high school principal
WOW

Douglas, GA

#41 Jan 13, 2013
Keep Calm and Carry On wrote:
Why do you think they went away from resource special education classes to inclusion? Inclusion earns them more dollars per student than resource education. It is all about the money.
Justice Department to look into discrimination against students with disabilities

4:00 am April 6, 2012, by Maureen Downey

Several recent news stories have underscored the vulnerability of children with special needs. Now, the AJC is reporting that the U.S. Justice Department plans to investigate allegations that Georgia schools are discriminating against students with disabilities, the Southern Poverty Law Center announced Thursday.

The complaint takes aim at the state’s funding formula, which gives schools more money when students with disabilities are not mainstreamed into regular classes.

At least six state commissions have examined school funding, including one now under way, but there has yet to be any real reform to how Georgia funds its schools.

According to the AJC:

The investigation by the department’s Office of Civil Rights follows a complaint filed by the center in November, claiming the Georgia Department of Education uses a funding formula that encourages districts to segregate students with disabilities in order to collect more money.

Matt Cardoza, spokesman for the state Department of Education, said Thursday officials at the agency have not received any word from the Justice Department and cannot comment.

The Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center said it based its complaint on the state’s education funding formula, which was enacted by the General Assembly in 1985 as part of the Quality Basic Education Act.

Under the act, Georgia school districts receive more money when students with disabilities are taught in segregated, rather than traditional classrooms, the center contends.“Students with disabilities often face discrimination by teachers and their peers due to assumptions about what it means to have a disability,” said Jadine Johnson, a staff attorney with the law center.

Tim Callahan, spokesman for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, said he’ll wait to see the results of the Justice Department investigation.“But at first glance, it appears that our antiquated funding formula, neglected by a bi-partisan succession of governors and legislatures, may be at the root of this particular matter,” Callahan said.
FactsBo

Covington, GA

#42 Jan 13, 2013
An Observation wrote:
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No. There is no such thing as a gifted class at the HS. There are honors classes and AP classes. A student can be recommended for one of those classes or they can be placed there by parent request.
Actually that is wrong. The school does get money for the Gifted program and typically those students are grouped away from other children when they're placed in Honors and AP classrooms. Ask for specifics from the administration.
An Observation

Ashburn, GA

#43 Jan 14, 2013
FactsBo wrote:
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Actually that is wrong. The school does get money for the Gifted program and typically those students are grouped away from other children when they're placed in Honors and AP classrooms. Ask for specifics from the administration.
Didn't say they didn't get money for the gifted program. They do get money for every kid that is identified starting in kindergarten. Just sayin' they don't have classes that are called "gifted" at the HS. They just call them honors and AP. Kids that were identified in middle school usually get put in one of those starting in 9th grade.
Keep Calm and Carry On

Ocilla, GA

#44 Jan 14, 2013
Segregated includes this Inclusive environment, which CC uses, not the resource setting you are thinking of. Each environment gets different funding dollars, the most are Inclusion and self-contained, the sever and profound students. Those two environments are the money makers and CC uses them. If a student is too low for inclusion the only option now is to place them in self-contained because of not having the middle ground which resource classes are. Most special education students really fall into the middle ground as they are not mostly just a bit behind, but several grade levels. This move left many, many special ed students without a path to at least passing the HS content classes and make higher marks on the EOCT/GHGST. They are lost and mostly far behind in an inclusion class since they are not anywhere near grade level.

Georgia is also being investigated for having a disproportionate number of black males classified and mildly mentally impaired (MR). CC is well above the state average there. MR status affect SSI checks/eligibility as well.
yyyyy

Fitzgerald, GA

#46 Jan 21, 2013
how you feel?
Judgement day

Douglas, GA

#47 Feb 1, 2013
CHS wrote:
They aren't canceling prom, or reception. Mr Cumming is always out in ye hallways and is never in his office. I am at CHS daily I know this as a fact
cummings and tanner are both the worst most disinterested and unreliable so called principles that have _never_ seen a hallway furthermore fire all admin they stink of rotting garbage!!!
knows chs

Douglas, GA

#48 Feb 26, 2013
Mr. Cummings does great things a CHS. He walks the halls, is in the lunchroom, and is amazing with the students. He and the other admins show up and work hard daily. His duties are endless and I am proudly part of the CHS family. He wants whats best for coffee! We should be thankful to have someone who cares...
War handset

Perry, GA

#49 Mar 6, 2013
If you want to see segregation walk through Indian creek and then head over to Satilla. Some teachers at Satilla feel it is so bad they've moved their own personal kids to other schools
parent

Douglas, GA

#50 Mar 6, 2013
Judgement day wrote:
<quoted text>cummings and tanner are both the worst most disinterested and unreliable so called principles that have _never_ seen a hallway furthermore fire all admin they stink of rotting garbage!!!

