School calendar needs to be more concrete

The Buncombe County Board of Education has already added a day of school to the end of the calendar. Full Story
JEFF JACKSON

AOL

#1 Jan 22, 2008
I AM GLAD I, AS THIS MONTH NO LONGER HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY!AS A PARENT OF A STUDENT THAT ADDENDED OWEN HIGH SCHOOL, I HAVE FOUND THAT ITS ALL ABOUT THE TEACHERS WANTS AND DESIRES, ALSO THE PRINCIPAL IS NEVER THERE, OR AVAILABLE, NOR DOES HE RETURN YOUR CALLS! I ALSO DISCOVERED THAT 5 YEARS AGO, WHEN I NEEDED , ASK TO SPEEK TO THE SUPERITNDENT , HE DOES NOT TALK TO PARENTS AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL! I HAVE NEVER A SCHOOL SYSTEM ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY THAT WAS SO FOR THERE POWER AND INDEPENDECE, WITH TOTAL DISSREGARD FOR THE TAX PAYERS AND PARENTS! I WAS TOLD 3-4 YRS AGO WHILE ATTENDING A LOCAL GYM, BY A TEACHER WHO TOLD ME THAT THE CALENDER FOR NEXT YEAR WAS MADE AND THAT THE STATE START DAY WAS MADE AND THAT IT DOESN;T MEAN ANYTHING. SHE FURTHER STATED THAT THE TEACHERS WERE GOING TO GET TEACHER WORK DAYS PERIOD AND THAT THEY SIMPLE WOULD CALL SCHOOL OFF SO AS TO SHOW THE STATE IT NEEDED EXTRA SNOW DAYS AND COUNDN'T START AT THE DATE THE PARENTS WANTED. THEY ARE SIMPLY IGNORING THE LAW, SKIRTING THE LAW TO MAKE HAPPY THE TEACHERS AND AS THE TEACHER SAID, THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS MADE IT CLEAR THEY WOULD NOT BE TOLD WHEN TO START THE SCHOOL YEAR BY THE PARENTS, TAX PAYERS, AND THE STATE! THEY HAVE DONE JUST THAT! ASLO I BELIEVE WE NEED TO BRING OUR TEACHER SALARIES UP TO NATIONAL LEVELS, BUT NOT BEFORE THEY DO AWAY WITH TEACHER TENURE! OR UNTIL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GIVES IT TO ALL WORKERS ACROSS AMERICA! TEACHERS WORK NO HARDER THAN ANYONE ELSE, BUT ARE UNDER PAID!

“A Witty Saying Proves Nothing”

Since: Apr 07

Asheville

#2 Jan 22, 2008
JEFF JACKSON wrote:
I AM GLAD I, AS THIS MONTH NO LONGER HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY!AS A PARENT OF A STUDENT THAT ADDENDED OWEN HIGH SCHOOL, I HAVE FOUND THAT ITS ALL ABOUT THE TEACHERS WANTS AND DESIRES, ALSO THE PRINCIPAL IS NEVER THERE, OR AVAILABLE, NOR DOES HE RETURN YOUR CALLS! I ALSO DISCOVERED THAT 5 YEARS AGO, WHEN I NEEDED , ASK TO SPEEK TO THE SUPERITNDENT , HE DOES NOT TALK TO PARENTS AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL! I HAVE NEVER A SCHOOL SYSTEM ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY THAT WAS SO FOR THERE POWER AND INDEPENDECE, WITH TOTAL DISSREGARD FOR THE TAX PAYERS AND PARENTS! I WAS TOLD 3-4 YRS AGO WHILE ATTENDING A LOCAL GYM, BY A TEACHER WHO TOLD ME THAT THE CALENDER FOR NEXT YEAR WAS MADE AND THAT THE STATE START DAY WAS MADE AND THAT IT DOESN;T MEAN ANYTHING. SHE FURTHER STATED THAT THE TEACHERS WERE GOING TO GET TEACHER WORK DAYS PERIOD AND THAT THEY SIMPLE WOULD CALL SCHOOL OFF SO AS TO SHOW THE STATE IT NEEDED EXTRA SNOW DAYS AND COUNDN'T START AT THE DATE THE PARENTS WANTED. THEY ARE SIMPLY IGNORING THE LAW, SKIRTING THE LAW TO MAKE HAPPY THE TEACHERS AND AS THE TEACHER SAID, THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS MADE IT CLEAR THEY WOULD NOT BE TOLD WHEN TO START THE SCHOOL YEAR BY THE PARENTS, TAX PAYERS, AND THE STATE! THEY HAVE DONE JUST THAT! ASLO I BELIEVE WE NEED TO BRING OUR TEACHER SALARIES UP TO NATIONAL LEVELS, BUT NOT BEFORE THEY DO AWAY WITH TEACHER TENURE! OR UNTIL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GIVES IT TO ALL WORKERS ACROSS AMERICA! TEACHERS WORK NO HARDER THAN ANYONE ELSE, BUT ARE UNDER PAID!
Your comment is ridiculous, not to mention grossly misspelled and full of holes. A teacher told you? And you take that as gospel? The calendar for a school year isn't decided until the January board meeting, anyway.
Oh, and by the way...the superintendent isn't an elected official. He's hired for the position he holds, not voted on.
jumbob

