Redistricting Process Continues In Pitt County Schools

The Pitt County Board of Education is less than one month away from their scheduled vote on new attendance lines for students in Pitt County elementary and middle schools.

The school board hosted a public information meeting Thursday night at South Greenville Elementary. The Daily Reflector reports new maps were released.

On November 1, the staff is scheduled to make their formal recommendation to the Pitt County Board of Education. A public hearing will be held November 8, though the location has not been announced yet. Pitt County Schools says the board will vote on a plan on November 15 to be implemented for the next school year.

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  • by Possible Ineffective Teacher Location: Pitt Cty School on Dec 10, 2010 at 03:43 AM
    Dear - Parents/Pitt County Board of Education and Dr. Reep - I have worked hard to establish myself in one of Pitt County's Schools. My teammates like me, the parents like me, and the students like me. Younger students say hello to me everyday and my former students miss me. I am on committees and volunteer for extracurricular activties to support my school. My students have come to me lower and lower each year. I am all for the ability of students to show growth - but what happens if you get a child 3 to 4 years behind in reading and you grow that child 2 years through hard work? The test is still several years above that child's ability. Based on the scores you are considered an ineffective teacher according to the new Teacher Leadership Cohort Program. Really? Really? Can you legally based all decisions on an EOG score? We all know some students do not test well. Further - what if your principal forces you to change your way of teaching? What happens then? Shared blame?
  • by Leslie Location: Pitt Co on Oct 26, 2010 at 09:48 AM
    To Justice: You are clueless.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 22, 2010 at 10:41 AM
    To Justice: With that approach they are going to push good teachers out of the PCS just like they pushed a lot of students out of the system a few years ago. You can't make people to go where they don't want to be.
  • by Justice on Oct 22, 2010 at 06:02 AM
    To PCS teacher: 1.NO one is forcing anyone to work anywhere. When you are hired, you are hired as a "PITT county school teacher" therefore that job encompasses all the schools. The position is offered you, you either take it, or walk away. That position is subject to change based on needs of the schools as a whole. AND, NOWHERE is it written in the constitution you have a right to work where you want too!!!! IT is written that you arent forced to work where you DONT want too!!
  • by Mom Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2010 at 05:24 AM
    I have lived in 2 major metropolitan areas before moving here. One of them was the size of Greenville and Pitt County when I was a child. I have never seen such a cluster muck of a system in my entire life. You never see the neighboring counties to Pitt having such upheaval. We moved to Pitt County even though we were warned not to because of the school system and we are considering moving a few miles up the road and over the county line to get out of this mess.
  • by Greenville Location: balance on Oct 19, 2010 at 09:26 AM
    Balance, Balance, Balance.Maybe they need to look at the parents' test scores too.In most cases, it is the kids who parents actually care and take the time at HOME to work with the kids that helps the kids do well in school. Teachers have 6 hours per day to work with my 3rd grader. We work with him another 1 - 2 hours at home and not to mention the reading time!!Parents, quit claiming racial issues and PCS quit looking at test scores!Oh, that's right, test scores is how the system has you set up to get funding from the State.It all goes back to money and the color of your skin that God gave you.
  • by Hmm Location: Greenville on Oct 18, 2010 at 05:57 PM
    I'm blown away by the though processes or lack thereof of the higher ups with PCS. I understand there are many changes yet to come to include that which PCS Teacher posted about. Why would a teacher want to be placed at a "weak" school? If they are a good/solid teacher, don't they deserve the right to stay happy in a strong school? Are we attempting to run out all the good teachers? Why not just get rid of the poor admin or higher ups. My child is only in 2nd grade, has yet to be affected by the bizarre dynamics of Pitt County redistricting. However, next year when the changes come - he will lose all of his friends. Do they even stop to think of the affects this has on the students? The ones who are to be the most important factor in any school. blows my mind. They are looking at test scores and some type of funky balance and none of it works out in the end. You wind up with unahappy parents and kids that go through tons of issues just to survive in school. Sad! Get a grip PCS!!
  • by PCS Teacher on Oct 18, 2010 at 05:39 PM
    Just wait until teachers are forced to teach in a low-performing school even if they do not wish to do so. This was discussed in the October 4th meeting. Read the board meeting minutes. PCS has the right to place a teacher at any school. I don't work in a school based on the students; I work in a school based on the leadership of that school. The principal is the key to finding the talent and leading the team. If I were a principal, I would leave PCS and try to find work in a nearby county. As a teacher, I would also leave the county if forced to work in another school. It is a constitutional right to work where you want to work. This may be just what the surrounding counties need: they'll certainly have a pool of talented teachers to choose from (and admoinistrators). Just ask other counties how they feel about this.
  • by US-First Location: Greenville on Oct 18, 2010 at 01:40 PM
    Hope- they don't care one bit. There is not provision to consider cost. It is all race and socioeconomic information together will past school performance. A high performing school must be dumbed down and a low performing school must be pulled up. All this is done by moving kids around. Cost be damned because it is the right thing to do at least back in the 1960s. I really wish these so called progressives could put the past behind them.
  • by Kim Location: Winterville on Oct 18, 2010 at 10:18 AM
    What is so hard about having a school and then drawing a circle around it (like it used to be) and those kids attend their own "community" school?!!!
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