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Concerned Parent

United States

#1 May 2, 2011
What do you think are the issues with our schools? I hear that the Superintendent has an open door policy and also allows anyone to enter our schools, discipline problem or not. Is this why we are having the discipline problems in our schools? Other districts have made it a priority no student outside their district can enter their school as well as they evaluate the student's grades before even allowing them in. Are the policies that the school board approves not being adhered too or is it continuously changing like the official school calendar.
Agree

United States

#2 May 2, 2011
More students equal more government dollars. Plain and simple!
Mathis Citizen

New Salem, MA

#3 May 2, 2011
In addition, MISD losses enrollment every year as students transfer into other districts such as Orange Grove and Skidmore-Tynan.
getting tired of lies

United States

#4 May 2, 2011
Agree wrote:
More students equal more government dollars. Plain and simple!
You are exactly right. She will not allow any teachers to send students home cause after so many times mathis loses money. What about the kids smoking weed? Nothing. Just a slap on the hand. The sad thing is the students know this, and have no shame letting anyone know that. I wonder if the school board knows the whole truth. TEA drug enforcement code requires all schools to report any and all drug related referrals. Guess what, mathis doesn't fill out referrals....that's not speculation, its fact
Agree

United States

#5 May 3, 2011
After a trip to the superindentants office last week, my husband and I are also weighing heavily on transferring our children. My fifth grader was getting written up for silly behavior and wasnt getting any consequences. Of course he knew this and continued to act up. We requested time in DAEP, for him to get scared straight. After 3 weeks of going back and forth, he finally got 14 days in their very weak behavior school.

My son is a GT kid. He wasnt getting simulated and their curriculum bored him. He gets tested in June to advance 7th grade.
Agree

United States

#6 May 3, 2011
When I had custody of my 15 yr old brother, many many years ago, they said they would rather let him skip school than drop out because one less kid on the enrollment form is less dollars they would receive.

Mathis ISD really needs to toughen up on discipline, education, and dress code. They need these kids to snap out of it!
Concerned Parent

United States

#7 May 6, 2011
Who is this Deidra Hall person the works at Dr Casas' office? She comes across like she's the Superintendent, maybe she is. All those ladies at the Superintendent's office need to get real. You walk in there and No one is working. I've sat there waiting on my appointment and they are ALL somewhere in the back, laughing and probably eating breakfast. Our teachers don't get that treatment. They get there and start working. Dr Casas' I'm sure is aware of it but you won't find her there that early and ready to work either. She works very odd hours and she can't say Shea at the different campuses because I've passed by her house and Shea still there. Sometimes she doesn't get there until 10am. Why is her office and staff able to make up their own times? Why is it that school board members aren't noticing? Maybe they are too busy watching what teachers are doing. Don't they realize that the problem all starts in that Administrative Office. They set the expectation. These board members are too friendly with Casas. Ice heard that before a board meeting she will call up her board friends like Mary Garza, Scott Mengers, John Galvan, Mr Barrera, just to see how's they are going to vote on certain issues. This sounds shady to me.
ex mathis parent

Pinellas Park, FL

#8 May 6, 2011
Its true that the school should force harsher punishment but what most mathis parents fail to realize is that It is not all the schools problem. Parents are the first authority and should be the hardest on their own kids. I've seen too many parents here dropping these kids off at younger grades and letting the schools "deal with it" and then turn around and talk crap about someone disciplining their kid. Do it right yourself and you won't have to worry about someone else doing or not doing it. Of course money is a big issue. Mathis residents complain constantly about the school just wanting money but the reality is that all schools run like that and what makes this school different is the community. What is an underage kid doing with weed anyway and why didn't the parent PARENT and find it before he or she get to school? If it gets that far it means it is not being addressed at home where it needs to be. Parents lead by example and if all you do is sit at home and complain about these authoritative figures why would you expect your problematic children to respect them? If you have true issues with the corrupt leaders (cause I'm sure there are many) they should be addressed formally. The Mathis isd is a joke, lots of SENIORS can't pass 10th grade lessons and the taks shouldnt be where we find this out.. We should see those problems BEFORE they are promoted to the 11th grade. Why would you blame some parents for moving their kids to other isd? But again this isd runs this way because the community allows it to. What can you expect from a city as corrupt as this one?
ex mathis parent