I went to CHS and attempted to talk to Mr Cummings about an ongoing issue with a teacher and my child. I had already talked to the teacher and counselor at the school and felt he was the next step. I was informed he was off campus and I could wait and speak with an assistant principal. I chose to wait the thirty mins as they had informed me and decided to walk to my vehicle instead of waiting in office as requested...while sitting in my car guess who walks out of the building while I am on the phone. Yes Mr Cummings who is off campus. He is on his phone walks to his vehicle and stands right in front of me for appx 5 mins. I couldn't stand it so I took pics and proceeded to walk over and verify his name. He indeed said he was the princial and I said ok and turned to walk away. He then asks me can I help you with something and my response was...thats gonna be hard for you to do while off campus now isn't it? He immediately hung up phone and decided then he had time to listen. We should not have to deal with things like this from what should be someone who is setting a good example for our kids. In case he forgot I pay his salary with all those taxes I pay. My vote is to shove him off campus on his way so he will be telling the truth when he says he isn't there.
TrojanFan

Atlanta, GA

#51 Mar 6, 2013
parent wrote:
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I went to CHS and attempted to talk to Mr Cummings about an ongoing issue with a teacher and my child. I had already talked to the teacher and counselor at the school and felt he was the next step. I was informed he was off campus and I could wait and speak with an assistant principal. I chose to wait the thirty mins as they had informed me and decided to walk to my vehicle instead of waiting in office as requested...while sitting in my car guess who walks out of the building while I am on the phone. Yes Mr Cummings who is off campus. He is on his phone walks to his vehicle and stands right in front of me for appx 5 mins. I couldn't stand it so I took pics and proceeded to walk over and verify his name. He indeed said he was the princial and I said ok and turned to walk away. He then asks me can I help you with something and my response was...thats gonna be hard for you to do while off campus now isn't it? He immediately hung up phone and decided then he had time to listen. We should not have to deal with things like this from what should be someone who is setting a good example for our kids. In case he forgot I pay his salary with all those taxes I pay. My vote is to shove him off campus on his way so he will be telling the truth when he says he isn't there.
Why get on topix with this crap. He tried to help you and smarted off at him . It is possible the person that told you he was off campus thought is was . It is possible he had to go to the bathroom before he left campus . He may have had several things to do before he left.Call and make an appointment with him and He will do what us right . Good luck and quit digging a hole.
parent

Barnwell, SC

#52 Mar 6, 2013
TrojanFan wrote:
<quoted text>Why get on topix with this crap. He tried to help you and smarted off at him . It is possible the person that told you he was off campus thought is was . It is possible he had to go to the bathroom before he left campus . He may have had several things to do before he left.Call and make an appointment with him and He will do what us right . Good luck and quit digging a hole.
I was simply replying to someone about my experience with this principal. I assure you I will make sure it is taken care of. And just to let you know he was in the same room as the assistant principal I was going to see in 30 mins! No communication maybe but maybe he should use that phone he was enjoying so well tohave his staff contact him for his location! They made efforts to locate him and could not....but however did locate the man in the same room. I have contacted him and I hope you get such great treatment from him! P.s. I did smart off at him and THEN got some of his precious time.
Susan

Fitzgerald, GA

#53 Mar 6, 2013
how wrote:
How does it matter?
I would like to know this also. Teacher morale has never been an issue.
good grief

Dawson, GA

#54 Mar 6, 2013
yyyyy wrote:
how you feel?
GREAT!
is now

Mount Pleasant, IA

#56 Mar 6, 2013
Susan wrote:
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I would like to know this also. Teacher morale has never been an issue.
I'll bet it is now.

