Tagged: GASD

Meme Watch 12010

Wish I was a kid again when Saturday mornings were fun — cartoons and sleeping late. As a non-young guy, now I have to suffer with a blog , on Amsterdam. Can’t be all bad though: I’m sure this will inspire some child to pursue...

Back of the Envelope

If the GASD faces a $5 million shortfall with $1.5 million in reserve, assuming that the GASD depletes 100% of its reserve(highly unlikely that they would and should apply 100%)  and keeps top line budget equal to last year at $57.6 million with an $18.4...

Just Make It Stop

I get the feeling I’m stuck in a soap opera that jumped the shark a few seasons ago. Now we have a whole new round of debate on the Bacon property. I’m just not into talking it about it any more. It’s exhausting. Not to...

Weeks in Review

A few thoughts kicking around on some issues: — County Budget: all I can say is how do you share services with an entity radically shedding services. If shared services was the mantra and “solution” for lowering city  taxes, then it’s more than clear that...

Crystal Method — Part 2

Picking up from the school district referendums and the Bacon nightmare saga… In the prior post, I outlined distributions of votes on referendums within the last two years. As institutional memory seems frail , by design or by intent is unclear, let me go back...

Refer(endum) Madness

I must have missed the levers on the third referendum (here): GASD Board of Education President Raymond Crosby said he was glad of vote’s outcome. “This was just as much a vote saying the board’s doing good things as well,” he said. You’ve got to...

Bizarro World

I’m not sure what is going on as I’ve been out-of-town for a few days but things seem profoundly different upon my return. First, a lengthy, nicely done piece in the Recorder on the GASD’s magnet school program and magnet school academic performance that points...

An Evolving Tale of a Gordian Knot — Part 4

–Continued from yesterday— On the first meeting, or perhaps one of the first meetings, to discuss consolidation with the public, prior to any financial analysis, educational impacts, or alternate scenarios,  GASD board member James Walrath suggested that the board avoid all that discussion and analysis...