Seabrook Elementary School notebook

Seabrook Elementary School notebook

There are 9 comments on the SeacoastOnline story from Mar 16, 2010, titled Seabrook Elementary School notebook. In it, SeacoastOnline reports that:

The halls of Seabrook Elementary School are still alive with praise and pride for Seabrook's own Olympian - Scotty Lago.

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ABCs

Epping, NH

#1 Mar 16, 2010
how much money should principals be making when the academic level of success is in question? How about you loose the Dr. Suess hats and promote thinking caps instead of yourselves? How many of the support staff aren't even college educated but are paid to be in the classrooms and pretend that education is a priority? Father / daughter dances, bowling, wear green day?????? Try getting reading writing and math right first and quit with the glorified day care on Walton Rd. with the inflated wages of uselessness.
You Are In Luck

Exeter, NH

#2 Mar 16, 2010
ABCs wrote:
how much money should principals be making when the academic level of success is in question? How about you loose the Dr. Suess hats and promote thinking caps instead of yourselves? How many of the support staff aren't even college educated but are paid to be in the classrooms and pretend that education is a priority? Father / daughter dances, bowling, wear green day?????? Try getting reading writing and math right first and quit with the glorified day care on Walton Rd. with the inflated wages of uselessness.
Well now, you have a new school board member, and you might give her a call, maybe she can come up with some answers. If she can't, I'm sure her assistant can help you.
BRONZE

Hampton, NH

#3 Mar 16, 2010
Sorry to say ABC's but all these functions are going towards the children at the SMS and the SES. All the events monies go towards the field trips that the parents can't afford. It has nothing to do with the education, just an extra benefit for families. Sorry you feel the way you do. Sorry you don't agree with all the functions but if you volunteer like many do, than you will see what a difference it makes.....
a new day

Exeter, NH

#4 Mar 16, 2010
BRONZE wrote:
Sorry to say ABC's but all these functions are going towards the children at the SMS and the SES. All the events monies go towards the field trips that the parents can't afford. It has nothing to do with the education, just an extra benefit for families. Sorry you feel the way you do. Sorry you don't agree with all the functions but if you volunteer like many do, than you will see what a difference it makes.....
im sorry to that we are not getting back to the basics and putting more energy into raising the test scores. mr nardello used to be the only principal for the whole builing in the 70s why do we need 3 and pay so much for them time to rethink how we do things over there
ABCs

Epping, NH

#5 Mar 16, 2010
BRONZE wrote:
Sorry to say ABC's but all these functions are going towards the children at the SMS and the SES. All the events monies go towards the field trips that the parents can't afford. It has nothing to do with the education, just an extra benefit for families. Sorry you feel the way you do. Sorry you don't agree with all the functions but if you volunteer like many do, than you will see what a difference it makes.....
Volunteer to do what, teach the kids? That is what the school is for....NOT "all these function", "all the events", and "field trips that the parents can't afford".(your words, not mine) Don't say sorry unless you are also robbing the children and this town. You dont want anymore volunteers at that school believe me...They will see through the BS, the egos, and the poor excuses. Maybe the principals and teachers need to volunteer and forego some $$ or benefits until there are some standards met other than those dictated by their wallets. DISGUSTING
agreed

Nottingham, NH

#6 Mar 16, 2010
The kids deserve a better education than they are getting. I hope things change. Accountability is a must. By the way just so you know the 3rd person hired is a computer guy from the Hampton School and he is not certified as a Principal but we always seem to take the left overs.

Since: Feb 10

Exeter, NH

#7 Mar 16, 2010
"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." --Frederick Douglas

We tend to get as much of this stuff as we'll put up with. I've become a firm believer in homeschooling in recent years mainly because I've lost faith in our political process to work.

Public schools in this country are doing exactly what they were designed to do in the 1920's and 30's when they were first created--produce a reliable labor force for the industrial revolution, along with a small managerial class. It was intended to create unquestioning factory workers and coal miners--not independent thinking adults who are prepared to realize their full potential in life.

I hear parents all over complaining that their kids' public schools aren't working; but they're doing precisely what they were designed to do. Learning is not a rigid process. It is not a herding process for the masses. Children learn by asking questions, by investigating things that they're curious about and want to learn about.

The public school bureaucracy gets in the way of teachers who want to teach these kids and bring them up to their full potential.
Luck of the Irish

Amesbury, MA

#8 Mar 17, 2010
You Are In Luck wrote:
<quoted text>
Well now, you have a new school board member, and you might give her a call, maybe she can come up with some answers. If she can't, I'm sure her assistant can help you.
Assistant???? I mean really grow up!!!
very interesting

Epping, NH

#9 Mar 21, 2010
ABCs wrote:
<quoted text> Volunteer to do what, teach the kids? That is what the school is for....NOT "all these function", "all the events", and "field trips that the parents can't afford".(your words, not mine) Don't say sorry unless you are also robbing the children and this town. You dont want anymore volunteers at that school believe me...They will see through the BS, the egos, and the poor excuses. Maybe the principals and teachers need to volunteer and forego some $$ or benefits until there are some standards met other than those dictated by their wallets. DISGUSTING
Well, I have seen teachers volunteer. It is usually the same teachers over and over volunteering but I think if we really wanted to all the money that is spent is public knowledge. Let that be posted what each single item cost. If the town is going to print a book with some of the information why not all of it? I would like to know what a benefit package cost us taxpayers. I do know that the teachers have to pay for some of it. What do we pay for an average town worker benefit package? What do that pay of it themselves? The economy is so bad right now, I think we should be looking at everything. I know that the school budget was voted down but than why are we still getting an assistant? Maybe I read that post wrong, I dont know it just sounds odd. When I went to school there there was one principal, but I think things were different. Maybe I just got older, but it seems like some people just dont care anymore. I have four children. One who is in the elementary school and two in high school and one in the workforce. It just seems odd to me when you have a teacher and then all of your children have the same teacher. Am I the only one who feels this way?

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