Just curious what you know that the public doesn't Eeyore.
It seems to me that the GMSD is going to open with 5 schools. When that happens, all of the residents in Germantown will be rezoned to those 5 schools next year. There likely won't be much room for grandfathering, since I'm betting space won't be available, so there will be a lot of movement between schools next year.
Once all residents in Germantown are zoned to the 5 schools, I don't see that there will be a great need for Germantown to have more buildings in the immediate future. The student population should fit in the buildings we will have. There won't be room for kids from Cordova or Collierville or the Southeast corridor, but we'll have room for all the Germantown kids.
I have a hard time seeing what the play will be to get the other 3 buildings once the students have been rezoned.
I could see if there is growth in Germantown student population that Germantown may help SCS fund a new building outside of Germantown to house some students, so that we can resume control of one or two of the other buildings, but that won't be in the immediate future.
I don't really see Nashville stepping in, though I guess that's still a possibility, even if an agreement is reached. I guess I'll have to wait and see.
Again though, I think in the long run, a single high school system will be MUCH better for the city of Germantown. All of our kids in one high school will be much better for the community in the long run, and I say that as a GHS alum. Honestly, even if we could get the other 3 buildings, I would be in favor of using GES and GMS for additional feeder schools, but I would want to see GHS turned into something else, so that we'd still only have one high school. That would be much better for the school system.
Won't the Fresh Market that is coming sell botique olive oils? Germantown Square, er Overton Square, is stacking up to be a fine jewel in the crown of Memphis. I for one can't wait for the traffic.
I still don't understand the angst.
It seems to me that some Germantown residents believe this means that part of Germantown will be zoned SCS.
That's simply not the case, and I don't understand why a lot of people still don't seem to get that.
@ CL Mullins
Somebody should have given Dana another shoe box, fur dang sure!
He was a rebounding machine. San Diego, purdy co-eds a-plenty, 78 degrees year round, the local doobage, what wasn't to like? The action wedge of my PF Flyers let us down, Maybe I should burn them.
By the way, CL, you remind me of cosmic star goat. He used to hang around the CA website and make fun of christians. I wonder what happened to him? He really seemed to hate christians.
Himiltrude? She was not the mother of Pepin the Short.
Charles Martel was the father of Pepin the Short (also called Pepin the Younger) who was the father of Charlemagne. Charlemagne had two children with Hililtrude, one of which was named after his grandfather Pepin. He was called Pepin the Hunchback.
So, well, there you are. All wrong and stuff.
As for where you receive the word of god, or whether god loves you, that's your business, not mine. You asked me "Still ignoring the word of God?", so I asked you to clarify. You've done that. It is abundantly clear that you hoped to manipulate me by the question. It didn't work.
All of that, and all because I asked a statement and then asked a simple question, that being:
Maybe I just want a little privacy and to pay my own way. What's wrong with that?
One of the most telling things you've written so far is the question you asked at the end of your 10:55 pm post on 12/9/13. You tell us of a wife you had, and then say that if she had access to decent health care, you wouldn't be married to a younger and richer woman, turning the whole issue into an affirmative statement about you.
WOW! Just plain W!O!W!
You really have no idea how callous you sound, do you? Was that supposed to make someone feel bad for you? How, exactly? I do feel bad for the wife in question. Really. But you want to turn that into a question about you. That's just, well, callous. Narcissistic. Disordered. And you clearly thought it was funny. I suppose you may mean to say that a cruel twist of fate led to better things, but still, somehow, you want it to remain an indictment of the health care system. No reason it couldn't be both. But, still, callous. Perhaps you intend for the story to illustrate something else. Maybe you mean to illustrate how this event in your life should make us all want to pay for your health care needs. I'd love to hear it.
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.
Oh yes, "Curse you Sam Diego State!" How's that for a headline?
Himiltrude, really? A concubine, at best, oenophile well into her 7th month, and noted opponent of amniocentesis, La fenêtre du diable.
And if I am gonna receive the word of God, it'll probably be thru a Memphis musician/journalist's interpretation of a new Pope, rather than a internet poster who won't even use his or her Christan name.
And,,, "I think your one of those guys that stand around thanking god for http://healthcare.gov/." I'll have you know that if my first wife had access to decent health care I wouldn't be married to my much younger and richer third wife.
Does God love me or what?
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?
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.
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.
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