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re: How to kill St.George. - Shaun176
[quote]Perhaps a parish wide system for children with special needs and a parish wide system for magnet kids would be best, but smaller districts for those that do not need special opportunities and want to stay close to home.  [/quote] The SEBR school district would lose most of its oppositio...


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re: How to kill St.George. - Shaun176
SEBR has two blue ribbon schools which are not magnet schools. A majority of the schools in SEBR are either A or B schools, plus parents have the option of sending their kids to magnet schools. ...


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re: How to kill St.George. - Shaun176
[quote]Do you think the scoring has been more strict?[/quote] No. At first they used Exit Exam, ileap, graduation rate, and attendance rate. Then they stopped giving the ileap at high schools. Then the exit exam was replaced with end of course tests. Now they added ACT scores and diploma endorsem...


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re: How to kill St.George. - Shaun176
The scoring has changed about 4 times in the last 10 years, so the actual numbers can't really be compared. Number of schools rated at each letter grade has been steady. ...


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re: How to kill St.George. - Shaun176
Zachary and Central were both A schools when they were in Ebrpss and they remained A schools after the pull out. ...


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re: How to kill St.George. - Shaun176
BRHS is part of Ebrpss. All Ebrpss high schools offer AP courses and have produced AP scholars. BRHS, Mckinley, Woodlawn, and Scotlandville have all consistantly produced national merit/achievement scholars in the last 5 years....


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re: How to kill St.George. - Shaun176
Reames239, you are buying into the lies of the St. G leaders. Lie #1, Ebrpss is the worst, most dangerous school district in the country. Fact, Ebrpss is ranked in the middle of state rankings and ranks in the top 25% of large urban districts nationally. Lie #2, you can not get a quality ed...


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re: How to kill St.George. - Shaun176
The incorporation of the City of St. George does not get that area a new school district. If the city passes, the legislature will pass a school district that matches the city boundries. In order to fund the district and transfer ownership of property a constitutional amendment will need to pass the...


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re: Teaching - Shaun176
Your SS payments will be reduced depending on how much you get from TRSL. If you retire from teaching after age 60, you get 2.5% of the average of your 5 highest pay years times the number of years you work. If you are making the career change later in life, your teacher's retirement probably won't ...


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re: Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid - Shaun176
Break even point on most hybrids vs cvt all gas models is around 100k miles. ...


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re: Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid - Shaun176
Subarus are the best value for AWD vehicles. The math doesn't work for hybrid. I have a 2013 Subaru BRZ with no problems. I am getting 28 mpg calculated on Fuelly in BR driving. I have been very happy with the Subaru experience and will be replacing our family car with an Outback or Forrester w...


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re: Spinoff:what would it take to build a basement in BR? - Shaun176
BR High has a basement....


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Tiger Rant
re: Who can do a better job than Miles currently is??? - Shaun176
Rich Rodriguez keeping Chavis as DC....


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re: Is there any proof that an education lottery even helps schools? - Shaun176
In Louisiana, they just reduce the education budget by the amount gaming contributes. ...


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When is the best time of year to sell a house? - Shaun176
We are looking to move from the White Oak area to the Mid city/Garden District area of BR. When is the best time of year to make that move?...


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re: Diminished Value Claim - Shaun176
I brought my car in to the repair shop. I just need a new fender, 2 new front tires and rims. Total 2k in damages. The parts will all be new oem. Should I still go after the dv from the other party's ins? ...


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re: Diminished Value Claim - Shaun176
I know I cant get DV from my insurance, but should I just do the repairs through my ins. Then submit the claim for DV to Allstate. I don't have time to fight over repairs. ...


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re: Diminished Value Claim - Shaun176
I have USAA. Would it be better for me to go through my insurance instead of Allstate?...


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Diminished Value Claim - Shaun176
A lady hit my car. She accepted responsibility to the police officer. Damaged my door and front quater panel. My vehicle is a 2013 with 13000 miles and a nada value of 24k. Should I claim diminished value? Any advice on how to do that? She has Allstate insurance....


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re: St. George organizers submit petition with signatures - Shaun176
Central, Baker, and Zachary all had to pass both the state and EBR. Central won ebr 52-48, before the post Katrina demographic switch. The StG committee is looking for away to not have it pass EBR....


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