jalapeno jose

Rome, NY

#42 Oct 7, 2012
eliminate the school board! Is it really needed?
call

Worcester, MA

#43 Oct 7, 2012
Duh wrote:
<quoted text>I would suggest spending some time in the spelling trailer for you.
really? Is that all that matters? The point is idiot is the kids are the ones that are going to suffer. Be a comic all you want but its really not a joke.
jalapeno jose

Rome, NY

#44 Oct 7, 2012
let joe handle the school problems
dont get it

New York, NY

#45 Oct 7, 2012
I, for one, don't get it. Our surrounding school districts... Oriskany, Holland Patent, etc.... don't have other schools to send their kids to. How do they do it? If they took the full 5 years allotted and put on an extra people, I'm sure this could be accomplished during the summers. Has anybody researched the cost of these mobile classrooms? The cost of the move itself is enormous! And then, they're gonna move them all back?
Entire housing projects are done in less than a year... This is a renovation and many parts of this renovation were done a few years back. This is going to be very detrimental to the student population. It has been shown, several times, that kids don't react well to constant change... hence the acting out when they're home life changes, when there is a substitute, etc. This will be difficult on everybody except the board of course!

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#46 Oct 7, 2012
12 JOE SAL 12 wrote:
<quoted text>I see why you were voted OFF the school Boad ...Because of your STUPID IDEAS! I can see why you support our goffy MAYOR...you think like him!
When was I voted off the school board, fake Joe?
call

Worcester, MA

#47 Oct 7, 2012
dont get it wrote:
I, for one, don't get it. Our surrounding school districts... Oriskany, Holland Patent, etc.... don't have other schools to send their kids to. How do they do it? If they took the full 5 years allotted and put on an extra people, I'm sure this could be accomplished during the summers. Has anybody researched the cost of these mobile classrooms? The cost of the move itself is enormous! And then, they're gonna move them all back?
Entire housing projects are done in less than a year... This is a renovation and many parts of this renovation were done a few years back. This is going to be very detrimental to the student population. It has been shown, several times, that kids don't react well to constant change... hence the acting out when they're home life changes, when there is a substitute, etc. This will be difficult on everybody except the board of course!
you are so right. People need to speak up. These board memebers think what they say is what is right for these kids. The ones tht voted for this of course have none affected by this whole trailer idea of course because if they were this would never be an option. THink about the location of these trailers people its a slap in your face were there being placed. Simons and the rest of them are saying your scum and so are your children.
dontcallme

Rome, NY

#48 Oct 7, 2012
They should have closed Stough and spent the money adding new classrooms for both the 5th and 6th graders at the elementary schools. The grand Staley experment is a failure and this age group isn't ready for a big school.

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#49 Oct 7, 2012
dontcallme wrote:
They should have closed Stough and spent the money adding new classrooms for both the 5th and 6th graders at the elementary schools. The grand Staley experment is a failure and this age group isn't ready for a big school.
Re-renovate all the elementary schools again? Good luck trying to sell that idea.
dontcallme

Rome, NY

#50 Oct 7, 2012
frankcor wrote:
<quoted text>
Re-renovate all the elementary schools again? Good luck trying to sell that idea.
Adding classrooms is not renovating a school. Every one of those schools used to hold 1-6 grades. Now they hold 1-4 grades. It can be done. The day might have to be a few minutes longer. We all know Staley doesn't work, but no one wants to admit it. It is to late now as we are going to renovate another school that should be closed.

Rome isn't going to grow. Its getting older and the school population will continue to decrease. The tax rate is high and those who will build houses will not do it in this district. Remember the cheerleaders who said if we build a new high school, the city would grow? Wrong again.
laughable

Rome, NY

#51 Oct 7, 2012
DOntcallme makes a really good point that i forgot about these schools once held grades K-5 without problems so why is it a problem now? I will say it again a lot of it has to do with parents that just dont want to see Staley "touched" such as tanya davis who thinks she runs that school. Staley does not have one building principal it has 2 karen miller and tanya davis who walks around thinking she is the shit. All these students will continue to excel in all they do if they parents that care put the effort into helping them do well no matter where they are schooled.
okay

Rome, NY

#52 Oct 7, 2012
laughable wrote:
DOntcallme makes a really good point that i forgot about these schools once held grades K-5 without problems so why is it a problem now? I will say it again a lot of it has to do with parents that just dont want to see Staley "touched" such as tanya davis who thinks she runs that school. Staley does not have one building principal it has 2 karen miller and tanya davis who walks around thinking she is the shit. All these students will continue to excel in all they do if they parents that care put the effort into helping them do well no matter where they are schooled.
ok then you show us where to put them smart one. Have you walked your butt into these building lately? Probably NOT since your say this so ignoratley. The class sizes are large and sections have increased for your information. Plus lets face it if you have been following the state scores lately smarty pants most students in the Rome area needs AIS services means they need remeadial services in (math, reading, writing, ela ect ) and get pulled daily for this) they had to hire many more teachers for this actually, this year because of this. Tell me where you would like to have these kids serviced for this? HOW ABOUT THE SNOW BANKS???? Or better yet WHATS YOUR ADDRESS???? Karen Miller and Tanya Davis have done nothing but helped these children and for you to attack them is beyond me both of them seem to be wonderful women you must be someone on the board against them. Thats a shame!!!
Make a change

Springfield, MA

#53 Oct 7, 2012
I'm not sure where you are getting yor information about Staley not working. Stop looking at facts from 7 years ago and start looking at the imorovement the 5th & 6th graders have made in the last 7 years. To your second point about grades 1-6 being in the elementary schools, please remember that 2 buildings have been closed in the last 5 years. Fitting the fifth & sixth graders in the remaining buildings would involve extensive renovations.
dontcallme wrote:
<quoted text>
Adding classrooms is not renovating a school. Every one of those schools used to hold 1-6 grades. Now they hold 1-4 grades. It can be done. The day might have to be a few minutes longer. We all know Staley doesn't work, but no one wants to admit it. It is to late now as we are going to renovate another school that should be closed.
Rome isn't going to grow. Its getting older and the school population will continue to decrease. The tax rate is high and those who will build houses will not do it in this district. Remember the cheerleaders who said if we build a new high school, the city would grow? Wrong again.

