• lbb,   you can get a copy of the nepotism policy from the local district.   see page 4, penalty

    here it is...

    send a formal complaint to the white house.  I'd be interested on what the chief(s) say.

    February 28, 2009 at 9:40 p.m.

  • From Chris:

    "I can appreciate why people might feel as if they aren't being given enough time to react to the new boundaries. But what would you say about them if you had more time? Why are two new high schools not better than one mega-school?"

    Time has nothing to do with it....people know that if they were given years, the parents and students would still have no say...the School Board has decided and their decision will not be influenced by public outcry.  The consolidation stands as the ultimate example.  The mega-school idea was horrible and the two high schools will certainly work better; however we had two high schools should never have been changed in the first place.  The consolidation cost millions and now the separation is going to cost even more millions and in both instances the kids were and will be the ones to suffer. 

    February 28, 2009 at 9:15 p.m.

  • i agree!!  i agree!  he and chapa dont know thier roles.  it cost the dr. his chance on the board. 
    small town talk has him, jr., going to head fb coach ...didnt baseball just get busted for pre-emptive decisions....

    February 28, 2009 at 7:17 p.m.

  • lbb,
    finley hires a lot of coaches on probation.  ask chapa.  Jr. was 1.  Do they get full pay, sub pay? dunno.   Most probably teach fb and have 3-4 classes off.  There is no teacher shortage or emergency probation districts nearby.  
    where is the watchdog?

    February 28, 2009 at 6:49 p.m.

  • I've been told the elementary numbers are gonna be hard to attain at some schools.  1 in particular only lost 1 street & they already have more than the acceptable number of students.  Whats gonna happen to them?  Also, because of the old north/south lines, the elementary schools are still going to have to remain magnet schools to maintain balance & harmony.

    February 28, 2009 at 12:07 a.m.

  • Consolidation was done to keep from uprooting students?  Boy is that ever a fairy tale. 

    In a time when every study known to man says that kids get a better education in smaller schools, the Victoria School District votes to consolidate into this mega school.  No one was happy!  The kids hated it; the parents hated it, and people petitioned and fought and tried. Why was it done?...Perhaps consolidation had something to do with football?  Ya think?.

    Football in Texas is a big deal.  Take a long look at Judson and the tales and stories about goings on there.  Victoria, however is not a football town and even with bunches of kids to pick from they still didn't come up with a winning team.....but we sure wasted a lot of money and there were a lot of kids who got a poor education in the madness of the transition.  Thank God my kids were out by that time. 

    The schools were bad enough before that; consolidation made them worse and they will continue to get worse because those in power think throwing money at a kid can provide him with an education.

    The decisions have already been made....just like choosing the school names...people are tired of being given the pretense of having a choice when there is no choice. 

    February 27, 2009 at 2:24 p.m.

  • Chris, I don't think you were around back when the schools were consolidated....people did speak up and it did absolutely no good.  People don't come because they know the decisions have already been made and basically it is a waste of their time.  The same with the City have the same few people that show up to speak who are treated rudely by the City Council members and their statements are just "put up with" because they have to be allowed to speak.

    February 26, 2009 at 11:55 p.m.

  • Chris, I do not live in Victoria, if I did, I would attend.  My nieces & nephews will be affected by this fiasco though & their mother wanted to attend but was unable, due to the  timing.  They need to work on their timing.
    Y'all really need to look into the racial/socio economic balance that will exist in the middle schools.  Does not look like it will be well mixed at all.  What is VISD going to do when that comes to light?

    February 26, 2009 at 11:39 p.m.

  • Lets see...there was a UIL band thing tonight, how are parents supposed to take & pick up their kids & make the meetings?  Maybe they should look at the times & days they are holding these meetings.  I know my family member wanted to attend but due to childrens school related activities & hubbys work schedule, was unable to make it.  Maybe Saturday afternoon meetings would be best.

    February 26, 2009 at 8:15 p.m.