Thursday's West Islip Board of Ed Agenda

Feb 14, 2013 Full story: Patch.com 260

The West Islip School Board of Education will hold its montly meeting on Thursday at 8 p.m. at West Islip High School.

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littleindianvomi t

West Islip, NY

#246 Mar 3, 2013
Jessica Horvath wrote:
Really? Get over yourselves .. Get informed and understand what is going on what does Greg sleter have to do with anything? He is out in the world helping this town....what do u all do except bitch and complain? Go out and do good urges world. Stop hiding behind your computer and be useful.
ps you have a very distorted view of what helps this town and what and who are decimating it.
Q about boe meeting

West Islip, NY

#247 Mar 4, 2013
Can a teacher answer the following question:

At the last BOE meeting the asst superintendent 4 curriculum said 60% of the students that took the regents test in December passed. If 60% passed that would mean 40% FAILED the regents test.
4 out of every 10 students that took the regents test weren't able to get at least a grade of 65 and failed the test. To me that's alarming but I'm not a teacher. Is a 40% FAILURE rate a good thing?
WI Taxpayer

West Islip, NY

#248 Mar 4, 2013
Q about boe meeting wrote:
Can a teacher answer the following question:
At the last BOE meeting the asst superintendent 4 curriculum said 60% of the students that took the regents test in December passed. If 60% passed that would mean 40% FAILED the regents test.
4 out of every 10 students that took the regents test weren't able to get at least a grade of 65 and failed the test. To me that's alarming but I'm not a teacher. Is a 40% FAILURE rate a good thing?
I'm not a teacher but I know this question has been asked and answered previously. June tests are a much more accurate performance indicator of the student population, data can we researched via the NYS site and typically Newsday offers comparative stats when results are available.
not what was said again

Bay Shore, NY

#249 Mar 4, 2013
some people hear but do not take the time to listen. Students who sit for the December regents do so because they have failed it in June and possibly August as well. These students are the most at risk population, and struggle to achieve passing results. Mrs. Burns was reporting on the data that 60% of the students who had to retake the tests were successful with the December exam. It is not an indicater of the overall pass/fail achievement rates for the district.
Q about boe meeting

West Islip, NY

#250 Mar 4, 2013
not what was said again wrote:
some people hear but do not take the time to listen. Students who sit for the December regents do so because they have failed it in June and possibly August as well. These students are the most at risk population, and struggle to achieve passing results. Mrs. Burns was reporting on the data that 60% of the students who had to retake the tests were successful with the December exam. It is not an indicater of the overall pass/fail achievement rates for the district.
What is the definition of an at risk student?
So you're saying that these students took the regents exam 3 times and still 40% of them failed?
not what was said again

Bay Shore, NY

#251 Mar 4, 2013
an at risk student is one who struggles to understand the concepts being taught and tested. These students may have a variety of variables that interfere with achievment. These variables may range from social and emotional difficulties, behavioral and or cognitive. They are students that despite educational interventions do not either "test well" or retain information. They are students who may have a variety of disabilities that they are trying to overcome. You know not everyone can score a perfect score on state assesments. And no, I am not saying they took them 3 times and failed. Generally speaking, a student stiiting for a December regents has failed the test once maybe twice before.
what was it again

West Islip, NY

#252 Mar 4, 2013
not what was said again wrote:
some people hear but do not take the time to listen. Students who sit for the December regents do so because they have failed it in June and possibly August as well. These students are the most at risk population, and struggle to achieve passing results. Mrs. Burns was reporting on the data that 60% of the students who had to retake the tests were successful with the December exam. It is not an indicater of the overall pass/fail achievement rates for the district.
Now that you brought it up, what is the overall pass/fail rate for the district---include all students even the one who are so lovingly labeled by you.
Can you let tell us what credentials Mrs. Burns has that qualify her to be the asst director of curriculum?
heres the truth

West Islip, NY

#253 Mar 5, 2013
Terry wrote:
Is your school using our stuff, like our smart boards and computers and other technology in the library/media facility?

