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Good reviews for shorter school calendar in Walton County

WCPS keeps year 20 days shorter

Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2011 12:00 am

Last year, facing budget shortfalls and a need to make up money wherever possible, Walton County Public Schools sliced off 20 days from the normal 180-day calendar.

Although the system extended the school day by an hour to make up for lost instruction time, the 160-day calendar left administrators nervous going into testing as they wondered if the missing days would affect test scores.

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  • slimpickens posted at 3:04 pm on Wed, Sep 7, 2011.

    slimpickens Posts: 24

    No E-Splost. When does it all stop? Property taxes continue to increase at a rapid rate, something has to give. I encourage all to vote no in November!

  • Paul Finch posted at 4:12 pm on Wed, Aug 31, 2011.

    Paul Finch Posts: 651

    No company gives a dern about the schools. They need look no further than the standardized testing results.

    Brick and mortar does not guarantee academic success or achievement. Nor is it even necessary.

  • Bourgeois posted at 2:00 pm on Wed, Aug 31, 2011.

    Bourgeois Posts: 39

    I will support E-SPLOST for Walton County Schools because it is only spent on infrastructure (new schools or replacement schools) as the BOE has been a pretty good steward of those funds in a rapidly gowing county. I know people bring up the new board office but geeesh remember the old one? If i were a major company potentially relocating to Walton to bring new jobs I would want to see nice school facilities available for new emloyees and to attract top talent. Poor school facilites are often a dealbreaker for location scouts. Plus E-SPLOST is not a new tax and it is not a fluctuating tax like property tax and everyone has some skin in the game. Just my one cent's worth...

  • Paul Finch posted at 3:33 am on Mon, Aug 29, 2011.

    Paul Finch Posts: 651

    Great video from a Georgia girl


  • Paul Finch posted at 2:36 am on Mon, Aug 29, 2011.

    Paul Finch Posts: 651

    No elost. it's time we ALL confronted our reality.

  • Paul Finch posted at 2:29 am on Mon, Aug 29, 2011.

    Paul Finch Posts: 651

    Proving my point that involved parents are propping up the schools.