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  1. Thank you Liz

    I don't know you, but really appreciated your post. I think you are in the majority of people who may not have been directly impacted by the ES reconfiguration, and are struggling to make that 2nd...
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    What if our kids did this?

    My main point:
    I am concerned about a candidate for SC who could be put in the position of making confidential and critical decisions regarding the education of our kids.
    I wonder if Mr. Baron...
  3. response

    FYI, Mr. Wyner responded quickly yesterday explaining that he had to take down a couple of the comment sections because he was not able to police it with the time it required. He says he runs all...
  4. inquiry to Mike Wyner

    Jeff/Ben, I share your concerns and sent the following email to Mike Wyner early this morning. I will be interested in his response.

    Mr. Wyner,
    I am a regular reader of both the hardcopy and...
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    www.soswayland.com ownership

    To continue with setting the record straight, the data record below (the first of five) is taken directly from the publicly available domain search at www.domaintools.com regarding ownership of the...
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    Setting the record straight

    I just received an SOS update that I would like to share since it is not yet on their site www.soswayland.org. I apologize for any formatting lost in the transfer. While people are gathering facts...
  7. As much as I think people should back what they...

    As much as I think people should back what they say with their name, I do agree that some of the anonymous posters (for example WaylandForever and Dusk) post excellent points that anyone reading...
  8. Kim, I would urge you to keep identity a...

    Kim, I would urge you to keep identity a requirement here.
    Besides the courtesy of knowing to whom you are communicating, it clearly allows the reader to consider the source.

    If people converse...
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    Again, comparing last years ES experience to this...

    Again, comparing last years ES experience to this years is not a meaningful comparison without taking into account what other cuts we could have been experiencing. I'm sure with this next round of...
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    Jeff, I guess I'm not following-- those cuts...

    Jeff, I guess I'm not following-- those cuts were made possible b/c of the reconfig. If we stayed with 3 ES schools for one more year (08/09) there would have been other cuts--granted those may...
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    Jeff- one key point you conveniently avoided was...

    Jeff- one key point you conveniently avoided was that of the cuts which would have been in a 3 school ES model.
    Continuing to look at what was cut, in a vacuum, without what was NOT cut is your...
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    Paul- the reconfig did not claim to "better" last...

    Paul- the reconfig did not claim to "better" last years elementary school experience. I believe it was an option which attempted to make the best of many less better alternatives. A more meaningful...
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    It has nothing to do with what I like or "don't...

    It has nothing to do with what I like or "don't like" about your points. Yes, you are entitled to your opinion.

    It has everything to do with the purpose for your continued repetition of your...
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    Thanks Jeff- I absolutely join you in this...

    Thanks Jeff- I absolutely join you in this pledge.

    And I thank Mary Camp for her post about "time to move on". She makes some great points there and if I could figure out how to quote two...
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    Only the people whose minds were not driven can...

    Only the people whose minds were not driven can tell you that. They have. You just choose not to believe them. It has nothing to do with not admitting it! It's just not what you think, or want to...
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    When you say things like the SC was wrong, made a...

    When you say things like the SC was wrong, made a mistake, picked the wrong school, didn't hear you, didn't listen, didn't care about safety, didn't listen to your expert, isn't being honest, etc....
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    What about the right for others to disagree with...

    What about the right for others to disagree with you? Especially those who have been involved in these decisions for years and who were voted in to make these decisions? From everything I have seen...
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    In this economy plenty of people around here have...

    In this economy plenty of people around here have "something to be desired" and with such great teachers, curriculum and class size limits, we do have alot.


    As I've said before, I attended...
  19. I know that Sudbury has 1/2 day K and rotates...

    I know that Sudbury has 1/2 day K and rotates am/pm over the course of the year. They offer a program similar to BASE for those who wish to pay for am or pm coverage.
  20. There seem to be compelling arguments on both...

    There seem to be compelling arguments on both sides of the issue regarding whether Wayland should have full day kindergarten.

    My greatest concern would have to do with cost prioritization. ...
  21. Paul- just curious, how much is the private...

    Paul- just curious, how much is the private full-day (9-3) kindergarten?
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    That mom surely does not see the value of BASE as...

    That mom surely does not see the value of BASE as a play-based enrichment program. Sounds to me like she is simply focused on not having her kids home for a given ammt of time and is not concerned...
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    You mean what appears true to you? Others may...

