Editorial: Sun shines on individual school spending

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first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists And the numbers could reveal a spending bias against schools with more minorities or poorer students enrolled.The prospect of having to defend individual school spending will make school officials more cognizant of how they spend taxpayer money and why.This mandate opens up school spending to a whole new level of transparency. The school-by-school information will be more relevant to more parents and taxpayers, and it will open up the door to them asking more detailed questions about spending decisions and about the results from that spending. The end result will be more accountability from school districts for their taxpayers’ money.With that, we all win. They’ll also have to detail what proportion of school spending comes from state, federal and local sources. They’ll have to submit a report on socioeconomic levels and provide a demographic breakdown.And they’ll have to report per-pupil spending per school.For some districts, breaking down the allocations to individual schools will be a daunting task, especially if their computer systems aren’t up to the task.But the more challenging part will come when the numbers are released in 2020 and officials have to start answering questions from parents about such things as why one school got more money for textbooks than their child’s school. Or why one school spends more on teachers than another. A parent might ask why their child is being slighted with a less experienced teaching staff.People are naturally going to equate school spending with performance.That will raise questions about whether certain schools within a district are being adequately funded or overfunded, given each school’s test scores, forcing districts to consider reallocating resources.The numbers also could reveal where individual schools are overspending or wasting money, potentially putting teachers and principals on the spot to defend their spending.center_img Categories: Editorial, OpinionA new requirement for reporting on school spending will make the job of school board members, administrators and superintendents a lot more difficult.But it’s going to make the job of taxpayers and parents a whole lot easier. Starting with the upcoming school year, all school districts will be forced to submit reports to the state on spending for individual schools, rather than the current requirement of reporting on spending for the entire district.According to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, districts will be required to break down the money spent on staff versus other expenses, such as curriculum, textbooks and classroom supplies.last_img read more


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first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — An Ivy Tech Community College professor has returned from an overseas deployment with the U.S. Army Reserves.Dr. Shelly Eisert, who has taught nursing at the Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Campus for 10 years, was deployed to the Middle East for five months. She returned this spring.“We are proud of Dr. Eisert and sincerely thankful for her service to our country,” Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Chancellor Mark Graver said. “Dr. Eisert is an invaluable member of our faculty, and we are very happy she returned safely to continue her important role in our excellent Nursing Program.”Eisert has served in the Army Reserves for 10 years and holds the rank of Captain. Her deployment this year was her second overseas.She was assigned to the 75th Combat Support Hospital in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Spartan Shield). She served as a nurse practitioner at United States Army Health Clinic Kuwait (USAHC-K) in support of 25,000 U.S. and foreign service members, U.S. Department of Defense civilians, and contractors assigned, attached, or transitioning through Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Additionally, she served as the Officer in Charge of a medical clinic in Jordan.Dr. Eisert earned an Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service in Kuwait and Jordan and a Combat Patch for her service in Jordan.“I am passionate about military service and nursing,” Eisert said. “Having the opportunity to serve as a nurse practitioner overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Spartan Shield) is an honor and a privilege.”last_img read more


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first_imgMORE: The glory days of “Monday Night Football”For the Colts to pull off the upset over the Saints and temporarily save their season, they’ll need to key on Michael Thomas. The New Orleans wide receiver leads the NFL with 121 receptions and 1,424 receiving yards this season; he had 11 receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown last week against San Francisco, marking his seventh game with at least 10 receptions in 2019.With at least 10 receptions against Indianapolis, Thomas would surpass Andre Johnson (seven games in 2008) and Wes Welker (seven in 2009) for the most games with at least 10 receptions in a season in NFL history.Below is all you need to know about Week 15’s Monday night game between the Saints and Colts, including the kickoff time and TV channel.Who plays on Monday Night Football tonight?Indianapolis Colts at New Orleans SaintsKickoff time: 8:15 p.m. ETIn both our NFL Week 15 picks against the spread and our straight-up predictions, Sporting News projected a Saints win over the Colts on Monday night. Below are the explanations.Pick against the spread: The Colts have had a tough season without Andrew Luck, but it has little to do with Andrew Luck not being there. The injuries have mounted on offense — to and around Jacoby Brissett — and the defense hasn’t been immune to the run of bad health, either, leading to a sophomore slump for coach Frank Reich. The Colts will hang tough with their offensive and defensive fronts, however. The Saints are the much better and more complete team at the moment, but the Colts have made it a habit of playing one-possession games. Pick: Saints win 30-23 but fail to cover the spread.Straight-up prediction: The Saints get an extra day this week to think about their heartbreaking loss to the 49ers. Good thing they’ll be distracted by the kind of film study that should revive their confidence. While the Colts aren’t far off from the Saints statistically, especially on defense, the records tell the tale of this tape. New Orleans, especially at home and still challenging for a top seed in the NFC playoffs, is by far the more trustworthy team. Pick: Saints 34, Colts 20.MORE: Full betting preview for Saints vs. Colts The meaning of tonight’s “Monday Night Football” game is different for both teams. The Saints, who will host the Colts in a game scheduled to kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN, are looking to improve their standing in the NFL playoff picture a couple weeks after clinching the NFC South. The No. 1 seed in the NFC is still an obtainable goal for New Orleans.Indianapolis, meanwhile, is clinging to dear postseason life, and a loss in New Orleans on Monday night would eliminate the Colts from the playoff hunt in the AFC. Thanks two three straight losses heading into Week 15, Indy at this point is closer to a top-10 pick in the NFL Draft than a playoff spot. Sept. 9Broncos at Raiders (10:15 p.m. ET)Week 2Sept. 16Browns at JetsWeek 3Sept. 23Bears at RedskinsWeek 4Sept. 30Bengals at SteelersWeek 5Oct. 7Browns at 49ersWeek 6Oct. 14Lions at PackersWeek 7Oct. 21Patriots at JetsWeek 8Oct. 28Dolphins at SteelersWeek 9Nov. 4Cowboys at GiantsWeek 10Nov. 11Seahawks at 49ersWeek 11Nov. 18Chiefs at ChargersWeek 12Nov. 25Ravens at RamsWeek 13Dec. 2Vikings at SeahawksWeek 14Dec. 9Giants at EaglesWeek 15Dec. 16Colts at SaintsWeek 16Dec. 23Packers at Vikingscenter_img What channel is Monday Night Football on?TV channel: ESPNLive stream: ESPN appESPN (and ABC) has been the home for “Monday Night Football” since its inception in 1970. You can find a live stream for MNF games at ESPN.com or by downloading the ESPN app.Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland will have the call from the booth. McFarland was a sideline analyst last year, but moved into the booth when Jason Witten returned to the Dallas Cowboys following a stint in broadcasting that was not particularly well-received.Lisa Salters returns for her eighth season as sideline reporter, and John Perry is the crew’s new officiating analyst for 2019.Monday Night Football schedule 2019Week 1Sept. 9Texans at Saints (7 p.m. ET)last_img read more