The dangerously cold wind chill currently gripping East Idaho has prompted one local school district to cancel all Monday classes. Blackfoot School District 55 said all of its schools will be closed on Monday due to the expected minus 40 degree wind chill currently forecast throughout East Idaho until Tuesday. The school district stated in a news release, "Due to a double whammy, blowing and drifting snow AND current and forecasted extremely low temperatures and wind chill levels, the Blackfoot School District will not hold class on Monday, January 30, 2023." Other local school districts are also contemplating canceling classes on Monday, so stay with idahostatejournal.com for updates.
I would dare guess that most of my readers came up through school in districts that were smaller and more rural in nature. I know I did. My school had about 300 students in it and was considered very small at the time. Here is a list of the 12 biggest school districts in Upstate New York. As you can see, they represent the large population centers of the state and have thousands of students walking their hallways.
BELLEVUE, Wash. — In KING 5's continued coverage of the Bellevue School District's plan to close and consolidate three elementary schools - requests for comment have been sent to Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington state representatives who serve the potentially impacted neighborhoods. Currently, the district has identified seven elementary...
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Two more North Texas cities are jumping on board the popular idea of a four-day school week. School districts in Terrell and Anna will adopt the Monday through Thursday schedule for next year. With more and more North Texas districts announcing plans this week to go to four-day school weeks, we decided to check in with one of the first school districts in the area to adopt it two years ago and see how it's working for them.With three young children and a full-time job, Lacey Cotten wasn't on board when Quinlan ISD switched to a four-day school...
Data compilation site Niche says that Illinois is one best states in the country for teacher salaries, with one Illinois school district being highlighted as the best place to teach, another Illinois school district grabbing the #2 spot, and yet a third district being named the 3rd best place to teach in America.
KIFI Local News 8
POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI)-Due to the current forecast for severe temperatures in Pocatello, and surrounding areas, school is canceled for all PCSD 25 schools on Monday, January 30, 2023. Firth School District will also be closed.
San Antonio-Northside ISD says their buses are at capacity with students sitting three to a seat. But their bus driver shortage is so severe, some students face a wait upwards to an hour. Bus driver Pat Santos plays a big role in getting many Northside ISD students to school each day. But she needs help. There’s a lack of drivers in the district. “They’re having to wait because you know the rain and stuff the weather conditions to me it’s like I feel bad you know," said Santos.
The audit of a dozen districts released this week has drawn the ire of school business experts. Pennsylvania Auditor General Tim DeFoor is responding to criticism his office has faced following an audit of a dozen school districts. The probe, released Wednesday, scrutinized several years worth of financial documents from...
Burlington County Times
State report says schools hoard cash; how much do your Bucks County and Montco districts have in reserve?
When it raised property taxes in 2018, the Neshaminy School District was sitting on $34 million. When the school board voted to raise taxes a second time in 2019, the district maintained its fund balance at $34 million. Taxes were again raised in 2020, when the Neshaminy School District had $42 million in savings.
Janet Sardon might be looking at a yellow school bus, but the only thing the West Jefferson Hills superintendent sees is how much potential the space holds for improving her students’ mental health. The district plans to transform a school bus into a mobile “school bus,” a space that...
Times and Democrat
Bamberg County School District’s superintendent says the community is making history with the consolidation of its two former school districts. “We’re excited to be a consolidated district,” Dr. Dottie Brown said. “We’re living history right now. It’s a very historical moment. Bringing two towns that’s six miles...
Pennsylvania Auditor General Claims Some School Districts Raised Property Taxes in Annual ‘Shell Game’
Pa. Auditor General Timothy DeFoor at his Jan. 25 press conference. Pa. Auditor General Timothy DeFoor released a statewide school-district audit that uncovered a legal (but suspect) practice. The study revealed 12 districts statewide raising local property taxes while holding millions of dollars in their general funds. DeFoor explained: “These...
SALEM, Va. – Local school systems all around the Commonwealth are recruiting teachers. On Saturday, a job fair for Western Virginia kicks off in Salem. Roanoke County Public Schools is one of 20 public school districts that’s hiring for next school year at the Western Virginia Public Education Consortium.
Two charter schools exiting Tennessee’s school turnaround district will pivot to the oversight of another state-run district operated by a new charter school entity.The Tennessee Public Charter School Commission approved applications Friday from Promise Academy Spring Hill, which serves kindergartners through fifth graders in Memphis’ Raleigh community, and LEAD Neely’s Bend, which serves grades 5-8 in the Madison area of Nashville.Their transition from the state’s Achievement School District will occur this...
Many school districts across Ohio continue to struggle with finding enough bus drivers and must alter routes to deal with the shortage. In the West Holmes Local School District, Transportation Supervisor Coreena Johnson was forced to drop one bus route, which no longer had a driver. The students were dispersed onto three different buses.
Op Ed from the Miami Herald on the consequences of voucher systems - siphoning millions from our school districts in the name of choice
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