    You mean what appears true to you? Others may have a differing opinion from you, but that does not mean they are spinning anything. We all have differing opinions and none are right or wrong.
    ...
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    Yes, Jim is amazing, but really it is the kids...

    Yes, Jim is amazing, but really it is the kids who should also be very proud. They are moving forward together despite the many challenges and adjustments.



    So it sounds as if your specific...
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    John, you can continue to compare Loker and Happy...

    John, you can continue to compare Loker and Happy Hollow if you need to, but the fact is that lunch at both schools are running well. Have you gone in to observe yourself? If you are going to say...
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    If someone is referring back to a written post,...

    If someone is referring back to a written post, they ought to simply link to it. There shouldn't be reason to try and summarize what someone already wrote. Fine to express your own opinion about...
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    If you focus on the issue and not the person, the...

    If you focus on the issue and not the person, the delivery should be irrelevant (as long as it is civil).

    Here is a perfect example of mistating someone else...you quote me as lacing posts with...
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    Focus should be on the issue, not the person.

    I think that if someone is not posting on a thread, then their name should not be used by others. It is a very creepy feeling to find out that someone else felt the need to try and express your...
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    Jeff B., would you call this your way of...

    Jeff B., would you call this your way of "maximizing" freedom of speech:



    You were perfectly clear until I read this latest post. What I am gathering is that we should ask you when it is "a...
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    Let me suggest not posting on a public forum if...

    Let me suggest not posting on a public forum if you wish to "vent" without response (or "shut up and listen" as you so nicely termed it)!

    Aside from express "dissatisfaction" and "vent" (I'm...
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    My bad Stacey, I shouldn't have written "all",...

    My bad Stacey, I shouldn't have written "all", you are right, there were some who did stay and I'm sorry I stated it wrong. I'm not faulting anyone who needs to leave, but with such passion...
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    Don't recall ever spouting off to you "in...

    Don't recall ever spouting off to you "in private" Jeff, sounds like it wouldn't have been so private if you were there! And I'm glad you equate me with civility- it's not easy with you, but it's...
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    Yes, that they are completely unable to even...

    Yes, that they are completely unable to even listen to another perspective! Thankfully I wasn't speaking to them!

    I also found it interesting (frankly, sad) that all of these very concerned...
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    Jeff- What exactly is it that you would like to...

    Jeff- What exactly is it that you would like to see the "powers that be to pay attention" to tonight? If you think things are so emergent that they are "revolution" worthy (btw,I've not ever seen a...
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    And I would say it has EVERYTHING to do with the...

    And I would say it has EVERYTHING to do with the quality of teachers! That, and the programs and class sizes, have been preserved. There have been losses in order to protect these--you call it...
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    Firstly Jeff, could you not restate what you...

    Firstly Jeff, could you not restate what you think I say/mean? My comments are still there and people are free to interpret them.

    That said, I now need to address your statements about how I...
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    If you feel an appropriate amount of time is not...

    If you feel an appropriate amount of time is not scheduled for lunch, then why not raise that issue with the appropriate personnel--lobby for longer lunch periods? The size of the lunchroom does not...
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    My point was that at HH the kids have both lunch...

    My point was that at HH the kids have both lunch AND recess time, just as they do at Loker or CH. They are NOT "sacrificing" playground time to eat lunch! Just b/c it is in different order (lunch,...
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    No it is not anyone's fault, I am not placing...

    No it is not anyone's fault, I am not placing blame, simply trying to explain why kids or parents might say what they do. And fyi Jeff, the so called HH way includes both time for lunch AND recess. ...
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    my observation of reconfiguration

    I wanted to share my thoughts about the first couple weeks of school. With 3 kids in 3 different schools (Loker, Happy Hollow, and Middle School) I am very close to the reconfigured situation. I...
  41. I think it is inappropriate for you to attach any...

    I think it is inappropriate for you to attach any "suspected answers" to my name. Please stop trying to put people into us vs. them groups. It is childish and does not focus on the issues. I will...
  42. Happy to, but not sure what the goal would be-- ...

    Happy to, but not sure what the goal would be--



    Not that it matters John, but no, I wasn't. And you've given another great example of how inappropriate the WVN reporting can be!
  43. I have not been "playing nice"--I completely...

