Some schools closed Monday

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 10:02 AM
Last updated 6:34 PM
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Public school students in Richmond and Aiken counties return to class Monday, but those in other area systems are getting an extra day or two.

In Columbia County, a professional learning day scheduled for teachers Monday has been canceled. Students were already scheduled to be off Monday.

Teachers in McDuffie and Edgefield counties have an in-service day Monday, and students are scheduled to return Tuesday.

Schools in Burke and Jefferson counties are closed Monday. In Jefferson County, teachers return Tuesday for an in-service day, and students start back on Wednesday.

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coolette
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coolette 01/02/10 - 03:52 pm
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The columbia county infor is

The columbia county infor is somewhat confusing!! A follow up sentence would have bee nice, such as and students report back to school on Tuesday.

Mulanrouge25
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Mulanrouge25 01/02/10 - 06:01 pm
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I agree coolette! So does

I agree coolette! So does Columbia County have school or not?

alsteve
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alsteve 01/02/10 - 06:13 pm
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the columbia co. school

the columbia co. school calendar still shows them off.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 01/02/10 - 06:17 pm
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After reading this story, no

After reading this story, no Columbia County student or teacher knows what to do on Monday. Bad journalism.

corgimom
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corgimom 01/02/10 - 06:41 pm
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I know exactly what it's

I know exactly what it's saying. That's a teacher furlough day, they just didn't want to come out and publicly say it. It says "Students were already scheduled to be off Monday". The teachers won't get paid that day but will still have to work to get ready for Tuesday. The county employees are being furloughed January 4th, too, and all county offices will be closed.
AC, 12/21/2009- "Gov. Sonny Perdue has already slashed the budget by about $900 million. Though lawmakers told school officials they have not discussed more teacher furloughs, Columbia County officials recently changed the second-semester calendar to give teachers Jan. 4 off. The semester starts Jan. 5, but teachers typically arrive a day early to prepare for students' return.
Should Mr. Perdue require more furloughs, Mr. Nagle said, he intends to use Jan. 4 to cover at least one of those days."

Dixieman
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Dixieman 01/02/10 - 09:09 pm
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From Monty Python's The

From Monty Python's The Meaning of Life:

Headmaster: Now before I begin the lesson will those of you who are playing in the match this afternoon move your clothes
down on to the lower peg immediately after lunch before you write your letter home, if you're not getting your hair cut, unless you've got a younger brother who is going out this weekend as the guest of another boy, in which case collect his note before lunch, put it in your letter after you've had your hair cut, and make sure he moves your clothes down onto the lower peg for you. Now...
Student: Sir? My younger brother's going out with Dibble this weekend, sir, but I'm not having my hair cut today sir, so do I move my clothes down or...
Headmaster: I do wish you'd listen, it's perfectly simple. If you're not getting your hair cut, you don't have to move your brother's clothes down to the lower peg, you simply collect his note before lunch after you've done your scripture prep when you've written your letter home before rest, move your own clothes on to the lower peg, greet the vicar and there you are.

John Locke
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John Locke 01/02/10 - 09:16 pm
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Typical columbia county

Typical columbia county school calendar problems. Say one thing, do another, put out one calendar, then rescind it. Its' not that hard, but then again, looks who's running the show.

workingmom
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workingmom 01/02/10 - 09:50 pm
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The article is not that

The article is not that difficult to understand. CC teachers know they are not required to be at school Monday. They have known about this for a few months now. Students already knew they will start back on Tuesday.

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 01/02/10 - 10:34 pm
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What do you expect when

What do you expect when unions run the schools....Two weeks off and THEN another day for the teachers?

LBenedict
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LBenedict 01/02/10 - 11:23 pm
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"unions run the schools"?

"unions run the schools"? That is too inane for a response. The rest of you who cannot interpret a few sentences, if you work within or have children in the Columbia County system and don't know when you are to return to work and when your offspring are to return to school, then that's a dang shame! Fear not, those who need to know have known for quite some time when school resumes for students and educators. The CSRA's school systems have done a very good job of informing the public as to when faculty, staff, and students are due back.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 01/03/10 - 10:13 am
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I live in CC but would not

I live in CC but would not DREAM of sending my kid to the public schools there. Government school education = child abuse. I scrimp and save to send my daughter to a private Christian school where she is getting an excellent education and moral guidance.