Pinellas Park, FL

#9 May 6, 2011
Agree wrote:
After a trip to the superindentants office last week, my husband and I are also weighing heavily on transferring our children. My fifth grader was getting written up for silly behavior and wasnt getting any consequences. Of course he knew this and continued to act up. We requested time in DAEP, for him to get scared straight. After 3 weeks of going back and forth, he finally got 14 days in their very weak behavior school.

My son is a GT kid. He wasnt getting simulated and their curriculum bored him. He gets tested in June to advance 7th grade.


You mean he didn't even get the consequences he should have gotten at home? Why should the school discipline your kid for "silly behavior"? You should be ashamed of and address his behavior at home. YOU ARE THE PARENT. The isd EDUCATES your kid you need to DISCIPLINE him. You will learn that quick if you change schools. Another isd will expel him if he cannot consistently BEHAVE himself since you claim he is smart enough to know better. Besides why should he behave when mom and dad don't EXPECT him to and will just "not play" anymore if it doesn't go his way? WOW what a great example to set for this genius! Honestly if you had any sense you'd READ what you've written and be ASHAMED that you don't see the fault lies on YOU AND YOUR KID. He is responsible for his own behavior. You can't "scare" it out of him. You need to teach him that his actions have serious consequences. When he does this at a job he'll be fired and you won't be there to "change" employers for him. So expecting someone else to punish him and changing schools is a disservice to him and anything valuable you can teach him, only him not any teacher or isd superintendent.
ex mathis parent

Pinellas Park, FL

#10 May 6, 2011
Agree wrote:
After a trip to the superindentants office last week, my husband and I are also weighing heavily on transferring our children. My fifth grader was getting written up for silly behavior and wasnt getting any consequences. Of course he knew this and continued to act up. We requested time in DAEP, for him to get scared straight. After 3 weeks of going back and forth, he finally got 14 days in their very weak behavior school.

My son is a GT kid. He wasnt getting simulated and their curriculum bored him. He gets tested in June to advance 7th grade.
You mean he didn't even get the consequences he should have gotten at home? Why should the school discipline your kid for "silly behavior"? You should be ashamed of and address his behavior at home. YOU ARE THE PARENT. The isd EDUCATES your kid you need to DISCIPLINE him. You will learn that quick if you change schools. Another isd will expel him if he cannot consistently BEHAVE himself since you claim he is smart enough to know better. Besides why should he behave when mom and dad don't EXPECT him to and will just "not play" anymore if it doesn't go his way? WOW what a great example to set for your son! Honestly if you had any sense you'd READ what you've written and be ASHAMED that you don't see the fault lies on YOU AND YOUR KID. He is responsible for his own behavior. You can't "scare" it out of him. You need to teach him that his actions have serious consequences. And then actually carry out those repercussions. Ground him, spank him, make him do extra assignments, take away his phone or comp.. Do something to show him YOU mean business and he'd better change NOW before it's too late. When he does this at a job he'll be fired and you won't be there to "change" employers for him. So expecting someone else to punish him and changing schools is a disservice to him and anything valuable you can teach him, only him not any teacher or isd superintendent.
itll never end

