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    With school budget cuts, this is a harmless way to raise some extra money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Remington View Post
    With school budget cuts, this is a harmless way to raise some extra money.

    Damn Marvin Marx proves you point everytime
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    I think its sick that they have the kids whoring for money for the crap education the are getting. My niece and nephews and all the neighbor kids hit us up to buy everything form cookie dough to wrapping paper. These are well funded schools in well of areas.

    I to prove a point looked at the budget for each kid they get from tax money. When I ran the numbers it seemed like we could lease AAA office space, hire limos instead of buses, cater lunch and double teachers salaries. Still making a profit. The problem is that public schools are run like the government and not private business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Amrein View Post
    I think its sick that they have the kids whoring for money for the crap education the are getting. My niece and nephews and all the neighbor kids hit us up to buy everything form cookie dough to wrapping paper. These are well funded schools in well of areas.

    I to prove a point looked at the budget for each kid they get from tax money. When I ran the numbers it seemed like we could lease AAA office space, hire limos instead of buses, cater lunch and double teachers salaries. Still making a profit. The problem is that public schools are run like the government and not private business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbullgator View Post
    No that is not the case. Familes are suppose to order the pizza at home, not at the school. There is no gathering
    Until I read this I agreed with Gerry, the school here, the schools here go through a lot of trouble to try to connect with families. This would be a great opportunity for that.

    What you describe is just plain stupid, and is saying a lot about what value tha school places on the kids welfare. If the principal were responsible he/she would discourage it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M Remington View Post
    With school budget cuts, this is a harmless way to raise some extra money.
    I believe you claimed to teach classes at a local JC - in Economics or Finance perhaps? Tell me one area of any school budget you have seen that is not ripe for budget reduction & also please tell us what would you consider sacred & not subject to cuts, Pre- Pizza fund raiser.

    Please be specific as I do know school budgets quite well - just a word of caution so you will stay on subject. If you care to respond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K.Bullock View Post
    Until I read this I agreed with Gerry, the school here, the schools here go through a lot of trouble to try to connect with families. This would be a great opportunity for that.

    What you describe is just plain stupid, and is saying a lot about what value tha school places on the kids welfare. If the principal were responsible he/she would discourage it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbullgator View Post
    No that is not the case. Familes are suppose to order the pizza at home, not at the school. There is no gathering
    Well, then, since it sounded good as a gathering, maybe some "modification" of the program could take place that could add some of these benefits to the program?

    However, it is not very different from collecting those Campbell's soup labels.

    It does sound like the school is going kind of overboard in its publicity, though.

    And, yes, I also agree that school budgets are crazy. Plenty of room for cutting waste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbullgator View Post
    Damn Marvin Marx proves your point everytime
    As long as the left does not want to deal with the facts, we'll go there on our own.

    Things can change over time but this would be fairly indicative of just about any School District budget in the State of WA.

    80% of the budget goes to wages, benefits & items connected with employees. The 80% is broken down with 63% to Certificated (meaning those with education degrees) staff & 17% to classified (cooks, janitors, para-educators, bus drivers, grounds keepers, etc) staff.

    The remaining 20% goes to daily things bus service, grounds keeping, utilities, fuel, supplies, books, phones, equipment replacement, etc. There is generally a small portion that is discretionary with tremendous pressure to place that money where it will do the least good.

    During the course of my time on the SB we went into 3 straight years of enhanced taxation failure - all we had was what the state gave us. This meant a budget cut of about 18%. We instituted a policy that the Teacher Pupil ratio in K-6 would be the same as 7-12 with no specialists.

    The result - the coasters on staff left & 3 years later our test scores were the highest in our area of the state. This was not advertised as no one will take on the school lobby, even with facts.

    But there you have it, 1% of a $4 Mil budget is 40 grand which is a small district in our state. To save 18% would mean that district would have another $720,000.

    The Domino's Pizza is a smoke screen to allow the educators to cry poor mouth. IMO

    BTW, if anyone would like to go into greater detail I can provide that also.
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