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Aiken County high schools get funding

$6,000 goes to each to boost attendence

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Each Aiken County high school is the recipient of $6,000 aimed at improving attendance and preventing dropouts.

The state Education Department awarded $1.4 million total to 42 schools statewide, according to Tammie Newman, the Aiken County schools communications director. The grant totals ranged from $6,000 to $125,000.

The grants accompany the district's efforts to better track students who drop out or leave the school. This school year the district appointed a full-time employee at each high school to stay in contact with incoming freshmen as a way to combat dropout rates.

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baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 07/09/10 - 03:06 pm
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Another $1.4 million of

Another $1.4 million of taxpayer money wasted on what amounts to welfare to deadbeat parents and their lazy children.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/09/10 - 07:48 pm
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"This school year the

"This school year the district appointed a full-time employee at each high school to stay in contact with incoming freshman as a way to combat a continued decline in dropout rates. "

AC, fix this!

An INCREASE in dropout rates and a DECREASE in graduation rates is undesirable.

A DECREASE in dropout rates is a GOOD thing.

Richmnd Cty Votr
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Richmnd Cty Votr 07/10/10 - 03:47 pm
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I agree with the Baron

I agree with the Baron another waste of taxpayer money. Students do not realize how lucky they are to be able to go to school. They should check out other countries and how they have to pay for their children to go to school. Throwing more money at dropouts, what does that say? Do the wrong thingand YOU GET MORE MONEY TO WORK WITH. Do the right thing and you get nothing. No wonder out society is as screwed up as it is.

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KSL 07/10/10 - 04:03 pm
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How about disallowing

How about disallowing drop-outs to collect welfare monies of any sort? No Section 8 or public housing, no WIC, no medicaid, no ebt, no welfare payments of any type. Instead of rewarding irresponsible behavior, punish it.

KSL
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KSL 07/10/10 - 04:02 pm
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Prior to LBJ, it worked quite

Prior to LBJ, it worked quite well.

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