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Our opinion: ‘Right-sizing’ education?

June 10, 2013

According to a survey by the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, we are not alone....

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Jun-10-13 9:12 AM

There were 435 graduated from WAHS in the class of 1965, The school was crowded but they did make it work. Now this year in 5 high schools there were 400 graduates. Seems like we are supporting buildings and not education.

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Jun-10-13 7:21 PM

Cry me a river. By the time each student graduates (assuming 12 years of high school), the cost ends up being around 180,000.00 total or 15,000.00 per student per year. Get your collective heads out of the sand and address the real problem cause more money is NOT the answer, accountability is.

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Jun-10-13 7:46 PM

As long as Ike stays open everything will be OK.

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Jun-11-13 7:17 AM

Let's tell the truth here...the cuts didn't have to undermine education to the extent that they have. I can list a very long list of items that are non direct education expenses that our directors waisted monies on and refused to give up. I would also point bout that while our teaching staff has right sized our central office staffing has not right sized, instead they've simply moved people around. I have to wonder that if 1 of our more inexperienced principals coupled with one most inexperienced principal would has never ran a building before, is being trusted with the districts largest school of almost 1000 kids, then should the schools with half or less be reevaluated on the necessity of having an assistant principal?

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Jun-11-13 9:00 AM

Mare, people often forget that we technically have 5 taxpayer funded high schools.

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Jun-11-13 7:46 PM

Correct. Fact is we only need one or two high schools. Until consolidation becomes the priority and reality of the WCSD, this circus will continue with rotating superintendents and unaccountable board members with a single issue agendas.

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