West Columbia, SC

#3 Jan 22, 2008
JEFF JACKSON wrote:
I AM GLAD I, AS THIS MONTH NO LONGER HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY!AS A PARENT OF A STUDENT THAT ADDENDED OWEN HIGH SCHOOL, I HAVE FOUND THAT ITS ALL ABOUT THE TEACHERS WANTS AND DESIRES, ALSO THE PRINCIPAL IS NEVER THERE, OR AVAILABLE, NOR DOES HE RETURN YOUR CALLS! I ALSO DISCOVERED THAT 5 YEARS AGO, WHEN I NEEDED , ASK TO SPEEK TO THE SUPERITNDENT , HE DOES NOT TALK TO PARENTS AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL! I HAVE NEVER A SCHOOL SYSTEM ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY THAT WAS SO FOR THERE POWER AND INDEPENDECE, WITH TOTAL DISSREGARD FOR THE TAX PAYERS AND PARENTS! I WAS TOLD 3-4 YRS AGO WHILE ATTENDING A LOCAL GYM, BY A TEACHER WHO TOLD ME THAT THE CALENDER FOR NEXT YEAR WAS MADE AND THAT THE STATE START DAY WAS MADE AND THAT IT DOESN;T MEAN ANYTHING. SHE FURTHER STATED THAT THE TEACHERS WERE GOING TO GET TEACHER WORK DAYS PERIOD AND THAT THEY SIMPLE WOULD CALL SCHOOL OFF SO AS TO SHOW THE STATE IT NEEDED EXTRA SNOW DAYS AND COUNDN'T START AT THE DATE THE PARENTS WANTED. THEY ARE SIMPLY IGNORING THE LAW, SKIRTING THE LAW TO MAKE HAPPY THE TEACHERS AND AS THE TEACHER SAID, THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS MADE IT CLEAR THEY WOULD NOT BE TOLD WHEN TO START THE SCHOOL YEAR BY THE PARENTS, TAX PAYERS, AND THE STATE! THEY HAVE DONE JUST THAT! ASLO I BELIEVE WE NEED TO BRING OUR TEACHER SALARIES UP TO NATIONAL LEVELS, BUT NOT BEFORE THEY DO AWAY WITH TEACHER TENURE! OR UNTIL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GIVES IT TO ALL WORKERS ACROSS AMERICA! TEACHERS WORK NO HARDER THAN ANYONE ELSE, BUT ARE UNDER PAID!
Also, the federal government has nothing to do with tenure or teacher salaries. Please have your former Owen student proof read future posts.

Since: Dec 07

candler

#4 Jan 22, 2008
Idont know what the purpose of making the school year 180 days . there is alot of wasted time during the end of year. Ithink the year should be from sept. 1st to june 1st no matter how many snow days.

Since: Feb 07

Asheville

#5 Jan 22, 2008
tylerace wrote:
Idont know what the purpose of making the school year 180 days . there is alot of wasted time during the end of year. Ithink the year should be from sept. 1st to june 1st no matter how many snow days.
Now that sounds like a plan...too darn simple and easy for the government to ever implement.

Since: Aug 07

Hickory, NC

#6 Jan 22, 2008
tylerace wrote:
Idont know what the purpose of making the school year 180 days . there is alot of wasted time during the end of year. Ithink the year should be from sept. 1st to june 1st no matter how many snow days.
Like College? Too much room for politics here though.
local and fed up

Sherrills Ford, NC

#7 Jan 22, 2008
All you have to do to get parents up in arms is to change the schedule of the free babysitting and the ski vacation.

It's seems that it is all about every thing EXCEPT the children- on both sides of the argument.

And when are you parents going to realize that almost nothing about public school is in the best interest of your precious children?

Or is it that in your perception of reality that all is lovely, kind and good on that bus and behind those walls?

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