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Responding to Ms. Bailey and Deadline to Register to Vote

PASS Parents and Friends –(Dan here. I know it isn’t really my “turn” to email here, but this is kind of a point of personal privilege.) I am told that Friday night Cindy Bailey told a crowd of people that I say that compensation is the only

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Education Supporters?

PASS Parents and Friends ~ (Dan here.) As we begin election season, I thought I’d lay out exactly what PASS does and doesn’t do with respect to campaigns and elections. One of our goals is to help create better-informed and more engaged voters among parents and other

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Losing Home Equity to Unaccredited Schools

PASS Parents and Friends: Want to learn how non-accredited schools may have cost you thousands of dollars? Well, read on…..As you all have heard, this year W.W. Robinson Elementary and North Fork Middle School lost their statewide accreditation over their performance on SOL tests. Peter Muhlenberg Middle

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Important Dates for Voters.

PASS Parents and Friends: We decided to try something new and instead of sending you text, we’d send you a short video.  Please take a look and note the information below. https://youtu.be/JD8WaUq7sXE Election Day: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Register to Vote: Deadline is Monday, October 16 –

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SCPS Strategic Planning — Get Involved!

Hi PASS Parents and Friends!(Abby here) As you may know, every six years, SCPS develops a new strategic plan for local education. This is required by state law, but even if it weren’t, it would still be a good idea to take a step back and look

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Candidate forums

PASS Parents and Friends Obviously, a very important part of being an advocate for our children’s education is being an informed voter. The upcoming elections will have huge implications for education in our county…. In the coming weeks, five respected local groups — Farm Bureau of Shenandoah

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New Board Members and PASS’ Mission

As most of you know, PASS is run by a Board of Directors of Parents and other education supporters from all parts of Shenandoah County. We have had some vacancies on our board as two members (Dennis Morris and Michelle Manning) left to become candidates for local

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Dr. Johnston’s Blog and the Free Press

The front page of yesterday’s Free Press is…more or less what we have come to expect from the Free Press. It basically accuses SCPS and the School Board of cooking the numbers on teachers. We will probably respond in the next few days, but in general, I

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Welcome New PASS Parents/NV Daily on Teachers

PASS Parents and Friends: First of all welcome to all the new PASS Parents we signed up at back-to-school days. Thanks for joining our e-mail list — we hope you find it informative.  As you will see, PASS works hard to make sure parents know about local

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A Cloud Over Back-to-School

PASS Parents and Friends – Tomorrow begins a new school year for SCPS, and normally PASS would be a source of upbeat messaging conveying best wishes for the upcoming year. And it is certainly true that we hope students, parents, teachers, coaches, administrators and the broader community

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