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Old 03-09-2024, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I'm not upset, I just wasn't expecting to read about the invention of camel cigarettes or the merits of cauldron girls.
Where did I suggest you were upset?
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Old 03-09-2024, 12:44 PM
 
Location: WA
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I question the accuracy of that. Math teachers are certified to teach math. They would run out of potential coaches if they all had to be math teachers.

If math teachers also have experience coaching a particular sport, that is more of a coincidence. Many coaches today are not even teachers.
It actually depends on the state and state law.

In some states, coaches have to be certified teachers. And coaching salaries are paid as a stipend on top of a regular teacher salary. As I recall, Texas is like that.

In other states, schools can basically hire anyone to be a coach as long as they can bass the background checks and do the required trainings.
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Old 03-09-2024, 05:04 PM
 
Location: A coal patch in Pennsyltucky
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It actually depends on the state and state law.

In some states, coaches have to be certified teachers. And coaching salaries are paid as a stipend on top of a regular teacher salary. As I recall, Texas is like that.

In other states, schools can basically hire anyone to be a coach as long as they can bass the background checks and do the required trainings.
I live in PA. Fifty years ago, all coaches were teachers. Today it seems that few football and basketball varsity coaches are teachers. The coaches who are teachers often coach in a different school district. I think most districts still have union agreements where teachers have to be considered for all coaching positions, but the school board has the final say. Coaching salaries in PA are not affected by whether the coach is a teacher or not.
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Old 03-10-2024, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Bangladesh
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Default Why do schools STILL not want to teach "life"?

In a lot of cases, schools receive their funding from the government, based on the number of students that attend the school.
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Old 03-10-2024, 02:20 PM
 
Location: WA
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In a lot of cases, schools receive their funding from the government, based on the number of students that attend the school.
It is usually a combination of local, state, and federal funding sources

local funding is usually property tax and goes to the district regardless of how many students are enrolled

states usually use enrollment as one of the factors they use to disburse funding to the different districts within the state. But funding formulas are often complex and enrollment isn't the only criteria normally used.

Likewise, the federal government tends to use enrollment for some of its funding, but often it is based on the percentage of poor children in the district and other socioeconomic factors, not simply an enrollment count.

Then there are grant moneys that schools and districts qualify for based on doing certain things (like standardized testing) that aren't necessarily directly linked to enrollment.
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Old 03-10-2024, 02:38 PM
 
Location: NMB, SC
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It is usually a combination of local, state, and federal funding sources

local funding is usually property tax and goes to the district regardless of how many students are enrolled

states usually use enrollment as one of the factors they use to disburse funding to the different districts within the state. But funding formulas are often complex and enrollment isn't the only criteria normally used.

Likewise, the federal government tends to use enrollment for some of its funding, but often it is based on the percentage of poor children in the district and other socioeconomic factors, not simply an enrollment count.

Then there are grant moneys that schools and districts qualify for based on doing certain things (like standardized testing) that aren't necessarily directly linked to enrollment.
The Fed uses both enrollment and daily attendance numbers.
That's why you may hear schools asking for kids not to be taken out of school until after attendance.

I taught in Texas and the schools I was in used first period attendance numbers.
There are a few methods schools use to count attendance:
https://blog.allovue.com/how-states-...all-for-change
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Old 03-10-2024, 02:57 PM
 
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The Fed uses both enrollment and daily attendance numbers.
That's why you may hear schools asking for kids not to be taken out of school until after attendance.

I taught in Texas and the schools I was in used first period attendance numbers.

There are a few methods schools use to count attendance:
https://blog.allovue.com/how-states-...all-for-change
The schools around here also used the first period numbers. They actively encouraged parents to send the kid to school sick so the school nurse could make a determination. Then magically around 930, the nurse would call for you to pick up your kid because they were sick. Got to make those "butts in seats" quotas.
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Old 03-10-2024, 03:02 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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The Fed uses both enrollment and daily attendance numbers.
That's why you may hear schools asking for kids not to be taken out of school until after attendance.

I taught in Texas and the schools I was in used first period attendance numbers.
There are a few methods schools use to count attendance:
https://blog.allovue.com/how-states-...all-for-change
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The schools around here also used the first period numbers. They actively encouraged parents to send the kid to school sick so the school nurse could make a determination. Then magically around 930, the nurse would call for you to pick up your kid because they were sick. Got to make those "butts in seats" quotas.
There's more to it than that in many school systems (also keep in mind that the target attendance rate is almost unattainable at 96% minimum. Industry factors 93% or at least used to). In large systems the daily attendance through September 30th determines staffing. There was more than one year where we gained or lost staff October 1st based on our August 20th-September 30th numbers.
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Old 03-13-2024, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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-No classes on impulse control, self-discipline, conflict resolution, etc.
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My High School had that! It was known as JROTC and marksmanship.......


........and we know how the modern world feels about those subjects, don't we?
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Old 03-14-2024, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Suburbia
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My High School had that! It was known as JROTC and marksmanship.......


........and we know how the modern world feels about those subjects, don't we?
I don’t know. Please enlighten us. My district has JROTC and high schools have air rifle teams. A 2013 graduate competed on the 2016 and 2021 Olympic Games.

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