Is Model Closing
Model Parent

Richmond, KY

#25 Mar 7, 2013
There are great things that can be said about Model. Both the HS and MS are in the top 10 schools in the state, the elementary is #28. Central is ranked #73, and Southern #209. Middle schools: Caudill #53, Clark Moores # 108, MMS #155, and Foley#186 ( schooldigger.com -rates every school on test scores). These kids are smart, and test well. Model provides learning opportunities for so many college students that take what they learn home to their communities. It is truly a learning environment for Model students and EKU students. Most of the Model students would do well wherever they go to school though because they come from homes with educators and college grads as their role models-fact. 98% of students that attend Model go on to complete a college degree. Whether you like them or what they do is really irrelevant to the facts.

Not that this school is perfect. It has issues like any other school. Preferential treatment according to your parents, socioeconomic status, how much your parents are willing to hover, etc...Some teachers who need to retire, some who just don't care, but overall most seem to really want to see these kids learn. Poorly run athletic program with issues in how girls and boys teams are treated and supported. Bad food-but that is an Aramark issue. Still using textbooks-when they should move into the digital world like many other top schools. They teach to the middle, instead of pushing accelerated learners.

Model's budget is a little over $5million. State support, tuition and fees cover over $4million. EKU provides $1.2 million support-considering EKU students spend average of 557 hours a week there teaching/learning and there are 311 EKU Student check ins weekly -that is a bargain compared to some of the other things the university spends $$'s on.

Not only should Model be saved, but the next building on campus should be a new facility for these youth. Where else in our state do you find a top 10 Middle and High school that is 50+years old?

Everyone seems to have something negative to say about our youth. Our children become what we tell them they are. Every child in every school deserves the opportunity to get as much support and education as they can handle so they grow up to be responsible adults and try to make this community the best it can be!
348dkee

Richmond, KY

#26 Mar 8, 2013
Shut it down!!! Who cares??
nobody

Richmond, KY

#27 Mar 8, 2013
Hey all you Model people - Maybe the county people are tired of handing over money to keep supporting your school so that you people can go around acting like you're better than everybody else and your kid's **** don't stink. We are fed up supporting you. If you all are so rich fork over a reasonable amount of tuition that is normally expected of a "private school" instead of the insignificant amount you already pay and shut up. If you would finance your own school this would not even be up for discussion!
really

Pikeville, KY

#28 Mar 8, 2013
nobody wrote:
Hey all you Model people - Maybe the county people are tired of handing over money to keep supporting your school so that you people can go around acting like you're better than everybody else and your kid's **** don't stink. We are fed up supporting you. If you all are so rich fork over a reasonable amount of tuition that is normally expected of a "private school" instead of the insignificant amount you already pay and shut up. If you would finance your own school this would not even be up for discussion!
Get a clue. People in the higher income brackets pay for your kids to go to school, draw welfare, get a medical card, food stamps, and many other state and federal income taxes. I pay prepayable taxes every quarter of $25,000.00. I am sure you get a refund every year I don't. I pay for your roads, your infrastructure, your military, and much, much more. You pay for nothing. Model students pay $4000.00 per year in tuition. Here is an idea. Instead of bitching get the State and Federal government to give an educational tax credit to those who want to send their children to private schools, instead of the state schools our tax dollars ( for those who do not get refunds to support ). No county school could exist without people in my income bracket. If you get any sort of refund then stop bitching because my unrefundable tax money pays for your kid to go to school! If you receive a refund check then you are not paying for shit!
duh

Berea, KY

#29 Mar 8, 2013
Uhh if you get a refund it means you paid in more than was required disregarding all the tax credits. Plenty of people who get refunds still pay a good amount of taxes.$4000 a year is very nice. I am surprised more people aren't sending their kids there.
Old School

Georgetown, KY

#30 Mar 8, 2013
twister wrote:
I graduated from Model many years ago and still today when asked where I went to high school, it is still the same old response.......... Ohooooo. I never felt like I was better than anyone else and I was nice to everyone. Yes, my family had money and status but I wasn't brought up to think that I was superior. I never realized until I got older how jealous others were and it was their problem and not mine.
You sound just like about every Model student that I've been "exposed" to in the past-stuck up, spoiled, rich. Ya'll weren't all that and STIll aren't.
Duh duh

Pikeville, KY

#31 Mar 8, 2013
HELLO, your refund is based on muliple things..ie. property, deaths etc.. Not just overpayment!!!.the Model parents are still paying taxes for the Madison County schools. If those parents don't complain about helping county schools then why would anyone care about the education of child. Why not have the Model exempt from paying for county school tax and just let them pay directly????
really

