State Budget Cuts Force Muskogee County School To Close

Sep 15, 2010 Read more: News on 6 Tulsa 27
State funding cuts have forced an Oklahoma school district to shut down its high school. Read more
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mark

Broken Arrow, OK

#1 Sep 15, 2010
Well that is really a shame,state has money for other things but not schools,go figure.Really the state is in bed with the casinos,they love it but doesnt work for our schools
Scott

United States

#2 Sep 15, 2010
It's about time schools consolidate...way to many school districts. I mean common... a high school with 17 students?
proudokie

Broken Arrow, OK

#3 Sep 15, 2010
I have to agree with Scott. A high school with 17 students? What are they paying that super per student? I know that "everyone" wants their own school district, but at what cost to the students?
Bart

Oktaha, OK

#4 Sep 15, 2010
And at what cost to the taxpayers? A school with only 17 students probably needs as much space for classrooms, and as many teachers, as a school with 250 students. The cost per student is just too high in the current economic environment. Small schools like that may be nostalgic, but they just don't make financial sense. Like it or not, government at all levels is going to have to make the same kind of difficult spending decisions we the taxpayers are having to make every day.
catfish

Sapulpa, OK

#5 Sep 15, 2010
CONSOLIDATE AND MOVE FORWARD.
THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE YEARS AGO.
WAYNE

Pawhuska, OK

#6 Sep 15, 2010
Conslidate with Oktaha and get a chance at another state title.
Whatever

Claremore, OK

#7 Sep 15, 2010
mark wrote:
Well that is really a shame,state has money for other things but not schools,go figure.Really the state is in bed with the casinos,they love it but doesnt work for our schools
The state would have plenty of money for the schools if these rinky-dink little districts would consolidate and quit whining. Seriously. And look at what the school is lamenting. Not the high-quality education the students were receiving. Not the top notch teachers that will be missed. No... it's the sports teams.

It is high time the schools prioritize and put EDUCATION first, ahead of sports and ahead of nostalgia. Consolidate and offer the students a real education with college preparatory classes and eliminate the wasteful spending once and for all.
my2cents

Tahlequah, OK

#8 Sep 15, 2010
they need to do this with a lot more schools, they are wasting a ton of our tax dollars with all this small school districts with high paying admin. and all they want to do is raise our taxes 40% buy putting SQ 744 on the ballet, everybody is hurting and the teachers want more!! VOTE NO ON 744
wolfie

Tulsa, OK

#9 Sep 15, 2010
no money for the school but keeping all teachers?????
wolfie

Tulsa, OK

#10 Sep 15, 2010
maybe only 17 students but a good graduation ratio
okiefrommuskogee

Irving, TX

#11 Sep 15, 2010
Boyton/Taft is a black school. Out of the entire high school they only have 17? I guess all the blacks must of dropped out of 8th grade and moved up to North Tulsa.
GO Cardinals

Owasso, OK

#12 Sep 15, 2010
We wouldn't move to north Tulsa if you paid me to. i am a proud graduate from Boynton-Moton with with a very high education and a great paying career. There has been many graduates doing big things from Boynton-Moton as well as fighting for the USA. So get the facts straight okiefrommuskogee. Man would you people get a life.
jose c

Oklahoma City, OK

#13 Sep 15, 2010
17 kids please that wasnt even how many kids where in my class room at PCO get over it
Smart

Owasso, OK

#14 Sep 15, 2010
What is this crap about tiny OK schools? 17 High schools students? Do they have one classroom and meet in a travel trailer? Those kids are much better off in a larger school with more opportunities. My OK senior class was 42 and we had limited classes only offered every other year for college placement classes.
Smart

