Poplar Bluff School District

Poplar Bluff School District

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Since: Jun 07

Poplar Bluff

#1 Jun 25, 2007
Is anyone else as disappointed in the PB school system as I am??
pb parent

United States

#2 Jun 26, 2007
disgusted would be more the word. trying to repeatedly force feed a bond issue for a new building that no one wants to pay for.

their next option will be to decrease the number of teachers and increase the number of kids in the classroom.
SPORTS FAN

United States

#3 Jun 27, 2007
They have done a pretty good job with the boys athletic program. It is a shame that they haven't done the same for the girls. The "Athletic Director" even admitted that participation was down in girls sports. There is a coach or two that needs to go.
Eds Word

AOL

#4 Jul 16, 2007
You can't blame a coach because participation by girls in sports is down.
Girls participation in sports always has and will continue, to run in cycles. Athletic girls generally come from athletic families, and there are times when the academic achievers are in greater numbers.

Since: Jun 07

Poplar Bluff

#5 Jul 18, 2007
I have witnessed first hand the athletic practices of the Poplar Bluff School District, both as a student (years ago), and more recently as they were applied by some of the coaches. Boys basketball kept a deep bench allowing the students that wished to participate to cut themselves should they decide that they couldn't take it. This was also last years practice for the ladies basketball team. It was my understanding that this was also the practice for the football and wrestling programs. The only one that I have no knowledge of is the boys baseball team. I do know, however, that the ladies softball coach was allowed to cut three or four out of the twenty-six or so that tried out for the softball team. This was for the varsity and the junior varsity teams which requires a minimum of eighteen to fill out the two teams. It does not make sense to report in a board meeting that participation is down in ladies sports and then let one of the lady coaches run a totally different direction that all of the other coaches.
SPORTS FAN

United States

#6 Jul 24, 2007
According to the policy manual;

The Poplar Bluff School District R-I Board of Education is committed to a policy of
nondiscrimination in relation to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, marital status and handicaps. Respect for the dignity and worth of each individual shall be paramount in the establishment of all policies by the Board of Education and in the administration of those policies by the administrative staff.

It doesn't say anything about a teacher/coach that just doesn't like you. Here is a link that might interest you;

http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/youth/12023res200110...
pb parent

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Jul 25, 2007
the school district is like the city, ran by self serving individuals who are looking out for their own interests

you cant name one that dont have alternative motives
beth

Roanoke, IL

#8 Aug 21, 2007
i agree, pb schools are declining dramatically. my daughter was going to school here until this year i put her in a private school. wish i would have a long time ago. i have nothing good to say about pb school district!!! Very disappointed in the system.
Former mule

United States

#10 Feb 23, 2017
Its terrible how much the girls program went down. They even use to when more. Now the coaching is more about agendas then what's right.
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United States

#11 Feb 27, 2017
Former mule wrote:
Its terrible how much the girls program went down. They even use to when more. Now the coaching is more about agendas then what's right.
Was there tonight. Didn't look good, but they're are young. It's not the coaching. It's the culture. Community parents, school board, AD.

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