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District headed for fiscal crisis?

Superintendent: Escanaba shows early warning signs of financial stress

October 22, 2013

ESCANABA — Escanaba Area Public Schools shows several early warning indicators of fiscal stress, according to a budget update presented to the school board during its regular meeting Monday by......

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frogleggs

Oct-24-13 9:49 AM

“Nothing constructive here. “

Only because the person who penned:

‘Nothing constructive here.’

is unable to mobilize her cognitive senses to

di·cern

de·ci·pher

ci·pher

de·code

elu·ci·date

con·strue

en·ci·pher

dis·en·tangle

un·tangle

and because it remains a puzzle that remains unfathomable,

there is nothing

of any benefit

she can or will be capable of comprehending.

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frogleggs

Oct-23-13 12:19 PM

Say what you want..

It’s the water stupid(s)!

You tainted my environment …

my pond...

my tongue,

my spring and off-spring!

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MikeDavis

Oct-23-13 10:34 AM

frogbrains must be deepfried!

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popsa1

Oct-22-13 5:52 PM

Froglegs I think you need a hobby! You are going to give yourself a stroke! Taxes are necessities and so just happily pay them and live longer!Those froglegs are really jumpy today! Rivit!

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Cheesehead

Oct-22-13 3:33 PM

Jeez, Frog.

Are you having a bad day? Did you forget to take your medication?

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frogleggs

Oct-22-13 3:25 PM

At other time, not so long ago,

it was deemed appropriate that repetition

play a predominant and important role in the process of learning for children.

Instruct and acquaint the child first,

require the child to read about the concept second,

require the child to write about the concept third,

require the child to recite the concept fourth, and

finally test…

to see if the child learned the concept.

It was believed through repeated exposure, from the teacher and through independent work, children somehow got the idea, and education of the child moved along.

Whatever Happened?

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frogleggs

Oct-22-13 3:22 PM

How much is enough,

how much is too little?

How many times must we regurgitate the same concept in so many different ways,

at so many different venues, and how many chances do taxpayers have to pay for some much repetition?

How many Escanaba grade schools were remodeled at great expense, and (mysteriously) were unceremoniously closed because of declining enrollment,

not too many years ago?

Ford River,

Wells,

Jefferson,

Franklin, come to mind,

not to mention

pine ridge,

cornell, saint patrick's, saint joseph, said ann’s , st thomas, and..

The taxpayers were left paying off those public school debts, for what?

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frogleggs

Oct-22-13 3:20 PM

For Nothing?

Then there was the

ford river school closure, after remodeling,

after a new septic tank and septic field installation.

Wasn’t the ford river school sold for less than $16,000.00 and turned into storage units?

Wasn‘t $16,000.00 about what parents and people paid for the play-ground equipment just before the school was closed?

at the time, wasn't there rumors and rumblings of declining enrollment, when the school board and the school superintendent, gave the “go-ahead” to remodel those schools,

and then closure.

Now comes the debt of $22,000,000.00 (Twenty-Two Million dollars) that taxpayers still must pay,

in the face of declining enrollments for what,

remodeling of course!

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frogleggs

Oct-22-13 3:18 PM

Along comes Bay College now, today…

it want’s taxpayers to approve a renewal millage

for 20 (twenty) years where,

they will gain $1,000,000.00 dollars a year for no real purpose,

other than so-called “projects” and other discretionary spending….

NONE OF WHICH WILL CAUSE THE COLLEGE ANY HARDSHIP IF THE MILLAGE IS TURNED DOWN.

A bit of an inconvenience perhaps, at not having a MILLION DOLLAR per year slush fund.

How much is enough?

How much is too little?

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frogleggs

Oct-22-13 3:16 PM

How many times?

How many times

must taxpayers provide ALTERNATE ways to LEARN,

for the most enlightened children, and

the most enlightened parents the world has known?

Not only do we give these kids

grade-school,

middle-school,

high-school,

but within those walls,

we pay for ever increasing ways to learn,

and then we give them more ways to learn what they messed up in the K-12 educational exercise, at bay college...

but bay college needs funds to give these kids yet more

ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO learn.

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frogleggs

Oct-22-13 3:14 PM

Don’t forget the

NEW

ALTERNATIVE

way to learn ON-LINE,

that lemire and liesenring have engineered,

with the approval of our school board…

Potentially,

this alliance will also cause the flow of OUR LOCAL taxpayers’

dollars,

out of OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT,

furthering the dwindling supply of dollars for our PUBLIC SCHOOLS

right into the pockets of

FOR-PROFIT

ON-LINE schools, that have flourished under the guise of

CHARTER SCHOOLS,

for the purpose of taking

PUBLIC TAXPAYER DOLLARS

straight into the pockets of

PRIVATE ENTERPRISE,

FOR PROFIT

BUSINESSES.

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frogleggs

Oct-22-13 3:12 PM

How much is enough,

how much is too little?

How many times must we regurgitate the same concept

in so many different ways,

at so many different venues, and

how many chances do taxpayers have to pay

for so much repetition, and

way too many ways to learn?

Question:

Could the military afford to teach its soldiers over and over, on all the possible ways to shoot someone, if they didn’t get it RIGHT the first time through basic training?

Don’t forget about

the funds and taxation needed to fund the Intermediate School District as well…

For What?

You don’t know, for what exactly...

Then comes the cost of the core curriculum concept...

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eskymi

Oct-22-13 1:23 PM

Well then maybe the parents of the kids that go to school should help pay...but wait until 2016 when my last child will be out of school....

i am just kidding so don't get your undies in a bunch.

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Spartytruth

Oct-22-13 11:11 AM

nice that the "slimdown" required schools to take out loans.

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Spartytruth

Oct-22-13 11:10 AM

nice that the "slimdown" required schools to take out loans.

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