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Corbin Times Tribune (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Corbin, Kentucky In wac kind March 31-Apr�l 1, 1990 tonight mild with rain Low 50 sunday mostly Cloudy High 60 Complete weather inside Leisure life inside base Bali teams headed South sports Church news see Page 10 serving the Tri counties of Whitley Laurel and Knox county by. A tips Cumberland Falls 38 pages today vol. 96, no. 75 Corbin Kentucky 35 per cop school Bill turns state into Laboratory of Reform by Lee Mitgang a education writer Kentucky a state hardly typecast As a hotbed of school Reform suddenly finds itself in the forefront of National educational change thrust into that unaccustomed role by a sweeping court order. Last june the state supreme court declared Kentucky a system of Public schooling inequitable and unconstitutional. It ordered the legislature to come up with an entirely new system of school governance and finance. On thursday the legislature passed a 900-Page Bill aimed at smoothing out the inequities Between Rich and poor local school districts through a $1.26 billion package of state tax increases. Gov. Wallace Wilkinson is expected to sign the measure. Perhaps saturday. The result the state will establish a minimum spending level of $2,900 for each of Kentucky a 570,000 students. Under the current system spending varies from $1,800 to $4,200 a year per student depending on the wealth or poverty of each District. A we re going to do innovative things in Kentucky for once a said state rep. Greg Stumbo the democratic majority floor Leader. A we re not going to be a Follower any More. We re going to be a while undoubtedly important to kentuckians the school finance changes mandated by the Bill Are not what is most Eye catching to those concerned with Natlo naj school Reform. Kentucky. After All is just one of 11 states where courts in recent years have ordered overhauls of inequitable school finance systems. The other states Are new Sec panel to study Community colleges by Susan Phelps London Bureau a special committee was appointed Friday by sue Bennett colleges Board of trustees to gather a solid facts Quot about the University of Kentucky a Community College system. Following the seven hour meeting about the Junior colleges future Board chairman Henry Stoltz released this statement a the Board approved a Resolution authorizing a special committee to inquire into the Community College Issue with the University of Kentucky and the Board of global ministries of the United methodist the Rev or. Bill Evans of Lexington tenn., committee chairman. Explained the purpose of the committee. A the Issue of the committee is not merger but to find out the said a ans. He is also District superintendent of the United methodist Church in the methodist conference and a member of the Board of trustees. The three options under consideration Are the College remain Independent merge with us or become a party of another Church affiliated College Barbourville a Union College. The Board was expected to make a recommendation to the global ministries which owns the colleges land and buildings on Friday. But a ans said the plan to study the us system was a a Good solid decision by the Board. A we have a Complete open mind. The Board was very positive and authorized the committee to Cumberland prepares for president Carter by Piper Plummer staff writer Cumberland College is buzzing with excitement As the time for former president Jimmy Carter to arrive draws near. A we Are deeply involved in pre-p8iratlon. Having a president visit requires such preparation Quot said Cumberland College president or. Jim Taylor. Carter who was president from 1977 to 1981. Is the keynote speaker for the april 18 dedication of the g. Wayne Rollins Center. Daylight savings remember to set your clocks ahead one hour at 2 00 a.m., sunday april 1st. Jersey. Kansas. Wisconsin California Connecticut Washington West Virginia Wyoming. Arkansas and Montana. What a really Radical is How Kentucky a new system will change the states relationships with local districts a and eventually perhaps those in other states As Well. A Egther Reform attempts started in the nation have Only dealt Wotli funding. None have been As massive As Kentucky a was and none have Ben As influential As a will be Quot predicted David Allen president of the the Kentucky education association the states largest teacher group. Under the new system the state department of Ekl Catlon would set Broad goals that All local districts would have to fulfil. To those would include development of critical thinking skills. Search for some solid facts in order to make a decision Quot he said. A the Board make a responsible decision today about the future of sue Bennett until it has solid in december. Us officials approached the Junior College about the possibility of merging. Two months later the Kentucky general Assembly approved a Resolution allowing the University to negotiate a merger with Sec. Us interim president or. Charles Wethington or. Visited London recently and said the University would not move in directions the local