Tag Sale Editor would initially collect announcement of tag sales from various sources - direct solicitation, taking down information from posted signs, readers reporting sales information, craigslist and other sources. The information would be put into a list to be published every Thursday night. There is a way to make a Google map based on this information and the editor would be taught how to do this - it is not that hard once a person has been taught how. The idea is that readers could come to the site each weekend and get a list of all the tag sales in New Rochelle along with a map displaying the location of each sale so they could plan their trip to visit sales of interest to them. Over time, hopefully, the list would become popular and more and more people would contact the editor directly via email with information about their tag sale so that the job would evolve over time into simply collecting emails and putting into the list/google map.Read more
Expenditure per child is measured by dividing total budget number by number of students. Is there a way to look at budget BY SCHOOL? Come up with a budget per pupil by school? What about gifts to the school (parents, PTA, community?). Do the schools report out gifts to the school? If you take the average per pupil and the gifts per pupil by school you would get variance. What about the actual value of the school itself - property, facilities, etc. Is there an "insured value"?
Hypothesis - kids at Davis get more money than kids at Columbus when you factor in gifts
Should direct gifts to a specific school be prohibited? Set up a common fund for such gifts?Read more
teachers are either highly qualified (bachelors degree + teaching certificate in the area they teach) or have no teaching certificate at all; How many teachers have a bachelors degree but no teaching certificate, or bachelors degree but teaching certifi cate in some other area. Also, how many teachers have master's degrees? How many teachers are currently enrolled in a program to earn a master's degree? What is length of time between getting bachelors degree and getting masters for those who are either getting it or working towards it?Read more
Looking for someone to cover Board of Ed meetings - record, report, take pictures, etc. May want to have a team of people for this role.Read more
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We need web site monitors There are some great web sites online from sources that we want to include in Talk of the Sound but they are a little klunky or not set up with current technology like RSS. So, we monitor their content each week and if they add new material we copy it to our site manually (where permitted by law) or link/summarize as appropriate. If you don't have time to be an editor and don't think of yourself as a writer, this is a great way to get involved with Talk of the Sound.Read more