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Valley View students residing out of district

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guest

Creedmoor, NC

#1 Sep 17, 2010
I thought students were supposed to attend the school in the district in which they reside. Why so many attending VV who don't live in district??? Can't the school figure this out? Doesn't smell right.
Guest

Trumann, AR

#2 Sep 17, 2010
Have you been living under a rock? There's this thing called school choice, you can go to whatever school you want as long as you do the paperwork.
sally o

United States

#3 Sep 17, 2010
who cares i mean really?

sounds like your just trying to start stuff
guest

Creedmoor, NC

#4 Sep 17, 2010
Yes, I live under a rock. And I pay taxes for the Live Under a Rock School District. Shouldn't we play by the rules? If you live out of district, I think you need to let the school know -- wouldn't you agree,_itches?
maybe not

Lake Charles, LA

#5 Sep 17, 2010
Jonesboro School district will not allow students to choice out to VV or Westside unless they are minority under the "white flight" rule. For that reason I feel strongly that any student living in Jonesboro district who chooses to lie and attend another school is just doing what they have to. Some kids don't fit in at JPS and shouldn't be forced to stay because of color. The state should either do away with school choice completely or do away with white flight rules. Until they do I don't care how many kids lie.
J-Town

Redfield, AR

#6 Sep 17, 2010
The point is that we who live in VV district are already paying much more in property taxes (even before the increase that these idiots will pass) and part of that money is being used to fund students who have no right to attend. If you want your kids in VV schools, you should be a property owner in VV district.
Guest

Trumann, AR

#7 Sep 17, 2010
If you don't like it do something about it. Have you ever even been to a school board meeting, much less contacted a government official with your bellyaching? Getting on topix and wasting time -itching about it isn't going to change a thing. Waa Waa go back to bed and suck your thumb.
guest

Creedmoor, NC

#8 Sep 17, 2010
Jump up my _ss, Harrisburg Guest. I've been to all the meetings -- nothing gets done. Time to change the administration out there you. Now, you go back to your pathetic life and your xanax.

J-Town, you are absolutely correct. How can we fix this?
Righteous Indignation

Little Rock, AR

#9 Sep 17, 2010
Let me guess...JPS wouldn't release your kid to go to Valley View, so you're complaining about all those that they did release? Get some statistics for us if you're serious. How many of these illegal Valley View aliens are there? I live in JPS, but I can guarantee my kids will be at Valley View or Ridgefield...I'm not about to subject them to the stupidity of the negroes at JPS. Much less that stupid Magnet program. I live right by South schools...and I'd have to take my daughter to Philadelphia? Not happening. If I'm taking her that far to school, it will be to Valley View.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#10 Sep 17, 2010
guest wrote:
Yes, I live under a rock. And I pay taxes for the Live Under a Rock School District. Shouldn't we play by the rules? If you live out of district, I think you need to let the school know -- wouldn't you agree,_itches?
If they do the Arkansas School Choice thing then yes, the school knows. That's kind of the point. They're not doing anything wrong.
guest

Creedmoor, NC

#11 Sep 17, 2010
But they don't! A large number are using grandparents or rental property addresses and deceiving the system. This seems wrong to me. Honesty is always the best policy.
Righteous Indignation

Little Rock, AR

#12 Sep 17, 2010
If they're using rental property or grandparents, then they are technically still paying the millage. How many grandparents do you know with school age kids? If they own property to rent it, then they are paying property taxes. That's an invalid argument if you're saying that. But the good thing is, if I live in JPS district and send my kids to VV, then JPS gets my millage anyway. Why isn't JPS a better school district if they're getting all this money from people whose kids don't even attend their schools?
J-Town

Batesville, AR

#13 Sep 17, 2010
Righteous Indignation wrote:
Let me guess...JPS wouldn't release your kid to go to Valley View, so you're complaining about all those that they did release? Get some statistics for us if you're serious. How many of these illegal Valley View aliens are there? I live in JPS, but I can guarantee my kids will be at Valley View or Ridgefield...I'm not about to subject them to the stupidity of the negroes at JPS. Much less that stupid Magnet program. I live right by South schools...and I'd have to take my daughter to Philadelphia? Not happening. If I'm taking her that far to school, it will be to Valley View.
Put the shoe on the other foot. If you don't like JPS, then go to meetings, elect different board members who'll change the administration. Don't send your kids to VV on my dime (more like dollar) while you continue to fund mediocrity at JPS. You're just like the Mexicans coming here as parasites on our society, fix the hell hole you live in instead of ignoring your problems and going elsewhere.
guest

Houston, TX

#14 Sep 17, 2010
And don't forget, they get money from the state based on the number of kids enrolled in school so VV is getting state funds.

