Frankfort cancelled Spring Sports

Frankfort cancelled Spring Sports

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Phantom

Syracuse, NY

#1 Feb 2, 2013
This is not a good sign.
not a prob

United States

#2 Feb 2, 2013
I hear dan and crew have already started selling brownies to off set the difference.
Too Bad

New York, NY

#3 Feb 2, 2013
Hey, they were warned! Same with Herkimer but nobody wanted to listen.
Too Bad

New York, NY

#4 Feb 2, 2013
Sports are great, but inessential. Especially spring sports. Soccer is both spring and fall, and baseball and track are small sacrifices. We're not fielding Major Leaguers or Olympic sprinters here. Sucks for the kids, but better they lose baseball than math.
Too Bad

New York, NY

#5 Feb 3, 2013
Yeah but you know that these people in Herkimer and Frankfort could care less about losing classes, teachers, etc. But what they DO care about is their sports. Would be nice if they had their priorities straight but they don't. And once again the kids suffer.
wow

United States

#6 Feb 3, 2013
you fffin retard. mohawk has the most obnoxious ,bigoted fans in the valley. go to a sporting event and see who cares more about sports. mohawk moms care more about sports than the size of their behinds. go herk.
smile

United States

#7 Feb 3, 2013
wow wrote:
you fffin retard. mohawk has the most obnoxious ,bigoted fans in the valley. go to a sporting event and see who cares more about sports. mohawk moms care more about sports than the size of their behinds. go herk.
Herk is going alright. Down the toilet. Village is bankrupt too.
really

Andover, MA

#8 Feb 4, 2013
wow wrote:
you fffin retard. mohawk has the most obnoxious ,bigoted fans in the valley. go to a sporting event and see who cares more about sports. mohawk moms care more about sports than the size of their behinds. go herk.
What an idiotic statement, remember Herk football this year, Herkimer parents were right there, cheering and being obnoxious. Don't begrudge Mohakw now because they are having an awesome basketball season and it has brought lots of people out to cheer the boys on. Sports are not essential to educaiton, but they do bring communities together.
hap

United States

#9 Feb 4, 2013
Sports only keep the dumb kids in school. I say get rid of sports all together.
yeah well

United States

#10 Feb 4, 2013
hap wrote:
Sports only keep the dumb kids in school. I say get rid of sports all together.
You are right to a point. I only stayed in school because of sports and just got by. But it worked out, four years after high school I decided to go to college and thank god I didn't drop out.
hap

United States

#11 Feb 5, 2013
You could of got a ged. Sports shouldnt be part of schooling. If you like sports start your own league. After school.
nooo

Stockton Springs, ME

#12 Feb 5, 2013
hap wrote:
You could of got a ged. Sports shouldnt be part of schooling. If you like sports start your own league. After school.
Who was it that said strong mind and strong body. Was it only a "one a day commercial?"
Payup

New York, NY

#13 Feb 5, 2013
There should be sports available. My feeling is if you want to play mom & dad should have to pay. Not the entire community. Sports fee for those involved,music/band fee for those involved ect. Not everyone wants or is involved in these programs why should everyone have to pay? Times change!
DHB

Herkimer, NY

#14 Feb 5, 2013
Too Bad wrote:
Sports are great, but inessential. Especially spring sports. Soccer is both spring and fall, and baseball and track are small sacrifices. We're not fielding Major Leaguers or Olympic sprinters here. Sucks for the kids, but better they lose baseball than math.
Excuse me.........the valley schools outside of West Canada and Town of Webb schools generally performed in the bottom 10% of all schools in upstate New York. Frankfort was slightly better than Ilion, Herkimer, or Mohawk, but certainly not enough to move them out of the bottom 20-25%......meaning 75-80% of the other schools performed better. You aren't teaching much math to begin with and removing spring sports is not going to change that. Removing sports is a money issue, not an academic one. Don't try to serve it up as anything more than it is......you cannot afford a school district ! The top 100 performing schools all have sports programs. You may not field Olympians or NFL material (Section 5 does a pretty fair job at that), but neither are you producing Rhodes scholars, National Spelling Bee finalists, etc.
Too Bad

New York, NY

#15 Feb 5, 2013
I'm not from Frankfort, I'm from Ilion. And yes, it's a money issue - my point was I'd rather something inessential get cut to save money than teachers get cut. And here in Ilion, 75% of our 10th graders failed the Global History Regents, and about the same percentage of our students are in AIS. Maybe we SHOULD get rid of sports and just focus on getting our kids' academic performance up.
valley native

Little Falls, NY

#16 Feb 5, 2013
start scheduling your sports tag days herk its coming
DHB

Herkimer, NY

#17 Feb 6, 2013
Too Bad wrote:
I'm not from Frankfort, I'm from Ilion. And yes, it's a money issue - my point was I'd rather something inessential get cut to save money than teachers get cut. And here in Ilion, 75% of our 10th graders failed the Global History Regents, and about the same percentage of our students are in AIS. Maybe we SHOULD get rid of sports and just focus on getting our kids' academic performance up.
The Global History issue is a teaching issue, which can be addressed in a merger, which is something everyone seems to forget. It is much more difficult to do outside of one, especially if you have already laid off teachers and have nobody else left to move into that subject. Other valley districts have the same problem, just different subjects. Maybe BOCES should get into the tutoring and regents review business, like they do in other areas.
valley resident

New York, NY

#18 Feb 6, 2013
bottom line is frankfort and herkimer had their chance and now the kids are the ones that will pay. and this is only the beginning. wait till the state steps in.

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