Chariho School Parents’ Forum

June 7, 2007

PC Inc Scientific and Conceptual Rationale for Clinical Services

Filed under: RYSE,RYSE paperwork — Editor @ 10:53 pm

Here is the Scientific and Conceptual Rationale for Clinical Services paper submitted by PC Inc.  

Of notable interest is the opening line.  The treatment model is “unique” and “nothing similar has been tried in the US.” 

We went with the MST program because it supplied “research” supporting the program (remember, this was the “primary” reason Chariho signed a $420k contract rather than a $276k contract).   Of course, like the 5th and 6th grade configuration debate, research is subjective.  South Shore provided research supporting their program (see SSMH bid), but the Chariho Administration decided that the PC sited research was better.  Even if it was – does it matter?

Because MST is designed to be a 4-month program for “serious juvenile offenders” we had to change the program for the Chariho population.   So if we changed the program, and the research used to support MST doesn’t apply to our population, why insist that it was the “research” that sold us on the program?

Not to mention the fact that we now continue with the only MST certified program, even though we don’t use MST, and deny all other bids because they are not MST certified.   Confused?


1 Comment »

  1. I’m not confused. Ms. Perry has established bogus criteria. This is clear.

    The school administration is too dishonest to admit that the faux MST requirement is illegitimate.

    The majority of the school committee is too stupid to recognize that we’re all being taken or too connected to the school to care.

    Most taxpayers are too disengaged to demand that their money not be foolishly spent on unneccessary programs.

    It is all quite simple to me. It’s also very sad as our children are the ones hurt the most as the adults play games with their lives.

    Comment by Curious Resident — June 8, 2007 @ 10:29 am | Reply

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