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Saint Robert, MO

#1 Feb 9, 2013
I hope the school goes back to five days. We are one of the lowest test scored schools in the area I can't believe going to school less for the kids and having the teachers work less was supposed to be a solution.
Well

Clinton, MO

#3 Feb 10, 2013
There is actually 200 hours more of instructional time with the 4 day week because there are no early outs and fewer planned days off.
kool aid

Carrollton, GA

#4 Feb 11, 2013
Well wrote:
There is actually 200 hours more of instructional time with the 4 day week because there are no early outs and fewer planned days off.
Stop drinking the kool aid.
Agree

Carrollton, GA

#5 Feb 11, 2013
Aree with kool aid. Instruction time was not increased. they just tacked on an extra 45 minutes at the end of the day. With no plan on how the time was to be used. District planning at its best.
Define Many

Carrollton, GA

#6 Feb 11, 2013
Hmmmm wrote:
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Ummm, there are many students who achieve high MAP scores....
The district is only meeting requirements in 10 out of 14 areas. This district is last in sports and academics.
4days

Lexington, MO

#7 Feb 12, 2013
Define Many wrote:
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The district is only meeting requirements in 10 out of 14 areas. This district is last in sports and academics.
I think that the district has been going down for years. When it comes to academics kids don't care and aren't forced to care about grades. Plus standardized tests shouldnt be administered to determine a child's intelligence or how much they know. Many people have test anxiety and some students can't finish the tests in the time alloted. I think the four day has its pros and cons Defintely. Big con for me is another day these kids are out running the streets. A hinder on the parents for daycare, not enough instruction time.. pros, being able to make appointments for kids if need to and not missing school no early outs or development days that take away from learning..... As far as sports why have them if your mot going to enforce rules for the players. If u get a MIP u shouldn't get to participate anymore. That's it, if u get caught smoking anything your benched or kicked off, if you don't have passing grades u don't play. Academics should be first not well he is my beat player let ne see what I can get the teacher to do so he can play. That's bull and not fair to those players who work hard and abide by rules. If your pregnant u shouldn't be able to put on any uniform especially a cheerleading uniform, but I forget its the cool thing these days to get knocked up. I think it will be a toss up for next year whether they continue with certain schedule. I believe it weighs heavily on the spring scores.
country guest

Columbia, MO

#8 Feb 12, 2013
I don't think low test scores in Lexington are a result of four-day weeks.

In 2007 and 2008, Lexington only met their AYP in one of the four areas - attendance. Did not meet it in Comm Arts, Math, or Graduation. This trend has been going on since before the 4-Day week.

And like it or not, the statements concerning amount of class time is greater. They don't just add 45 minutes to the end of the day. Data supports fewer dropouts, increased attendance for teachers and students, thousands of district dollars saved-keeping tax rates lower, increased teacher professional development, the ability of high school students involved in activities more time available for outside employment, fewer discipline issues, and actual higher test scores.

http://news.yahoo.com/educators-high-schools-...

http://crosscut.com/2012/02/16/education/2187...
Facts

Lexington, MO

#9 Feb 12, 2013
country guest wrote:
I don't think low test scores in Lexington are a result of four-day weeks.
In 2007 and 2008, Lexington only met their AYP in one of the four areas - attendance. Did not meet it in Comm Arts, Math, or Graduation. This trend has been going on since before the 4-Day week.
And like it or not, the statements concerning amount of class time is greater. They don't just add 45 minutes to the end of the day. Data supports fewer dropouts, increased attendance for teachers and students, thousands of district dollars saved-keeping tax rates lower, increased teacher professional development, the ability of high school students involved in activities more time available for outside employment, fewer discipline issues, and actual higher test scores.
http://news.yahoo.com/educators-high-schools-...
http://crosscut.com/2012/02/16/education/2187...
You might want to check before you post. They did not increase the amount of class time. Each class is the same length as it was prior to the 4 day week. They just added 45 minutes at the end of the day.

There are just as many articles stating the cons of a 4 day school week. Just think about it. If it is so great why doesn't all schools convert to a four day week.

I'm looking forward to the increase in academics since the 4 day week solved all those problems.

One other point. A new attendance policy was put into place at the same time of going to a four day week. This new policy is much stricter and will lower student absences.

When can we look forward to the tax rate being lowered? Since the four day week is saving all this money.
Guest

Excelsior Springs, MO

#10 Feb 13, 2013
Facts wrote:
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You might want to check before you post. They did not increase the amount of class time. Each class is the same length as it was prior to the 4 day week. They just added 45 minutes at the end of the day.
There are just as many articles stating the cons of a 4 day school week. Just think about it. If it is so great why doesn't all schools convert to a four day week.
I'm looking forward to the increase in academics since the 4 day week solved all those problems.
One other point. A new attendance policy was put into place at the same time of going to a four day week. This new policy is much stricter and will lower student absences.
When can we look forward to the tax rate being lowered? Since the four day week is saving all this money.
With $h!theal patrons like you, what school district could improve?
Okay

Lexington, MO

#11 Feb 13, 2013
Guest wrote:
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With $h!theal patrons like you, what school district could improve?
Why don't we all put are heads in the sand and pretend everything is great. That will help make our school district better.
School

