concerned citizens who were approached about signing the "Stop YRS"
petition during the recent election
Comments from voters at
Auburn City Hall
We should be allowed to vote on YRS.
I saw Dr. Martin on Ch. 66 Saturday
morning. I definitely want to sign a petition against YRS.
ACS wants to implement too many
changes. They still need to work out block scheduling before I'll support YRS.
I still don't understand why they want
YRS after looking at their fact sheet.
I think they can spend our money in a
I've had to take summer school in the
past. I feel sorry for those kids that will have to attend the intercessions.
I teach in the County schools. I don't
support Year Round Schools.
I'm on City Council so I can't sign the
They need to lower classroom sizes.
They don't need to change the calendar.
Who came up with this kooky idea?
Why don't they hire extra teachers or
What about those kids with parents that
share custody? My parent's were divorced when I was in elementary school &
YRS would have had a negative effect on my time with my dad.
They looked at changing the calendar in
'92 & I'm still against it!
Why don't we hear more from the
teachers? I know, they are afraid to speak out!
The Board of Education thinks that
parents are impertinent when they insist that their input should be considered.
The BOE in Auburn has never cared what parents think.
Comments from voters at
Samford Middle School
From a retired teacher: This is the
biggest bunch of nonsense.
I came from (a northeastern state)
where they were trying to implement YRS. It was a bad idea there, and it's no
Aaahh (hesitating). I'm a teacher. I'd
better not sign.
Comments from voters at Frank
Brown Rec. Center
I'm not sure how I feel about YRS, but
I hate block scheduling and YRS seems to be an extension of that!
I want my kids to have a long summer
break to unwind.
Older woman: I'll sign
that!Then to her husband: You
want to sign it, too, don't you! (not
aquestion). Our grandkids are
moving here and this (YRS) is not good.
One person was of the impression that
the calendar would be changed to have X-mas break end in mid- to late January,
thereby shortening the time to spring break. After it was explained that the
calendar has not been decided upon and that it could possibly shift from year
to year. The individual signed. He was under the impression that a calendar had
been set. (Who is giving out this information?)
We use our summer for family unwinding
time. I don't need the school to take that away from us.
I don't have kids now but I might in a
I thought this thing was put down in
the STOP YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL
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