    I have not been "playing nice"--I completely respect and accept that you and I have differing opinions. I accept the part of the process that I didn't agree with. I find these different views...
  44. Looks to me like the following will occur (I'm...

    Looks to me like the following will occur (I'm working from the bottom entrance clockwise):

    Conference Rm becomes OT/PT
    Rm 110 (blank) becomes classroom
    Rm 130 becomes a class again (library...
  45. Like I said, if needs have changed, that is...

    Like I said, if needs have changed, that is another discussion. But people think when an empty classroom absorbs another use, that it becomes designated for that...it does not. The guidelines used...
  46. John, I experienced these same events, heard same...

    John, I experienced these same events, heard same words, viewed same tapes and disagree with your characterization. They may not be posting here, but there are plenty of people whose opinions differ...
  47. John- the CH floor plan from last year shows a...

    John- the CH floor plan from last year shows a school with 29 rooms designed to be classrooms. Last year there were 24 class sections. The remaining 5 classrooms (more than 3 I had heard!) were...
  48. Some people may feel that given our tough economy...

    Some people may feel that given our tough economy and prop 2-1/2 restrictions, that now is no time for the luxury of elbow room or unnecessary space.


    This is not so John. HH had a very large...
  49. Originally Posted by TracyScheidemantel There...

    Originally Posted by TracyScheidemantel
    There has been much expressed on this thread (and elsewhere) which sounds to be a continued reaction to the school consolidation process and/or decision.
    ...
  50. I'm not missing a point Jeff, I just disagree...

    I'm not missing a point Jeff, I just disagree with you. I do not believe the SC discredited themselves. I do believe they made a difficult decision--one that could've played out many different...
  51. There has been much expressed on this thread (and...

    There has been much expressed on this thread (and elsewhere) which sounds to be a continued reaction to the school consolidation process and/or decision. I don't think the passion, time and argument...
  52. Hi John- I'm thinking that this situation...

    Hi John-
    I'm thinking that this situation serves to highlight my point of a transparent working mtg!

    The March 10 meeting was not a forum---many public comments were not answered on the spot. ...
  53. Jeff B- I'm sure you already know that I disagree...

    Jeff B- I'm sure you already know that I disagree with much of your letter and frankly find your "demand" for apologies and characterization of the SC as disrespectful. I can also tell you the...
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    Hi Alan, We'll have to try and find something...

    Hi Alan,
    We'll have to try and find something else in common!!! My point was regarding the type of communication prior to a vote. I am supportive of a reminder to vote including potential...
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    I think being "hounded" and "called up" are very...

    I think being "hounded" and "called up" are very different from an email reminder to vote and consider all outcomes.

    And yes, given the choice, I'd prefer to get the facts regarding what the...
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    It just seems so wrong that stakeholders involved...

    It just seems so wrong that stakeholders involved (eg teachers, administrators etc.) should not be able to advocate for what they feel is best. They are the voice that truly understands the impact...
  57. Hi Sheila- I realize you addressed this to Jeff,...

    Hi Sheila- I realize you addressed this to Jeff, but I hope you don't mind if I add a comment too since I think that there is an important point to be made.
    Were it not for declining enrollment and...
  58. right & wrong

    Jeff, A reminder that what you claim to be "right" is what is "right" for you. Others believe they are entitled to their own opinions and because they might differ with yours, does not mean they are...
  59. priorities

    Sheila,
    Not to beat a dead horse :), but I don't think anyone is "dismissing national trends". We all agree that ultimately it would be best to have 1:15, but at what cost? It's easy to look at...
  60. class size

    Great info on class size Sheila- thanks.

    One thing I think most people support are smaller class sizes for many of the reasons given in your research. Given the economic crunch we are in, I...
  61. Hi Mary (et al), I am attempting to respond to...

    Hi Mary (et al), I am attempting to respond to some of your thoughts, not sure if I am using the quote thing correctly. My green comments are interspersed with your quotes.



