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Old 01-20-2008, 12:21 PM
 
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Yes, I've seen annual hours of parental participation on some official FCPS school report cards, but when I tried to find these again, I couldn't.
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:45 PM
 
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Goldenmom,
Parental participation is only a small part of it. Some parents cannot get to the schools to participate, but showing an interest in the child's education through communications with the schools and teachers outside the classroom is important. Trying to get the resources for the student and expecting the student to be ready for school, rather than just sending them and hoping for the best. If parents check the homework, check up on attendance and other things, that is a larger part of parental involvement.

THAT is harder to quantify.

Schools should more than babysitting. When someone else raises your kids, you get other peoples kids. And teachers won't naturally raise your kids any better than you would.
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Old 01-20-2008, 04:17 PM
 
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Right, but the number of volunteer parent hours probably mirrors the broader parental participation concept to some degree. In other words, it gives you some idea.
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Kentucky
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Our BSHS volleyball team for 2006-2007 had the 7th highest combined GPA in the nation and 1st highest in the state (GPA of 4.17).
Thanks very much for sharing your perspective! That volleyball team also made great strides in the gym too! I have a daughter who has played during HS. I don't know if I've ever seen a team turn around so much as BS did this year under their new coach. I don't know him personally, but do know he's respected as a wonderful person and coach by many people in the volleyball "world". Those girls represented BS very well - with that GPA and on the court!
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Lexington
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. And driving aggressively is a sure fire way to get behind a local that doesn't care that you're in a hurry (if you climb my bumper--I'm slowing down).

I would like to get this off my chest. I grew up in and around Chicago, so we are pretty aggresive drivers. I have been all over the country, and I have to say I have NEVER seen people tailgate like they do here in Kentucky. I could be going 10 over and the person behind me doesnt want to pass but see's fit for some reason to see how close they can get to my bumper. THere are times when I cant see their headlights, needless to say this brings out my Chicago attitude and puzzled looks on peoples faces as they can understand why im upset. Do people not realize their tailgating, were taught 2-3 seconds behind the car in front of you not 2-3 inches.
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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If I can't see there headlights then I'm slowing down to five under the speed limit, and if it lasts much longer I'll drop another five.
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Lexington
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Thats the best method. I love living here, but it snowed and the roads were icy and I had people still on my butt and Im driving the limit. It's just the one thing that urks me and I had to vent a bit.
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