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Monday, December 03, 2007

SOMETHING NEW

While I have found the comments regarding the school delay intriguing and interesting, perhaps it is time to move on to something new that you might find enjoyable.

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12 comments:

Mag`s mom said...

I tried to sign up and the site wouldn`t display.Is it my computer?or the site?

Mag`s mom said...

Oops,me again=)I forgot to ask, how do I access the grade port?Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I was also unable to open the link. On another subject, is the new superintendent going to be introduced through this website?

Anonymous said...

On the subject of the new superintendent... will there be any questioning about his/her preference of having cake as opposed to pie. I believe if s/he prefers pie, then that candidate should be removed from the race...

Anonymous said...

Too late to hire him based on his pie/cake preference. He has been introduced. The new superintendent is a gentleman from south of Indianapolis. I'm sure we can accommodate this man as our leader-regardless of whether he prefers pie or cake!

Anonymous said...

are we going to have school tomorrow

Anonymous said...

This site doesn't work. Doesn't really suprise me.

New Super? When, haven't heard, hope they are better than the last one.

It would be nice to have people in the school not so judgmemental.

My opinion only. I do still have the right to voice my opinion, at least for now.

Anonymous said...

I think we need a new person to make our delays & cancellations! The call today was good. I'm very surprised that Wawasee even called off today. They think the only time they need to call off school is when there is three centimeters of snow on the ground! But when there is 10 inches they still load the students on buses? Hmmm? Does this make any sence at all? AS rumor has it, they only had a two hour delay Monday because it was a half day and if they gave the students a two hour delay so they could go an extra hour, and the school could make more money!

Anonymous said...

The school is a non-profit organization and they absolutely make no money by changing the hours that students are in school. They do not make any money off of lunch, if that is what you are thinking. In fact, the state subsidizes (helps pay for) the lunches served. If the state would not help, students would have to pay more just to cover the costs.

Anonymous said...

If the students go for an axtra hour that is an extra hour of pay for the school staff, and who makes the delays and cancelations? Hmm? The staff!

Anonymous said...

The staff is on "salary." They don't get paid any extra for working overtime hours. When the administrators drive the roads in the early hours of the morning to check on the condition of the roads, they are not getting any extra pay.

Teachers do not get any extra pay for working overtime, such as staying after school to help a student understand material or preparing lessons and grading papers in the evening. It's part of the position.

I remember a few years ago when a several tornado storm warning required students to stay at school past the normal closing time for safety issues. Teachers and other staff members had to stay to supervise. No overtime pay was given for that incident.

The corporation definitely did not make money by having students arrive late on Monday rather than release them early.

Anonymous said...

Oops . . . "several" should be "severe" in the above post (third paragraph).