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Letter: Consider school demographics before making changes


August 25. 2013 9:50AM
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Before we start moving students by age group or grade, we should determine what side of town has the most students of any one age group or grade. It would not be a good logistical plan to move student of a certain group to the west side if that group mostly lives on the north side.The school system is top heavy. Move the administration from Calumet to Lima Senior, sell or rent the building and cut the superintendent's job to part time or eliminate the position since we do have a school board. We should lose no teaching positions. As for Emerson, why not rent it to a private school or one of the colleges or tech schools that may want to come here. If you really want good teachers, pay them like the specialists they are. Stop paying them baby-sitter fees and then expect them to teach your child to be a millionaire, politician, doctor, lawyer scientist or just plain decent citizens. You teach your child to walk, talk, eat, wash and the such, then you pass them off to someone else. Well a school is just a forum to exercise and expand what is learned at home. The Lima schools are in a economic crisis that is leading to an academic crisis.



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