Terry Lewis

Terry.Lewis 1 year, 2 months ago on Official: Murfree ordered overpayment of $250,000

To be fair, Whatley accepted full responsibility for the CRCT fiasco because it occurred "on my watch."
In my three years on the education beat I don't recall Murfree ever assuming responsibility for anything ... and I doubt if he'd start now.
But I'll ask him ...

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Terry.Lewis 1 year, 2 months ago on Squawk of the day - May 30, 2013

I have no idea. I assume there will be some bugs to be worked out, but that is above my pay grade

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Terry.Lewis 1 year, 2 months ago on Official: Murfree ordered overpayment of $250,000

FYI, this is from a March story I wrote after a DCSS Finance Committee meeting:

"The system’s contract with Alternatives Unlimited (Drop Back In Academy) was also discussed. The academy scours the county for dropouts and gets them back into the system in an alternative school environment.

"The state then pays the system $3,800 per student in FTE (full-time equivalency) money. The system, in turn, pays the academy 90 percent of that money. This is state money the district would not receive if the students were not enrolled in the system.

Dyer said more than 200 former dropouts are currently enrolled in the academy, but the DCSS might suffer a $200,000 loss because of a coding error. The state pays an extra $1,000 in FTE money for alternative students, and this higher figure is what the academy bases its billing upon.

"But according to Dyer, it’s possible that the system coded those students as regular instead of alternative students, leaving the DCSS on the hook for the more than $200,000 difference.

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Terry.Lewis 1 year, 2 months ago on Squawk of the day - May 30, 2013

Other than the rule would eventually ensure extinction of the species, I think it's a swell idea.

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Terry.Lewis 1 year, 2 months ago on Squawk of the day - May 25, 2013

So you are saying the SSI deduction I see twice monthly will go away? :) Nah, I didn't think so..

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Terry.Lewis 1 year, 2 months ago on Herald changing online commenting system

We anticipate fewer, but better comments ... to me it will be worth being about to read comments without having to wade through the fools.

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