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School district hires STEM academy director - The Galveston County Daily News : Education

July 31, 2014

School district hires STEM academy director

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  • MissionaryMan posted at 1:55 pm on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    MissionaryMan Posts: 1601

    Your right Robert, it seems LM city hall is taking plays from LMISD's play book as well, saying one thing and doing another...

     
  • Robert Buckner posted at 1:03 pm on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

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    I'm wondering what the next little gimmick will be to recruit students. I quit believing a long time back anything coming from LMISD. LM city hall is on the same scale now too.

     
  • MissionaryMan posted at 10:34 am on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    MissionaryMan Posts: 1601

    It's really embarrassing when your standing in line waiting for your food at a local fast food restaurant and you overhear one of these Houston officers who works for this company telling someone else in line just how bad and out of control the students at LM High School really are and that's why they can't get anyone to come down here to work.

    Seems LMISD has made itself a name already as far up as Houston for having a reputation of having such bad students.

    It's no wonder why students AND teachers are leaving by the masses!

    Sad, very sad....[sad]

     
  • Jbgood posted at 10:15 am on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    Jbgood Posts: 1845

    "Watkins said things will continue to improve as more of the officers hired to work at the school district have training to work with students." ....Supt. Terri Watkins
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    You are absolutely correct on this! In fact, I'd have experts, who are experienced from a place like Houston's ISD to come in and maintain your people's training at least once a year! You could also facilitate this by scheduling an officer in the training sessions of one of these BIG School Districts, when feasible! Many of these departments will do this as a courtesy! I highly recommend it, because Juvenile law as it pertains to the EDUCATION CODE of the State Of Texas, can be a headache at times, juxtaposed to the regular laws. All of it will be just a refresher from what was learned in order to be state certified though.
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    It would be a nice and helpful thing to do in order to be more efficient. God bless.

     
  • MissionaryMan posted at 9:48 am on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    MissionaryMan Posts: 1601

    Catch these liars talking from both sides of their mouths....

    "To save money, employees were required to take five unpaid furlough days last school year. But because of larger-than-expected enrollment numbers, the school district has more money than previously expected and will not need its employees to take the furloughs, Watkins said".

    OK, so the 5 furlough days didn't help save the district money and I'm more than sure that because you now have someone watching OUR tax dollars being spent this didn't make a difference either?

    I don't know what " larger-than-expected enrollment numbers" the district saw seeing how they lost so many students last year and they were forced to report "accurate" WADA numbers to TEA like every other school district does rather than lying in the first place and having to later return money that they stole from Peter to pay Paul.

    "Thomasine Allen said things were “rocky at first” but improved after aggressive recruitment of Houston police officers by Executive Threat Solutions.

    Things had improved by the end of the school year, and Allen said she recommended staying with the company for the upcoming school year.

    This past year, the district was able to also hire hall monitors and licensed police officers for extra curricular activities through Constable Derreck Rose’s office, Allen said."

    Watkins said things will continue to improve as more of the officers hired to work at the school district have training to work with students.

    “A big component for security that is going to be coming to our school is that they get training in working with school age children,” Watkins said".

    So, did Executive Threat Solutions really do such an outstanding job as they claim when the district also had to hire hall monitors and officers from the Constable's office? Seems our old police department did just fine with the people that they had and didn't have to scour every street corner looking for a fill in on a daily basis!

    “A big component for security that is going to be coming to our school is that they get training in working with school age children,” Watkins said".

    So, a BIG COMPONENT of security that IS COMING TO THE DISTRICT that these people will GET TRAINING on how to deal with school age children??? ROFL!

    DUH???? Who do they think is really believing all of their lies, them or themselves because we damn sure can read between the lines and see LMISD and them for who they really are! Nothing but LIARS....Give me a break! [yawn]

     
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