Tuesday, June 07, 2016

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.

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From the Reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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