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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 10, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Me of utt center Vt Kids attitude blamed for lower standards By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer One thing that is bothering school teachers most nowadays in addition to their salaries is how society has changed school according to one local Children arent the same They dont have the same attitude towards according to Florence publicity chairman of the New Braunfels Educators Association and fourth grade teacher at Carl Schurz Scores are getting worse and worse on the standardized tests such as the she And its tough on teachers because theyre in there working just as hard as ever and not getting the same results as in previous You cant keep demanding the same high standards if the majority of the children are not meeting them Crews Most of us teachers are not willing to go out on a she said referring to a teacher who gave many of her students failing grades because they did not meet the standards she had set in previous As a result her contract was not renewed and she lost her job because she failed many Crews said that in New Braunfels teachers have no continuing contract to teach and at any time the KJhool district can decide not to renew The teacher does not have to be in competent nor do they the school board have to give a reason why they did not renew it the she it hardly ever happens in New Braunfels but it does in bigger Crews Most of us in New Braunfels are automatically she And although teachers salaries are not always Crews said that the majority of teachers get into teaching for different reasons and not just for the There are too many hours spent teaching to do it just for that for the she Most teachers get into teaching because they want to help I dont know anyone in his right mind who would get into it teaching just for the money because it is not an easy job if you do it And if you dont do it you dont get away with Crews attributed one reason for a decline students interest in their school work to the The parents although some are arent as A big percentage of them seem to not be working as hard at encouraging their children as they she If they would spend just 10 or 15 minutes a day with their children reading to them or listening to them or helping them with their multiplication and division it would help the she Crews also said because there has been a lot of adverse publicity about the public school systems some parents are now refusing to send their children to public Instead they send them to private or teach them at she There is not a severe problem with parents not sending their children to public schools in New its still more of a national Crews But its just a matter of time before it gets into a place like New Friday Taylor Communications 25 cents October HeraldZeitung 20 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 New Texes State opinion asked on Herbrich status Commissioners Court voted to ask the state attorney general to decide whether Al Herbrich was legally in stalled as deputy constable for Precinct The which could take will constitute an updated opinion on the legal procedures for appointing deputy Monroe Wetz made the motion on the recommendation of County Judge Max Wommack at a special Thursday session at the The idea for an opinion update came from Assistant County Attorney Bill who was not This has been a burr in the side for a long We want to do what is legal and keep it I think it needs to be settled one way or the Charles Mund said after the Vetter and Herbrich have disputed Reimers contention that Herbrich was not legally in has based his decision on a 33yearold attorney generals the latest It spells out the requirement for vital paperwork establishing the constables need for a That paperwork is either missing from county records or was never filed in the first Wetz and Orville Heitkamp made it clear at Thursdays meeting they would have preferred to appoint Herbrich this time following the legal procedure to the Heitkamp said the court was ready to reappoint Herbrich at its Monday meeting but Vetter had changed his Is this some sort of issue between you and us Is that what were looking at This seems like a personal ven If a mistake has been then lets correct it thats what were Heitkamp It would seem to me we should put this all in the garbage can and start If theres a need for a then the request should be made in this court as prescribed by Heitkamp Wommack tried to end the pointing out the vote had already been I dont see what were ringing he Vetter said in an interview that clearing Herbrichs status was more important at this time than starting over with a new I dont have anything personal against the he said of Heitkamps Discussion continued among the and several residents of Precinct 2 for 15 minutes after Wommack adjourned the Jack a representative of the Texas Commission of Law En forcement Standards and said the attorney generals opinion would take about six The commission would file a brief with the attorney general if were requested to do Ryle Anytime a question comes in the normal course of our at torneys file an opinion on Trie torney generals office makes the Ryle Vetter told the court the minutes from meetings in January 1977 and July 1979 contain the record of Her brichs appointment as a reserve deputy and deputy This should adequately prove Herbrich was legally he I dont see how Reimer can say he was not legally Vetter but added later he welcomed the courts decision to go to the attorney We have to live with the legal he Talking it over Staff photo Charles Mund discusses deputy situation with 2 Constable Kermit Most commissioners spoke individually with members of the audience after a crowded meeting Area high school students celebrated homecoming with their annual bonfires Thursday students prepare Canyons woodpile at Cypress Bend At far a Smithson Valley student is washed in the light of the while at right Smithson Valley students participate in a car Math skills focus New Braunfels High School is one of six participants in a program funded by the Department of Education and proposed by Southwest Texas State University to help improve the quality of instruction in basic mathematics and such communication skills as reading and SWT has been notified that its Department of Education proposal for improving basic skills instruction in the secondary schools has been awarded for the first year of a fouryear grant The proposal to improve the quality of instruction in the basic skills at the six participating schools calls for heavy emphasis on staff development through an intensive inservice training which will include 10day on campus summer and needs assessment in the respective In addition to New Braunfels High participating schools include Gary Job Corps Training the San Marcos Baptist Navarro High School in Marion High School and Dripping Springs High Content for the inservice workshops to be conducted at the individual schools during the school year will depend upon needs identified for Teachers participatin will receive stipends to attend the summer programs at The grant projects staff will make available to the par ticipating schools expertise and resources of SWTs Center for the Basic The Center for the Study of Basic Skills was started at SWT in 1978 to help schools help Dedicated to improving the teaching of basic skills writing and mathematics the SWT Center is a cooperative project of the Departments of Public English and Parkay says the long range goal for the grantfunded project is the development of a model program witrh demonstratable results that could be implemented across the In addition to the inservice workshops that will be part of the grant Parkay says those in volved hope to establish a homeschool community network to disseminate information on some of the techniques proven to be successful in the teaching of basic The SWT basic skills proposal was one of 155 programs in the nation and one of seven in Texas to receive grant funding from the Department of Education this SWT was the only university in Texas to receive The next step in the process that will be used to conduct the project will be to visit the administrative staffs of each of six Parkay After brainstorming sessions will be conducted at each school Inside HOROSCOPE STOCKS 14A
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