Corpus Christi, TX

#11 May 8, 2011
ex mathis parent wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean he didn't even get the consequences he should have gotten at home? Why should the school discipline your kid for "silly behavior"? You should be ashamed of and address his behavior at home. YOU ARE THE PARENT. The isd EDUCATES your kid you need to DISCIPLINE him. You will learn that quick if you change schools. Another isd will expel him if he cannot consistently BEHAVE himself since you claim he is smart enough to know better. Besides why should he behave when mom and dad don't EXPECT him to and will just "not play" anymore if it doesn't go his way? WOW what a great example to set for your son! Honestly if you had any sense you'd READ what you've written and be ASHAMED that you don't see the fault lies on YOU AND YOUR KID. He is responsible for his own behavior. You can't "scare" it out of him. You need to teach him that his actions have serious consequences. And then actually carry out those repercussions. Ground him, spank him, make him do extra assignments, take away his phone or comp.. Do something to show him YOU mean business and he'd better change NOW before it's too late. When he does this at a job he'll be fired and you won't be there to "change" employers for him. So expecting someone else to punish him and changing schools is a disservice to him and anything valuable you can teach him, only him not any teacher or isd superintendent.
you must be one of those "not my kid" parents. How can the school not discipline them. most kids act up in school cause they know they cant get away with it at home. How come we pay campus administrators 50k and more a year to just sit there. My kid too acts up at achool but ill be damned if he doesnt get punished at home. yet he still does it cause he knows they dont do anything at school and to kids they have to look cool in front of their friends. All the person and me myself are saying that they need to discipline our children appropriately while i am at work making a living for my family, and cant be on muy kids ass 24/7. You can bet your ass that Dr. Casas is making excess of 120k a year, she needs to do something cause i tell you what, her time could be limited if the school board electios dont go her way......
Mom

United States

#12 May 8, 2011
ex mathis parent wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean he didn't even get the consequences he should have gotten at home? Why should the school discipline your kid for "silly behavior"? You should be ashamed of and address his behavior at home. YOU ARE THE PARENT. The isd EDUCATES your kid you need to DISCIPLINE him. You will learn that quick if you change schools. Another isd will expel him if he cannot consistently BEHAVE himself since you claim he is smart enough to know better. Besides why should he behave when mom and dad don't EXPECT him to and will just "not play" anymore if it doesn't go his way? WOW what a great example to set for your son! Honestly if you had any sense you'd READ what you've written and be ASHAMED that you don't see the fault lies on YOU AND YOUR KID. He is responsible for his own behavior. You can't "scare" it out of him. You need to teach him that his actions have serious consequences. And then actually carry out those repercussions. Ground him, spank him, make him do extra assignments, take away his phone or comp.. Do something to show him YOU mean business and he'd better change NOW before it's too late. When he does this at a job he'll be fired and you won't be there to "change" employers for him. So expecting someone else to punish him and changing schools is a disservice to him and anything valuable you can teach him, only him not any teacher or isd superintendent.
Excuse me...he gets punished at home. He just knows that he can behave that way at school and get away with it. He doesnt misbehave at home at ALL. If I was a bad parent, I wouldnt have shown any care at all. I wouldnt go up there and ask for disciplinary action, now would I?
pymp

