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Ripley to CLCS? Residents get to vote

February 3, 2013

By NICOLE GUGINO OBSERVER Assistant News Editor RIPLEY – Like many area school districts, Ripley Central School District is facing the problems of falling enrollment, reduced state aid and a 2......

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Captain

Feb-04-13 7:29 PM

According to Westfieldparents: "...CLCS has fewer students now than the last graduating class of MCS. They got the space."

So what you're saying is CLCS has less students now then BEFORE Mayville merged w/them...Hmm?

Now I can see why CLCS is so willing to "tutor" RCS students.

BTW. what is the total student population currently at CLCS?

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Westfieldparents

Feb-03-13 5:37 PM

Captain for the record CLCS has fewer students now than the last graduating class of MCS. They got the space.

State aid is based on students, not on staff.

Your assumption on salaries, board, policy etc. is probably wrong too.

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RipleyResident

Feb-03-13 4:45 PM

Captain stop again with all your state aid assumptions. When you learn the facts of what will happen, then tell us. Until then keep the misinformation to yourself, please.

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Captain

Feb-03-13 4:17 PM

There's no reason to believe RSC kids won't be better off by voting to approve this tuition plan, but there are many issues to consider before agreeing to it, and jobs lost at RCS is NOT one of them (unless of course you're an RCS employee).

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stuckinripley

Feb-03-13 1:15 PM

Jobs are not the concern. This is about what kind of education we are going to give the children. Meeting the bare minimun state standards is not good enough. We are going to spend the money and get the max 2% tax raise either way so what are we getting for that money in benefits for the students?

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Captain

Feb-03-13 10:58 AM

Change must occur, that's obvious, but IMO, tuitioning kids to CLCS doesn't appear to be the answer.

This article notes sending all kids from RCS 7-12 will result in cuts of: 12.5 teachers, 1 Admin, 1 clerk, 1 teaching asst, 1 support staffer, 3 aides, 10 advisors, 15 coaches, etc.

With such a significant reduction in staff, I "assume" state aid will be reduced proportionately? In other words, why would NYS still provide the same amt of aid to schools that reduce staff by such a large pct?

"Assuming" staff at CLCS are paid more than RCS, the cost per student will thus be higher at CLCS, so the next obvious question is: How much is tuition?

Has enrollment at CLCS declined since it merged with Mayville?

Both schools will remain independent under this plan, so what influence, if any, will RCS taxpayers have with CLCS policy, BOE members, etc?

Just a few concerns that should've been disclosed in this story.

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