Community did no to want. He said however there is a need fora Community College in the Jondon Corbin area. The offer has gained Public and student support but those opposing the merger have said they fear the loss of jobs and the colleges identity. A we Are charged with trying to produce to this Board factual responsible data quote it ans said. A when we go to us we want to represent Sec. We Are authorized to make serious inquiry into the Community College system Quot about Union colleges offer to merge Evans said a it is something we re not considering right he also added that everyone is concerned with conserving the methodist heritage but How this can be accomplished is Uncertain. The special committee is to report Back to the Board of trustees get 5. A until then. Its business As usual Quot said Sec Media coordinator Susie Bullock. The ability to apply concepts from math the sciences the arts humanities and social studies and ensuring that students become sufficient and responsible members of a family work group or Community. Districts in turn would gain unprecedented control Over curriculum and other Day to Day operations. And the state would require at least one school per District to adopt a site based those schools would form committees consisting of the principal and teacher and Parent representatives empowered to make decisions on curriculum and other matters. A the legacy of this act will be How it changes local and state relationships a said Kent Mcguire a school Fin Mcce expert for the education commission of the states based in Denver. To ensure that local districts were meeting Kentucky a education goals the state would manage a system of rewards including Cash for improving schools and punishments for failing ones a including shutting Down bad schools and firing teachers. The idea of giving schools and local districts More Power to Mem themselves As Long As they meet state set goals is very much in line with what leading reformers have been urging lately. But Kentucky a plan still leaves unsolved a great unanswered question educators everywhere Are grappling with How to fairly measure student and school Progress. Details Are still being worked out. But the Bill would have the state measure school improvement using among other things attendance and dropout rates and student test scores. Some worry that Kentucky could rely too heavily on standardized test scores for rewarding or punishing schools. That they say would Lead teachers to a teach to the a it would be unfortunate if the system of state rewards and punishments were to turn solely on performance on standardized multiple Choice examinations because that would in my opinion Pervert the educational process a said Arthur Wise of the Rand corp. In Washington who has written extensively on school finance issues. A my own research reveals that when you turn the screws on teachers will do what is necessary to make sure that their children and tier fore they look said Wise. Editors note a Lee Mit a Tang has covered education for the a since 1981. F photo by Rodney Margison Load pm up Ester Lockaby helps Load groceries into a Kroger customers truck in the rain on Friday afternoon. Tri count ians should see a wet weekend. For More weather information see Page 2. Huff Sexton vote against aids Bill by Ann rockers St fit writer two local senators voted against an aids anti discrimination Bill after it was passed with no floor discussion. Sens. Gene Huff a London and Landon Sexton. A Pine knot chs aged their votes to no on House Bill 425. The aids Bill sponsored by rep. Paul Mason a Whitesburg. Although the Bill passed on to the governors desk the record shows seven people opposing the Bill. The Bill prohibits the discrimination of acquired immune Defi i Miffy Carter special speaker a dress rehearsal for the event was held Friday afternoon. According to Taylor a administrative assistant sue Wake the rehearsal was held for several reasons. A first the secret service asked us to give them an accurate time schedule Quot she said. Quot we also Felt that with this being the first Large program in the building and the continued to Page 2 inside Abby a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a Page 6 Church directory Page 9 classifieds pages 14-15 comics Page 13 editorials 4 or. Peter gotta. A Saa Page 8 Lewis Grizzard a a a a mme Page 4 lifestyles 6 scoreboard Page 12 sports a aah it a it a pages 11-12 deaths Nancy Schmoekel Christine Hamblin. Clifton pc Trcy Elon Gregory Elsie Burgess Frances Rountree Thurman Gregory Howard Paul. Walter Cupp Maynard Bowling see Page 2. Berry s world a a now lets vote on changing the title residents to Clency syndrome carriers in employment labor relations Loans and housing. It also provides education about aids to All people concentrating on students. Health care Anc Law enforcement workers. According to Huff the Bill was placed on the consent Calendar which allows Bills to pass if there Are no objections. The Senate added five amendments to the Bill which. Huff said. Improved it. The amendments included a requiring a physician who becomes aware of an his positive Case to notify the health