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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:34 PM

Poaching season has begun!

Yes folks--the incentive to increase student attendance to cash in on revenue might get nasty. Placing advertising billboards across boundary lines to pilfer students and sending in buses to raid neighboring districts could lead to multi-front confrontations among school districts.

No wonder that some school districts are pushing to allow teachers to carry weapons. Those teachers might be fighting the next intrastate civil wars to protect their jobs.


Muleshoe superintendent wants neighboring districts to change bus policies

Some people in Muleshoe arenít happy that a billboard promoting the Lazbuddie Independent School District is in their community.

Gene Sheets, Muleshoe Independent School District superintendent, added some arenít happy about a school bus Lazbuddie sends into the district either.

In Texas, parents have the choice to send their children to a school district outside the one in which they reside. When a student leaves a district, funds from the state and federal level go with the student to the new school.

Though it is the only one with a billboard, Lazbuddie isnít the only district sending a bus into Muleshoe. The Farwell Independent School District also sends a bus to collect its students.

More at http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2013-01-25/muleshoe-superintendent-wants-neighboring-districts-change-bus-policies#.UQSpe2dkhPI .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:18 AM

1. Should start offering perks, as banks used to do.

Open an account, get a toaster. Send your kid to my school, get a handgun.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:43 PM

2. Then they can start advertising on TV.

Imagine getting a barrage of ads trying to entice parents with "gifts" to send little Johnny to various school districts during the summer and (ironically) at the Christmas break.

Even better, the schools can hire someone to run around in a Statue of Liberty costume similar to what we see with the tax preparing companies and send them to neighboring towns to solicit business.

Far-fetched? Possibly, but when school districts start viewing the business aspect as being more important than the education aspect then the battle is lost. Heck, they might have to hire more administrators to run the "procurement department".

BTW, this is the type of crap that could occur if the voucher legislation passes.

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