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  1. Thread: KISD Bond

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    KISD CANNOT raise the local tax rate above its...

    KISD CANNOT raise the local tax rate above its current level without the voters approval.
  2. Thread: New scoreboard

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    Per Ken-tv, board approves scoreboard purchase...

    Per Ken-tv, board approves scoreboard purchase 4-2. Website didn't say who voted for and who voted against.
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    Lan - You can try and act as if you are on the...

    Lan -
    You can try and act as if you are on the high road. But it is clear to all that you are anything but. You have an axe to grind with KISD to include the current school board. That clearly...
  4. Laura, A comprehensive facilities review has...

    Laura,
    A comprehensive facilities review has been done. There is also a long term facilities strategic plan in place to provide funding for future facility needs. The district has not just been...
  5. SUBCHAPTER C. CREATION OF DISTRICT BY DETACHMENT...

    SUBCHAPTER C. CREATION OF DISTRICT BY DETACHMENT

    Sec. 13.101. CREATION OF DISTRICT BY DETACHING TERRITORY FROM EXISTING DISTRICT. (a) A new school district may be created by detaching territory...
  6. In order to create a new district, two existing...

    In order to create a new district, two existing districts must give up territory. Boards, then voters in both of the giving districts must approve as well as voters in the proposed district. I'm sure...
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    Projected state funding for pub ed (k-12) is 37...

    Projected state funding for pub ed (k-12) is 37 billion and for higher Ed 13 billion. Your tax dollars provide significant funding for both.
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    When a high school kid takes one class and it...

    When a high school kid takes one class and it fulfills both the high school requirement AND the college requirement it is a bargain for taxpayers as well as the student. It saves time and money....
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    No. KISD and CTC giving kids an opportunity to...

    No. KISD and CTC giving kids an opportunity to get two years of college at a very low cost - both to the tax paying public and their parents. A win all the way around for those kids willing to do the...
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    Actually, I think if you check, swimming consumes...

    Actually, I think if you check, swimming consumes more resources per student than any other athletic program.
  11. Thread: Go Lan!!!

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    The picture posted by Florence is on Carter's...

    The picture posted by Florence is on Carter's Facebook page. Not sure what that means. I'd say she had better explain herself pretty soon. Loss of impact aid for KISD would be devasting for students,...
  12. Over projections on student enrollment would...

    Over projections on student enrollment would create serious budget problems. Teachers hired are under contract and would have to be kept on the payroll. State funding is based on Avg Daily...
  13. Thread: FABULOUS SIX

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    I forgot, it's all about what is convenient for...

    I forgot, it's all about what is convenient for you. Sorry.
  14. Thread: FABULOUS SIX

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    It's an open meeting. You could go if it was...

    It's an open meeting. You could go if it was important to you.
  15. Thread: FABULOUS SIX

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    My guess - He wanted to increase it more.

    My guess - He wanted to increase it more.
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    Currently closer to $360/month which includes the...

    Currently closer to $360/month which includes the State's contribution. This whole discussion about Board questions was never about cutting benefit contributions, but about how much to INCREASE them....
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    Were any of you critics at the Board meeting to...

    Were any of you critics at the Board meeting to hear what Ms. Wells asked and the context of the question OR have you just accepted the one sentence in the KDH story as fact?

    I suspect the latter.
  18. Thread: Raise?

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    Your local school tax would be 5 to 6 times...

    Your local school tax would be 5 to 6 times higher than it currently is under that scenario. I think that it would not take a very big room to hold all those who would favor such a proposal!
  19. Thread: Raise?

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    From dept of Ed website: "The U.S. Constitution...

    From dept of Ed website:
    "The U.S. Constitution leaves the responsibility for public K-12 education with the states.

    The responsibility for K-12 education rests with the states under the...
  20. Thread: Raise?

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    The State of Texas and the US Dept of Ed beg to...

    The State of Texas and the US Dept of Ed beg to differ. Both have very clearly made it the responsibility of the school for what a student learns (and is able to demonstrate on a test) -- regardless...
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    No, the school board hires the superintendent.

    No, the school board hires the superintendent.
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    I personally believe that Dr. Muller is one of...

    I personally believe that Dr. Muller is one of the finest superintendents in the State of Texas. He's certainly not perfect but the district has done very well academically and financially under his...
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    You have stated this several times, but I do not...

    You have stated this several times, but I do not believe this is an accurate statement. KISD does have the resources to provide books, supplies, desks, educational materials, etc. Whether the...
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    Who is "them"?

    Who is "them"?
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    What the district (and the staff) should prefer...

    What the district (and the staff) should prefer is the lowest cost. BCBS and S&W didn't include an agent just because they were buddies!
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    As JoAnn previously stated KISD did not contract...

    As JoAnn previously stated KISD did not contract with BKCW. BCBS and S&W submitted their proposals with BKCW as their agent.
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    So your convinced that had the Board of Trustees...

    So your convinced that had the Board of Trustees voted for TRS it would "probably been a disastrous decision", but your still not happy?