department a requiring the health department to notify those intimate partners of known Huv carriers a requiring the military to report anyone who was turned Down for military service to due to his positive infection to the health department. These amendments originally approved by the so Jonson were dropped with Only a motion and a second since they were on the consent Calendar. Itie Bill was passed without debate to the huffs dismay. He was out of the Senate Chambers when the Bill was passed. Huff initiated parliamentary procedure for a full vote but his efforts were overruled. Huff Sexton and five others then changed their votes to no when the Bill was not brought Back. A a it a unfortunate because it could have been a Good Bill Quot Huff said. According to Sexton the Bill is patterned after one in Florida which is not designed to fit the needs of Kentucky. The Bill has now gone Back to the House for concurrence. If it passes in the House it will go to the governor for his signature. A Uttie Bill does no to do what it was intended to do and we done to agree with that Quot Sexton said. Sexton said there will eventually be More than seven yes votes changed to no. Greyhound cites violence in cancelling negotiations Dallas apr greyhound lines inc. Cited continuing violence when it cancelled a trip to the bargaining table next week in the monthlong strike by Union bus Drivers. A Union Leader accused the company of using smear tactics against the strikers by blaming them for the violence. The company says there have been 28 shooting attacks on buses 70 bomb threats against buses or terminals and More than 100 outlier incidents since the strike started. The two sides had agreed to meet monday with Federal mediators i Tucson ariz., but the company called off the talks Friday when it reported three More shootings and a bomb threat. P. Anthony Mannle greyhounds executive vice president said the company would agree to meet april 9 a if there is no other violence to the meantime Quot in a letter to Eliward m. Strait president of the amalgamated Council of greyhound local unions Mannle said a we cannot resume negotiations while the violence Strait said the Union has repeatedly condemned violence and should not be blamed by greyhound. A clearly this is a part of a smear Campaign against the Union and the greyhound employees we represent Quot Strait said. The Union which represents 6,300 Drivers and about 3,000 office and maintenance workers walked out March 2 in a disagree ment Over wages and Job Security. The latest shooting occurred Friday night when a bus was hit Between Pittsburgh a ind Harrisburg. A. Another bus was fired on Friday near Tulsa. Gala. No one was injured in the incidents company officials said. News beat a 28 apply for position vacated by Mccoy the Williamsburg independen Board of education has received 28 applications for the superintendent s position chairman Donnie Patrick said. The Board will meet in executive session monday to begin interviewing applicants for the superintendents position he said. A we will be doing this several times before taling personnel Patrick said. He said the Board Hopes to Fin the vacancy by May 15. Superintendent Leonard Mccoy resigned effective june 30 to assume the same position with the Carroll county school system. Laurel county to get child treatment facility a three month treatment facility for juvenile offenders is expected to open in Laurel county in two years. State officials said the 12-bed facility for males 13-18 years old be built near the state regional office behind the Ken to cow state police Post in London. The juvenile residents will be placed under a structured environment and will receive counselling services. Suit against clerk in Laurel dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Laurel county clerk has been dismissed. A circuit court judge has signed an order dismissing the Case against h. Dean Johnson. Johnson was named in a suit filed oct. 12 by Ford motor credit company Mcc claiming no liens were filed on a truck owned by Damp a trucking of Whit by county but financed by a Dealership in London. The application was originally filed in Laurel county because of the location of the Dealership. Later however the a Dealership Caus fac cd a Lien information to be recorded in the Whitley county court clerks office since this was the residence of the purchaser Damp a trucking said the suit. Mcc claimed in the suit it did no to know its Lien Hadnot been noted until the trucking company filed bankruptcy. A separate suit has been filed against Whitley county clerk Tahti Rains. It has not been settled. Government rebels to meet in Al Salvador United nations a representatives of Al Salvador s government and its be first rebels v4ll meet for peace talks wednesday with . Chief Javier Perez do Cuellar. . And Salva Doran officials say. The rightist sat adore government confirmed the announcement of the talks set for Geneva. In making the announcement Friday . Spokesman it cols Giuliani gave no details con be Ming representatives the Agenda the format or length of talk meetings

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