Pikeville, KY

#32 Mar 9, 2013
Duh duh wrote:
HELLO, your refund is based on muliple things..ie. property, deaths etc.. Not just overpayment!!!.the Model parents are still paying taxes for the Madison County schools. If those parents don't complain about helping county schools then why would anyone care about the education of child. Why not have the Model exempt from paying for county school tax and just let them pay directly????
You are confused! I don't get a refund. I pay $100,000 in taxes a year. I should be able to chose (to some extent) where those monies are spent. Pro-rate my share of what I would be paying to support the county schools and let me apply it to Model.
nobody

Richmond, KY

#33 Mar 9, 2013
really wrote:
<quoted text>
Get a clue. People in the higher income brackets pay for your kids to go to school, draw welfare, get a medical card, food stamps, and many other state and federal income taxes. I pay prepayable taxes every quarter of $25,000.00. I am sure you get a refund every year I don't. I pay for your roads, your infrastructure, your military, and much, much more. You pay for nothing. Model students pay $4000.00 per year in tuition. Here is an idea. Instead of bitching get the State and Federal government to give an educational tax credit to those who want to send their children to private schools, instead of the state schools our tax dollars ( for those who do not get refunds to support ). No county school could exist without people in my income bracket. If you get any sort of refund then stop bitching because my unrefundable tax money pays for your kid to go to school! If you receive a refund check then you are not paying for shit!
So you are saying that you should get an educational tax credit simply because you want to send your kid to a private school. You can send them to the county school for free buddy! Why should you get money because you think your kid is too good to go to county schools? Dumb***. Also, I can assure you that the county school system would somehow find a way to exist without people in your tax bracket. You really have yourself way up there, don't you?
Sue

Winchester, KY

#34 Mar 9, 2013
Just my opinion:

Model is a wonderful school that excells each year because the majority of the students are from caring, loving, involved parents that are truly interested in their child's education. The people that attend Model are a more affluent class and feel that they are deserving of what they "Pay" for. Perhaps they are.

The Madison County School system serves all. It doesn't matter if the poor little preschooler is dirty, hungry and has never had any of the privileges money can buy. Many of the parents struggle, many are drug addicts and many just don't really care. I think this describes the majority of the parents.

There is no way an employee of the county can ever produce the scores Model employees can because they did not start out on a level playing field. You can never expect a child that has never held a book, been read to, can't hold a pencil or is hungry to perform at the level of a child that just returned from a week at Disney World.

The real world is the county system but if a parent wants to send their child to Model so be it. They can't shield them forever and that will be a painful day when they are eventually thrown to the real world.
Taxpayer

Richmond, KY

#35 Mar 9, 2013
Sue wrote:
Just my opinion:
The people that attend Model are a more affluent class and feel that they are deserving of what they "Pay" for. Perhaps they are.
Yes and opinions are just like assholes. Everybody has a different one.

As far as them "paying for".... Maybe they should pay more since their "affluent class" of kids school is closing because the poor county schools are tired of paying their way.

In my opinion... Close the place, or turn it over to county control since the county has to pay its way that makes the most sense, or fund the place in the manner they have been claiming it is funded for 50 years.

Let the fools that attend pay the way.
Human Resources Manager

Richmond, KY

#36 Mar 9, 2013
Sue wrote:
Just my opinion:

There is no way an employee of the county can ever produce the scores Model employees can because they did not start out on a level playing field. You can never expect a child that has never held a book, been read to, can't hold a pencil or is hungry to perform at the level of a child that just returned from a week at Disney World.
Damn you are an ignorant person. Never opened a book huh.... Madison County schools have more accelerated students than Model has students.

I can tell you this. When reviewing resumes, the first mention of Model in the document and it goes in the trash. Yea I make 6 figures, and graduated from MCHS and I personally will never employee a person that graduated from Model. The other employees in the department feel the same.

That alone tells me what they are, and what they are about. And here in the job market we do not teach the test so there is no easy answers. We hire quality people from quality schools.
really

Richmond, KY

#37 Mar 9, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>Yes and opinions are just like assholes. Everybody has a different one.

As far as them "paying for".... Maybe they should pay more since their "affluent class" of kids school is closing because the poor county schools are tired of paying their way.

In my opinion... Close the place, or turn it over to county control since the county has to pay its way that makes the most sense, or fund the place in the manner they have been claiming it is funded for 50 years.

