Richmond schools could raise parking, locker fees

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 8:49 AM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 12:23 PM
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The Richmond County Board of Education could raise student fees for parking and lockers.

The board was presented with the proposal this afternoon as a small part of new options under consideration to offset a $24.5 million shortfall.

The board will continue budget talks next week. Another budget meeting has been called for 2:30 p.m. May 26.

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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 05/19/09 - 09:30 am
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What about an item-by-item

What about an item-by-item delineation of codes 190 and 191 presented in the proposed budget access to which is high-lighted above? As Deep Throat so famously advised, "Follow the money."

mad_max
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mad_max 05/19/09 - 02:04 pm
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Reduce by 30% item 120.

Reduce by 30% item 120. Reduce by 20% 130, and 131. Delete items 174, 175, and 176 altogether. And I agree with the other commenter. What about a line by line breakout on 190 and 191. With no better info to go on I would say automatically cut those lines by at least 50% each. I've always found that is the best way to get a detailed explanation of a vague budget item.

LadyCisback
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LadyCisback 05/19/09 - 04:13 pm
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charge tuition!

charge tuition!

Nero
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Nero 05/19/09 - 04:50 pm
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I'm still working on the math

I'm still working on the math to figure out how much it will be per locker/parking place to make up $25mil. I can't even make it work with Obamanomics.

kat30815
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kat30815 05/19/09 - 05:09 pm
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turn out some lights when the

turn out some lights when the kids are out of the room at lunch. shutdown computers at the end of each day.
retrofit schools with solar energy. since schools operate during the day when the sun is out they could operate completly off-grid during the day.

georgiastoryteller
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georgiastoryteller 05/19/09 - 05:37 pm
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Drop 115 and 117, cut 120 in

Drop 115 and 117, cut 120 in half, cut 121 all together, (who exactly is 190 and 191?). As for 120 Athletics--why do we need MCG Sports Medicine?: Explanation please. CUT 13B--you can hire three teachers instead of Voss and Associates and their baloney! ALL 36C--CUT inside folks and hire RCSD! 370--why do all the board members need funds to go to conferences when others have been told not to go? Now--where's the Title 1 budget? And where is the stimulus money going to be spent??

georgiastoryteller
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georgiastoryteller 05/19/09 - 05:39 pm
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AMEN, Lady Cisback! Can the

AMEN, Lady Cisback! Can the board develop a system as follows: if a student is suspended more than ten days in a school year then they have to pay their tuition and books the following year? Also all alternative school students--they should pay for their tuition and books while they are assigned there. With those two options, just imagine how much money that would raise! Just my opinion!

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corgimom 05/19/09 - 06:12 pm
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Schools need more school

Schools need more school psychologists, not less. They are invaluable. You just wouldn't believe how some of the kids are. They are obviously disturbed and mentally ill. There are a lot of damaged kids out there.

LadyCisback
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LadyCisback 05/19/09 - 09:07 pm
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Charge tuition!!!.. then the

Charge tuition!!!.. then the right children that really want an education will be in the classrooms... and the ones that don't then oh well that's their problem!!

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