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#54 Oct 7, 2012
laughable wrote:
DOntcallme makes a really good point that i forgot about these schools once held grades K-5 without problems so why is it a problem now?
The problem now is that during the renovations, classrooms were converted into other spaces, often-times through the addition of partitions. Examples are resource-rooms for special needs students at Stokes. I haven't visited any other schools post-renovation -- perhaps folks can post examples if they want.

All that construction would have to be de-constructed to restore the converted spaces into classrooms again. And the resource that those spaces provide today, will not be provided with the 5th-graders returned to the building. Thus, they have chosen the maximum disruption to the maximum number of students.
laughable

Rome, NY

#55 Oct 7, 2012
My son attended staley for the last 2 years so i am pretty sure i know what i am talking about when it come to miller and davis. my son also attended elementary school in room and my oldest spent 5th grade in that school because staley was not in place yet so i know the 5th grade can work in those schools. i have also been in strough and know it is in need of improvements. this was put to a public vote in case you dont remember or bothered to vote and it PASSED! the board did not make that choice YOU voters did. now you sit back and cry that the kids have to be taken out of the school to redo it, maybe u should have voted NO and then u would have no reason to bitch. Just be a parent and help your kids get through not make it worse. Better yet i hear tanya davis is on the prowl for a man maybe you could go over there and help her out. if she gets a little maybe then she will get her nose out of her ass and stop looking down on those that dont have as much as she does.
okay

Rome, NY

#56 Oct 7, 2012
laughable wrote:
My son attended staley for the last 2 years so i am pretty sure i know what i am talking about when it come to miller and davis. my son also attended elementary school in room and my oldest spent 5th grade in that school because staley was not in place yet so i know the 5th grade can work in those schools. i have also been in strough and know it is in need of improvements. this was put to a public vote in case you dont remember or bothered to vote and it PASSED! the board did not make that choice YOU voters did. now you sit back and cry that the kids have to be taken out of the school to redo it, maybe u should have voted NO and then u would have no reason to bitch. Just be a parent and help your kids get through not make it worse. Better yet i hear tanya davis is on the prowl for a man maybe you could go over there and help her out. if she gets a little maybe then she will get her nose out of her ass and stop looking down on those that dont have as much as she does.
you must have a personal issue with Tanya for some issue and have an issue with staley maybe because your child didnt do well for some reason but you have nothing to back up your reasoning here. We didn't vote by the way the board did idiot. The public had no say in this otherwise it would not have passed. The 9 board members did. Read the paper. You have NO clue. Go back to school.Get a clue and maybe you should get laid and leave Tanya's personal life alone and worry about your own because it sounds to me that your need to get some pal...your pathetic...lmao
laughable

Rome, NY

#57 Oct 7, 2012
Okay----the public voted for or against redoing strough in the first place, they put it up for a vote u mornon. must be you did not go to vote, u are probably not registered to vote you are so dumb. my son did amazing in staley as he has always done in school and my issue with tanya davis is the fact that she thinks her ass is better than other people, bottom line.
silly move

Rome, NY

#58 Oct 7, 2012
laughable wrote:
Okay----the public voted for or against redoing strough in the first place, they put it up for a vote u mornon. must be you did not go to vote, u are probably not registered to vote you are so dumb. my son did amazing in staley as he has always done in school and my issue with tanya davis is the fact that she thinks her ass is better than other people, bottom line.
anyhow the public was never informed about portbables being used for 5th graders and especially 14 of them for 2 years now. I think if anything the public has been misguided just alittle. I'm thinking that maybe you can agree with me on that. I just think its going to be a major issue and distraction moving all of these kids when really it should only involve 7 and 8. why should it involve the k through 6 at all? Its just crazy. Plus like the post above the cost of all the moves and all the extra work and all its crazy. I guess, we will just see what happend.
dontcallme

Rome, NY

#59 Oct 7, 2012
frankcor wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem now is that during the renovations, classrooms were converted into other spaces, often-times through the addition of partitions. Examples are resource-rooms for special needs students at Stokes. I haven't visited any other schools post-renovation -- perhaps folks can post examples if they want.
All that construction would have to be de-constructed to restore the converted spaces into classrooms again. And the resource that those spaces provide today, will not be provided with the 5th-graders returned to the building. Thus, they have chosen the maximum disruption to the maximum number of students.
Then you add the rooms you need. You don't have to deconstruct anything.
laughable

Rome, NY

#60 Oct 7, 2012
i do NOT agree with portables NO never have never will. so on that the board was wrong and this will only be for ONE year not 2 unless the board lied about that as well. i am hoping that this all goes smooth but i am preparing my child for any outcome. that is my message people need to help their kids prepare for anything because we never know what they are in for.
Liz

New York, NY

#61 Oct 7, 2012
We need a charter school

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