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    Yes, but it's called Smart Zone Tutoring ...I...

    Yes, but it's called Smart Zone Tutoring ...I believe. It's rather pricey, about $45/hr. She could also try look online at Care.com, a few of my peers advertise their tutoring services there. If...
  2. That's an excellent idea as well!

    That's an excellent idea as well!
  3. I love it when they go back to Cove and take pics...

    I love it when they go back to Cove and take pics with the kiddos.
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    Good, we get our chicken tenders from their all...

    Good, we get our chicken tenders from their all the time!
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    My response to Wells announcement was awe at her...

    My response to Wells announcement was awe at her lack of remorse. I am truly diappointed and sorry that the Board didn't change their decision. I was extremely moved by those that spoke up on behalf...
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    Why do you care? It's pretty obvious where he...

    Why do you care? It's pretty obvious where he stands regarding these people? Some people live by blind loyalty. Can he change anyone's vote or the circumstances? I'd focus on things that you can...
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    They may not be able to vote, but they can still...

    They may not be able to vote, but they can still help turn the tide by helping campaign for the individual they would vote for in other ways. I did just that for the City of Killeen elections. They...
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    Unfortunately, I saw the writing on the wall when...

    Unfortunately, I saw the writing on the wall when both Wells and Jones ran for re-election so they didn't get my vote. As for Purser, saw that one coming too ...campaign came too soon after the...
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    This confirms my belief that meetings should be...

    This confirms my belief that meetings should be televised.
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    Unfortunately, from the results of the past...

    Unfortunately, from the results of the past elections it does appear that is has basically become a popularity contest that gets the candidate elected or re-elected. If people don't get out there...
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    School Bus Transportation

    When did KISD start lumping Middle School and High School students together on a bus? Maybe I'm just overprotective but I don't think an 11 year old should be riding a bus with 17 year olds. The...
  12. Mr. Lawyer was quite impressive last night and...

    Mr. Lawyer was quite impressive last night and straight forward. He seemed like an independent thinker with teachers and students in mind.
  13. Good news...at least one of them will have to...

    Good news...at least one of them will have to campaign for re-election :p
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    Why can't he say what it is he is planning to do...

    Why can't he say what it is he is planning to do and how it will be done in less than 30 minutes? He sounds like he is campaigning again. Politicians need to practice the skill of summarization.
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    Siamcat, Actually a lot of federal employees...

    Siamcat,

    Actually a lot of federal employees on post will be layed off on Feb. 15 and then more by March 21st at least in the building that I work in those were the dates given.
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    EasyRider, That was brave to point out the...

    EasyRider,

    That was brave to point out the discrepancy...sometimes being honest and pointing things out isn't always perceived in a positive manner. It's too bad more people don't point these...
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    I see your point, however some of these children...

    I see your point, however some of these children will experience the howling, escapism, or the restraining at home as well (depending on the disability). Perhaps better training, but I don't think...
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    Each child is unique and although it may not...

    Each child is unique and although it may not appear that he/she is learning or developing as quickly as we would like...why should they be denied the experience because it is unpleasant to look at or...
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    All I have to say about underpaid aides is God...

    All I have to say about underpaid aides is God bless them! It takes a special person to tackle a position like that day in and day out for that crappy pay. I have been truly blessed to have Aides...
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    I suggest getting in touch with Cirkiel Law Ofc...

    I suggest getting in touch with Cirkiel Law Ofc out of RR, they are an anti-bullying firm.
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    I agree, when I was on maternity leave I also did...

    I agree, when I was on maternity leave I also did my lesson plans and even came in to test my kiddos for TAKS. However, I believe if someone is out due to a serious illness, then one can not be...
  22. Ok, I'm going to put my two cents in, some of...

    Ok, I'm going to put my two cents in, some of those school supplies on the list are never used. The list is prepared for teachers rather than let individual teachers put out their own list. I spent...
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    I student taught at Willow Springs many years ago...

    I student taught at Willow Springs many years ago and the administration then was like a revolving door! They kept pulling Principals out of retirement to "fill in", this approach may have led to...
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    All I can say right now is, wow! :(

    All I can say right now is, wow! :(
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    I love CCISD but I do believe they go overboard...

    I love CCISD but I do believe they go overboard with football. As a teacher, I spent at least $1000 a year for materials to enhance learning in my classroom. Only a minute amount was tax...
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    I don't think extracurriculars are vitally...

    I don't think extracurriculars are vitally important. The focus should always be on academics and getting the teachers and students the resources to be more successful. I've noticed that Cove has...
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    I was thinking it is pretty early in the year to...

