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Ripley athletes have most to lose in tuitioning

February 3, 2013

By MARY SWANSON I’m not a resident of Ripley; I live in Sherman, and have for almost 30 years....

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Frb002

Feb-04-13 1:32 PM

The board is proposing this move for education needs, sports is the last thing that we need to discuss as part of this issue

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ProudToBeUnAmerican

Feb-03-13 8:47 PM

Will the last person to leave Ripley please turn out the traffic light?

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stuckinripley

Feb-03-13 1:20 PM

Ripley athletes will have the chance to participate in 5 times as many sports as they currently do. Clubs, electives, band. We have to make the hard choice to put the kid's education above our ego's and desires to preserve a dying town.

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Steiner

Feb-03-13 9:52 AM

Christopher, I agree with you ! What is this thing about sports ? Can anyone tell me ? A student has a better chance of being something else than a pro sports member. Schools are for education, not sports. Sports are for neanderthals.

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RipleyResident

Feb-03-13 9:25 AM

First off, there has not been any statement from RCSS that the kids will not be transported to/from sports. The teacher's union says so, but we all know why they don't want the tuitioning to go through. The Borad/Admin just stated that they haven't worked out all the details on the sports transportation.

Secondly, the board did state that without tuitioning there will be no sports or extracurricular activities at RCS next year except for the 2 that they already have agreements with other districts for (football & wrestling).

Thirdly, the most important part of this decision should be the academics, not the sports. CLCS far surpasses RCS in test scores and college admissions.

RCS transports students to Ashville for BOCES and that is twice as far as CLCS and nobody complains that the trip is too far.

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Christopher

Feb-03-13 9:21 AM

How predictable. Every time any sort of consolidation is in the works, SPORTS is brought into it. The majority of students will not be effected. The few that will, "stuff" happens, as they say. But again, sports should not be an issue in what should be a discussion about EDUCATION!! So, let's just forget it so we can keep all of our sports teams and continue to pay ridiculous school taxes.

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Steiner

Feb-03-13 9:17 AM

we have a bonafide "it takes a village person " in Mary ! Hillary Clinton likes that concept too, citing African villagesas proof. we all know how succesful Africa is to this day ! transportation issues are cited. Funny how that never stopped the libs in their great busing schemes for desegregation. It is always right when an activist wants it. Athletics keep people in school? Wow, what a sad statement on our schools then.Hey Mary, the kids are gonna have to leave NY anyways, so we must prepare them while they are young. You know , a good well rounded education.

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