So, if I understand CL correctly, not only does he not know that Pepin the Short's mother, as the wife of Charles Martel, would have received the best prenatal care available, but he also doesn't really hold any respect for the pope at all. I mean, after all he did just compare him to, well...
So, the act of waving the word of god around is only that, an act. There is no respect for any truth in it. No concern at all. He means only to use them as a weapon to manipulate other people that might hold respect for the words.
I proposed to my wife , Shelia Thornton, now Foster back in May of 1999. I sung in the choir for a short period. The whole congregation cheered me on as I took the mic and asked her for her hand in marriage. She said yes and I cried. Well took pictures but here brother destroyed them.
Any business can pay their workers more without drastically increasing prices if they choose to reduce expenses elsewhere. Such as in the executive ranks, R & D, advertising, etc. It can be done...but it's not likely.
This will be the small taters it is fur a while, just sayin'.
Actually you predicted that SCS would be able to sell the buildings or withhold them.
And you misunderstood me, I was talking about kids grandfathered in at the Germantown 5. The question is whether the Germantown residents from the "G" schools could bump kids out of the 5 schools that may want to be grandfathered.
Those issues have to be decided for the transition period to MSDs.
I'm concerned about all students having the least disruption. Essentially I see no way that some students won't be moved overnight from their schools.
It's unfortunate, but I guess that's the way it'll have to go.
I really like the one high school set up. High schools are the most expensive to operate, and it'll be better if we can operate with scale at one high school and not have to split services. I know a lot of folks will be mad in the short term, but I assume the 10% property value bump for those in 38138 will help soothe some of that pain. That area likely just went from $80-$85 per square foot to $90-$95 per square foot once this settles.
Some of them are foolishly worried it'll go the other way for them, but they just stepped up in school zone and that comes with a positive bump in value.
Grandfathering in a students last year is possible, however that depends on whether space is available. Now, those students can take advantage of inter district transfers, if there is space available.
But to answer your question specifically, no, Germantown Msd students will not be able to bump SCS students zoned for those schools.
Btw, I was right again. I predicted that the SCS wouldn't let all of the schools go and that they would continue to operate some of the schools inside of those munis. Pretty good for a stupid old man.
Typo fixed. Thanks.
"Among the instances enumerated are the Election Day glitch of August 1990 "
Might want to recheck that fact.
@ CL Mullins
I don't care how much you are everyone's favorite Uncle. No more of Grandma's bloomer shots on your brownie til you pay up for the last batch.
Michael Cage and Keith Lee a basketball story. It may not be what you're looking for, but it would make a great trip down memory lane. ESPN worthy in fact.
The one HS concept is definitely the message that Bartlett officials got when they talked with other municipal school systems across the state. It is even better for local businesses that don't have to decide how to divide their sponsorship money.
So looking forward to this event!
Yes with Julius. More soft porn, mug shots and West Memphis stories.
In certain Celtic dialects, Poot means Pope. Betcha didn't know that.
And if Pepin's mum had access to prenatal care, he probably wouldn't have been so short.
Easy solution ... MORE PICTURES!
The question of enrollment starting next year is a big one. There will be a shift toward having every Germantown resident student zoned to Germantown MSD schools, but will it happen in 2014, or will grandfathering be allowed to allow students to finish out their years at their existing school?
Those are big questions, because if all the Germantown residents in the "G" schools chose to eschew grandfathering and change schools to an MSD school next year, but the non-Germantown residents in the 5 schools choose a grandfathering option, is Germantown allowed to bump non-Germantown students that wish to be grandfathered since they wouldn't have room for everyone?
This goes for the Collierville students currently at HHS as well. Those are some questions that will have to be answered, but I think in the long run, one high school for the city is ideal, even if HHS has to be expanded in the future.
It builds more community unity, and it also saves money on not forcing a duplication of services. All arts and athletics funds go to one school as opposed to being split between two schools. It's much more efficient.
@ Charlie Eppes
"So take it all in now, high illiteracy rate, younger population, and low median income points to a demographic that is not going to be reading a bunch of printed news. This with out introducing race as the problem."
I do wonder if we are getting into a "chicken or egg" thing here. Although anecdotal to myself. I remember wanting to be like my parents, wanting to read the "papers" they did. Sure they would read to me and help me make it through the comics until I could read them to them. Also children will endeavor to become proficient with that which they enjoy, for me that was sports, and the sports pages of the paper. Perhaps this is still going on but, the who gets which section first debate, I fear may be a thing of the past.
Also, an endless supply of what they like, may never lead them to explore, that which they may like.
I do think the as yet unsolvable "kids having kids" problem also is a major reason my experience may not be as common now as it was in the late 50's early 60's. Call it, what you wish, blame who or whatever anyone may want, but the decline of the numbers of intact "nuclear families" has affected our societal health and thus our country's ability to prosper.
Liberal, well meaning programs, have attempted to fill that role, and while our needed safety net has a legitimate purpose, it has become a way of life for far too many generations of "families." In my opinion "family" being the key word to the real solution.
This arrangement is going to feel weird for Germantown parents who live in the areas zoned for those schools. Do you abandon them just because the central staff and the superintendent are not part of the municipal school district?
I would hope not. That would be awkward with overcrowding at the other 5 schools. Most of the families that send their kids to each of those 3 schools hold and expect high standards. That isn't going to change just because of SCS administration. Hopefully, something can be worked out regarding eventual new school construction for the non-Germantown children (sharing costs?) so that Germantown can regain control of those schools in the future.
I'm all for stopping additional payments to the lawyers over this issue.
That's good news.
I know a lot in our community will be upset that we're letting the 3 flagship schools go, but I think it'll be better for the community in the long run.
One town with one high school will be much better for town unity. The school board won't have to duplicate efforts at the high school level. There won't be fights over this school having Program X and the other school not having Program X. We'll all be working toward one goal at one school.
Suburban-wise, each MSD will operate in that same manner, one high school with a bunch of feeder schools. That's if you count Arlington/Lakeland as a de facto single district, since they will be tied at the hip. I think that's great for each district, and you'll see more community pride about the schools in the long run.
I know GHS had problems at times with support from families, because it was drawing from areas that were so far away. With everyone in Germantown under HHS now, you'll have a lot more community support and family support since all parents will live within a 10 minute drive of the school.
Boo Charlie. You're no fun.
This is Memphis. If we can't inject race into a non-race related topic, we aren't doing it right.
The one thing I found interesting with that data is that it doesn't appear that readership among younger age groups is dropping at a faster rate. The lines from 1999 to present seem to be almost parallel between age groups. I would think the gap would be widening.
For the love of all that is good and decent in this world, please allow the tanking to commence. This team is done.
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