Assistant Principal Named

He will begin the job Aug. 18. Stevens, who graduated from Tolland High School in 1993, is currently a physical education teacher at the Center School in Willington. Full Story
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Teacher

Southbury, CT

#23 Jul 31, 2008
Roy wrote:
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Not true teacher. We do not pay the highest taxes in the world. Europe has us beat, hands down. And, we all benefit from education. better students mean better jobs, better jobs mean better wages, better wages mean a better standard of living. Clearly, it is not a perfect system, but it beats the alternative
Total up all you pay in taxes, FEDERAL,sTATE AND LOCAL, ADD IN SALES TAX, GAS TAXES ETC AND WE ARE THE HIGHEST. More MONEY dosen't mean better students, that is not true. Our standard of living aswell as our homes are tumbling and none of it has to do with a lack of school funding. Because your kid gets to become a millionaire where does that benefit anyone but him?
ricbee

Franklin, MA

#24 Jul 31, 2008
Citizen wrote:
The fact of the matter is that the Asst Principals do spend much of their time disciplining students. To pay these individuals anywhere from 95k to 120k seems stupid, when qualified persons could do it for far less salary, and we could eliminate one Asst Prin. Oh well!
They were aptly called
"vice-principals" in my day & I got to visit him often.
Gag

New Britain, CT

#25 Jul 31, 2008
Teacher wrote:
<quoted text> Total up all you pay in taxes, FEDERAL,sTATE AND LOCAL, ADD IN SALES TAX, GAS TAXES ETC AND WE ARE THE HIGHEST. More MONEY dosen't mean better students, that is not true. Our standard of living aswell as our homes are tumbling and none of it has to do with a lack of school funding. Because your kid gets to become a millionaire where does that benefit anyone but him?
Wrong! Typical tax tripe. The US does not have the highest tax burden. Go to Florida or Nevada if you want lower taxes. Better yet, go live in some libertarian enclave or commune. The fact is, we pay less per student than the VAST majority of towns in CT. So clearly, spending does not mean better schools. It is the combination administration, programs, teachers and families that deliver the best education. When are you TTAs going to give it a rest?????
Gary Colneck

Cobalt, CT

#26 Jul 31, 2008
Gag wrote:
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Wrong! Typical tax tripe. The US does not have the highest tax burden.So clearly, spending does not mean better schools. It is the combination of mostly the senior administration, programs, teachers and families that deliver the best education. When are you TTAs going to give it a rest?????
Clearly it is Mr. Guzman. That one name says it all. This towns students have gone from mediocre to brilliant under his regime. Keep it up. You have performed miracles with our students without any budgetary support from the locals. I hope they name the new middle school after you.
Bobby Hotneck

Cromwell, CT

#27 Aug 1, 2008
Gary Colneck wrote:
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Clearly it is Mr. Guzman. That one name says it all. This towns students have gone from mediocre to brilliant under his regime. Keep it up. You have performed miracles with our students without any budgetary support from the locals. I hope they name the new middle school after you.
Well said, El Guzman! Sainthood is in your future!! Statues will be erected!!
Johnny Redneck

Higganum, CT

#28 Aug 1, 2008
I think that a six foot bronze at the entrance to Parker would suffice in recognizing his legacy. Anything bigger would be outrageous.
Bobby Hotneck wrote:
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Well said, El Guzman! Sainthood is in your future!! Statues will be erected!!
Rodney Cowlneck

Hartford, CT

#29 Aug 2, 2008
I agree. A statue recognizing Superintendent Guzman's years of excellence in service to the children of Tolland should be placed in front of Parker. I can't think of any better way to honor his years of dedicated service to us, our community.
Will

Middlebury, CT

#30 Aug 2, 2008
Rodney Cowlneck wrote:
I agree. A statue recognizing Superintendent Guzman's years of excellence in service to the children of Tolland should be placed in front of Parker. I can't think of any better way to honor his years of dedicated service to us, our community.
Use the Craven money for this. It should be enough.
LovestheCTARNG

Hartford, CT

#31 Aug 3, 2008
Guz is great! How should that be recognized? I think a bronze would be nice start. What do you think?
Teacher