Also, for argument's sake, how in the world do you know if the person lied or not? Do you follow them home to make sure they live in VV district. Are you sure they are not Nettleton kids. They can go to VV under freedom of choice. There are parts of Jonesboro city limits that are in other districts. VV, Nettleton, and Brookland all have kids that live in the city of Jonesboro but are in their districts.
J-Town

Batesville, AR

#15 Sep 17, 2010
guest wrote:
And don't forget, they get money from the state based on the number of kids enrolled in school so VV is getting state funds.
Also, for argument's sake, how in the world do you know if the person lied or not? Do you follow them home to make sure they live in VV district. Are you sure they are not Nettleton kids. They can go to VV under freedom of choice. There are parts of Jonesboro city limits that are in other districts. VV, Nettleton, and Brookland all have kids that live in the city of Jonesboro but are in their districts.
How about presenting your property tax bill showing you own property in VV or a copy of a lease of property with a VV district address? Now, wasn't that difficult??
the law

Lake Charles, LA

#16 Sep 17, 2010
maybe not wrote:
Jonesboro School district will not allow students to choice out to VV or Westside unless they are minority under the "white flight" rule. For that reason I feel strongly that any student living in Jonesboro district who chooses to lie and attend another school is just doing what they have to. Some kids don't fit in at JPS and shouldn't be forced to stay because of color. The state should either do away with school choice completely or do away with white flight rules. Until they do I don't care how many kids lie.
It's the law. Don't blame it on Jonesboro. According to THE LAW, Valley View and Westside shouldn't allow white kids in, either. And it's against the law to lie about your address. If you don't like your school, move.
the law

Lake Charles, LA

#17 Sep 17, 2010
Righteous Indignation wrote:
If they're using rental property or grandparents, then they are technically still paying the millage. How many grandparents do you know with school age kids? If they own property to rent it, then they are paying property taxes. That's an invalid argument if you're saying that. But the good thing is, if I live in JPS district and send my kids to VV, then JPS gets my millage anyway. Why isn't JPS a better school district if they're getting all this money from people whose kids don't even attend their schools?
The law states you go to school where you reside. Technically, you aren't even supposed to use the address of a non-custodial parent. And the schools get paid based on the student enrolled, not the millage. So, what's the millage?? Does it determine HOW MUCH per student the school gets paid?
Genius

Little Rock, AR

#18 Sep 17, 2010
Isn't this an argument you should take up with your school board rather than Topix? I mean, seriously, the average IQ of a Topix user is what, 95 (based purely on grammar and spelling errors, of course)? If you don't like that the state of Arkansas allows school choice, get it changed. The law is that if a district will release you, you can change schools. If your parent works for a school district, your child can attend that school whether you live there or not.

Get the chip off your shoulder and stop whining. As someone else said earlier, methinks thou doth protest too much...you must have been denied school choice. I can see no other reason for the chip on your shoulder. How many students are using this? 20? 30? 200? If the former, get your panties out of your crack and get over it. If it's the latter, you might have a point. So get us some numbers rather than talking out your butthole on Topix.
my opinion

Lake Charles, LA

#19 Sep 17, 2010
Genius wrote:
Isn't this an argument you should take up with your school board rather than Topix? I mean, seriously, the average IQ of a Topix user is what, 95 (based purely on grammar and spelling errors, of course)? If you don't like that the state of Arkansas allows school choice, get it changed. The law is that if a district will release you, you can change schools. If your parent works for a school district, your child can attend that school whether you live there or not.
Get the chip off your shoulder and stop whining. As someone else said earlier, methinks thou doth protest too much...you must have been denied school choice. I can see no other reason for the chip on your shoulder. How many students are using this? 20? 30? 200? If the former, get your panties out of your crack and get over it. If it's the latter, you might have a point. So get us some numbers rather than talking out your butthole on Topix.
I guess they have an issue with the liars and I don't really know what can be done about. Yes, I'm going to assume all schools are following the law. I saw an article that quoted Mr. Baker saying that the schools get less funding for students that Choice into the District. Therefore, if a student is lying, the school is getting more than they should, but that seems like it would HELP the district, not hurt. On the other side, if the students lying were to leave, would there really be a need for a new high school? I guess the voters will make the decision on Tuesday. Haven't heard much of a protest from the public! Where's Bob Rees??
guest

Sulphur Springs, TX

#20 Sep 17, 2010
J-Town wrote:
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How about presenting your property tax bill showing you own property in VV or a copy of a lease of property with a VV district address? Now, wasn't that difficult??
They do provide proof to the school. They don't owe it to anyone else. But, once again...How does the pp know that the person does not live in VV district. There are parts of the city of Jonesboro that are in the VV district. Unless the person follows them home and looks up the district or knows someone next door (that doesn't always work, either) there is no proof they are not in VV district. The districts here are crazy. There are areas where you can pass by a Jonesboro bus, a Nettleton bus, and a Brookland bus all in the same area. One street has one side of the street being Brookland and the other Nettleton. Unless you live there and know how it is drawn, you may believe a child is going to another district than where they live. In any case, once again there is FOC.

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