Campus Elementary

So apparently the school system Adrianna is in is changing how they are doing the elementary schools next year.. basically to just put off conforming to no child left behind standards and CC standards-it will give them another 2 school years to get testing up to par.
What it means is that k-1 with be in one school, 2-3 in one school and 4-5 in one school, instead of k-5 in 3 different schools.
The biggest arguement I hear against it, is that kids will be on buses too long.. So why don't the parents either find somebody to pick the kids up or pick the kids up themselves?
Has anybody heard of this?

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    10/14/14
    4Katie
    The schools are like that in our area. It is a real pain in the butt. Once all of my kids are old enough to be in school I will have four kind in four different school. My 7yr old and 9yr old are each in a different school. They both take the bus, different buses. We can't really drive them to different schools on different sides on town. I hate it, it has been this way for many years in this town.
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    10/14/14
    I really haven't done much weighing in because where it does affect Adrianna... I don't have to drive her to school-just the occassional pick up. It's more the academic that will be affected-which is what I'm concerned about. Do you think it's better academic-wise?
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    4Katie
    I don't think it changes anything academic wise. Each grade is still teaching the same thing.
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    Quite a few of my my friends with kids in the same system are thinking it will be easier on the kids because if there are a lot of kids struggling in the same issues, they can all be sent to the gym with a group of teachers and get help rather than the whole class lagging behind because of three or four kids-three or four throughout alll the schools would make a class themselves.
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    10/14/14
    4Katie
    Oh, they don't do that here. And I don't believe that is even allowed. They do have aides that help kids who are behind but they are not allowed to just pull out kids who are behind and send them elsewhere. They are required to be in the classroom unless there is a plan in writing with their parents on what is going to happen to help them. It is not legal to just pull kids out who are behind and put them with other kids who are behind, the defeats the whole purpose of no kid left behind.
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    10/14/14
    ..yeah.. that school doesn't conform to that-thus the need for this move to push it back to show the government they can do it the old style way...which they can't because it's still failing.
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      That sounds very odd to me. So let me make sure I understand. Right now there are three elementary schools, all K to 5. But now they are going to break up the grades between the three schools? That sounds like a transportation nightmare, honestly.

      And parents that have both adults working can't always do drop off and pick up. I'd say in our area (rural) more people use bus transportation for the kids than actually drop off/pick up.
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      10/14/14
      Yes that's right. There will be certain pick up/drop off points throughout town for buses.
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        When I was a kid our schools changed all the time. In fact, they still are! When I was little there were two middle schools. One for 6-7th graders and one for 8-9th graders. Right after 7th grade they switched it where both schools were 6-8th grade and the highschool was 9-12. Which middle school you went to depended on where you lived, even though the two schools actually shared a parking lot so it wasn't like one was closer or anything. Then when I was in 8th grade they decided 9th graders weren't old enough to go to the high school so they made a special school just for 9th grade. That meant that there were two schools for 6-8, one school for 9th, and the highschool for 10-12. Now they've built another high school and turned the 9th grade school into another middle school. That means there are three different schools for 6-8 and two high schools for 9-12. I think that's how it works anyway... It's hard to keep track!

        As far as the whole busing too far to school thing goes I actually get it. Of course there are ways to make it work (carpooling, etc.) but that's not easy for everyone. Not only are parents dealing with their own family's work/sports/activities schedules but they have to consider whoever is carpooling as well. If you wanna skip all that then yeah, they can take the bus. But a long bus ride, plus homework, plus activities, plus dinner/chores, plus work equals a very stressful week with very little family time.
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        10/14/14
        WOW, I'm confused just reading that.
        I was lucky to live close to home when I was in public school in elementary.. When I went back to public in high school, I rode around with my mom for hours on her work delivery route, I was expected to do what homework I could while riding.
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          10/14/14
          I understand the transportation nightmare-they should stagger the starting times/release times to make it easier on the parents so the kids don't HAVE to ride the bus. That being said..the schools that are the two farthest apart are only a 10 minute drive in school traffic (small town lol).
          There is only one school that's exempt, the dual language school. That's because the require the kids in that program to start at preschool and continue through 5th.
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          I know all the elementaries have the crossing guards, and if it gets bad, then a few officers help direct traffic.
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            8Theresa Gould
            Can't say that I have heard of it here.
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