Yes Terry they are. According to the Bridges Academy lease, our board of education is allowing Bridges Academy the use of the following WI assets: 162 student desks, 162 student chairs, 13 teacher desks, 13 teacher chairs, 10 kindergarten tables, 36 kindergarten chairs, 20 computer stations, 20 computer towers, 20 computer monitors, 20 computer keyboards, 20 computer tables and 20 computer chairs, all cafeteria tables and benches, all library bookcases and couches, all library tables and chairs, a mounted television in the library as well as a projector and whiteboard in the library AND OUR SMARTBOARDS. The exact number of smartboards was strategically left OUT of the lease as the smart boards were considered to be part of each classroom!!!! Lease specifically lists 12 classrooms (& many more rooms) so it's probable that at least 12 of our smartboards are being used by Bridges Academy if not more.
The lease is chock-full of rent free giveaways. And speaking of RENT FREE I'm sure few to none of WI's residents were told that according to their lease, Bridges is only required to pay WISD $135,000.00 in rent for the first year of their lease b/c according to the very, very, very generous lease, Bridges Academy gets Kirdahy TOTALLY RENT FREE for the months of June, July and August 2013!!! This folks is why our board of education didn't post the Bridges lease on the district's website BEFORE they voted on it like they SHOULD HAVE.
So when you read and hear the boe cry that it's NYS that's killing our school district you can remember our school district was already being strangled to death by the very people who are blaming NYS.
no here is the truth

Bay Shore, NY

#255 Mar 5, 2013
There are no smart boards left in kirdahy, the 20 computers are 10 years old and ready for the garbage heap, and the furniture is excess material that is not needed anywhere else in the district, the bridges is not opening until September and that is when the rent will begin. Oh and let's see.. NOOnE else was interested in leasing the building!! So 135 in the first year, with increases every year after that is a hell of a lot more than lets say $0. Oh, and if you want to see and approve contracts before they are voted on, go get yourself on the boe. It is really stupid of you to think that 18 thousand residents should have input in negotiating a lease contract.
Jessica Horvath

Brentwood, NY

#256 Mar 5, 2013
littleindianvomit wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, he's certainly "helping" isn't he. He uses his position to manipulate what opinions his online "news" outlet posts and which opposing opinions get deleted---along with the poster's account.
That's called helping alright---helping HIMSELF. Maybe as repayment of the favor he'll get some rent-free space to open a business in one of the closed schools and your kid will get more playing time on the soccer field.
You are an ASS. Greg happens to have coached my kid in soccer and is a great guy. He does more than you can ever hope to do. You people are truly disgusting and exactly what is wrong in this world.....too many people complaining and acting like jackasses and not enough people volunteering their time to make this world a better place. And this is the exact reason why.....those who put themselves out there and volunteer have targets on their back. You should be ashamed of yourself. PS Greg and I have NEVER discussed any politics in this town. He does what he needs to do on the soccer field and I dont question it because I do not know the first thing about playing sports. I KNOW that he AND ALL OF MY KIDS COACHES do what they do because they know what they are doing! It is ludicrous that you even think that a 9 year olds playing time has ANYTHING to do with politics. You just proved your stupidity yet again.
chirp chirp

West Islip, NY

#257 Mar 6, 2013
no here is the truth wrote:
There are no smart boards left in kirdahy, the 20 computers are 10 years old and ready for the garbage heap, and the furniture is excess material that is not needed anywhere else in the district, the bridges is not opening until September and that is when the rent will begin. Oh and let's see.. NOOnE else was interested in leasing the building!! So 135 in the first year, with increases every year after that is a hell of a lot more than lets say $0. Oh, and if you want to see and approve contracts before they are voted on, go get yourself on the boe. It is really stupid of you to think that 18 thousand residents should have input in negotiating a lease contract.
Wow some lawyer. Do you have reading comprehension skills? Can you read?
No one said that 18 thousand residents should have input on negotiating a lease contract. No one said 18 thousand resident s should approve contracts before they are voted on. Get your head out of your ass you moron. You're just as pissed as anyone else is now that you know the nitty gritty of Bridges' lease and how your buds gave the farm away for pennies. You've defended the boe and your new bffs for months and now you know what's in the lease you can't flip-flop again on your opinion bc you've painted yourself into a corner.
amy

West Islip, NY

#258 Mar 6, 2013
Jessica Horvath wrote:
<quoted text> You are an ASS. Greg happens to have coached my kid in soccer and is a great guy. He does more than you can ever hope to do. You people are truly disgusting and exactly what is wrong in this world.....too many people complaining and acting like jackasses and not enough people volunteering their time to make this world a better place. And this is the exact reason why.....those who put themselves out there and volunteer have targets on their back. You should be ashamed of yourself. PS Greg and I have NEVER discussed any politics in this town. He does what he needs to do on the soccer field and I dont question it because I do not know the first thing about playing sports. I KNOW that he AND ALL OF MY KIDS COACHES do what they do because they know what they are doing! It is ludicrous that you even think that a 9 year olds playing time has ANYTHING to do with politics. You just proved your stupidity yet again.
Why is JESSICA HORVATH babbling about soccer making the world a better place? Who is Greg? Is Greg one of JESSICA HORVATH'S other personalities? Is this woman a real person or does he/she just post random things in order to change the subject?
Jessica Horvath