United States

#32 Aug 3, 2008
Gag wrote:
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Wrong! Typical tax tripe. The US does not have the highest tax burden. Go to Florida or Nevada if you want lower taxes. Better yet, go live in some libertarian enclave or commune. The fact is, we pay less per student than the VAST majority of towns in CT. So clearly, spending does not mean better schools. It is the combination administration, programs, teachers and families that deliver the best education. When are you TTAs going to give it a rest?????
WHEN WE GET OUR FREEDOM BACK. Being taxed to death by idiots like you who think freedom is free health care in Cuba is a sad excuse for what you believe in. Try reading the declaration of independence. Any way you cut it you are one of the fools profiting from the current set up.
GAG

Guilford, CT

#33 Aug 4, 2008
Teacher wrote:
<quoted text> WHEN WE GET OUR FREEDOM BACK. Being taxed to death by idiots like you who think freedom is free health care in Cuba is a sad excuse for what you believe in. Try reading the declaration of independence. Any way you cut it you are one of the fools profiting from the current set up.
Fools.. Buy into the mantra.. schools are corrupt, schools are corrupt. By my tape and I will show you schools are corrupt. Buy my book, or better yet, pay for me to speak at your meeting. And I will teach you how to type school are corrupt! Taxed to death? Ha! you did not use your opportunities to get a good enough job! or, you did not PLAN WELL ENOUGH for YOUR Retirement! Why your retirement is my problem, is way beyond me.
Teacher

United States

#35 Aug 7, 2008
GAG wrote:
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Fools.. Buy into the mantra.. schools are corrupt, schools are corrupt. By my tape and I will show you schools are corrupt. Buy my book, or better yet, pay for me to speak at your meeting. And I will teach you how to type school are corrupt! Taxed to death? Ha! you did not use your opportunities to get a good enough job! or, you did not PLAN WELL ENOUGH for YOUR Retirement! Why your retirement is my problem, is way beyond me
No one is saying schools are corrupt,only you. Yeah we are taxed pretty steep here in Ct. and Tolland in particular. I'LL make a deal with you, I don't pay for your kids education and you don't pay for my retirement. I never told you to give me anything. You are demanding it through taxes. Redistributing money you did not earn.
Heretic

Middlefield, CT

#36 Aug 7, 2008
Chris1982 wrote:
how does a gym teacher make the jump to assistant principal?
Classroom experience, additional college courses, and meet all State certification requirements to be an administrator.
Heretic

Middlefield, CT

#37 Aug 7, 2008
ricbee wrote:
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They were aptly called
"vice-principals" in my day & I got to visit him often.
They do attend to student discipline when matters are serious enough to warrant sending a student out of class. They are also responsible for evaluating teachers (along with the principal) and for chairing and managing PPT meetings (required by state law) for every special education student in the building.

(No, I am not an administrator).
Bill

Deep River, CT

#38 Aug 8, 2008
Heretic wrote:
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They do attend to student discipline when matters are serious enough to warrant sending a student out of class. They are also responsible for evaluating teachers (along with the principal) and for chairing and managing PPT meetings (required by state law) for every special education student in the building.
(No, I am not an administrator).
All of the SPED's are bussed out of town in Tolland. No PPT meetings required.
Heretic

Middlefield, CT

#39 Aug 8, 2008
Bill wrote:
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All of the SPED's are bussed out of town in Tolland. No PPT meetings required.
Then Tolland pays for the busing and the educational costs for those students. Check on what that costs. Out placement of special education students represents a substantial part of the budget.
Airwolf

Cromwell, CT

#40 Aug 9, 2008
Bill wrote:
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All of the SPED's are bussed out of town in Tolland.
I wish. My kids have been annoyed, disrupted, threatened, and otherwise distracted by these "mainstreamed" basket cases for many years. It's a plain tragedy for kids who are actually trying to learn something. It's an experiment which has failed miserably. Imagine a short old fat guy being required to play for the Celtics. Kinda wrecks the game for everybody. I know this'll send the moonbats into orbit, but it's true.

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