AnotherPerspective
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AnotherPerspective 01/03/10 - 11:38 am
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Obviously, some Columbia

Obviously, some Columbia County grads are posting this morning. It's not that difficult to understand, folks.

momma mia
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momma mia 01/03/10 - 11:43 am
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There's no way I'd send my

There's no way I'd send my child to a "Christian" school to be brainwashed.

baddgf
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baddgf 01/03/10 - 12:05 pm
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CC has a great school system.

CC has a great school system. We are fortunate compared to a lot of others.

dashiel
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dashiel 01/03/10 - 12:23 pm
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Dixieman, You DO know what's

Dixieman, You DO know what's funny!
Thank you. I needed that.

cleanup
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cleanup 01/03/10 - 04:09 pm
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CC? Great school system?!

CC? Great school system?! Funny.

BakersfieldCityLimits
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BakersfieldCityLimits 01/03/10 - 04:35 pm
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The basic intent is to convey

The basic intent is to convey information to those who have lost their way. Please enter into this area without the realization that the Augusta Tech campus is an area where the urban culture rules. The overflow valves have been set, the MIG and TIG welders have been paid in full.

troylus
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troylus 01/03/10 - 04:44 pm
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I'd bet dollars to donuts

I'd bet dollars to donuts those of you claiming public education is so bad fail to use quantitative objective analysis in lieu of qualitative anecdotal observation of a few teachers.

disssman
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disssman 01/03/10 - 07:47 pm
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Dixieman I guess your child

Dixieman I guess your child dosen't get moral guidance at home. Rather, you rely on the school to provide it. Just joking!!!! Actually I don't blame you for sending the kid to private school. And in the long run it will be money well spent, what ever the cost.

disssman
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disssman 01/03/10 - 07:55 pm
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Troylus would you please

Troylus would you please enlighten us as to how Qualitative Anecdotal Observation of a few teachers would be helpful in assessing the failures of the public school system. Further, why do you assume that we are all failing to use Quantitative Objective Analysis? P.S. I thought the article was clear and informative which is something I didn't get from the School Board meeting on TV this morning.

troylus
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troylus 01/04/10 - 08:22 am
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diss--that is not what I

diss--that is not what I stated.

teacher02
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teacher02 01/04/10 - 09:05 am
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"Two weeks off and THEN

"Two weeks off and THEN another day for the teachers?" . humbleopinion, this "day off" as you call it was moved to the end of the year as an additional day of post-planning. THe reason for this is that the day is expected to be among a number of additional furlough days that have not yet been officially announced yet. I hardly qualify a day without pay (on which most teachers still must work to get ready for the new semester) as a day off.

workingmom
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workingmom 01/04/10 - 09:39 am
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You are correct, teacher02.

You are correct, teacher02. Teachers may not be at a school today but I will bet most are working on entering in grades at home, which can take hours.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 01/04/10 - 11:00 am
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It goes without saying if you

It goes without saying if you can't get your grading done while at school, then you're going to have to finish it at home. Either organize your school day better or do the unfinished work at home. It's what you are paid to do. Or go find another job that you don't have to take home with you if you don't think you are being compensated enough to do work at home.

workingmom
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workingmom 01/04/10 - 11:28 am
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Oh, good grief. Today WAS

Oh, good grief. Today WAS supposed to be a workday so teachers could get grades entered in the computers before they are to be printed this week. That couldn't be done BEFORE the end of the semester, no matter how organized one is.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 01/10/10 - 04:50 pm
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Did I say it was supposed to

Did I say it was supposed to be done BEFORE the end of the semester? No I didn't. I said, "It goes without saying if you can't get your grading done while at school, then you're going to have to finish it at home." Good grief. You can whine about your job all you want, that's your choice, but it IS what you are paid to do.

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edreformfan 06/30/10 - 01:23 pm
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Wow FallingLeaves, I know

Wow FallingLeaves, I know this is a late response but your moronic post inspired me. Who are you to tell teachers how to schedule their day? I'd like to know what you get paid to do, if you have a job at all, because I'm sure I could tell you how to organize your day more efficiently.

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