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mommypotter wrote...
look out for. SO lets all work together to make ALL Orting School district better. How about cking out ways for top education for our kids. Did you know that the Orting School District CANNOT fire and ineffective teacher who has more senority than an effective teacher? That needs to change. Our community cannot do A LOT for our schools that could save money and preserve jobs because the unions will SUE the schools. Lets get real and talk about how to save education for ALL our kids.
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mommypotter wrote...
Orting has had full day Kindergarten for 2 years now. Was it an oversight that you did not know that or is it because you are not that part of the community? Come on guys we were all at the meeting and really what was said is that they did not implement the pay to play yet. It could very well come into play very soon. I think they do get the concept of PArtnership just fine. It is just that partnership affects 60-70 kids while there are over 2000 in the Orting School District they have to
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melissasabin wrote...
be fair because some kids would be going to the newer building (ptr) and some kids would be in ops (older building.) Which would cause jealousy amongst students and parents. Really parents are more concerned about the building then education? I doubt it give us some credit. As I said earlier, a room, a teacher, and curriculum is all that's needed.
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melissasabin wrote...
Could not have said it better Jody bob. All kids need to learn is a classroom, teachers, and curriculum. Education is not about sports. Yes I know, I know some kids make grade just to play sports I get it. But sports are a extra not an necessity. This district is beginning to be more about appearance and prestige then education. Example: The idea was brought up of two K-5 schools (which we already had, but they cut) so we have two buildings, so I asked why we can't. I was told it
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jodybob23 wrote...
I apologize for typing errors in my previous post(s). Empassioned typing leads to spelling snafu's. :)
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jodybob23 wrote...
(cont. #2) invloved in Orting sports programs, so don't assume I am suggesting the demise of Orting SD sports. I do however prioritize, and just like in our home where homework ALWAYS comes before sports, our schoold district should be prioritizing as well.
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jodybob23 wrote...
(cont.) where students would pay for the opportunity to play on our school teams (much like Parks & Rec). This program was "shelved" for the upcoming 2nd round of cuts. SO, as a community school system, we have put athletics BEFORE academics. This goes WAY beyond the loss of the Partnership School, which is a HUGE loss to our community (ask the Soldiers Home), this is a mis-alignment of priority.
Before my opinion is dismissed I must add that my child is a 3 sport kid and we are actively
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jodybob23 wrote...
@Lorsy - If we're going to get into "equity of Class sizes" and "continuing status quo" discussions, let's tackle the hard topic that came to light @ last nights "meeting". We lost (fired, reduced...) 5 teachers in these cuts- kept the 3 partnership teaches (all had more seniority than those who are being cut) for a net loss of 2 teachers. This sucks, but during financial hardships, it's probably a necessity. HOWEVER we DIDN'T implement a "Pay-to-Play" program for our student athletic programs
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mommad9700 wrote...
You either get the Partnership School and embrace it's concept or you don't.....and unfortunately the new Superintendent, some new school board members and the new finance director did NOT....and they can talk all they want that they did...but actions speak louder than words....
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ortingmama wrote...
The partnership school has funded a large portion of the cost to run the school by the parents who do a lot of fundraising events on their own time. If it is a matter of cost to run the program but the teachers and students are still needing a place to reside then like Melissa said it needs to be reviewed and considered how best to do those things by the parents and community members at large.
The meetings maybe posted somewhere but not knowing that a school closure is on the agenda is sneaky.
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