Wednesday, June 28, 2017

School board talks impact of health plan; low SBAC scores

Springfield School District Director of Fiscal Services, Steve Hier, discussed the impact that the Vermont Education Health Initiative (VEHI) will have on district finances during Monday’s school board meeting.    


  1. RE: "The scores are not only low, they’re scarily low."

    Again, why would reasonable parents entertain enrolling a child in our abysmal school system? With no termination of responsible administration and an unwavering commitment to excellence all we have is a job program for over paid, incompetent teachers.

  2. chuck gregory6/30/17, 8:26 AM

    A friend who served on the school board years ago told me that he had intended to push for big changes, but when he got on, he found that all the board could do was deal with dimes and nickels. Until such time as we have candidates who can articulate specific ways to change in order to make Springfield's a world-class school system, we'll have to settle for people who mean well but lack the fundamentals.

    I think you meant "irresponsible."

  3. It all falls on the leadership as well as the constant internal hiring of administrative staff without the experiences to be innovative. It is time to look at teacher quality and hiring behavioral professionals who know what they are doing.


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