In the case of the example given, CP Western Studies, grades move from 89 to 86 from 2017/18 to 2019/2020. Would be interesting to know if this is a statistically significant change. In the case of an 89, the students' corresponding GPA is 3.33. For the 86, it is 3.0. With colleges having hard and fast cutoffs for scholarships where as little as a 0.1 GPA difference can be make or break, small percentage differences in a grade can have an outsized impact if they fall near a breakpoint in GPA. That is, the GPA conversion isn't a smooth function, but rather a step function. If average grades are "in line", is 2 points lower considered "in line?" Many classes are said to have higher grades. What has the distribution been? Is the median class grade higher or lower overall in the school? Not advocating for grade inflation, and I don't have any students in the system. It is important to consider whether the resulting changes in grade distributions might affect competitiveness for scholarships.
from this Senator Tony Hwangs website.
"8-30g law has become an emotional issue for many communities because of the broad latitude it gives developers to build under the auspices of increasing affordable housing inventory. Developers can place dense, multi-family projects into single-family neighborhoods, or take land set aside for office buildings and make it into residential properties with set aside percentages far below median income housing. These sometimes controversial development projects often change the town’s character and disrupts neighborhoods."
Looking forward to next meeting. I encourage at the next public hearing there should be a serious discussion of the 8.30g option and the realities of what Main Street and Newtown could face at this site. By not working with the potential developers what this site could face. How well the Historic District question can sustain a challenge. Is there an option to trade land at FFH and the town to take control ot 19 Main Street in a fair trade deal as well. There needs to be continued talks to come to a solution. I personally feel this is an ideal location for residence, not rentals, either condominiums and or townhouses that have some age restrictions if needed. Maybe for seniors or our aging population who may want to downsize. Hope to see more residents there who resiide outside of the Borough since this impacts the entire town and its appeal.
Just want to point out how "Nicer in Newtown" isn't taken seriously by others when the tell a government council that it would be okay to build these apartments, but not near where they live. They want to push it off on someone else. Make it someone else's problem. "Nicer in Newtown" ? ...not so much.