Posts Tagged ‘repurpose’

How to Repurpose Schools to Fund Themselves=Property Tax Relief

April 11, 2019

HB2 is indeed stirring the pot in Texas. Bill language reads that we have and “over reliance on local property taxes to fund public schools.”

SCHOOL REFORM IS NEEDED DUE TO Property tax increases that are beginning to equate to pricing us out of our dwellings in paying taxes to educate the masses. The internet effectively handles the masses. We have an internet and e-learning is superior in most cases in:

1) being self paced

2) NO PROBLEM STUDENT DISTRACTIONS

3) best lesson plans to choose from

4) ability to vet/organize neighborhood small group learning/designated houses where the children are too young to be self supervised and both parents work.

Our governance could selectively and effectively finance laptop and internet connections for students IN THEIR HOMES. We should only have to finance the staff support needed for laptop repairs. We could lose the traditional classrooms in schools and repurpose them to make them affordable dorm-like apartments where the cafeteria is self sustaining for healthy food choices for the residents and some on-campus students. We could even give first preference to support staff to rent these repurposed classrooms to those that are single, or just out of college and single, that want to live on campus where they work.

It could be a win/win because we could still use the quarantined off areas for the fine arts, sports and special needs students, as Christian Kelly pointed out that “There are many Teachers that work with non Traditional Students such as ESL Students and even more Teachers that work under the IDEA umbrella in providing Special Education Services. Public Schools will always be there to meet compliance with Federal law regarding FAPE”.

Some teachers will get impacted and will have to reinvent their usefulness as online or in person tutors funded by the parents or grants. In being a substitute teacher, I saw first hand how our teaching jobs are really just glorified babysitting ones. I don’t want to lose my home paying taxes to babysit someone elses kids. Do I sound too Republican?
https://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2019/04/council-strongly-opposes-property-tax-bills/

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