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Should Sage Creek High School be opened in Fall 2013?

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Opening Sage Creek is too expensive and won't lower class sizes.

2dundybay 4 years ago

Opening Sage Creek will lead to increased class sizes for all district students. The district shouldn't open an unneeded campus if it must raise class sizes K-12 and close an existing school (CVA) to help finance it.

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Submitted by 3PopeFrancis 4 years ago

Why was it built in the first place? It appears to me that once ready, a new establishment should be opened. Else, why spend the money?

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Submitted by 2memt 4 years ago

There are other ways to use the facilities; some of which would avoid an increase in the deficit, or could even alleviate some of the financial problems.

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Submitted by 3PopeFrancis 4 years ago

Education should be a priority!

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Submitted by 0smom 4 years ago

Class sizes are too large as it is. Students aren't getting the individualized attention that they need. With the class sizes as they are, teachers are grading the equivalent of an additional class of 35 students. i.e. Instead of grading 130 papers, they are now grading 165 papers. If a teacher were to check in with each student every day for 1 minute (i.e. check homework, planners etc) that would eat up 38 minutes of instructional time)
Teachers are being asked to do more work, for less pay and no additional time allotted to complete the work. Teachers are being stretched too thin and in the end the students suffer.

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Submitted by 5SadKeanu 4 years ago

In my opinion, this has nothing to do with delaying the opening of a school. It's a logistics and planning problem. How is delaying the school opening a solution?

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Submitted by 0smom 4 years ago

Use Sage Creek as a money maker by renting out the space until the district can fully fund staff and programs and not stretch the entire district too thin in the meantime. Reduced class sizes for ALL should be the goal. Can you imagine a classroom of 32 kindergarteners??? This is their first introduction to school...they need individualized attention to meet their many needs..it is impossible to provide that with those kinds of numbers. The problem only worsens as you move up the grade levels.