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#21 Sleepy

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 12:15 PM

Tell Melin to Dip in the rainy day fund. It has plenty.

 

He just wants to use other money.



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 12:17 PM

Karen

 

My child had a small elementary Ratio

 

32-1 K

34- 1 in first grade

 

I went bye bye 3rd.



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 01:08 PM

Sleepy that is horrible!  My youngest had an average of 20 in elementary school.  That was a long time ago though, pre Melin.  I agree that changes need to be made.  Can I ask what school you pulled your child from? And the ratio at their current school?  I tried to get ratios for West Clark schools and couldn't find anything on their website about ratios or demographics.  I admit that my family's experience is different than what is being experienced today.  I had never given thought of the issues beginning at elementary age.  My experiences have been with kids being pulled at the middle school age.  


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Posted 21 December 2014 - 06:27 PM

Karen -- I did not mean to imply that you can't get a "quality" education at GCCS.  I just don't believe that Chromebooks are essential for a quality education.  When the school system has to go begging for more money, perhaps they should reconsider spending a couple million on Chromebooks.   Many elementary and high schools today do NOT pass out Chromebooks to every student and they do quite well.   If GCCS were rolling in dough then perhaps buying all these Chromebooks would be justified -- but they are not.   I would rather have more teachers and a lower student/teacher ratio than a Chromebook in every child's hand.   I received a quality education (many years ago) from GCCS and so did my children.  There are many wonderful teachers in the system.  I just don't think it is necessary to spend millions on admin and Chromebooks when the school system has to beg for money.  


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#25 Tina

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 07:29 PM

All this information is from the Gateway site.
2013 salaries for GCCS: https://www.dropbox....6/GCCS.xls?dl=0

2013 salaries for WCCS: https://www.dropbox....c/WCCS.xls?dl=0

2013 salaries for CCS: https://www.dropbox....q6/CCS.xls?dl=0

 

 

https://gateway.ifio...oyComp&rptVer=a


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#26 Avid Reader

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 10:44 PM

Thank you Tina for posting! I found the comparisons quite enlightening.


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#27 Donna

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 11:50 PM

Wow!  Jaw dropping "Wow!"  Thanks Tina!



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Posted 22 December 2014 - 08:47 AM

For what it's worth, NA-FC is just as top heavy, yet they're ranked 20th in the state according to this article: https://k12.niche.co...rall/s/indiana/

 

GCCS: #188 in Indiana https://k12.niche.co...nty-schools-in/

 

WCCS: #198 in Indiana https://k12.niche.co...ity-schools-in/

 

CCS: #256 in Indiana https://k12.niche.co...corporation-in/

 

 

So let's say I just got a good paying job at River Ridge and I go to sites like this to see where I should settle for the best schools for my kids...

 

https://k12.niche.co...lle-metro-area/

 

Nope.  Looks like everywhere BUT Clark County.   :sad:

 

I know people get tired of my tirades on TIF, but it is putting the cart before the horse.   Focus on the schools and the demand for homes in Clark Co will go up.  As the demand goes up and the home prices go up, businesses will come to us, instead of our politicians needing to prostitute themselves & our tax dollars to beg them to come to our area.

 

Now, the tricky part is that politicians aren't the ones in charge of the schools and as we see in other threads - when they try to be it can be seen as a conflict of interest.  

So Chatter, what needs to be done to make one of our schools a premier school system?


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#29 rhouchens

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 10:23 AM

I would say less money to tif and more money to the schools but there needs to be accountability for the school districts looking at the rankings looks like GCCS,WCCS and CCS all have some work to do from the rankings that were provided some may question the numbers,GCCS and WCCS both are showing a 17:1 student to teacher ratio from the posts that seems to be contradicting.



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Posted 22 December 2014 - 11:24 AM

Hmmm

Silver Creek so low, but boosts A plus  5 star schools.


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