Friday, January 20, 2017

School’s out for Springfield administration

Voters will be asked to approve a $29.3 million school budget that includes an extra $100,000 to pay for moving the school administration out of Park Street School.


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9 comments :

  1. And we will keep voting on it until it passes.

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  2. The techers ned rayses and the keds ned new kumputrs , I no how it gos I jest gradeated frm their last yer. Soud hav askt for 30 miliun evn.

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    1. Our tax dollars were surely wasted on you!

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    2. Iam the child that wernt left beehind.

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  3. As sarcastic as the above post is, it's not far off base. As an employer that's interviewed many, recent, SHS graduates and dropouts, I am shocked at what passes for education.

    My Grandmother received an 8th grade education over 100 years ago in a one room school house. Her academic skills exceeded the majority of SHS students. Springfield school system is a disaster and the test reports prove it, 170 out of 174.
    https://www.schooldigger.com/go/VT/schoolrank.aspx

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  4. There are probably many "home grown" problems such as inadequate parenting, parental drug use, etc. that effect the Springfield school system. But the larger problem is at the state level. Of every state I have ever lived in, (seven in all) Vermont is the ONLY ONE with town school boards; all the others I've seen are at the county level. Given the state's relatively sparse population, perhaps regional school boards would suffice. Vermont spends more money per student on ADMINISTRATION than EVERY OTHER STATE because of this! Unnecessarily, I might add, with absolutely no benefit to either students or taxpayers. THIS IS UNSUSTAINABLE! If we simply reorganized, we could lower property taxes AND provide better education.

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    1. chuck gregory1/23/17, 8:40 AM

      There was a school consultant called in once to deal with kids' attitudes towards substance abuse. He asked, "How many high school students are there in Vermont?" He was floored when he was told, "Seven thousand."

      "I've dealt with high schools that have more students than this state has!" he said.

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  5. Just in, govener Scott says teachers pay only 15 percent of their health insurance. I pay 100 percent. This is not right.

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    1. If you work for someone else (like most people) you only pay a portion of your healthcare premiums; your employer pays the rest. Of course, you recieve lower wages as a result. If you own a business, or are self-employed, you pay 100%. What ISN'T RIGHT is that we are the only industrialized nation where people pay ANYTHING out of pocket for healthcare!

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