Yesterday was about the courts and legleslative outs and ins over schools. Today I thought, having little other focus, I’d up date an on-going battle at the school board level in complying with the governors recent budget cuts to the schools – which every teacher gritted their teeth over.
WICHITA, Kan.– School days will be longer and the year will be shorter. The Wichita school board approved the idea tonight as part of a plan to save the district money.
North High was the stage that the ongoing drama, some would say tragedy, regarding school funding played out tonight.
In a 5 to 1 vote, the board of education passed a plan to shorten the school year by 15 days but lengthen the school day 30 minutes.
I’m well beyond the kid in school phase of my life, but I am obligated to pay school tax, therefore I am very interested in the political battles. I like the idea the governor has cut many dollars from the school budgets. I’ve felt for years they should be cut. I’d like to see the school bus program cut; the evening activities using government funded buses to and from cut and a host of other “fringe” activities cut out.
But that is just me.
Fewer teachers, teaching at least two subjects, not just specialized subject teaching. And smaller schools, regional, rather than those huge pass’em along factories they now call schools.
From the Reaches,