Hazelwood School District Will Remain...

Hazelwood School District Will Remain Accredited

There are 23 comments on the Patch.com story from Aug 20, 2012, titled Hazelwood School District Will Remain Accredited. In it, Patch.com reports that:

With the release of the 2012 MAP data Tuesday, it looks like both Florissant school districts remain accredited.

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Does it Matter

Saint Louis, MO

#21 Sep 4, 2012
Mark wrote:
There is no gory, cover-up, secret that a handful, crave in order to keep the discussion going. For those who wish to know the current facts simply attend the school board meeting tonight at 630 PM. For those who wish to continue to criticize the school district, simply wait for the media’s spin.
The school board made a proactive decision based on its desire to improve academic achievement. All 500+ school districts in Missouri are in the same situation. All Missouri school districts are making changes and this is due to Federal and state regulations of which many do not understand. Local boards have limited power. Their jobs are to oversee local policies and local tax dollars being spent. Local boards do not have control on Federal and state requirements.
Thank you for your comment...Now...How many citizens/parents/taxpayer show up for this meeting!
TTU

Saint Louis, MO

#22 Sep 4, 2012
Mark wrote:
There is no gory, cover-up, secret that a handful, crave in order to keep the discussion going. For those who wish to know the current facts simply attend the school board meeting tonight at 630 PM. For those who wish to continue to criticize the school district, simply wait for the media’s spin.
The school board made a proactive decision based on its desire to improve academic achievement. All 500+ school districts in Missouri are in the same situation. All Missouri school districts are making changes and this is due to Federal and state regulations of which many do not understand. Local boards have limited power. Their jobs are to oversee local policies and local tax dollars being spent. Local boards do not have control on Federal and state requirements.
Regardless of the reasons given, the perception of many will be that Dr. Price was fired because of his whiteness and/or to get him out of the way.

Either way, one likely good consequence is that the district will be under greater scrutiny by both the public and interested gov't entities. And don't forget those lawyers, they are watching the procurement process very carefully.

One likely bad consequence is that there are a lot of foreclosed houses for sale in the district at bargain prices and they could be bought by young families looking for an affordable home in a good school district, or, absent the good school district, they could be bought by slum lords to rent to slum tenants, and IMHO this decision makes the latter more likely.

The only way I see this working out would be for the district to announce that the present choice is an interim supt. and that HSD is seeking a new supt. with a proven record of success in a highly acclaimed district such as Parkway or Lindbergh, but I don't see that happening.

IMHO this moves up the doomsday clock for state takeover.
complacency rules

United States

#23 Sep 5, 2012
taxpayer expense wrote:
Board hired him.
Board fired him.
Taxpayers will pay.
How much will the contract buy out be?

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