Thursday, August 27, 2009

According to Wade-O ...

ODE recalculates the area of the district using the latest technology, leading Wade-O to make this inane comment: “As an education system, this is a perfect example of how we must teach our students to use ever changing technology tools to provide more efficient services and more accurate information.”

Yet, despite the inanities, Wade-O and the district continues to purchase the latest technology tool while becoming less efficient and accurate.

This is standard nonsense from the district: Everything is a learning opportunity for you and a reason for us to spend more.


From the district's $1 million per year PR machine (enjoy it, you paid for it):
DISTRICT AREA CALCULATION CHANGED FROM 110 TO 95 SQUARE MILES
Olentangy Local Schools square mileage is changing from 110 to 95, however no change is being made to the district’s borders. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) now uses Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to calculate the size of each district. When the more accurate calculation was made, the overall size of the Olentangy Local School District changed from 110 to 95 square miles.

“This is a great example of how improvements in technology can create a more accurate picture,” said Superintendent Wade Lucas, Ed.D. “As an education system, this is a perfect example of how we must teach our students to use ever changing technology tools to provide more efficient services and more accurate information.”

While some of Olentangy’s school attendance boundaries changed this school year due to the opening of Freedom Trail Elementary School (FTES) and redistricting decisions made during the 2008-09 school year, the overall district borders did not change. In addition, the number of students the district educates has not changed due to the new calculation. Olentangy Local Schools does continue to see large increases in student enrollment growth and will educate more than 15,000 students this year. All Olentangy publications will soon reflect the more accurate calculation of 95 square miles.

5 comments:

Jim Fedako said...

9:57 (unposted) --

When you beloved district opens its website and blog to criticism, so will I.

To think, they have a $1 million advantage over me. And they cannot take even a bit of criticism.

Anonymous said...

If I interpret this correctly, we are changing the reporting of district size from 110 Square Miles to 95 Square miles because the original calculation was innacurate.

Who cares!? Yet, the district and Wade use it as a PR opportunity to tout the growth story.

Let's spin this another way.....

"District Efficiency Per Square Mile Decreases Significantly in 2009!"

Neither headline is accurate.

Anonymous said...

So does the budget go down 14% too?

Anonymous said...

The 1.3 Million Dollar Man is a moron.

Anonymous said...

I just listened to the audio. Hysterical. Shady Wade can't argue on the facts so he repeatedly tries to personalize the argument to make Smith look like she's going after him personally. What a dope.

While Shady Wade says, "Do you think I am trying to deceive you" I can't help but think, "Your very presence on that board is a result of deception. Deception is the reason why you're here". Wade owes his million dollar contract to deception, so why not honor it?

Shady Wade is the $1.3 Million Dollar Scam Artist.