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December 29, 2013

I find it interesting that a small group of parents feel that just because their children are being sent to a school only seven miles away, the taxpayers of the school district should spend a lot......

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Dec-29-13 9:37 PM

Yes, let's all board the OMNI BULLDOG bus without a Stahl (pun intended). Positive re-enforcement only please! Give me a B, give me a U, give me a L, give me another L, give me a D, give me a O, give me a G...what does that spell? Who? JERSEY SHORE bulldogs!

I agree with all posters and REFLECTION starts at home. When we celebrate the Orange and Black....join in =)

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Dec-29-13 7:10 PM

There scores were much higher. Thank You.

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Dec-29-13 7:07 PM

I could not agree with you more SalladasburgDad. The Nippenose Valley School in the JSASD was closed due to the increase decline in student enrollment within the district. This school had: 1)the least amount of student’s per school size, 2)Most costly per student per schools, and 3)the Worst overall academically performing elementary school within the JSASD; per State Test Scores. All of this information is true and can be verified by the JSASD online. The Concerned Citizens Group&Save Our School District Group have not saved the school from closing; why not! The answer is stated in sentence two&three of this post. This same group is now petitioning for a charter school to be opened at this closed school; for the JSASD taxpayers to pay for! Wake up Nippenose Valley People for some reason you think that you are an Island unto yourselves!Well, you’re not. All the JSASD taxpayers don’t want to pay for your underperforming students!The move to JSE should help,their scores were muc

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Dec-29-13 1:21 PM

I have to agree with Earl on every point he makes, EXCELLENT letter. I too find it very interesting how this small group of people have managed to get their fingers into every part of small town politics. They accelerated voting region changes, manage the districts foundation money, have their family sitting on the board, and now want no progress towards student educational opportunities via consolidation because their children are better? I have been following the other local and state public school issues and it would appear that cutting dead weight is the norm. I would suggest the Avis and Salladasburg Elementary families get ready to board the positive change bus too, because it looks like the new Superintendent has a plan. Schools are for educational growth of the children, not teaching seperation based on social status. Happy New Year

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Dec-29-13 8:13 AM

This Charter school is a ridiculous idea. I live in the Valley and I have yet to hear anybody say they would send their kids there if it opens. JSE is a great school with great teachers that care. If parents want a quality education with smaller class size, look into Walnut Street Christian. Yes, you have to pay for your students education (gasp) but you get what you pay for. Those students are head and shoulders about public school students in academics. They may not have as many opportunities of extracirriculars but for what the students gains in academics is worth it

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Dec-29-13 8:12 AM

The School districts closing up shop article sums up the Nippenose Valley "girls" boxing match with themselves all to well.

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Dec-29-13 1:00 AM

"A classroom containing 18–24 students appears to be the ideal number. Anything less and you lose the unique excitement that comes from a critical mass of engaged students."

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