Firsthand look brings concerns over c...

Firsthand look brings concerns over clustering

There are 7 comments on the Lebanon Daily News story from Nov 16, 2008, titled Firsthand look brings concerns over clustering. In it, Lebanon Daily News reports that:

On Oct. 17, I had the opportunity, along with several other parents, to travel to the Annville-Cleona and Lampeter-Strasburg school districts.

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Jay Bauder

Mount Morris, MI

#1 Nov 16, 2008
Sarah, thank you for taking the time to investigate the proposed clustering. Its a well written article and it highlights several genuine concerns.
The real deal

Greenwood, IN

#2 Nov 17, 2008
There are concerns with clustering and ancillary concerns about transportation. However Sarah made no mention of the academic results A-C and L-S have achieved. Derry Township also uses clustering. Those districts have the highest PSSA test scores in their counties. And right now, thanks to Bush's No Child Left Behind, public education is all about test scores.
Jay Bauder

Mount Morris, MI

#3 Nov 17, 2008
President Bush will be out of office long before ground is broken on a new building. Shouldn't we be looking toward the future?

United States

#4 Nov 17, 2008
Isn't Sarah Kneller the person who had the solution for the Schaefferstown sewer issue? How did that work out?
Becca Hentz

Lebanon, PA

#5 Nov 17, 2008
Unfortunately, Sarah was given different information than Gordie Sheetz, the SEO, was given from Administration.

Are you trying to imply that SOS is NOT for the kids? You couldn't be farther from the truth.

Don't just take for granted that everything you hear from Board members and admin is the whole truth. Do some homework. It would be nice if you used your real name also.

And "real deal", are ELCO's PSSA scores not where they should be? There is room for improvement with anything, but I feel my children are getting a wonderful education at their community school. That's why we live here, not Manheim Twp, LS, etc.

Tremont, PA

#6 Nov 17, 2008
Becca Hentz wrote:
It would be nice if you used your real name also.
Is your name really "Becca"???? LOL just kidding..

Hey did all of you know clustering is actually going to save us tax payers money especially on transportation? I think the board thinks we will hit our own oil well when they start excavating. We will have a mini market too ELCOGAS inc. Whens the IPO?

Lititz, PA

#7 Nov 18, 2008
Reply to 4thkids
Yes, Sarah Kneller is the person that had the correct solution for the Schaefferstown School sewer issue. Among other questions, why not ask the school board why the student capacity was changed from the feasability study?
She's more qualified than anyone on the school board or in the administration to give an opinion. She just happens to be COMMUNITY SCHOOL EDUCATED (Schaefferstown Elementary circa. 80'S) and a registered licensed professional engineer with degrees in Architectual Engineering and Civil Engineering. When not practicing her profession as a project manager, she's a mother to a six month old son who plans to attend the COMMUNITY SCHOOL AT SCHAEFFERSTOWN, circa. 2010's.

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