Brentwood, NY

#259 Mar 6, 2013
chirp chirp wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow some lawyer. Do you have reading comprehension skills? Can you read?
No one said that 18 thousand residents should have input on negotiating a lease contract. No one said 18 thousand resident s should approve contracts before they are voted on. Get your head out of your ass you moron. You're just as pissed as anyone else is now that you know the nitty gritty of Bridges' lease and how your buds gave the farm away for pennies. You've defended the boe and your new bffs for months and now you know what's in the lease you can't flip-flop again on your opinion bc you've painted yourself into a corner.
Are you talking about me -- cause I didnt write that post -- Can YOU read
Jessica Horvath

Brentwood, NY

#260 Mar 6, 2013
amy wrote:
<quoted text>
Why is JESSICA HORVATH babbling about soccer making the world a better place? Who is Greg? Is Greg one of JESSICA HORVATH'S other personalities? Is this woman a real person or does he/she just post random things in order to change the subject?
Why dont you try to grow up....I know it is hard but TRY. I didnt bring up Greg Sleter or sports. I was responding to someone. You are so sad. What is it like being a 5 year old trapped in a grown ups body
amy

West Islip, NY

#261 Mar 6, 2013
Jessica Horvath wrote:
<quoted text> Why dont you try to grow up....I know it is hard but TRY. I didnt bring up Greg Sleter or sports. I was responding to someone. You are so sad. What is it like being a 5 year old trapped in a grown ups body
Is she posting to herself? Seriously, is this a joke? It has to be b/c she's accusing her other personality of posting babble about some guy named Greg who saves the community and then asks Greg what its like to be a 5yr old trapped in a grown up's body.
Can someone tell me if JESSICA HORVATH is even a real name?
Hessica Jorvath

West Babylon, NY

#262 Mar 6, 2013
Grow up! I don't like what you said so I call you a baby! you're a child. grow up! Baby baby sick your head in gravy i use my real name so i should be respected your a coward because you don't use your real name. whaaaaa whaaaaa my best friend is the school board because we made up (last year we had a fight) i have to comment on every post because I'm so smart and i go to meetings you don't. i think $10 is a whole lot of money because I'm smart. whaaaaa whaaaaaa I do so much for my towm whaaaaaaa stick and stones but name will never hurt me whaaaaaa I want to sit at the big girl table with annmarie. WHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!WHAAAAAA AAAAAAA!!!!!!!WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA A!!!!!!!!!!
sharp

Bay Shore, NY

#263 Mar 6, 2013
Hessica Jorvath wrote:
Grow up! I don't like what you said so I call you a baby! you're a child. grow up! Baby baby sick your head in gravy i use my real name so i should be respected your a coward because you don't use your real name. whaaaaa whaaaaa my best friend is the school board because we made up (last year we had a fight) i have to comment on every post because I'm so smart and i go to meetings you don't. i think $10 is a whole lot of money because I'm smart. whaaaaa whaaaaaa I do so much for my towm whaaaaaaa stick and stones but name will never hurt me whaaaaaa I want to sit at the big girl table with annmarie. WHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!WHAAAAAA AAAAAAA!!!!!!!WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA A!!!!!!!!!!
and you wonder why after 255 posts you have all sat behind your computers and wasted your time? You wonder why no one cares about topix and what is written here? You wonder why last year the same board members were returned to their board seats after you and your idiot friends spent thousands of hours on topix anonymously posting gossip, and heresay and conspiracy therories? You wonder why the budget passed and your tea party candidate didnt get in?
dull

West Islip, NY

#264 Mar 6, 2013
I sit in front of my computer.
sharp ie

West Islip, NY

#265 Mar 6, 2013
sharp wrote:
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and you wonder why after 255 posts you have all sat behind your computers and wasted your time? You wonder why no one cares about topix and what is written here? You wonder why last year the same board members were returned to their board seats after you and your idiot friends spent thousands of hours on topix anonymously posting gossip, and heresay and conspiracy therories? You wonder why the budget passed and your tea party candidate didnt get in?
Uhhh, don't look now but YOUR'RE reading Topix and wasting your time aren't you?! LOL LOL!! Better yet, YOU'RE POSTING ON TOPIX ANNONYMOUSLY TOO!!! haaaaaa haaaaaaaa haaaaa You are an such a fat phonie hypocrite! haaaaa haaaaaa haaaaaa!!!!
sharp ie

West Islip, NY

#266 Mar 6, 2013
dull wrote:
I sit in front of my computer.
I sit in FRONT of my computer, too.
Just think these self-proclaimed scholars are the ones running our school district.
I fear for the future.....

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