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Walter Manuel

“Save some money and look at what you can do without,” Culbertson said, in describing the message the agency has been sending to school districts as they look toward the fiscal cliff".

For starters the assistant superintendent needs to go and work down from there. This district does not need both an assistant superintendent and a superintendent for the number of students enrolled within the district.

Next look at the number of people working in the admin building including the 20 or so directors that some could be cut and their jobs consolidated. Nobody likes to see anyone lose their job, but the district saw this coming years ago and many of those sitting on the board today protested and refused to allow the board to address it so we're where we are today.

We'll see just how fiscally responsible these board members are come Thursday night.... their friends or teachers??

Robert Buckner

I really do not expect much change at LMISD unless the TEA forces it or some new blood is elected into office. The current school board and supt. haven't done anything for quite a while now. Why would anyone expect anything to change?

Island Bred

I expect to see a dramatic non informative executive session and then some nonsense BS public session.

I see lots of change commin to LMISD but I'm afraid the board just ain't gonna be feelin the bipartisian kinship - They are gonna spend like they are livin with Marie Antonette.

Angelica Rendon

I find it sad that our kids and teachers will be the ones to suffer. Today's schools are so different than what I remember from the 80's. My children don't even come home with school books, I assume because there isn't enough for each child to have one. They have to be shared amongst the classrooms which means I'm left to look online for ways to help my child with his lessons especially in math. I remember reading at the beginning of the school year that kids were even being asked to bring office supplies in addition to their own school supplies. We have a Texas lottery that was implemented to boost Texas Education funds. What the hell happened there?

Marine One

angel714 - as much as I hate to admit it, my son moved here from out-of-state and began Ball High. He hasn't brought home a book in 3 years. His excuse? Straight 3.5 GPA. Easy as pie.
Seems to me our schools are more interested in the graduation numbers than the actual "learning" numbers.
When I asked him a million times do you have homework? How was school today? The same answer each time - no homework. School was good. But I agree. I had nosebleeds as a kid just to get a C.

Gary Miller

Save some money and look at what you can do without
Isn't that wahat they should have been doing all along?
Instead of hiring staff they didn't need just to "spend the budget".
The truth is a crummy education that costs less is better than a crummy education that costs more.

Lars Faltskog

1960BOI -
Has your son considered signing up for one or more of those accelerated AP classes? They are supposed to be more challenging and the English classes even require outside reading, enrichment. I've also heard that they can take dual credit college while they take the high school class - and get both high school and college credit.

Marine One

Let's fall off this cliff. What difference does it make anyway? The country voted in the biggest welfare monster ever to walk the earth, and there's no way he'll cut one single food stamp to keep the taxpayer safe.

Gary Miller

The story could also have said local schools will cost taxpayers $2.5 million less.
A crummy education that costs less is always better than a crummy education that costs more.

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