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Wow Scott F, those home schooling numbers look low, just in my experience of meeting homeschooled kids/famlies. Do they include CoVA and other online school numbers?
So there is concern that if the athletic fees are increased then athletic participation would decrease; why is there not the same concern that adding a fee to non-athletic extracurricular activities would decrease the participation in those activities? Activities like Science Olympiad receive no funding and have to do bake sales and other fund raisers for any money that they need. To put a fee on these activities and then not let the participants use any of that money is pretty audacious and would certainly send the message to the participants that their activities are less important than sports. With that message (as well as the fee) I would expect that participation would decrease. My kids do sports as well as band and things like science Olympiad and they were really upset by this idea - that there would be a fee for participation and yet they would still have to do fundraisers and not actually receive any of that fee for their activity, even if it supported their athletic teams. If there are going to be more fees, they need to be kept within athletics.
This is really too bad. I am location neutral and traveling quite a bit right now for business. I have been enjoying being able to fly from Hayden the past few weeks and was not looking forward to the reduced schedule, but to have it cut back this much makes it almost unusable. And with the I70 construction, ugh.
It is a shame that with all the emphasis on technology in education in Steamboat, that we don't actually teach our studentshow to create technology, just how to use it. For the rapid advances in technology that we see like iPads, smartboards and all the apps and websites that our students use, there are technologist who come up with the ideas, write the code and create these cool products. The technology and engineering offerings at the high school and extremely thin, with the primary emphasis on computer repair, not programming, and I have not seen hardly any early programming or electrical engineering curriculum in the elementary or middle school, where it can be so much fun to students. The number one issue for technology businesses today is that they can't find software engineers to hire. I hope with continued investment in technology, SSSD will take a closer look at the STEM curriculum and notice increase the very few offerings in T and E (technology and engineering) to enable Steamboat students to be actual knowledge workers, not just technology consumers.
I am all for abolishing the tier system and having all sports be Sailors Varsity sport. My questions revolve around what the process will be for determining what sports are offered. What will be the process for dropping or adding a sport? Will it have to do with number of participants? number of spectators? success of the sport? How will new sports petition to be added? The key issue seems to be what if a group wants a new sport and the athletic department declines, but the group says they will self fund. Is it still a no? If it is a yes, aren't we right back to the 2 tier system?
The way you have the athletes listed is confusing. Tristan is a boy; Gabriel is a girl.
Your answer to "how do we answer their fears?" is to put armed guards in school; my answer is to explain that life has risks, but the risk of being shot in school is extremely, extremely small. They are FAR more likely to die in a car accident than to get shot in school (and to get injured or die doing a lot of other activities like skiing than to get shot in school). The money, time and effort it takes to put armed guards in school for the extremely low possibility that not only is there a shooter at school but that the armed guard could actually stop it could be much better spent on educating the students.
why did you stop listing the place of resident of the arrested?
So it is an HREF, which is actually a really nice feature. The problem I have is that most of the time I go to click on it, it disappears before I can, which becomes a frustrating game.
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