. One of these factors is that they do not get much support from the parents of the students or from their own Principals or Board. It is hard enough to overcome not being supported or backed up by such a large percentage of the parents, which leads to kids who don't care and are hard to control. Factor in the lack of support from the leadership of the system and you get a school system in crisis. Money will not fix this and some parents will do whatever they can to get their children into an environment that is more learner-friendly, such as sending them to Corbin or Barbourville Independent Schools.
Some kids can overcome this by being challenged and taught by the teachers who are not beaten down, by having parents who can stay actively involved in their education or simply by being motivated or intelligent. Unfortunately for some of these kids, the odds are stacked against them and they will fall through the cracks and never realize their potential.
#241 Jan 18, 2010
It will be a cold day in hell when I send my straight A child to such a poor school system as Knox County!! I will gladly pay tuition for my child to be the best he can be and obtain a first class education! I am MAD! I am getting ready to call the BOE and let them know that they can count on not getting $3866 from my child!
#242 Jan 18, 2010
Yes, Knox Co. is sending over $500,000 to Corbin, but did you ever stop to think about how much it takes to educate a child!!! If all the students come back to Knox Co. then you might as well not count at least $300,000 to teacher salaries. Then you must take into account all the extra staff that will need to be hired, such as aides and the extra supplies to be bought, not to mention housing demand is going to be an issue. Where are they going to place 160 kids? Yes, this will create new jobs, but what about the people that will be losing their job in Corbin. Oh who cares about them, because Knox Co is getting the money. Let's be honest here, it all boils down to test scores with Knox Co. I have one question, why is the whole school district in Knox Co. a Tier 3 school. The money they are losing is not going to raise their test scores, because it will have to be pd out in salaries. Maybe, just maybe they think bringing these kids back will raise the scores for the whole county.....
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