5.18.2012

Messenger Above The Fold


27 comments:

BigTex said...

White female lawyer in Dallas stabbed by savage animal.


http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/Man-Accused-of-Stabbing-Random-Shopper-152116725.html


I wonder if she is a liberal?

Anonymous said...

Decatur ISD just spent 3/4 million on IPads. I wonder how long they last, what will be the rate of loss, and how much more will be needed in the future to fund replacements?
This could be an interesting ride for taxpayers.

I hope those rascals know what they are doing!

Anonymous said...

Decatur ISD is starting a new path and finally the right direction
God Bless our new board and grnt them wisdom to do what is best for our children
Give thanks that our children will be a priority in decisions

Anonymous said...

I see Big Tex is still here. So much for majority rule.

Anonymous said...

6:52 - please redo your math and repost. You will sound just a little bit less like an idiot then.

Just trying to help you out there.

Anonymous said...

The Decatur board may finally have a ray of hope.....actually two!

Anonymous said...

Big Tex must have been laid off from the oil field.

Anonymous said...

In a few days most of the IPads will be at 2K Pawn if you are looking for them.

Anonymous said...

1:05 - that is what they said about the HS laptops. Didn't happen.

Anonymous said...

Let me know if ya hear of any good deals on Ipads

Anonymous said...

Education is forever changing. "Sci-fi" or futuristic events are becoming a reality. Machines ARE running our lives and that will not change. It is imperative that our students have at their fingertips the same information as students in other parts of the world who are utilizing the internet and programming new and faster technology. The educators of today and of tomorrow have a most significant challenge ahead of them and I fear most who are in the field right now will become obsolete within the next decade. Schools will become businesses and students will become products who must sell their skills in technology, either the repair of it or the mastery of writing programs that will only continue the rapid advancement into what we used to call a "sci-fi" world. The days of "readin' writin' and 'rithmatic" are fading quickly because finding an answer to almost any question requires no thinking but simply the push of a few keys on a keyboard. I am a teacher and this is not coming at us, it is here! Want to know where to put some investment money? Find some partners to begin a technology based K-12 school. Hire the best high-tech people you can and write curriculum that is "sci-fi" (robotics, computers, wireless, etc) based. As a private school, tuition can be very high and its owners will rake in the dough while watching each graduating student receive one accolade after another and one scholarship after another. However, there will be no need for college for these high school grads because they will be sought after from companies who are ready for high tech advancement themselves.
It IS our future. There is no turning back. Better realize it now and get our kids on the best track possible.

Anonymous said...

They still have all the computer?
100 percent?

Anonymous said...

9:15 - check with 2K Pawn. They will tell you they haven't seen them.

Anonymous said...

9:15 - Have you seen or heard of any DHS Laptops at 2K Pawn?

Anonymous said...

only a fool would use a local pawn shop!
Only a fool would think the would be the vest venue to sell them.

BigTex said...

Anonymous said...
Big Tex must have been laid off from the oil field.


You have something against people that work in the oilfield???

Anonymous said...

Most students care about the laptops and Ipads and they will take care of them.
Board members can only do what the State of Texas will let them do. Just because the people on the Board want something, doesn't mean they can get it. Board members do not have complete control!

Anonymous said...

It looks like they have complete control spending our money on sports improvements-

Anonymous said...

Taxpayer fund it
The money doesn't grow on trees

Anonymous said...

I bet they ask for more money in a year or so because the well is running dry

Bet now
Decatur 4-1
Bridgeport 3-1
Boyd 2-1

Anonymous said...

They don't give away laptops or iPads in Sanger or Gainesville

Their taxpayers don't like high taxes

Anonymous said...

What is an iPad?

Anonymous said...

2011 Tax rates for Sanger, Gainesville, and Decatur:

Sanger - $1.37 per $100 valuation
Gainesville - $1.33 per $100 valuation
Decatur - $1.30 per $100 valuation

Looks like Decatur has the lowest tax rate of the three mentioned by 9:13.

Source: Cooke County Appraisal District, Denton County Tax Office, Wise County Appraisal District

Anonymous said...

So Bridgeport just skated on a quarter mill owed to them?

WTH?

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport can forget the money owed to them by commercial business because you can bet some of the residential homes will be making it up.

Anonymous said...

We always have the hospital as a cash cow in Bridgeport!

Anonymous said...

http://www.tasb.org/services/lts/resources/new_members/code_of_ethics.aspx


'Ethics for School Board Members

As a member of the Board, I shall promote the best interests of the District as a whole and, to that end, shall adhere to the following ethical standards:

Equity in attitude

I will be fair, just, and impartial in all my decisions and actions.
I will accord others the respect I wish for myself.
I will encourage expressions of different opinions and listen with an open mind to others' ideas.
Trustworthiness in stewardship

I will be accountable to the public by representing District policies, programs, priorities and progress accurately.
I will be responsive to the community by seeking its involvement in District affairs and by communicating its priorities and concerns.
I will work to ensure prudent and accountable use of District resources.
I will make no personal promise or take private action that may compromise my performance of my responsibilities.
Honor in conduct

I will tell the truth.
I will share my views while working for consensus.
I will respect the majority decision as the decision of the Board.
I will base my decisions on fact rather than supposition, opinion, or public favor.
Integrity of character

I will refuse to surrender judgment to any individual or group at the expense of the District as a whole.
I will consistently uphold all applicable laws, rules, policies, and governance procedures.
I will keep confidential information that is privileged by law or that will needlessly harm the District if disclosed.
Commitment to service

I will focus my attention on fulfilling the Board's responsibilities of goal setting, policymaking, and evaluation.
I will diligently prepare for and attend Board meetings.
I will seek continuing education that will enhance my ability to fulfill my duties effectively.
Student-centered focus

I will be continuously guided by what is best for all students of the District."