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School system seeking input on new tutoring program

Monday, July 9, 2012 4:52 PM
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The Richmond County School System’s Title I department is asking for input about new extended-learning-time programs being implemented in at least nine schools next year.

In the fall, all schools labeled as Focus or Priority schools – those that have large performance gaps among subgroups under the state’s new accountability system – will have to design plans for extended learning, called Flexible Learning Plans.

The plans will replace the Supplemental Educational Services Program, which offered free tutoring under the No Child Left Behind legislation.

Few students took advantage of the free tutoring. Because of the lack of interest, Georgia’s waiver to get out of some provisions of NCLB included a request to use SES funding for other programs.

Under the Flexible Learning Plans, schools can set up after-school learning, Saturday school or other types of tutoring, according to Interim Title I Director Audrey Spry.

The school system is asking parents, business leaders and stakeholders to attend an information meeting at noon Thursday for input into the new program. The meeting will be at the Richmond County Board of Education at 864 Broad St.

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Riverman1 07/09/12 - 05:04 pm
We've all got to put our heads together

We've all got to put our heads together and make this thing work. It is the one way to get around decades of societal problems. Somehow those kids have to want the mentors to work with them. I'm going to keep thinking.

lynn7044 07/10/12 - 09:33 pm
Strong Results

In order for any after school program to work, these parents got to stop being so lazy. When teacher call you and say your child need to stay after school, stop givening them dumb excuse why they can't. Yet if they are playing a sport they are all about it. I feel RCSS should put a demand on the students who are in sports to not let them play with 2 or 3 F's.
I'll tell you a school with a strong example of a after school and Sat school is at Cross Cree High School that is lead by Dr. Jason Moore. The teacher come together to help the students, they have the students to see other teachers within the department to tutoring the students cause sometime they get it from a different teacher. The teacher work together for all the kids to improve. I have seen some teachers stay and go so much above. At Sat School there is about 75-125 student there every Sat. We try to have snacks for the kids. Its a win for us all. There have been great donation from Popeye Chicken(Windsor Spring Road),IGA (Deans Bridge Road), Pizza Hut(Tobacco Rd)and Krysyas(Dean Bridge Road). As the old saying goes it take a village to raise our kids and these businesses have done there part.
Most important the kids need to know you care.

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