    I don't think...
  62. priorities

    As I understood it, Wayland sets it's own "max" class sizes which are below the norm. So I'd imagine that even at "max", our class sizes are still within reason. I'm not advocating for large...
  63. perspective on value

    I wonder if there are folks who think keeping an elementary school open, with empty classrooms, might seem like frills in hard economic times? Maybe families with older kids (or no kids?) who have a...
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    Endorsing Candidates

    I have been hearing alot of criticism regarding people sharing their personal endorsements with friends and neighbors. This has been common practice in previous elections and I don't remember people...
  65. Thank you...

    to Ben Downs and the group who has obviously done so much work to bring this to us! Recently the group invited us (neighbors) to come hear about the plans and offer concerns/input/questions. It is...
  66. Mr. Baron, Thank you for clarifying the...

    Mr. Baron,
    Thank you for clarifying the question.
    I believe what I said was "I am very concerned about your motives and qualifications. In your opinion would you be running were it not for the...
  67. Mr. Baron- First of all I disagree, this...

    Mr. Baron- First of all I disagree, this absolutely does not go beyond the Crier. It is specific to the Crier as written by Mr. Dieffenbach. Any of us may have a differing opinion under any variety...
  68. I'd like to sign-

    I found out that someone attributed a post to me on that blog by saying my initials. Thankfully someone else told me that this person did it so I could respond that it was not from me, but more...
  69. So many other factors

    It would be fiscally irresponsible to make a decision about which school to close, years in advance. I don't see anything wrong with the discussions that took place in order to evaluate the issue at...
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    Erik Blom

    For those who may have known Erik Blom, a Wayland native and graduate of WHS Class of 1978, he died quite suddenly last Thursday. Sorry to send bad news so impersonally, but wanted to be sure those...
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    I also remember going to fireworks on the playing...

    I also remember going to fireworks on the playing field hills behind the High School! What a great way to celebrate the 4th in our own community. I also have been wondering what happened to the...
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    PB should commit to making TC happen

    I don't think it seems unrealistic to determine number of access points...

    As far as the letter, I have to say I am impressed that the Developer still had it in him to be so cordial! He clearly...
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    thank you for the facts

    Let's use this as a friendly reminder to all that info posted on the WVN is often, at best, skewed. I am very grateful to have Wayland eNews (and the School Committee blog) as a reference for "the...
  74. Is the donut now half full?

    Where was that 'donut a day' philosophy when people were so adamently against saving our services? Suddenly monies under a dollar are now not seeming like so much!!! And to think, we had to fight...
  75. Usually a LACK of response speaks volumes about...

    Usually a LACK of response speaks volumes about intentions and character. It's so sad that some people need to use incorrect info. in order to back their position. It only reinforces how weak...
  76. I don't know you guys, but as a grad of WHS class...

    I don't know you guys, but as a grad of WHS class of 83 (I feel old...) I just want to thank you and let you know that you have put words on many of my own feelings. Thanks for taking the time to so...
  77. Update on my previous post

    Thought everyone should see my friend's email response to my previous email to her....shows how important it is to get facts before voting.
    The email reply from my friend read as follows:

    "Well,...
  78. A note to my friend about lawn signs....

    I felt I should share an email I sent to a local friend who asked me for a Town Ctr and SOS sign to put on her lawn with her Santangelo sign. As we think about the upcoming vote, I wanted to share...
  79. Town Mtg Comm. recommendations

    I just read the recommendations of the Town Mtg Comm. and the response from the Town Moderator. I couldn't find a response to rec. #12 (which is a very hopeful suggestion) and frankly, I was...
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    thanks

    Thank you to Kim Reichelt for giving us a place we can actually post to!!

    Thank you to all the people who participate on the town boards and give up so much precious time, without pay, to help our...
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    Risk our lives getting the mail

    I must agree- we live on Old Conn Path and literally risk our lives to get the mail--which is accross the street. So many days I get stuck on the other side while cars whizz by at speeds so fast the...
  82. I truly disagree--and I say this from my own...

    I truly disagree--and I say this from my own personal experience. They do a great service for THEMSELVES and their own SELF-INTEREST. They claim their mission is to ensure that Town of Wayland...
  83. Lookout WVN..we are getting organized!

    My thoughts on the WVN are already posted on:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/United_Wayland/

    I cannot waste one more minute re-stating my disgust for this group! Feel free to go there if you...
  84. Lookout WVN..we are getting organized!

    My thoughts on the WVN are already posted on:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/United_Wayland/

    I cannot waste one more minute re-stating my disgust for this group! Feel free to go there if you...
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