Troubled Pulaski Schools

Troubled Pulaski Schools

There are 4 comments on the Southwest Times story from Feb 1, 2010, titled Troubled Pulaski Schools. In it, Southwest Times reports that:

'It's hard to imagine this being more dire.' So was the sentiment of Pulaski School Board Chairman Paul Phillips during Thursday night's Board meeting after members heard about state cuts to education.

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Concerned

AOL

#1 Feb 6, 2010
The school district needs to look at a four day week. The district could increase the length of the school day in order to accomplish this. That would reduce the amount of money spent on food services, transportation, and energy as the schools would be closed on the rest of the day. The schools could charge for transportation to help offest some of the loss of funds. Additionally, the schools should eliminate all of the athletic programs. Teachers could be responsible for cleaning the classroom. The district could use available space in buildings that they already own instead of renting it. Get rid of blackberries and district paid cell phones. Eliminate all travel by employees. Eliminate district vehicles for individual employees.Eliminating teacher positions needs to be avoided. The primary function of the school is to educate. It is unfortunate that the schools have gotten in this position, but it is important to remember that we still need to prepare our children to be successful in a technology dependent world.
concerned in pulaski

Roanoke, VA

#2 Feb 17, 2010
All the para's are not needed.The governor's school in pulaski if needed which it is not should be made a private school .Pre school should be private or sent to head start our middle school is just as important to us as dublin's is to them no longer hours are needed but a shorter day would help .if a child has special needs that's why they have the camelot school.we don't need to close any more of pulaski's schools we've had to close enough of ours like jefferson,northwood,claremont, draper,newbern so let our children keep their schools eliminate all the jobs that are not needed in our schools.and office jobs.so please do not close our school.
pulaski school

Roanoke, VA

#3 Feb 17, 2010
Northwood school was renovated to make the governor's school but they could not be renovated for our children.there should be a cut also in the number of p.e teachers.number of nurses,speech teachers,aides,title 1, guidance counselors,seretaries,cafeteri a workers, and only 1 computer lab is needed no after school baby sitting and buses running for 1 or 2 kids .why add trailers or additions if that school is already full.why close one school to make students in dublin and pulaski miserable.
drumforu

Antioch, TN

#4 Mar 9, 2010
where exacly is all this lottery money going to that is used for education??? East of us evidently!!

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