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Teacher Mom

Charleston, WV

#176 Feb 1, 2013
Folks, this is absolutely a done deal if you don't rise up and revolt in numbers against this. The school board is planning to vote on this at their May meeting. I have NO doubt they will vote to implement this unless the parents of this community do something about it. And one of the reasons the school board does things without your knowledge and/or input is because you never show up to the board meetings. If you really care about what they're thinking about doing to and for your children, why aren't those meetings jam packed with parents who are holding them accountable to do the job you elected them to do???
Believer

Alexandria, VA

#177 Feb 22, 2013
Has anyone attended any of the meetings or spoken to Board Members?
FYI

Charleston, WV

#178 Feb 22, 2013
U know, I have had nothing but trouble with the school system for yrs... They do what they want to, when they want to and how they want to do it!! I'm so thankful that this is my last yr of fooling with the school system! I do however have a grand daughter who will be starting soon, and I'm very worried for her. The teachers don't even try to help our kids and they don't care about the well being if our kids!! If they did, they would do whats best for them. They just care about the ole mighty dollar! That's why they r taking parents to court to keep kids in school and how much of tax payers $$ is wasted on that. You know, kids have a reason if they don't want to go. Just like if u take a kid to daycare and they cry and cry for u not to leave them!! What is the first thing u think of when this happens??!!??!! Something just isn't right?!?!? So that sums it up!!!
Hmm

Summersville, WV

#179 Feb 23, 2013
joobag wrote:
Never mind that study upon study shows a year round school year leads to better educated children. You'd think you people would care about your children's education instead of how much fun they miss out on not muddin up a holler somewhere in July. Bravo horrible parents.
What about the things that are learned outside of school? Have you considered that some children actually learn things outside of school? What about things like farming? I have grown up in a family of farmers. We worked in the summer. We learned how to grow our on food and provide for our family. We helped around the house all summer long too. Of course education is important. School teaches you what you need to know to earn a degree and may help you get a career that supports your family. But I learned things like working hard and respect at home. I learned that money isn't everything and that family was number one at home.
Many families also use this time to visit other family members that live far away. Summer break is family time for most people and family time is just as important as education.
FYI

Charleston, WV

#180 Feb 25, 2013
Did anyone go to Milton middle at the meeting?)
just me

Huntington, WV

#181 Feb 27, 2013
FYI wrote:
Did anyone go to Milton middle at the meeting?)
No but I went the Beverly hllls 1 lady night a bunch of B S. more questions than answers they DO NOT have the info to back up their claims. Dosent sound like most people want
attended

Lavalette, WV

#182 Feb 27, 2013
just me wrote:
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No but I went the Beverly hllls 1 lady night a bunch of B S. more questions than answers they DO NOT have the info to back up their claims. Dosent sound like most people want
You are correct. They offer no evidence that there is a benefit to the academics of the students. They keep saying over and over "It is good for the poverty level students.". I should choose to help low income people on my own. I do not need the BOE doing it for me.

At the meetings with the parents, they keep seperating parents into small groups so that they (the BOE) can control the discussion. They will tell the public that the majority of parents support the idea but it is a lie. The majority DOES NOT support this plan and they are well aware of this fact.

Vote the current members out if they go through with this.

Here are their email addresses (remove the spaces around the @ symbol to put them together). Let them know how you feel and thay you will vote them out of they do this.

Suzanne McGinnis Oxley
President
District 2
smowv @ comcast.net

Mary Neely
Vice-President
District 1
maryneely @ comcast.net

Bennie Thomas
District 2
bthomas @ access.k12.wv.us

Garland "Skip" Parsons
District 4
gbskip6 @ comcast.net

Mary Alice Freeman
District 4
mafreeman @ frontier.com
xkey

Vandergrift, PA

#183 Aug 17, 2013
ThE Cabell County CentRal Office Is Corrupt. That Is Where Change Must Take PLace. From The Calendar To Many Other Unethical Choices, We Must See A Change.
xkey

Vandergrift, PA

#184 Aug 17, 2013
Agree, The Cental Office Is Not To Be TrusteD. Time And Time Again We See Nepotism, Favoritism, politcal Patronage And Other Poor Decisions. It Is Time To Stand Up For Real Change.
Ruthie

Bluefield, WV

#185 Sep 15, 2013
I saw an article not too long ago about states that went to the year round calendar going to back to the traditional calendar. They said test scores were not really up and it cost a lot more. Plus, kids are going to get burnt out and not really care about school anymore. We have them in school now as early as 2 or 3. They have no time to be kids. besides, not all learning takes place in the classrooms. Some learning, a lot of learning, can take place on family vacations or day outings. And what about the family- there seems to be no time for that either!!! Also, a lot of high schoolers work during the summer who cannot work and go to school. Isn't employment a learning experience? I personally do not see test scores going up- I see burned out kids who really don't care about school. I see stressed out kids with health issues. I see suicide going up. I think it is a bad idea!!! College students don't even go to school this much unless they chose too or on interships and we are trusting them to a lot more than test scores!!! Also, heard about 3 days ago how Finland rarely tests their students because of the stress but when they give them standardized tests, they are rated no 1 in the world. Hum, makes you wonder. Glad I'm not a kid anymore, I couldn't take it.
system is corrupt

Hurricane, WV

#186 Sep 15, 2013
Ruthie wrote:
I saw an article not too long ago about states that went to the year round calendar going to back to the traditional calendar. They said test scores were not really up and it cost a lot more. Plus, kids are going to get burnt out and not really care about school anymore. We have them in school now as early as 2 or 3. They have no time to be kids. besides, not all learning takes place in the classrooms. Some learning, a lot of learning, can take place on family vacations or day outings. And what about the family- there seems to be no time for that either!!! Also, a lot of high schoolers work during the summer who cannot work and go to school. Isn't employment a learning experience? I personally do not see test scores going up- I see burned out kids who really don't care about school. I see stressed out kids with health issues. I see suicide going up. I think it is a bad idea!!! College students don't even go to school this much unless they chose too or on interships and we are trusting them to a lot more than test scores!!! Also, heard about 3 days ago how Finland rarely tests their students because of the stress but when they give them standardized tests, they are rated no 1 in the world. Hum, makes you wonder. Glad I'm not a kid anymore, I couldn't take it.
There is no accountability from the top to the bottom because they use tax money to get paid. If the school system was ran by a privately owned company and the damned teachers union was out of the picture, the students would get real results and there'd be accountability amongst the administration and teachers.
Dan

Scottville, MI

#187 Nov 26, 2013
Im for it
Dan

Scottville, MI

#188 Nov 26, 2013
very heavy problems wrote:
how about instead of a Balanced Calendar, you have "balanced meals"?
what in the word is "balanced food?"
Ruthie

Princeton, WV

#189 Nov 30, 2013
Parents have to get involved in their children's education. Too many parents do not care whether their children even attempt their homework. Too many parents do not volunteer in the schools or go to PTO or even know what goes on in the schools. I think until parents make education a high priority than things will not change. If parents do not care, why should the child. Education was always a high priority in my home but in many others it is not.

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