    I was thinking it is pretty early in the year to be failing anything. Basically, I am the type of parent that requests a conference within the first couple of weeks of school. My reasoning is we...
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    Yankeerunner, Basically, one may leave if it...

    Yankeerunner,

    Basically, one may leave if it is agreed upon by all parties other than that one is expected to stay until the conclusion of the ARD. Basically it is bad practice for someone to sit...
  29. There shouldn't be a "t-shirt battle" in the...

    There shouldn't be a "t-shirt battle" in the first place. One shouldn't dictate how I spend my money, especially in these troubling times.
  30. Basically this is my stance on this, if the shirt...

    Basically this is my stance on this, if the shirt is so important to the school atmosphere then pay for it out of a school fund or the admin. should pay for it out of his/her own pocket. Other than...
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    My Principal would have an Aide or office staff...

    My Principal would have an Aide or office staff cover for teachers who had children that attended the same school for those "first day of school" pictures. It's great when you have considerate...
  32. Nope, apparently not...a former Associate...

    Nope, apparently not...a former Associate Superintendent of El Paso ISD was also convicted of committing fraud. What gets me is that some of the School Board Trustees knew and took bribes. What is...
  33. Grade Inflation Really Does Happen

    I once posted about my experience with my child earning As when she obviously didn't earn them. This was also the district that didn't supply its students and teachers textbooks until the last week...
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    I heard he was all about the students, sounds...

    I heard he was all about the students, sounds like a keeper to me!
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    Standby, In all fairness, many of us have...

    Standby,

    In all fairness, many of us have children who do get sick on occasion. So those sick days tend to run out quickly especially if one is a single parent or in my case, my husband was...
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    When I was pregnant and had complications with my...

    When I was pregnant and had complications with my pregnancy and needed to take a stress test every week and an ultrasound every month, I had to take off half a day for each of the appointments. When...
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    Noone, Your comment leads me to believe...

    Noone,



    Your comment leads me to believe that you've never taught in a classroom or you would know that many teachers spend a lot of their own money and devote countless hours to teach our...
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    Just putting in my two cents, but there was...

    Just putting in my two cents, but there was little turn out to hear candidates speak about their platform. If you truly want to know where they stand you need to ask them questions and not rely on...
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    I meant Carson and Moore. They've run more than...

    I meant Carson and Moore. They've run more than once and seemed pretty determined.
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    I'm going to go ahead and make a prediction, two...

    I'm going to go ahead and make a prediction, two of the past candidates will run again.
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    In a perfect world, one shouldn't have to file a...

    In a perfect world, one shouldn't have to file a grievance and I'm sure many parents/employees would rather work things out at the campus level and have tried first. I don't know about you, but I...
  42. Skindog, Thanks for sharing your thoughts as I...

    Skindog,

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts as I found it quite interesting. Every once in awhile someone will post something that will make me ponder.
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    Well, if they don't want to go register to vote...

    Well, if they don't want to go register to vote then bring the voter registration to them. I know many volunteers do it here during voting "season". I agree, you should run. I'm sure we aren't the...
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    The grievance process isn't set up fairly. One...

    The grievance process isn't set up fairly. One needs to file the grievance within 15 days of the occurrence with the campus administrator. How many non district parents do you think know about...
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    Ott was really good with numbers, but so are most...

    Ott was really good with numbers, but so are most accountants. I wonder how effective any of these guys were in the classroom. That's the problem, we have too many wanting the "glory" of being a...
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    Bob, I just watched the video you posted and...

    Bob,

    I just watched the video you posted and you were correct, Killeen ISD Police is actually the one that put the cuffs on her, arrested, and transported her. Killeen Police appeared to be "back...
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    Bob, You basically asked the same question I...

    Bob,

    You basically asked the same question I did about the timing of the arrest. As for Killeen ISD police, they just detained her until KPD came to arrest her. Someone please correct me if I am...
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    Nope, never looked forward to it and don't miss...

    Nope, never looked forward to it and don't miss it. Always found it boring with a lot of "pomp".
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    What the heck is going on?

    You would think that after Cameron retired, Cove ISD would be getting a fresh start. Looks like a lot of people have been promoted and shuffled around ALOT. I understand that Cove is a small town,...
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    It is obvious to many that Ms. Davis made false...

    It is obvious to many that Ms. Davis made false allegations regarding an assault and I feel badly that Mr. Schatte was pulled into this drama. I have to agree, Ms. Nairn does seem "motivated" and...
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