Middlesboro losing money to Bell Co....

Middlesboro losing money to Bell Co. Schools

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Its Time

Corbin, KY

#1 Dec 6, 2012
Why does Middlesboro Schools swap student contracts with Bell Co. and cause our schools to lose so much money? Does Bell Co. have some powerful influence on our school board? I heard Bell was going to stop trading contracts with Pineville, so why don't we stop with Bell Co. and bring the money back to our kids, not Bell Co. who thinks they are so much better than we are anyways. If our board don't stop this we need to remember them next election. Let them tell us why our kids do without so Bell Co. can get it all.
Not So Fast

United States

#2 Dec 6, 2012
Its Time wrote:
Why does Middlesboro Schools swap student contracts with Bell Co. and cause our schools to lose so much money? Does Bell Co. have some powerful influence on our school board? I heard Bell was going to stop trading contracts with Pineville, so why don't we stop with Bell Co. and bring the money back to our kids, not Bell Co. who thinks they are so much better than we are anyways. If our board don't stop this we need to remember them next election. Let them tell us why our kids do without so Bell Co. can get it all.
It isn't only Bell County that benefits from the reciprocal agreement. Middlesboro has quite a few students who actually live in the county. Quite a few Ambleside kids go to the city schools although they live in the county.

It isn't something that should be done without looking carefully at all the facts and figures.
News

United States

#3 Dec 7, 2012
In another year bell county, Middlesboro, and Pineville schools will all be one.
Truth

Omaha, NE

#4 Dec 7, 2012
How do you think Bell County went from a team that we beat so bad when I was in high school that by the second half we were seeing if any of the cheerleaders wanted to play, to a state power? All the kids that used to go to Middlesboo is going to the county school.
Well

Sikeston, MO

#5 Dec 7, 2012
Truth wrote:
How do you think Bell County went from a team that we beat so bad when I was in high school that by the second half we were seeing if any of the cheerleaders wanted to play, to a state power? All the kids that used to go to Middlesboo is going to the county school.
well my daughter will be one of them that goes to bell after Xmas. She has went to middlesboro since pre school. The high school is awful they get treated and talked about like dogs by the teachers and the rest of the staff. They worry more about how cool they look to the students then actually teaching them something. During the school board election their was an article in the Lexington herald about west end being the 13th worst school in the state of ky. This is pitiful and it's funny how it wasn't in the paper or on our local news station during the election. Smh at middlesboro school system.
not the same thing

Mayfield, KY

#6 Dec 7, 2012
The "contracs" that you speak of, are NON-EXISTENT! Ask any school board member. The only "contracts" that MAY exist are the ones for county kids to go to city schools. The only time a parent has to pay for their child to go to county school, is if they live out of county/state. Remember, Mboro and Pville are both located inside Bell Co. The other districts are Independent. Do your research, I did.
not the same thing

Mayfield, KY

#7 Dec 7, 2012
Contracts*
Middlesboro

Lebanon, KY

#8 Dec 7, 2012
I detest the Middlesboro school system, and I am a graduate of it. It is nothing like it was in the late 80s early 90s. They do not care about the children, it's all political bs. The teachers are simply concerned about their popularity with the "connected" students. My children attend bell county schools. They are much happier there, my only regret was sending them to Middlesboro for a few years, I can believe about WEPS being among the worst in the state. I hope to see the day that Middlesboro schools are closed,
Really

United States

#9 Dec 7, 2012
Well wrote:
<quoted text> well my daughter will be one of them that goes to bell after Xmas. She has went to middlesboro since pre school. The high school is awful they get treated and talked about like dogs by the teachers and the rest of the staff. They worry more about how cool they look to the students then actually teaching them something. During the school board election their was an article in the Lexington herald about west end being the 13th worst school in the state of ky. This is pitiful and it's funny how it wasn't in the paper or on our local news station during the election. Smh at middlesboro school system.
Complete nonsense.
Delano

New Tazewell, TN

#10 Dec 7, 2012
Well wrote:
<quoted text> well my daughter will be one of them that goes to bell after Xmas. She has went to middlesboro since pre school. The high school is awful they get treated and talked about like dogs by the teachers and the rest of the staff. They worry more about how cool they look to the students then actually teaching them something. During the school board election their was an article in the Lexington herald about west end being the 13th worst school in the state of ky. This is pitiful and it's funny how it wasn't in the paper or on our local news station during the election. Smh at middlesboro school system.
MPS & MIS are combined in testing and they were 13th from the top on 2008. Now 7th from the bottom. The only significant change during those years was the superintendent.
Its Time

Corbin, KY

#11 Dec 7, 2012
Not So Fast wrote:
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It isn't only Bell County that benefits from the reciprocal agreement. Middlesboro has quite a few students who actually live in the county. Quite a few Ambleside kids go to the city schools although they live in the county.
It isn't something that should be done without looking carefully at all the facts and figures.
At last check, Yellow Creek would lose 70 percent of their students if Middlesboro stopped exchanging contracts and Bell Co. High School would lose at least 20 percent. It would be in our best interest to cancel the exchange and make all students living in our school district go to Middlesboro schools. We are losing a LOT of money. From what I heard from a board member at Bell Co. Yvonne is going to do this to Pineville, so why shouldn't we do it and get the money for our kids?
Not So Fast

Dyer, TN

#12 Dec 7, 2012
Its Time wrote:
<quoted text>At last check, Yellow Creek would lose 70 percent of their students if Middlesboro stopped exchanging contracts and Bell Co. High School would lose at least 20 percent. It would be in our best interest to cancel the exchange and make all students living in our school district go to Middlesboro schools. We are losing a LOT of money. From what I heard from a board member at Bell Co. Yvonne is going to do this to Pineville, so why shouldn't we do it and get the money for our kids?
I'm not saying that it shouldn't be done, just saying that all the numbers need to be looked at carefully to make sure before doing so.

