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I regularly attend the BOE meetings and I can say from firsthand knowledge that parents opposition to any and all issues are ignored. Before you start in on me and whining.... I don't have a problem with the dress code. I do have a problem with your assumptions about the posters on this thread. Unless you have attended the BOE meetings and know the posters I think it is a stretch for you to say they haven't taken their issues to the BOE. The dress code change was a foregone conclusion once OE was put on the table. I understand both sides of this argument and if the dress code had become out and out uniforms..... well, dmets, I think we know how I feel about uniforms.... The only solution at this point is to vote in new board members..... until that time it is what it is.
March 16, 2009 at 11:18 p.m.
Well, I've read the entire dress code policy and I have to say I was poised to flip out.... I didn't really see anything to freak out about. There is a lot of flexibility in the new dress code. As other posters on here can attest to, I am adamantly against uniforms and have said that if I didn't like the new code I'd send my daughter to another school. I can live without t-shirt/hoodies and so can my daughter. For the parents that are upset over the new code.... nothing lasts forever.... help vote those in power out when the time comes and effect the change you want.
March 14, 2009 at 12:09 a.m.
Let me start off by saying I don't care either way when the kids start. I just disagree with the reasoning for starting early and cutting the break short. I think our children should have the skills and education long before they are required to take their test. Cramming before the test is pointless. Structure the curriculum in a way that the necessary educational requirements are met long before the test... like the year before, so it's a breeze to pass this test.
March 5, 2009 at 10:26 a.m.
One incident does not a bad child make! This child has been randomly drug tested ever since the incident occurred. I have known these parents for twenty years and was present for this child's birth.... they are not making excuses for him! He faced the consequences for possession of marijuana and it's over. This most recent incident was uncalled for. Based on the comments posted in regards to this child and his parents we should fire the parents from their jobs(last week's story) and this child should be permanently labeled as a "bad kid". It's really easy to sit in judgement when you read a small story in regards to this child. Fortunately, these incidents are a very small part of who these parents are and the great kids they are raising. I can speak from first hand knowledge... the rest of you cannot.
February 18, 2009 at 5:31 p.m.
For the record, the suspension was reversed and he is not going to be expelled.
February 17, 2009 at 9:07 p.m.
The fact that he was caught with marijuana in the beginning of the year is irrelevant to this incident. If there is a zero tolerance policy for ALL medications,supplements and the like, why the list of banned substances? Now onto the fact that the father is in law enforcement.... he was a cop before his child was even born... should they have used a crystal ball to decide whether or not to hire him? He is a good parent, a good cop and an honest man. You can discipline your children, teach them right from wrong and they will still make mistakes. It would be an interesting world if we lost our jobs because are children's behavior could be cause for dismissal.
February 17, 2009 at 8:59 p.m.
And if they don't plow your street because cars are parked all over it you'd be complaining. God forbid the city be proactive.
January 28, 2009 at 12:21 a.m.
Schadenfreude (German): is malicious pleasure taken from observing the misery of another.
Empathy: is often characterized as the ability to "put oneself into another's shoes", or to in some way experience the outlook or emotions of another being within oneself.
November 11, 2008 at 12:44 a.m.
I have an idea for the cuts needed. Do away with all busing. These kids have parents... get them to school on your own. That's a perk that's not necessary. I voted yes on the levy... and still do not have a problem with no busing at all.
November 6, 2008 at 7:32 p.m.
I'm literally sick to my stomach! I cannot begin to imagine the suffering these poor animals had to endure. I will write a letter and sign the petition. Sadly, there isn't a punishment harsh enough for this man.
November 2, 2008 at 1:42 a.m.