No, the whole state is subpar when it comes to scores and education. More reason not to throw more tax money at it. Vote NO!
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Veritas Dec-07-13 10:32 AM
Nice post, Veritas. I agree with the sentiments.
Two of our favorites this time of year:
Carpenters, singing many old Christmas classic songs
Andy Williams - Nuff said!
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Takkak-- this is not saying that ALL ND schools are low-achieving. There, of course, are some schools in ND that consistently do struggle to achieve and the money that you're talking about is going to THOSE schools.
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March 30, 2012 North Dakota to Receive $1.2 Million in New Funding to Turn Around More of Its Lowest-Achieving Schools U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that North Dakota will receive $1.2 million to turn around more of its persistently lowest-achieving schools through the U.S. Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
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July 19, 2011 North Dakota to Receive $1.31 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that North Dakota will receive $1.31 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG). The funds are part of $546 million available to states and D.C. under the program. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion in SIG support.
July 2, 2010 North Dakota to Receive $9 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that North Dakota will receive $9 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. These funds are part of the $3.5 billion that will be made available to states this spring from money set aside in the 2009 budget and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
May 28, 2010 North Dakota to Receive More Than $28 Million in Additional Recovery Funds U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $28,262,631 is now available for North Dakota under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, North Dakota has received $195,087,140 through the Recovery Act. The state recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 1,600 education jobs from Oct.
une 22, 2009 More Than $70 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for North Dakota to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $70 million is now available for North Dakota under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.
hogwash...voting yes sends the message that the state doesn't have to help with schools whatsoever...BTW, it was 2 billion couple years ago, now more than that. Fuzzy math achieves nothing, even if they gave a percentage or matching funds, it would help. A yes vote is a vote to doon our children and town.
There are 181 schools districts in the state. Out of those 181 schools districts, there are 374 total schools. 2,000,000,000 divided by 181 doesn't go very far-- roughly 11 million, in fact. And it certainly doesn't go very far if you divide 2 billion by 374-- 5 million. As you can see it's a tad ridiculous for anyone to think the state will pay for our bond. They may be willing to make changes and help with a portion, but the only way for us to make sure our problems get fixed is by voting yes on Tuesday
ndgirl40, wake up and smell the badoingas. ND could fund all school requests that are the direct result of big oil. Before oil, places were closing and schools had room to spare. Vote NO and send a yes to the state funding. What else is that $2,000,000,000 for, if not for the children.
Voting no DOES NOT equal a yes in terms of state funding!!! Do you really think that for one second that the state will step in and pay for our bond?! There are almost 200 school districts in the state. They all have needs of one kind or another. Every single school district will be in line to get funds and what makes Minot more special than the others? West Fargo, Bismarck, Grafton all passed their bonds and are taking action (which they should) on their own. What makes you think the state will jump at the opportunity to US money when we have no skin in the game??? A NO vote equals NO change and bigger problems that will end up costing us more in the long run! Haven't we learned our lesson in the last 40 years... no vote after no vote now equals a $125 million dollar bond. Get it together! Vote yes... enough is enough!
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If your happy and you know it, vote no. If your happy and you know it, vote no. If your happy and you know it, your tax bill will surely show it. If your happy and you know it, vote no.
If you build it, they will not come. Vote NO.
No amount of lies will work. Free your mind, the truth will follow. Fact: there are thousands less kids Then there were in the '70's in school. Minot is not at 50,000 nor is it going To 70,000. Show proof of a greater influx of kids Coming, not conjecture. As I said, there are schools for people here, if you are here now for Oil, move back to your state you fled and crowd Their schools and drain their citizens. Fact, they just now formed a committee to look at reducing property tax. They just now realized a school need. They just now realized housing issues. All issues have been around for a long time, failure to plan on their part doesn't constitute an emergency bond vote on ours, that's why everyone is going to Vote NO.
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taktak, look at the enrollment numbers again. They are a fact. If you don't believe them get on the North Dakota Department of Instruction website or call DPI. The students are here already and more are coming in. My children have talked a lot about the new kids that have joined their classes. 24 portables are unacceptable. AND MORE STUDENTS WILL COME, MANY MORE! The oil experts have been telling our community this for 5 years not to thing small in planning and development. A MDN article the last two weeks talked of another 900+ homes being built. Home Depot, CashWise, Marketplace, numerous restaurants were not built because this is a 5-10 year run. Walmart can't keep things on the shelves and are desperate to open a 2nd store for a reason. People are coming whether you like it or not. We need more school buildings. The need at the elementary and middle schools are an immediate need!
People misunderstand. We are voting No, Because it equals a Yes to them funding It via state means. Even if it takes a couple Years, that's fine, theres no stampede If kids coming, despite false ads. The fact a misinformation committee Is needed to brainwash kids is telling.
Wahpeton, Bismarck, Grafton, Bottineau, Kenmare, Williston,etc. must all be really stupid. Someone should tell them about this State Land Schools Trust Fund. All you have to do is ask and they will give you like 1 billion dollars to build schools. On 2nd thought, since this is a big secret that our superintendent and school board in Minot don't even know about lets try and get this money for ourselves. We will just go down to Bismarck, fill out an application form for this money and load up a bus with this money. We can have schools paid for out of this trust and these other communities will be none the wiser. Boy are they stupid. Can't believe nobody else has thought of this. Signed, Veritas, Muleskinner, Legend, Concerned, ChasinND and everyone else who thinks they have the answer other than the proposed bond issue.
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Muleskinner - The school board is not paying for the TV and radio ads. These are being paid for by the YES committee through donations from individuals in the community who are concerned about providing a decent education for our kids.
This is just another example of how you and others make negative comments without checking the facts.
All the school board does is provide facts. If you feel that this is promoting a yes vote, then you must feel that the facts show a need for new schools.
There is no, NO group.
"Vote no and your children will thank you" I would love for you to spend a day with our kids in portables, locker rooms, storage closets. Tell those kids how you "voted no and that they should thank you." Legend-- you've brought up the Hostfest and NDSF so much-- It's a bad thing that they both bring millions of dollars to our community each year?? It might be time for you to reassess your situation, let your decades of beefs with city government go, and move on...
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So let me get this straight. We should spread the pain of school funding by using sales tax. Then complain that the city is tries to bring more in. The blind rage against the city govt is getting old
The Yes for Students group is separate from MPS. It is privately funded by many local citizens and businesses. You know what's lame?? Always complaining and never offering a positive solution. It's easy to sit behind a computer screen and complain about the things people are trying to do in an effort to better their community and make positive change.
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I am not happy with the school board's tactics to prey on the emotions of Minot's citizens with the ridiculous ad campaign to vote 'yes' on the bond issue.
Makes me angry that they would stoop to such a level to actually spend money and approve such nonsense to be aired on Minot's television and radio stations.
Not happy at all with Minot's school board and their lame attempt to convince people to vote 'yes'.
More than happy to teach them a lesson on how to treat Minot's citizens and not play them for fools by casting a 'no' vote to stop all of this taxing nonsense that never ceases.
The ads are obscene and should be pulled out of fairness to the school board. Whoever sold them the campaign agenda and advertising should be sued and be forced to return the money to the school district.
Very happy to vote 'no' on Tuesday.
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Voting NO makes me happy.
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