Principals need to be on campus. Teachers do not need them. Parents and students do.
nosey neighbor

Fitzgerald, GA

#57 Mar 6, 2013
yyyyy wrote:
how you feel?
sort of quesart, you?
Oh Dear Me

Douglas, GA

#58 Mar 6, 2013
parent wrote:
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I was simply replying to someone about my experience with this principal. I assure you I will make sure it is taken care of. And just to let you know he was in the same room as the assistant principal I was going to see in 30 mins! No communication maybe but maybe he should use that phone he was enjoying so well tohave his staff contact him for his location! They made efforts to locate him and could not....but however did locate the man in the same room. I have contacted him and I hope you get such great treatment from him! P.s. I did smart off at him and THEN got some of his precious time.
Lady, principals have all kinds of meetings to attend and the front receptionist is not always aware of his comings and goings. He may have been off campus and returned without the receptionist knowing. You should have spoke to him about your issue when he offered to do so in the parking lot. You should not have turned heel and stomped off. This indicated that you didn't have anything worth saying to him, but act like a child. Make an appointment with him like an adult and sit down to talk with him like an adult. This might help your child more than you acting like said child.
parent

Douglas, GA

#59 Mar 6, 2013
Oh Dear Me wrote:
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Lady, principals have all kinds of meetings to attend and the front receptionist is not always aware of his comings and goings. He may have been off campus and returned without the receptionist knowing. You should have spoke to him about your issue when he offered to do so in the parking lot. You should not have turned heel and stomped off. This indicated that you didn't have anything worth saying to him, but act like a child. Make an appointment with him like an adult and sit down to talk with him like an adult. This might help your child more than you acting like said child.
Lady...he was on the phone in a parking lot after the office attempted to find him and could not! Not in a meeting...he was in a cafeteria so either his staff or him need some education...I have to sign out when I leave my job and he should be accounted for at all times.... I did talk with him that day if u had read the post you would know that now wouldn't you! But having to track down staff in a parking lot is ridiculous. Obviously u know him and glad you enjoy him so much....but it is utterly ridiculous that u are told one thing and it is far from the truth! Everyone better take notice and really look at where our educational system is headed....its not pretty.
Responsibility

Douglas, GA

#60 Mar 6, 2013
parent wrote:
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Lady...he was on the phone in a parking lot after the office attempted to find him and could not! Not in a meeting...he was in a cafeteria so either his staff or him need some education...I have to sign out when I leave my job and he should be accounted for at all times.... I did talk with him that day if u had read the post you would know that now wouldn't you! But having to track down staff in a parking lot is ridiculous. Obviously u know him and glad you enjoy him so much....but it is utterly ridiculous that u are told one thing and it is far from the truth! Everyone better take notice and really look at where our educational system is headed....its not pretty.
One thing missing from your original post is the appointment time you made to see a school principal about an issue that was important to you, about your child. Appointments assure one thing, that at least two people have an agreed time and subject to meet about. Otherwise you're competing with the several hundred students, parents, teachers and staff that may need to get in touch with the principal as well about matters they each believe are as important as yours. Instead you stalked him in the parking lot and anonymously bash him on this bs website? Classy.
parent

Douglas, GA

#61 Mar 6, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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One thing missing from your original post is the appointment time you made to see a school principal about an issue that was important to you, about your child. Appointments assure one thing, that at least two people have an agreed time and subject to meet about. Otherwise you're competing with the several hundred students, parents, teachers and staff that may need to get in touch with the principal as well about matters they each believe are as important as yours. Instead you stalked him in the parking lot and anonymously bash him on this bs website? Classy.
The same BS website ur reading....guess ur as classy as me huh. As for the appointment smartass I had one with a counselor with an agreed upon time and requested to talk to him when no resolution was made. No matter what stupid excuse u come up with he was not busy. He was not with a parent....or doing anything remotely important in a parking lot. I guess if u count me waiting outside to talk to his assistant that agreed to talk to me stalking him I guess I did....he just happened to walk out and I saw him. guess he should have used another door to leave the building....my bad for accidentally seeing him and calling him out on it!!!
hmmm

Douglas, GA

#62 Mar 6, 2013
is now wrote:
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I'll bet it is now.
Principals need to be on campus. Teachers do not need them. Parents and students do.
You know you are so right. They dont need a principal when they have a weapon or dispute on campus....or when they have a concern about a child or when an irate parent comes in or a door gets broken. We dont need principals to up hold rules either. Morale is low because the only thing that matters is football....not academics and my guess is they are tired of the bs.

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