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Thursday, June 16, 2005
Nice to Be Here....
Had to throw that title in....after the discussion on the Moody Blues on QA I ordered some new CDs (I used to have ALL their albums). One song that did not get played in the concert broadcast on WGVU (PBS station) last week was on one of the CD's. I had forgotton this song and how much I liked it (tho now I know what it's about!!)....nice to be here, hope you agree; lying in the sun....

To save money, our school year started the day after Labor Day and ended the Friday before Memorial Day weekend- just like when we were kids! Now, about 10 years ago we tried to get the state to go back to this schedule because so many businesses in Michigan rely on kids to work. The concensus of the state was: sorry; no can do. Gotta get those hours in to qualify for Fed $$. So, what was different this year? Well, Fed $$ decreased, the state couldn't make up the difference and, lo and behold,OUR school district figured out that, if they just added 12 minutes to each school day....yep, that's right....just 12 minutes, we could get our required hours in and start after Labor Day and end by Memorial Day PLUS have enough time in to give us a nice cushion in case of snow days. At the same time, it saved almost as much $$ as we lost in the budget cuts.

Gee....

teri
posted by Teri Springer @ 9:44 PM  
1 Comments:
  • At 8:55 AM, Blogger Deb R said…

    So it only took them 10 years to figure out the idea of adding a few minutes to the school day to make the schedule work out the way people wanted it to? That's pretty good for the government. (snort!)

     
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