What happens when a Title 1 school do...

What happens when a Title 1 school does not make the Average Ye...

There are 29 comments on the The Journal - Colonial Beach/STPNS story from Nov 7, 2007, titled What happens when a Title 1 school does not make the Average Ye.... In it, The Journal - Colonial Beach/STPNS reports that:

AYP means Average Yearly Progress.That it's the measurable benchmarks established to ensure that schools are in compliance with the 2001 Federal No ...

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Norfolk, VA

#22 Feb 1, 2008
Hadit...I believe this is the article you are refering to:

http://www.journalpress.com/default.asp...

I am not sure why these people continue to deny problems with the schools.
bobby

Wicomico, VA

#23 Feb 1, 2008
thanks cbcomeback. however, I had my fill of "politics" here CB. I salute any person who serves in office, because whether or not I like them or support them, they still serve. However, when I ran for Treasurer, it was a nightmare. And besides, after a while, I felt too much like a "politician", shaking hands with people I didn't like..... I'd rather be myself. But thanks for the compliment.:)
newvoter

United States

#24 Feb 4, 2008
CBcomeback, are you telling me that the number of Westmoreland County students who pay tuition to go to the Beach school system is an indicator that the Beach schools are better than the County schools? Please tell me how you came up with that conclusion. I would also be interested in knowing the whole story concerning the rhubarb with the architest's bill. Does the school board and Dr. Howard really have a person who is suppose to tell them when they are going over budget? Thanks,Newvoter
CBcomeback

Norfolk, VA

#25 Feb 4, 2008
newvoter, are you new to the area or just new to voting.
I saw a bumper sticker "We are rural not Stupid".
My conclusion is based on the intelligence of Westmoreland County.(which includes CB). Why would anyone living in the County pay tution for an inferior school system.
If you want the story on the rhubarb on the architec bill, dont believe a word you read in the Journal. Their reporter is completley biased, and was and still is, a LOT of the problem. She has an open slate to report her personal views. Check her out also. You must find answers for YOURSELF.
My advice to you is go to council meetings, call Mayor Bone for an appointment, call the council members. Go to the school board meetings, talk to your neighbors.
You would think someone would be responsible for informing the Superintent and School Board of over budget deficits. But, Who, That is a great question. WHO?????????
Welcome to Colonial Beach. Small Town, Great People live here.
Bobby

Wicomico, VA

#26 Feb 9, 2008
CBcomeback, you are absolutely right. No matter what our schools accomplish, there are people who, A. Will never get it
B. Will never support the school
C. Will never acknowledge the successes of the school.
It's a losing battle arguing with some of them. They take everything the papers say as scripture.
CBVAUSA

United States

#27 Feb 9, 2008
CBcomeback wrote:
newvoter, are you new to the area or just new to voting.
I saw a bumper sticker "We are rural not Stupid".
My conclusion is based on the intelligence of Westmoreland County.(which includes CB). Why would anyone living in the County pay tution for an inferior school system.
If you want the story on the rhubarb on the architec bill, dont believe a word you read in the Journal. Their reporter is completley biased, and was and still is, a LOT of the problem. She has an open slate to report her personal views. Check her out also. You must find answers for YOURSELF.
My advice to you is go to council meetings, call Mayor Bone for an appointment, call the council members. Go to the school board meetings, talk to your neighbors.
You would think someone would be responsible for informing the Superintent and School Board of over budget deficits. But, Who, That is a great question. WHO?????????
Welcome to Colonial Beach. Small Town, Great People live here.
The school board is responsible to administer and monitor its own budget. Because of past and current mismanagement the town government has now felt obligated to take the action of monitoring the school system's budget and will refuse to issue checks once the school system's authorized quarterly allotment of funds has been reached. As far as concerns expressed about the Journal's reporter go, the facts are the facts and as much as some people want to refuse to believe them or wish they were different or would prefer that they be put out in a different way or by somebody else, they are still the facts. A truly bright spot in our school system is our wonderful athletic program. Also, our teachers here - when compared to their peers two counties away - are underpaid and overworked. They are dedicated professionals who treat teaching almost as a calling, much like doctors or preists, and deserve our strongest support and thanks.
beach girl

Colonial Beach, VA

#28 Apr 19, 2008
Males Need Not Apply wrote:
Can you say, Ms. Principal?
WHY NOT?!
Whats Up Boys

United States

#29 Apr 19, 2008
beach girl, aren't you a little late to the party? The post you're referring to is almost two months old...
Cloudy Skies

Easton, MD

#30 Apr 26, 2008
Fred Rummage wrote:
Public Education has had my full support all my life. I am a product of that system. My support for the local schools has not diminished since I was elected to the Town Council. The Board of Education does not have fiscal autonomy, therefor it must be held accountable for all overdrafts.
Research has shown that the School Board(really the office of the superintendent) has overdrawn its account with the Town during school years 2003-06 to the tune of $500,000. This casts no reflection on the principals, teachers or students. What I speak about is the echelon above the school buildings. It is the hierarchy-the office of the superintendent-approved by the Board of Education.
The teachers, Counselors, Principals and Support Staff deserve every dollar they receive. The question is, with such shoddy bookkeeping, do they receive their fair share? We do not have the answer but we are about to find out. Have you ever overdrawn your bank account for four years cummulatively? What would have happened if you did? You certainly know that answer. So does the superintendent. The tax payers want and deserve answers, including the school building employees. We expect appropriate answers for the past, so the past does not become proloque. During the spring campaign I expect this to be adequately addressed.
Frederick C. Rummage, CB Council Member
PS Bobby! I agree, long live the schools of Colonial Beach
Isn't town council supose to over see their budget? Doesn't town council get a copy of all budgets each month. Seems to me that the problems are not just the school board but town council. Now I won't hold those responsible who didn't get on the council or board until after the start to all the problems. Since you stated that the problems started in 2003 which would be FY 02/03 I hold those individuals responsible. This let's you off the hook Mr. R! Now who was on the school board and council during that time frame? AS for AYP, my children are being taught to a test period. This is a national problem not just CB. Until something is done in Washington to relieve this problem the schools that accept federal monies will continue to have problems. Go to other forums here and you will have the same problems all over the country! CB is not the only school with this problem as Mr. M stated at the candidates forum, the goals will get tougher each year thus all schools are doomed to fail eventually.

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