It's my understanding that canceling the agreement cannot force students to go to Middlesboro, it just means that the money does not follow them to Bell. But we wouldn't get it either. So if Bell still accepted those students without the money, and we didn't get any money for Bell students coming to Middlesboro, it seems to me that we could end up in worse shape.

I just think all possibilities should be studied and considered.
Its Time

Corbin, KY

#13 Dec 8, 2012
I know that if the shoe was on the other foot, Gilliam and the Bell Co. board would have already been all over this. It just so happens that we are losing more kids to Bell than they are to us. Its time to take a long hard look at this. Our students need this money too.
Well

Sikeston, MO

#14 Dec 8, 2012
Really wrote:
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Complete nonsense.
no nonsense not one bit. Every word I wrote is the truth. Middlesboro school system gets worse every year.
know a little bit

Mayfield, KY

#15 Dec 8, 2012
As long as you reside in Bell Co, you CANNOT be forced to attend an Idependent School District! Look it up!
Wondering

Corbin, KY

#16 Dec 9, 2012
know a little bit wrote:
As long as you reside in Bell Co, you CANNOT be forced to attend an Idependent School District! Look it up!
Well I agree with one thing, you know a LITTLE bit.LOL. If you live in the county school district, no you cannot make them go to an Independent school. But if they live in either Middlesboro or Pineville school district and attend a county school, if the contracts are not exchanged, the only way they can attend a county school is to pay tuition because the state will not give the county the money for that child. Yvonne pulled this on Middlesboro and Pineville years ago. Right now she is not saying anything about Middlesboro because she has more of our kids than we do of theirs. I don't know what Pineville's situation is but I'm sure we will find out soon. We need to press our school board to look into how much money we are losing.
Bless her heart

Richmond, KY

#17 Dec 11, 2012
If you did your home work do you get it home work. You would find it's an even exchange. You can check it out for yourself if you are smart enough. If you all want to belly ache about something watch the bus loads and car loads of students come out of Claiborne County that go to the bell schools. They use phony addresses and don't pay tuition and the state pays bell county per student. When the new school board takes office they will wiggle their nose and everything will be perfect. Lmao.
Wondering

Corbin, KY

#18 Dec 11, 2012
What?? WTH are you talking about. Are you stupid or what? It has been checked and like I said, if Middlesboro would cancel the exchange of contracts the county would have to close Yellow Creek school and Bell has roughly 196 Middleboro students and Middlesboro has 91 county students. I don't know and don't care about the Claiborne Co. kids, if Bell wants to get illegal funding for out of state students, they will have to deal with that later on. And yes, if the state is giving money to Bell for TN kids, it is illegal. But Middlesboro needs to keep the kids in OUR district in OUR schools. I suggest you do a little HOME WORK. I have the numbers that were out only a few weeks ago. So we'll see where it goes. Either our school board can take action now or next election they won't have enough signs to get re elected.
NOOO

Richmond, KY

#19 Dec 12, 2012
Wondering wrote:
What?? WTH are you talking about. Are you stupid or what? It has been checked and like I said, if Middlesboro would cancel the exchange of contracts the county would have to close Yellow Creek school and Bell has roughly 196 Middleboro students and Middlesboro has 91 county students. I don't know and don't care about the Claiborne Co. kids, if Bell wants to get illegal funding for out of state students, they will have to deal with that later on. And yes, if the state is giving money to Bell for TN kids, it is illegal. But Middlesboro needs to keep the kids in OUR district in OUR schools. I suggest you do a little HOME WORK. I have the numbers that were out only a few weeks ago. So we'll see where it goes. Either our school board can take action now or next election they won't have enough signs to get re elected.
My child is a former Middlesboro student.People have the right to go to whatever school they want. The right to choose a school is the choice of the child.Protecting the rights of choice is most important thing.Do a better job in the eyes of the children and maybe the children will come back to Middlesboro.People have rights !Its about education isnt it ? and/or choosing what is best ?
NOOO

Richmond, KY

#20 Dec 12, 2012
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>Well I agree with one thing, you know a LITTLE bit.LOL. If you live in the county school district, no you cannot make them go to an Independent school. But if they live in either Middlesboro or Pineville school district and attend a county school, if the contracts are not exchanged, the only way they can attend a county school is to pay tuition because the state will not give the county the money for that child. Yvonne pulled this on Middlesboro and Pineville years ago. Right now she is not saying anything about Middlesboro because she has more of our kids than we do of theirs. I don't know what Pineville's situation is but I'm sure we will find out soon. We need to press our school board to look into how much money we are losing.
Dont press anyone! Find out what your doing wrong and try to compete!

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