Letter: ACGC kids should come first
Congratulations, naysayers of ACGC. You voted not to pay the bill. Statutory operating deficit is a bill not paid. Schools get money for every student they go out of the district to pick up. They get money for every Cosmos student who doesn't ope...
Congratulations, naysayers of ACGC. You voted not to pay the bill. Statutory operating deficit is a bill not paid.
Schools get money for every student they go out of the district to pick up. They get money for every Cosmos student who doesn't open-enroll out because Cosmos school is more convenient. They would have gotten a good portion of the referendum from the state had we passed the bill.
ACGC could put three elementary classrooms in one of the gyms in Grove City Junior and Senior High, and use the old industrial arts room for two or three classrooms. It might be a little noisy but building walls takes money. And after all, those teachers are paid to keep kids quiet and teach at the same time, aren't they? (Never mind that most of us have trouble handling our own kids, to say nothing of 25 at a time.) I challenge you to ask a few high school kids to tell you what they are missing after cuts that have already been made. Now there will be more.
The state thinks we should be footing half of the bill locally so they aren't paying. The federal government thinks testing makes kids smarter (no child left behind) and gets away with lowering funding for Title One, which is what really helps kids. I guess an elementary teacher couldn't possibly know how kids are doing when they are with them the whole school year; so more tests.
Katie Couric says we'd rather build stadiums than bridges. I'm adding schools. Are you like drunks who'd rather buy beer than necessities?