Mark my words. G'town will get all 8 buildings.
I think this deal is great. No doubt about that.
OTP, don't ask, because I won't bother to explain to you why your end of the stick stinks. You'll soon figure out that it does and let go. All I have to do is wait for that.
Well, the vote was unanimous for the agreement. Of course there were some diehards saying fight on and wait until January to see what the state does in Nashville.
You and I both know that the Germantown politicians have already got Nashville's take on this situation. They are not stupid.
Stop paying lawyers - good
Issue settled? We'll see
Sith Lords really like this "vote of no confidence" ploy to gain further power don't they?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yawn. In order for an incumbent to be in trouble, he has to be in trouble with his constituency. His margin of victory increases every time that he runs. Until there is some kind of groundswell among actual voters to replace the Congressman, he will stay as long as he wants.
I will put it bluntly: WHO out there that wants the job could actually beat him?
Fooled yes, and I will say it again. This sound like a planned act between Cohen and Yacoubian to make Wilkins look weak. The ground is swelling in social media that it is time for Cohen to go!
You know it was said, Obama could not win...the rest is history.
Can just one person come forward and say they wre polled by Yacoubin. I am suprised that Baker would print such mess without real proof.
Memphonia you must be from Cohen's camp...why mention Wade's name? Wade has moved on and is working in his community helping people. More importanantly, the Veterans. Somethig Cohen has not done. It has been documented a veteran went to his office for help and could not get it.
Fooled voters?Poll speaks the truth.No contest!
Wilkins will probably get smart and not be a Nickie or a Tomeka or a Willie(his buddy and source of monies)and get creamed and finish his "career" before it starts.oughta wait til Cohen retires and have a chance rather than get destroyed .Sounds like Randy Wade is using him
I agree with Time Up...Cohen has fooled the voters too long. It is time for Cohen to go!
I dont believe in polls and ive never met a voter who has been polled, my father is 83yrs old and has never missed election and neither have i and he has never been polled so these ghost polls are one sided Cohn is the incumbant so yes he gets the nod anybody who live in this city knows incumbants are hard to beat ,Cohn is not adressing the issues in the 9th congressional dist ive voted for him before but im going to watch this race very close to see what Mr. Wilkins platform is, and the new generation of voters are going to turn the tables on Rep Cohn it want be as easy, the streets are talking and a strong political faction is forming
“If Congressman Steve Cohen were to endorse a Democrat for Shelby County Mayor ..."
What kind of crazy question is this ????
Since Thomas, if selected for the Lakeland post, would be servingin an appointed and not elected office, the county charter would not require that he step down from the seat on the commission.
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