United States

#13 May 9, 2011
Fk mathis
ex mathis parent

Pinellas Park, FL

#14 May 9, 2011
itll never end wrote:
<quoted text>you must be one of those "not my kid" parents. How can the school not discipline them. most kids act up in school cause they know they cant get away with it at home. How come we pay campus administrators 50k and more a year to just sit there. My kid too acts up at achool but ill be damned if he doesnt get punished at home. yet he still does it cause he knows they dont do anything at school and to kids they have to look cool in front of their friends. All the person and me myself are saying that they need to discipline our children appropriately while i am at work making a living for my family, and cant be on muy kids ass 24/7. You can bet your ass that Dr. Casas is making excess of 120k a year, she needs to do something cause i tell you what, her time could be limited if the school board electios dont go her way......
FYI I don't have any children. And me myself read my post! I said it is true that school needs to be more firm in punishing bad behavior BUT it starts at home. You can't expect the school to do it for you. If you did it RIGHT he'd know better NOT to do it at school because even if he doesn't get in trouble there he SHOULD at home. Your grammar tells me that you probably never made it to high school so the message I'm sending is CLEAR. be the example you want your kid to see. Words like damned and ass in a PUBLIC forum make you look uneducated and immature. I'm only 17 and I know better than that! Show you kid how to lead and he will not have to "look" cool, he would know better. Do your job right, yeah you wont make 50k or more but your reward is to see your kid shine. If it's too much for you then don't reproduce. I'm sure you thought I had kids, most teens in your town do but that is because of parents like you and the other one on here. Stop making excuses for your child and put your foot down before it's too late. Making a living for your family is important but it doesn't negate the fact that if you have a difficult child YOU DO NEED TO BE ON THEM 24/7. Who else do you think should do it? Start back at step one and TEACH YOUR CHILD TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OWN ACTIONS and you've done your job RIGHT and don't need to be on them 24/7. Get a doctorate and you could make over 120k too, but how do you think she got there? How many schools did her parents pull her out of? Its great that you're bringing some attention to all of this, but it's a lost cause in Mathis. Unless it's tied to their food stamp case or a pillow for their sex life, most parents in Mathis won't pay any attention. Thats the point I'm trying to make. Most parents of kids at a school like that are responsible for the way it is.
ex mathis parent

Pinellas Park, FL

#15 May 9, 2011
Mom wrote:
<quoted text>Excuse me...he gets punished at home. He just knows that he can behave that way at school and get away with it. He doesnt misbehave at home at ALL. If I was a bad parent, I wouldnt have shown any care at all. I wouldnt go up there and ask for disciplinary action, now would I?
He know that he can behave that way at school, BUT he DOESN'T know the right way to behave? I don't think so. And saying that he doesn't misbehave AT ALL at home makes you look completely foolish and makes my point! Stop making excuses for your gifted child.. He SHOULD KNOW BETTER. I never said you were a bad parent, but I'm sure you made the inference from my post because ANY good parent never stops trying to be better because they have a gifted child that NEVER misbehaves...EXCEPT WHEN IT MATTERS MOST...in public. And stop it with the "I deserve a pat on the back because I told the teacher on my kid" that is embarrassing and completely uncalled for. Grow a pair and handle your spawn yourself. It is a little amusing how you seem really proud of having to call someone in to do your job. You should be fired. Parents don't get days off unless they excel at their jobs and show their kid how to wipe. If your kid could do that THEN you could sit back and enjoy your hard work, but until then YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS ACTIONS!!! Legally, ethically, and completely responsible! You! Understand?
getting tired of lies

Baton Rouge, LA

#16 May 9, 2011
ex mathis parent wrote:
<quoted text>
FYI I don't have any children. And me myself read my post! I said it is true that school needs to be more firm in punishing bad behavior BUT it starts at home. You can't expect the school to do it for you. If you did it RIGHT he'd know better NOT to do it at school because even if he doesn't get in trouble there he SHOULD at home. Your grammar tells me that you probably never made it to high school so the message I'm sending is CLEAR. be the example you want your kid to see. Words like damned and ass in a PUBLIC forum make you look uneducated and immature. I'm only 17 and I know better than that! Show you kid how to lead and he will not have to "look" cool, he would know better. Do your job right, yeah you wont make 50k or more but your reward is to see your kid shine. If it's too much for you then don't reproduce. I'm sure you thought I had kids, most teens in your town do but that is because of parents like you and the other one on here. Stop making excuses for your child and put your foot down before it's too late. Making a living for your family is important but it doesn't negate the fact that if you have a difficult child YOU DO NEED TO BE ON THEM 24/7. Who else do you think should do it? Start back at step one and TEACH YOUR CHILD TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OWN ACTIONS and you've done your job RIGHT and don't need to be on them 24/7. Get a doctorate and you could make over 120k too, but how do you think she got there? How many schools did her parents pull her out of? Its great that you're bringing some attention to all of this, but it's a lost cause in Mathis. Unless it's tied to their food stamp case or a pillow for their sex life, most parents in Mathis won't pay any attention. Thats the point I'm trying to make. Most parents of kids at a school like that are

