Author Topic: Forward School Issues Directly To The Mayor & Council  (Read 1056 times)

tufsu1

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Re: Forward School Issues Directly To The Mayor & Council
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2019, 05:29:20 PM »
Why stop with the school board? I for one think the mayor should be able to appoint his own City Council!

some might argue he just did

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Re: Forward School Issues Directly To The Mayor & Council
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2019, 03:54:26 PM »
Nate Monroe with some hot fire: https://www.jacksonville.com/news/20190814/nate-monroe-time-for-school-board-to-sue-city-hall

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The city has disrespected school officials for months. Others have already noted this, but it bears repeating again and again: The school system has done a far better job tackling the graduation rate than the city has addressing the murder rate (Jacksonville surpassed 100 homicides this week, the fastest ever the city has reached this point in the 14 years the Times-Union has tracked that data).

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Even though it might have looked like these people were debating the fate of the universe, the only thing the School Board needs the City Council to do is put its requested sales-tax on the ballot for voters to ultimately decide.

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Here's the problem: The City Council made it clear Wednesday it has far more than questions. The real issue is several members are school board wannabes, and that is why this thing is going nowhere.

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Few people in City Hall seem to possess the capacity for self-reflection, however, so the school board faces an endless barrage of "questions" and "concerns," all while the city attorney uses a Bible story to justify the improper role the council has taken by refusing to place the sales-tax issue on the ballot.

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Right now, the school district has prioritized spending the money based on where the maintenance needs are, and since the oldest charter school is newer than the newest public school, it's no great surprise where most of the money is going....Giving money on a per-pupil basis — rather than based on maintenance needs — to charters could shift hundreds of millions of dollars away from aging public school buildings.

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"What you're asking for is essentially a blank check for charter schools and I'm not hearing the same level of questioning for how charter schools will use that money," School Board member Elizabeth Andersen said during Wednesday's meeting.

Charles Hunter

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Re: Forward School Issues Directly To The Mayor & Council
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2019, 04:08:54 PM »
Hear! Hear!
Nate Monroe is a voice of reason in a wilderness of stupidity and avarice.