    Personably, I'm more interested in the Trustees making...
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    TRS issues an annual report every year. The trend...

    TRS issues an annual report every year. The trend has been evident before the 2013 report. I strongly suspect that the current year ending 08/31/14 will be even worse.

    By the way, BCBS will not...
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    The answer is YES on both questions. The fact...

    The answer is YES on both questions. The fact that you can never get out once in would have been sufficient on its own for me however. That fact was known and told back at the time of the decision,...
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    The primary difference between TRSACTICECARE and...

    The primary difference between TRSACTICECARE and the BCBS that you have is that TRSACTICECARE is NOT insurance. It is a self funded trust in which the participants alone - not BCBS - not the State -...
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    Grammar Rules: One more time - the link is...

    Grammar Rules:
    One more time - the link is
    http://www.trs.state.tx.us/about/documents/cafr.pdf
    There's the link, look on page 140 and 141. That is the ten year snapshot of the financials for TRS...
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    Its amazing to me how some of you can clearly see...

    Its amazing to me how some of you can clearly see the heart of others! For instance ITeachToo knows exactly why Joann does what she does.

    Look, the facts about TRS ActiveCare have been...
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    BKCW did represent Scott & White as well and that...

    BKCW did represent Scott & White as well and that was their recommendation.
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    All of the above info is about TRSActiceCare -...

    All of the above info is about TRSActiceCare - for current employes. Retirees participate in TRS Care, which is a different fund and actually in much greater financial distress.
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    Some facts about TRS Active Care: From TRS...

    Some facts about TRS Active Care:

    From TRS Active Care FAQ's:
    http://www.trs.state.tx.us/active.jsp?submenu=faqs&page_id=/TRS_activecare/faq_rates_benefits

    "Why doesn’t TRS-ActiveCare find a...
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    The commission specified in the RFP and quoted by...

    The commission specified in the RFP and quoted by Chapman was for the plan year that began January 1, 2014. I believe the audit is reporting on a prior period. There was no "dishonesty". You can...
  37. Thread: KISD Insurance

    by gwilly
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    From TRS website FAQ's:...

    From TRS website FAQ's:
    http://www.trs.state.tx.us/active.jsp?submenu=faqs&page_id=/TRS_activecare/faq_trs_activecare

    "If an entity elects to participate in TRS-ActiveCare, can it opt out later?...
  38. Thread: KISD Insurance

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    A good example of an almost correct statement,...

    A good example of an almost correct statement, but the subtle misuse of the word "majority" makes it very misleading. The correct facts are:

    In the first vote, S & W received the most votes but...
  39. Thread: KISD Insurance

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    No one will ever answer all of everybody's...

    No one will ever answer all of everybody's questions. All I'm really trying to say, is that there is no conspiracy and certainly no want on the part of any Board member to do harm to employees of...
  40. Thread: KISD Insurance

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    #2 Of the 1,246 districts/entities eligible to...

    #2 Of the 1,246 districts/entities eligible to participate in TRS-ActiveCare, over 90 percent, or 1,127 now do so. Source: ...
  41. Thread: KISD Insurance

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    I completely agree. Was a huge mistake to have...

    I completely agree. Was a huge mistake to have employees vote. There was no way that all of the information necessary to make an informed decision could be distributed. In the past, the Board has...
  42. Thread: KISD Insurance

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    There has been so much misinformation, inuendos,...

    There has been so much misinformation, inuendos, and plain wrong info posted. A few facts:

    1) If KISD had chosen TRS Activecare, there is no way out. "If an entity elects to participate in...
  43. Rep Aycock is and has been a tireless supporter...

    Rep Aycock is and has been a tireless supporter of public education. We and the State of Texas are very fortunate to have him in this position. He is probably the most knowledgable person in the...
  44. Thread: Dual Credit

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    I hope you realize that state community colleges,...

    I hope you realize that state community colleges, colleges and universities are substantially subsidized with tax dollars. When a kid gets both high school and college credit via dual credit, you as...
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    That is absolutely not correct.

    That is absolutely not correct.
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    The problem is that the State of Texas has put...

    The problem is that the State of Texas has put ALL of the responsibility for a student passing on the school. There is none on the student or the parents. Too many kids not passing and therefore not...
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    Make you feel better? Your facts are not...

    Make you feel better? Your facts are not correct, but never let facts get in the way of an opinion.

    I am glad you are proud of CCISD - you should be. That does not mean that you need to run...
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    Only on this forum!

    Only on this forum!
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    If you look at 2009-2010 AEIS Reports (available...

    If you look at 2009-2010 AEIS Reports (available at TEA's website), KISD actually looks pretty good.

    For example, Central Administration staff to Total Professional Staff:
    KISD .5%; CCISD .7%;...
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    Reread the article. It says that 12.3% of the...

    Reread the article. It says that 12.3% of the total staff is administration and 49.7% is teachers. Later, the article states that 53% of all base salaries are for PROFESSIONAL positions, which...
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