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I went to Melissa’s forum!!!! Topic Open enrollment.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2013 by chasinthenews


IT was interesting.    There was a lady there who did a lot of talking.    What I learned was it’s not all about people whose kids who need LD services and not being able to get them,  but people whose kids are gifted and talented and not being happy with what they are seeing or getting.

ALOT has to do with attitude of teachers and administrators.    Often parents are treated like we know nothing.

Melissa went to a lot of work creating graphs/charts to show just how much Evansville is paying out every year due to open enrollment.   She is one smart lady, I do not know how she breaks it down the way she does.   The fact that she of course enjoys math and science helps.

I will try to post the graph later that shows how much the district has lost in money going out for open enrollment over the last several years.   I was shocked.   We could all have IPADS & then some  if the district was not losing that money!!!!


It was very interesting .  Thank you Melissa for taking the time to meet with the people of Evansville and hear their concerns.


Come Vote at the Annual Meeting! September 24th at 7 PM in the HS Media Room – Melissa Has More Info!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 24, 2012 by chasinthenews



SO administration does not think the number of kids they lose do to open enrollment every year is a problem.  Going to quote from Melissa’s article here.

“Most informative about the data presented in the packet available at the school website involves open enrollment. From 2009 to present, the open enrollment imbalance has more than doubled from a loss of $124,014.24 in 2009 to a loss of $254,172 predicted for this year. And the administration isn’t convinced there’s a problem yet. This has a double whammy impact. It reduces the state aid next year by dwindling the enrollment and sucks out the funding for this year as well to pay outgoing tuition. Good grief.  Anybody wants to have a competition on how we could have spent that 250 grand they let walk out the doors? How many Ipads would that have bought? Let’s see here. I see them offered on for $605 for the 32 gig high end one. That would pay for nearly 420 of the suckers. Or, if you scale back to the 16 gig model, they could buy 635 of them and supply over a third of the students with them. Good good in heaven, in 3 years they could get every kid in the district an Ipad with the money they are sending down the highway to other districts because “there’s no problem here.” Indeed.”

SHE is absolutely correct the number of kids who leave is outstanding.   It’s predicted we will lose 254,172 this year alone.  That is a ton of money.  Think of all the things the school could do with that money!!!  BUY IPADS like the Milton Middle school has done for each teacher and kid!!!      REPLACE old out dated, beat up text books.    Update some of the computer systems.  I could go on and on.


The vote tonight is an advisory vote.    SHOULD they really be voting on a night the Packer’s play???  Do you think they could set up the Packer game in the next room so people could watch until they vote???    YES  I know my priorities.       But I have been to these meetings for voting before on the tax levy and in the end the board votes how they want any way.   Always raising it.


Really what we need to do is get the city to have homes reassessed in town.  Taxes are way high and home values have dropped.   I do believe it’s Clinton who had some homes reassessed recently and the taxes dropped substantially.


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