Lexington, MO

#12 Feb 14, 2013
What is it teaching kids to just turn their back on them when they need them the most! Lexington school district is one of the most cliquish schools there is! Of course most of them that work there could not get a job any where else but good ole Lexington
sam

Higginsville, MO

#13 Feb 14, 2013
If any school that is rewarded for attendance it acheives, every kids are pushed to next grade, kids cannot be discplined for wrong doings, kids are cuddled to a point where they forget they are kids, kids are awarded just for participating - what else do you expect of any school district. Kids are too be loved when doing right and discplined while doing wrong and at the very same time constantly telling them keep working hard and you can do better. life is a tough nut, dont make kids sissy where they break with a little bit of pressure in adulthood.
mla

Overland Park, KS

#14 Feb 15, 2013
regarding sports, i do see a lot of improvement---boys basketball made huge strides, gals side they are just very young...football was great just a mere 3 or 4 years ago, football is cyclical and i see talent coming up....softball is probably the bright spot despite finishing 2nd to the huskers, vball is always decent....

the super is doing a great job, i hope he stays and continues the tough task at hand
Yea Not

Lees Summit, MO

#15 Feb 18, 2013
The Super duper is going to take you all down......and ride off in the sunset.....laughing all the way.
Great strides in basketball.....another joke.
Are coaches suck. It's all about them.
stuerke

Richmond, MO

#16 Feb 19, 2013
WELLINGTON DISPLAYS THEIR MAP SCORES. what up now?9159
sports

Cole Camp, MO

#17 Feb 19, 2013
We do have a few sports that could use a new coach. Poor coaching choices fall on the athletic director shoulders. A good coach cares enough to make sure their athletes are doing good in school & at home . I went to school with a kid that when he didn't show up to school the coach would call him or go get him even after the season was over. I don't think he would have graduated if it wasn't for his coach encouraging him. I went to school here in the late 80's early 90's and our coaches cared and it made us respect them & work harder. We also won. I do think if we give our new fb coach a few years he will turn things around. We just need to work on a few other sports.
Coaches

Lexington, MO

#18 Feb 19, 2013
sports wrote:
We do have a few sports that could use a new coach. Poor coaching choices fall on the athletic director shoulders. A good coach cares enough to make sure their athletes are doing good in school & at home . I went to school with a kid that when he didn't show up to school the coach would call him or go get him even after the season was over. I don't think he would have graduated if it wasn't for his coach encouraging him. I went to school here in the late 80's early 90's and our coaches cared and it made us respect them & work harder. We also won. I do think if we give our new fb coach a few years he will turn things around. We just need to work on a few other sports.
Your new football coach just suspended a 16 year old boy from football after he called the basketball coach retarded after a frustrating loss of a game on his twitter. Two months later someone turned it in the basket ball coach told the kid if he quit they were good again so he quit then mr lierman came and suspended said kid from all football activity. If his attitude got better he might get to play his senior year. This kid started getting into trouble moved to higginsville but won't go to school there and is now quitting school. Yeah lierman is fixing this town right up!
Not a surprise

Lees Summit, MO

#19 Feb 19, 2013
Coaches wrote:
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Your new football coach just suspended a 16 year old boy from football after he called the basketball coach retarded after a frustrating loss of a game on his twitter. Two months later someone turned it in the basket ball coach told the kid if he quit they were good again so he quit then mr lierman came and suspended said kid from all football activity. If his attitude got better he might get to play his senior year. This kid started getting into trouble moved to higginsville but won't go to school there and is now quitting school. Yeah lierman is fixing this town right up!
WOW....sadly I'm not shocked !!
Bullying

Lexington, MO

#20 Feb 20, 2013
Coaches wrote:
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Your new football coach just suspended a 16 year old boy from football after he called the basketball coach retarded after a frustrating loss of a game on his twitter. Two months later someone turned it in the basket ball coach told the kid if he quit they were good again so he quit then mr lierman came and suspended said kid from all football activity. If his attitude got better he might get to play his senior year. This kid started getting into trouble moved to higginsville but won't go to school there and is now quitting school. Yeah lierman is fixing this town right up!
Bullying not only occurred with kids, teachers bully too! I have seen it as a kid and now with my own children! Unfortunately as far as lex goes its not going to get any better because when you go up the chain of command, every link says it's the coaches decision. Supervisors are there to supervise. Backing a teacher that is right is a great boss, backing one that is wrong, is a lazy one! This kids punishment did not fit the crime! He doesn't drink smoke or do drugs all he did was express his frustration! What happen to a game or two suspension! Sorely disappointed with the school system! The mom should call dese! I would if it was my kid!
sad

Lexington, MO

#21 Feb 20, 2013
Coaches wrote:
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Your new football coach just suspended a 16 year old boy from football after he called the basketball coach retarded after a frustrating loss of a game on his twitter. Two months later someone turned it in the basket ball coach told the kid if he quit they were good again so he quit then mr lierman came and suspended said kid from all football activity. If his attitude got better he might get to play his senior year. This kid started getting into trouble moved to higginsville but won't go to school there and is now quitting school. Yeah lierman is fixing this town right up!
These coaches are only for certain kids. There was a time when all kids mattered.

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