Let the fools that attend pay the way.
First of all the county doesn't "give" them anything. A portion of the money comes from the state and the parents pay the rest. The school is a part of the college of education and they send all of there potential teachers over there to observe. The county could not take all of them, then EKU would be in a had position. Stop being jealous and get your facts straight.
really

Richmond, KY

#38 Mar 9, 2013
Human Resources Manager wrote:
<quoted text>Damn you are an ignorant person. Never opened a book huh.... Madison County schools have more accelerated students than Model has students.

I can tell you this. When reviewing resumes, the first mention of Model in the document and it goes in the trash. Yea I make 6 figures, and graduated from MCHS and I personally will never employee a person that graduated from Model. The other employees in the department feel the same.

That alone tells me what they are, and what they are about. And here in the job market we do not teach the test so there is no easy answers. We hire quality people from quality schools.
What factory do you work at? Doubt our students are applying there.
really

Richmond, KY

#39 Mar 9, 2013
Old School wrote:
<quoted text>You sound just like about every Model student that I've been "exposed" to in the past-stuck up, spoiled, rich. Ya'll weren't all that and STIll aren't.
Jealous. Get a life or maybe a job!!!
twister

Richmond, KY

#40 Mar 9, 2013
Old School wrote:
<quoted text>You sound just like about every Model student that I've been "exposed" to in the past-stuck up, spoiled, rich. Ya'll weren't all that and STIll aren't.
You are a perfect example of what I was talking about in my previous post. Thank you.
Sue

Winchester, KY

#41 Mar 9, 2013
Human Resources Manager wrote:
<quoted text>
Damn you are an ignorant person. Never opened a book huh.... Madison County schools have more accelerated students than Model has students.
I can tell you this. When reviewing resumes, the first mention of Model in the document and it goes in the trash. Yea I make 6 figures, and graduated from MCHS and I personally will never employee a person that graduated from Model. The other employees in the department feel the same.
That alone tells me what they are, and what they are about. And here in the job market we do not teach the test so there is no easy answers. We hire quality people from quality schools.
I would guess your estimation of ignorance implies anyone that does not agree with you. You are rude, condesending and most likely a most resentful person. Your post only serves to show the depth of the hostility people here feel over this school and the fact that it is most generally chilren of privilege and great parent caring that attend. It is a shame you cannot simply admit every person has a right to send their child whereever you wish. It is unfornuate that you feel the need to show how very inferior you have felt for years and the throwing resumes away is your way of feeling better about yourself.

Sorry for you that your opinion is the only one that counts.
Old Nick

Richmond, KY

#42 Mar 9, 2013
My kids didn't go to Model. My wife and I thought about it real hard, took a good look at the quality of person Model was producing, and said 'No.'

Sure, Model produces some smart kids. They certainly test better than Central or Southern. But the quality of the individual from there is absolute shit. Model children, in general, have a much higher sense of invalid self-importance and are just not good people.

I'm glad my kids went through public schools, when compared to what they might have been if they had come out of Model.
really

Richmond, KY

#43 Mar 9, 2013
Old Nick wrote:
My kids didn't go to Model. My wife and I thought about it real hard, took a good look at the quality of person Model was producing, and said 'No.'

Sure, Model produces some smart kids. They certainly test better than Central or Southern. But the quality of the individual from there is absolute shit. Model children, in general, have a much higher sense of invalid self-importance and are just not good people.

I'm glad my kids went through public schools, when compared to what they might have been if they had come out of Model.
You are a joke. Yet again someone that is jealous their kids probably could not get in. I can tell you this, been to many functions and there is no comparison to Model kids and public kids. Model kids know how to act in public and are respectful can't say that about most public kids. Sorry.
Local Banker

San Diego, CA

#44 Mar 10, 2013
really wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a joke. Yet again someone that is jealous their kids probably could not get in. I can tell you this, been to many functions and there is no comparison to Model kids and public kids. Model kids know how to act in public and are respectful can't say that about most public kids. Sorry.

I will not fully identify myself due to my position. But be it clear, had I wanted my children to attend Model Lab, there would have been no problem with that.
My children attended Madison Central because we, my wife, our parents, and myself all determined Madison Central to be the superior school system.
My three children are all college graduates from University of Kentucky two with Masters and one with his Doctorate. So I continue to feel we did exactly right.
On an off color note. I remember attending Central and my memories of the students of Model are how they all cry like little girls when you slap one. The women they are with will not run off like the guys do though. That is how we met, she was looking like she needed a real man, and was at the restaurant having dinner with her date.
We were at the local McDonald's when for a laugh and a dare, I kicked her date in the ass and ran him off. She and I then had a great time, and the rest is as they say, history.
She was also the main reason the children went the way they did. My wife attended Model and she was then and remains now, the loudest voice for children attending Central.

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