responsible for the way it is.
Check your grammar and spelling too, before you critique me. It it a public forum so I will talk in slang, as I would a text message. As a matter of fact I am educated but that's besides the point. Your response shows how nieve and uneducated you are. Trying to give parental advice without having kids, are you kidding me. And for the record I have 2 children one who is hell on wheels and one who is not a problem. You have no validity
getting tired of lies

Baton Rouge, LA

#17 May 9, 2011
ex mathis parent wrote:
<quoted text>
FYI I don't have any children. And me myself read my post! I said it is true that school needs to be more firm in punishing bad behavior BUT it starts at home. You can't expect the school to do it for you. If you did it RIGHT he'd know better NOT to do it at school because even if he doesn't get in trouble there he SHOULD at home. Your grammar tells me that you probably never made it to high school so the message I'm sending is CLEAR. be the example you want your kid to see. Words like damned and ass in a PUBLIC forum make you look uneducated and immature. I'm only 17 and I know better than that! Show you kid how to lead and he will not have to "look" cool, he would know better. Do your job right, yeah you wont make 50k or more but your reward is to see your kid shine. If it's too much for you then don't reproduce. I'm sure you thought I had kids, most teens in your town do but that is because of parents like you and the other one on here. Stop making excuses for your child and put your foot down before it's too late. Making a living for your family is important but it doesn't negate the fact that if you have a difficult child YOU DO NEED TO BE ON THEM 24/7. Who else do you think should do it? Start back at step one and TEACH YOUR CHILD TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OWN ACTIONS and you've done your job RIGHT and don't need to be on them 24/7. Get a doctorate and you could make over 120k too, but how do you think she got there? How many schools did her parents pull her out of? Its great that you're bringing some attention to all of this, but it's a lost cause in Mathis. Unless it's tied to their food stamp case or a pillow for their sex life, most parents in Mathis won't pay any attention. Thats the point I'm trying to make. Most parents of kids at a school like that are responsible for the way it is.
Just so we're clear, this wasn't about how much I make and my decision to have children, reproduce as you put it. In reading, you assume im poor, and that I can't take care of my own. My point was that im trying but the schools should be held to some sort of standard as well. You're right mathis is mathis but change has got to start somewhere, and the sooner the better
Just 1 question

United States

#18 May 9, 2011
Why do the majority of the 5th graders now have so much attitude? My son was not like that in the 4th grade at all? I've tried talking to him about it, but he just does not care to listen! Is a 5th grader to big to get spanked with the belt? Please only advice no criticism. Thank you.
oh so smart

Dallas, TX

#19 May 10, 2011
Lets say this is a public forum...it is right...ok so who really cares if someone can spell or is using slang ...how smart someone is since when does that make anyone better than the other...I have seen some very smart people make really stupid decissions and comments ....see your on a topic about our administration so guess what.... well they are suppose to be well educated
icantbelievthis

Pinellas Park, FL

#20 May 10, 2011
oh so smart wrote:
Lets say this is a public forum...it is right...ok so who really cares if someone can spell or is using slang ...how smart someone is since when does that make anyone better than the other...I have seen some very smart people make really stupid decissions and comments ....see your on a topic about our administration so guess what.... well they are suppose to be well educated
Who cares? Really? Why are grammar and spelling important? What is wrong with you.. It is very important. And a public forum is just that.. Public. Slang, as you call it, is inappropriate but it is not the same thing as ignorant spelling and grammar errors. What is the purpose of language skills if not to use when you speak or write, especially in PUBLIC. Besides, almost every program we use now has spell check at least, so use it! And being smart doesn't make you better it makes you smarter, and what's wrong with at least TRYING to sound intelligent.

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