Random huntin' and peckin' in the grist of the Shenandoah Valley.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
The Virginia Association of School Superintendents will hold a press conference today urging the General Assembly to use $500 million from the state's "Rainy Day Fund" for K-12 education as Governor Tim Kaine has proposed. Even if that money is used, Virginia schools are facing about $400 million in cuts in state aid. With 80% of most school budgets being related to personnel, VASS contends larger funding cuts will mean teacher pay cuts and/or layoffs directly impacting instruction of students.
MEMO TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
It is not just raining, it is pouring. These were the times for which the Rainy Day Fund was created. Use it prudently, but use it!
Below is my first post on Coarse Cracked Corn. It remains a good description of what's happening. I look forward to your comments, but really don't give a cluck if you agree, disagree, or want to chop the chicken's head off. Most of this pecking around is just me crowing.
Coarse cracked corn is chicken feed - 8% protein, 2.50% fat, and 2.75% fiber. Good stuff made at mills right here in the Shenandoah Valley around 1900. Coarse Cracked Corn, the blog, will be a little like that - pecking around at history, news, and current events in the region. A little grain in, lots of manure out, eggs for breakfast, and a chicken in every pot.
I have no idea where this blog will go or how fast it will get there. Time will tell.