Tuscarora School District to balance ...

Tuscarora School District to balance elementary school class sizes

There are 12 comments on the Public Opinion story from May 12, 2011, titled Tuscarora School District to balance elementary school class sizes. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Tuscarora School District's board of directors passed a resolution Monday to change attendance zones for the 2011-12 school year, shifting students among elementary schools for more parity in class sizes.

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anon

Mercersburg, PA

#1 May 12, 2011
PO report the entire story of the board meeting, Mr. Hall only captured a biased portion of this meeting. Roxanne should have covered this, as she will tell the whole story.

Kudos to Clifford for not walking out on this meeting , but he still needs to go

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Eight teachers and an elementary guidance counselor in the Tuscarora School District are the latest casualties of a state educational system in financial crisis. With the Tuscarora School Board faced with the challenge of closing a $1.4 million deficit,...
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For three hours Monday, taxpayers grilled the Tuscarora School Board in sometimes heated debate about why some expenditures were considered when nine teachers faced job cuts. A number of taxpayers spoke out against the need for laptop computers for...
anon

Mercersburg, PA

#2 May 12, 2011
May 10, 2011 |Article
Tuscarora schools cut 9 positions
By ROXANN MILLER ,[email protected]
...teachers and an elementary guidance counselor in the Tuscarora School District are the latest casualties of a state educational system in financial crisis. With the Tuscarora School Board faced with the challenge of closing a...

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April 11, 2011 |Article
Tuscarora School Board president resigns
The president of the Tuscarora School Board walked out of Monday night...my position as president of the school board. I am not going to sit here and watch this school district go backwards,? Smith said....
Due Process

Chambersburg, PA

#3 May 12, 2011
anon wrote:
PO report the entire story of the board meeting, Mr. Hall only captured a biased portion of this meeting. Roxanne should have covered this, as she will tell the whole story.
Kudos to Clifford for not walking out on this meeting , but he still needs to go
1. [email protected]
Eight teachers and an elementary guidance counselor in the Tuscarora School District are the latest casualties of a state educational system in financial crisis. With the Tuscarora School Board faced with the challenge of closing a $1.4 million deficit,...
1. [email protected]
For three hours Monday, taxpayers grilled the Tuscarora School Board in sometimes heated debate about why some expenditures were considered when nine teachers faced job cuts. A number of taxpayers spoke out against the need for laptop computers for...
The board president is a strong educational leader. I think this district is very lucky to have him.
me me

Towson, MD

#4 May 12, 2011
Who ever thinks our board president is a leader. Is a bigger moran than he is !!!!!!!
Missing the Equation

Carlisle, PA

#5 May 12, 2011
Over and over the school board keeps missing the equation for improving the district's financial situation. I would suggest that the school board (not the administration) do a 10 year study of how many administrative, middle management, and secretarial positions have been added over that time period. And yet if one checks student enrollment for the past 10 years, there is little or no difference. At the end of this study, I would venture to say that enough money would be saved by eliminating many of these unnecessary "nice to have" positions that students would benefit by not losing a band director, a home economics teacher, a digital applications instructor, and others. Could this board just please take a look at the last ten years to see how top heavy this district has become. When I look at the make up of the board, it seems that there should be a more commonsense approach to solving the district's financial problems. I suspect that someone like Mr. Reeder would do well in replacing the current board president. This may help to return commonsense to the board.
Just Curious

Greencastle, PA

#6 May 13, 2011
I clicked on CVCS Principal Carl McKee's comments only to get comments on Tuscarora School District's budget....COME ON PO, get it together
Cookin

Chambersburg, PA

#7 May 13, 2011
I love uplifting stories like this. Sometimes it is nice to have a little good news once in a while! Great job Principal McKee!
Cookin

Chambersburg, PA

#8 May 13, 2011
Oh my gosh I thought this was the Principal McKee story...WTH? I am with you, Just Curious!
abc

Carlisle, PA

#9 May 13, 2011
The P.O. in their attempt to run Topix is worse than a one armed paper hanger.
writtenby

Greencastle, PA

#10 May 13, 2011
Maybe Principle Mckee should focus his efforts on the horribly rude parents of the children who attend his school! I have never seen more rude parents in my life! I don't understand why they are even included in our school system.
CVCS Alum Parent

Gettysburg, PA

#11 May 13, 2011
writtenby wrote:
Maybe Principle Mckee should focus his efforts on the horribly rude parents of the children who attend his school! I have never seen more rude parents in my life! I don't understand why they are even included in our school system.
My kids spent many years with CVCS and I donít remember seeing the "horribly rude" people you're speaking of. I'm thankful my kids went there. In addition CVCS is not part of "our school system"; it's a privately operated school. Further, "Principle" should actually be Principal. Maybe you should check your school system.
Dudius

Gettysburg, PA

#12 Jun 6, 2011
writtenby wrote:
Maybe Principle Mckee should focus his efforts on the horribly rude parents of the children who attend his school! I have never seen more rude parents in my life! I don't understand why they are even included in our school system.
You have won the dumbest post ever award. You may now quit posting.

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