Monday, September 21, 2015

Letter from a School Supporter

DEAR MR. HILL;

PRIVATE SCHOOLS CAN PICK AND CHOOSE THEIR STUDENTS.
THEY DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
THEY USUALLY HAVE ONE BUILDING TO HEAT, PAY UTILITIES,
AND MAINTENANCE. LARGER BUILDINGS COST MORE TO HEAT.
ONE BUILDING CAN ACCOMMODATE STUDENTS FOR ALL GRADES,
FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 12 = SAVINGS. 


PRIVATE SCHOOLS TO NOT HAVE TO MEET STATE STANDARDS AND
REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE COSTLY. 


CLASSES ARE PROBABLY SMALLER, SO THE NEED FOR FEWER TEACHERS.
PUBLIC SCHOOL HAVE TEACHERS UNIONS THAT NEGOTIATE
WHAT TEACHERS ARE PAID. 


DO THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS PAY MEDICAL BENEFITS FOR THEIR TEACHERS?
THE LIST AND DIFFERENCES CAN GO ON AND ON. 


NOT TO SAY THAT ONE TYPE OF EDUCATION IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER.

 

DO NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT THAT ALL CHILDREN IN AMERICA,

GIRLS AS WELL AS BOYS, ARE ENTITLED TO AN EDUCATION.! ! ! ! ! 

             IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR PRIVATE SCHOOL.  

                         GOD BLESS AMERICA

 

DOT FITZGERALD

A CONCERNED CITIZEN
Editors Note: The number of buildings, heating cost, class size is all relative to the number of students in the school.  I think most of the health, fire, and safety standards are applied to both school systems.  If you know of some that aren't I would be interested in what they are.

Yes special needs expense is different but is it enough to quadruple the school cost?

You are right the teachers union could be one of the causes of Lisbon's higher school costs, that may be one area we should look into next year.   

I don't understand the boy/girl reference.  In today's society more girls are entering college and graduating than boys.   Are you saying we need equal enrollment both boys and girls?

This is the kind of conversation we need if we are going find the excess fat in the School system.