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CUTS TO ACADEMICS AGAIN! 35 Students Per Class Evarts Ele

Postby stress kills » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:22 am

Just found out that media specialists and guidance counslers in our county elementry schools will be part-time, due to budget cuts..While others ,whom have never spent a day educating, helping children are keeping their high paying jobs.This will be discussed at the meeting tonight at the schoolboard.Please parents atend this meeting.This means the academic teams and such will be hard to maintain. While there are 4 counselors at the high school 1 for about 250 students our elementry schools will have 1 part-time for about 400 students. We need to take a stand for our kids education. The people in charge of budgets have forgotten that is what a school is for. The meeting is at 6:30 at the central office. Some of them have even said that the parents aren't interested in the academics as much as sports so they aren't worried about too many showing up to protest this new cut. Please if you have time today come out and support our kids.
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Re: CUTS TO ACADEMICS AGAIN

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:21 pm

stress kills wrote:Just found out that media specialists and guidance counslers in our county elementry schools will be part-time, due to budget cuts..While others ,whom have never spent a day educating, helping children are keeping their high paying jobs.This will be discussed at the meeting tonight at the schoolboard.Please parents atend this meeting.This means the academic teams and such will be hard to maintain. While there are 4 counselors at the high school 1 for about 250 students our elementry schools will have 1 part-time for about 400 students. We need to take a stand for our kids education. The people in charge of budgets have forgotten that is what a school is for. The meeting is at 6:30 at the central office. Some of them have even said that the parents aren't interested in the academics as much as sports so they aren't worried about too many showing up to protest this new cut. Please if you have time today come out and support our kids.

The important thing is that we have great athletic complexes.
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Re: CUTS TO ACADEMICS AGAIN

Postby Guest » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:21 pm

That is all Tim Saylor cares about.
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Postby Bushwhacker » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:43 am

I sometimes think that cuts are made in the wrong places, but I have no say so, but then again, I'm sure that I don't have all the facts. Tim Saylor's job can't be and easy one and there are lots of things that the state and federal government tell the local schools to do that they don't help finance. I am glad that the children of Harlan County have great facilities for sports and hope that someday the aquatic center is built. I realize that academics should be first and foremost and think that they should come first. I know that when I was on the board, we actcually did away with drivers ed and a lot of people got really mad because if their kid took it, they got a better deal on their auto insurance. The problem was, that only a few were taking it, (most of them just to get out of some other kind of class that they may have actually learned something in), and the cost was extremely high considering the number of students involved, and it wasn't right for the tax payers to have to pay for this so that only a hand full of people could get an insurance break.
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Re: CUTS TO ACADEMICS AGAIN

Postby Meadow » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:43 pm

I could care less about sports.
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Postby Parks » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:47 pm

Pssst.. the days of the 3Rs have been over for awhile folks..
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Re: CUTS TO ACADEMICS AGAIN

Postby Guest » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:36 pm

Shouldn't harlan ind be getting free books like the county school?
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Postby Angry Whiteguy » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:36 pm

Guest wrote:Shouldn't harlan ind be getting free books like the county school?

Nothing is free...
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Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:02 pm

Joe Average Hatfield wrote:
Guest wrote:Shouldn't harlan ind be getting free books like the county school?

Nothing is free...

SOOOOOOO True..... The books the county school system are getting isn't free. They come at a cost of your kids education, and at the risk of a national education curriculum which is illegal.
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Re: CUTS TO ACADEMICS AGAIN! 35 Students Per Class Evarts El

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:22 pm

A little birdie has informed me that the entire Evarts Elementary's 8th grade class which consists of 35 students are piled into one classroom. Someone explain to me how any of them are expected to learn with that many students??????????
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Re: CUTS TO ACADEMICS AGAIN! 35 Students Per Class Evarts El

Postby Gopher » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:02 pm

They are in violation of KRS 157.360 which states:

Maximum class sizes are:
24:1 for primary,
28:1 for grade 4,
29:1 for grades 5 and 6, and
31:1 for grades 7 through 12
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Re: CUTS TO ACADEMICS AGAIN! 35 Students Per Class Evarts El

Postby CrissyAlwaysSunny » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:02 am

I've heard of some over crowded classes, but that's ridiculous. That 8th grade class will be woefully behind the other incoming freshmen.
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Re: CUTS TO ACADEMICS AGAIN! 35 Students Per Class Evarts El

Postby Cate McCalley » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:14 am

This isn't anything new. Poor school districts all over the country have been dealing with over crowded classrooms for years.

Affluent school districts keep there classes less than 26 students. A good portion of the outrageous property taxes you pay to live in one of those districts support their public schools. The difference in what is offered in affluent districts and that of poor, is daylight and dark.

The whole educational system has evolved to further disadvantage the poor.


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Re: CUTS TO ACADEMICS AGAIN! 35 Students Per Class Evarts El

Postby PharmGirl » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:29 pm

Cate McCalley wrote:This isn't anything new. Poor school districts all over the country have been dealing with over crowded classrooms for years.

Affluent school districts keep there classes less than 26 students. A good portion of the outrageous property taxes you pay to live in one of those districts support their public schools. The difference in what is offered in affluent districts and that of poor, is daylight and dark.

The whole educational system has evolved to further disadvantage the poor.


The Harlan County School system isn't a poor school district.
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Re: CUTS TO ACADEMICS AGAIN! 35 Students Per Class Evarts El

Postby Cate McCalley » Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:11 pm

PharmGirl wrote:
Cate McCalley wrote:This isn't anything new. Poor school districts all over the country have been dealing with over crowded classrooms for years.

Affluent school districts keep there classes less than 26 students. A good portion of the outrageous property taxes you pay to live in one of those districts support their public schools. The difference in what is offered in affluent districts and that of poor, is daylight and dark.

The whole educational system has evolved to further disadvantage the poor.


The Harlan County School system isn't a poor school district.


Compared to what?


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