Owasso, OK

#15 Sep 15, 2010
Whatever wrote:
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The state would have plenty of money for the schools if these rinky-dink little districts would consolidate and quit whining. Seriously. And look at what the school is lamenting. Not the high-quality education the students were receiving. Not the top notch teachers that will be missed. No... it's the sports teams.
It is high time the schools prioritize and put EDUCATION first, ahead of sports and ahead of nostalgia. Consolidate and offer the students a real education with college preparatory classes and eliminate the wasteful spending once and for all.
The reason they still exist is because the school Administrators get a great check for a tiny class. They still have Principals and Superintendents, only it is usually the same person pulling in a higher salary than either position separately.
dnt worry

United States

#16 Sep 15, 2010
lol this funny stuff some people talk and haveno clue of what is going on in that school system.And go to oktaha not lol they were scared to play boynton last year sore losers cause they would have got beAT JUST SAYIN!!!
i got this

United States

#17 Sep 15, 2010
you people need to get off boynton. some of you talking noise probably has never been to boynton. boynton schools produced ample amounts of sucessful students. you guys always have your mouths on things and dont the first thing about the situation!! the school is closed and you still have things to say you must dont have a life!!! make sure you run and tell that lol!!!
Get a clue

Coweta, OK

#18 Sep 15, 2010
First of all, none of u know anything about this school. Secondly, I am not black and I had 3 kids attending Boynton-Moton. Thirdly, u don't pay attention to whats going on w/your kids @ school if u idiots think Oktaha is a good school. My son went to Oktaha & after he failed I pulled him out & put him in a smaller school, that u people think is so worthless, and he has kept a 3.0 ever since. Who's the dummy? At , a school w/a smaller ratio, the child is less likely to get over looked, due to, so called, holding back the other 27-34 kids in class. If u look @ the student to teacher ratio in most private schools, u'd see the benefit of a small school. Oh, I guess most of us don't take that much interest to make sure our children don't suffer just so we can get a trophy for the school. I'm sorry u must be from Oktaha, guess u forgot when they got busted for recruiting students so they could feel less worthless. By the way, I've gone to OSU & CSC, u have to retake most of the courses u took in H.S. Guess u should've known that. Or maybe ur an exception to the rule. U must of played sports, u weren't expected to do much.
Mike

Kingfisher, OK

#19 Sep 16, 2010
You can only cut the budget so far before there are consequences. It a sad situation for Boynton-Motol Schools. The Boynton-Motol Schools is not the only small school district feeling the affects of cuts to education.
-Whatever-

Henryetta, OK

#20 Sep 16, 2010
Get a clue wrote:
First of all, none of u know anything about this school. Secondly, I am not black and I had 3 kids attending Boynton-Moton. Thirdly, u don't pay attention to whats going on w/your kids @ school if u idiots think Oktaha is a good school. My son went to Oktaha & after he failed I pulled him out & put him in a smaller school, that u people think is so worthless, and he has kept a 3.0 ever since. Who's the dummy? At , a school w/a smaller ratio, the child is less likely to get over looked, due to, so called, holding back the other 27-34 kids in class. If u look @ the student to teacher ratio in most private schools, u'd see the benefit of a small school. Oh, I guess most of us don't take that much interest to make sure our children don't suffer just so we can get a trophy for the school. I'm sorry u must be from Oktaha, guess u forgot when they got busted for recruiting students so they could feel less worthless. By the way, I've gone to OSU & CSC, u have to retake most of the courses u took in H.S. Guess u should've known that. Or maybe ur an exception to the rule. U must of played sports, u weren't expected to do much.
You say that your child has a 3.0 grade point now, do you ever stop and think that maybe it's the teachers fudging on the grades? I have a child who went to school there for a year and his grades dramatically raised from and F to an A in a matter of weeks. However his state test scores came back lower than they were in the previous school. You might be right, it might be that there is less kids to each teacher and it would be nice if all children could have that extra attention, but if something happens and your child has to go to another school, what are you gonna do then? I do believe that you are giving the school more than they should get credit for,taking into account they have some of the lowest state scores in the entire state. Guess U should have known THAT

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