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April 2014[edit]

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Use of "costly" with athletic programs[edit]

This is an issue I would like Raindrop73 to address. It appears that they have been inserting "costly" to the mention of athletic programs at high schools around the state of Pennsylvania.

Something I don't understand.

First of all, why is the change made on some schools and not on others? If you're studying these school districts and can document how some athletic programs are costly and others aren't, I would like to see your sourcing.Jrshooter (talk) 22:11, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

use of costly[edit]

Effective 2012-13, athletic spending in PA all public school districts are publicly reported on an annual basis by the PA Department of Education. See http://www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/school_services_office/9153/disclosure_of_interscholastic_athletic_opportunities/1419362 Disclosure of Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities

I am now adding this third party source to pages I edit, as well as the public disclosure annual budget document for each district which includes a breakdown of spending by cost centers.

There are 500 public school districts in PA. It takes time for me to edit each page. While my goal is to update a page a day, I do miss the goal. Delays in updating School District pages are compounded by my efforts to add public charter school pages and individual school pages. Hope this addresses your concerns.Raindrop73 (talk) 06:52, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

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Ways to improve Sayre Area High School[edit]

Hi, I'm Musa Raza. Raindrop73, thanks for creating Sayre Area High School!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Good work!

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. Musa Talk  09:21, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

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Spacing[edit]

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