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Why Moigis for the BHSD School Board?

Moigis for school board - independent thought and voice for the students and residents of the BHSD

Why vote for me, W. F. (Vic) Moigis? Why am I running?

I have had the pleasure of raising three children in our school district as well as in other parts of the country and the world. This has provided me with an understanding of the the advantages as well as the shortcomings of the Bloomfield Hills Schools.

I have observed the following advantages:

  • A very dedicated community that has seen fit to allocate very substantial financial resources towards their children’s education.
  • Many classes at the High School level that are equivalent to many European and other international academic levels.
  • Many dedicated teachers that have had our children’s best interest at their hearts.
  • Many school buildings are would be the envy of the rest of the world.

 

By the same token, I have also noticed the following shortcomings:

  • The K-12 curriculum is not designed to raise our children to those academic standards of nations that we are competing against today. We have a core curriculum that needs to be raised substantially.
  • We have (at the High School level) an academic segment where students that are focused on a clear path to their future will do very well with the Advanced Placement courses. These courses are considered normal courses in most of the rest of the world. This leaves our children who do not take advantage of these courses at an immediate disadvantage vis-à-vis their future competitors.
  • On the average, I see our H.S. diploma equivalent of a 10 grade “degree” outside of the United States. This needs to be addressed sooner than later.
  • Those students graduating with a GPA of 4.2 to 4.5 certainly are competitive on a worldwide basis.
  • Our schools have a serious drug problem and discipline problem. This situation has our administrators in a bind that they find difficult to address.
  • I believe that we could and should rationalize our student to employee ratio (5.5 to 1) substantially.
  • A sense of fiscal restraint should be introduced to our Board! I do not believe that we unlimited financial resources!

This is a partial list of reasons that I am running for BHS Board of Trustees and should I get elected, I will certainly use all of my managerial and academic background to help our students succeed in this difficult we already live in.

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Mac November 03, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Was it the Merit Exam scores? Are you quoting the Michigan overall scores, which are 52% and 61% in math and science, or the Bloomfield Hills scores, which were 86% and 87% proficiency? http://bloomfield-mi.patch.com/articles/merit-scores-bloomfield-hills-students-continue-strong-performance-in-standardized-test
Mac November 03, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Which tests, please? I'd like to track down the scores so we're on the same page.
Mac November 03, 2012 at 10:22 PM
On MEAPs, Bloomfield Hills is 95.1% proficient: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2011/03/31/news/local_news/doc4d94f2468b506920996205.txt?viewmode=default
S Sera November 05, 2012 at 03:22 AM
Mr. Moigis, We are back to the remedial classes debate. Did you take the time to read any of the commentary here on the Patch regarding this topic? You will find it on the "Revolving-Door Superintendents…Why?" Blog. I would guess based on your repeat statement of too many graduates needing remedial classes that you didn't bother taking the time to read the commentary or the report it relates to. Is the level of work you would demonstrate if you were to be elected a trustee?
Linda November 05, 2012 at 10:45 AM
As I said I am encouraged that Baron has made numerous attempts to reach out and understand the issues of the critics of the numerous failed bond proposals; Mr. Moogis is an international businessman who brings a fresh perspective and despite vicious attacks by some Patch addicts has emerged as a man of genteel and professional character. Vote for Baron and Moigis. I think they would make a good team.

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