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Offline Dysfunction Junction

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Re: Ridge Creek "School" - Unpaid Staff and Resident Riot
« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2011, 02:20:30 PM »
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Here is the confirmation from the Dahlonega Nugget that this riot at RCS, not to be confused with the other riot at RCS last fall, did in fact happen on Sunday the 16th of January and that Chris Grimwood mistakenly said "Sunday the 17th" in his letter to RCS parents.
Quote from: "Matt Aiken of the Dahlonega Nugget, on Jan. 26th, 2011"
The incident began last Sunday morning with a threatened walk-out by a majority of the students at the school formerly known as Hidden Lake Academy.
Not to be splitting hairs too much, but... I wish it were more unequivocal re. which "last Sunday" they're talking about. From the wording of the article, it could also mean Sunday, January 23rd.

@Jill: Was this from the e-edition, accessed as noted above?

If you look at the Grimwood letter (if you can call that language mangling a "letter") you will see that he also says staff will get checks on Thursday the 20th, so this puts the riot on the 16th and the letter on the 17th (Monday) with checks allegedly going out that Thursday (the 20th).
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Re: Ridge Creek "School" - Unpaid Staff and Resident Riot
« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2011, 02:22:25 PM »
Can anybody get a copy of the article about the previous riot at RCS?  This, by some accounts, happened around October, 2010.
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Re: Ridge Creek "School" - Unpaid Staff and Resident Riot
« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2011, 09:20:28 PM »
"I am a little confused. Perhaps you can help. RCS Wildrness aka Ridge Creek, Inc.the OCI(outdoor child caring institution) on ORS inspection date 08/23/2010 - Ridge Creek stated there were no children active and Ridge Creek Wilderness did not expect any until the Spring. "Interventions" to Ridge Creek Wilderness were to cease years back from the regular program of the sister school, formerly HLA, then/ now RCS. You stated "interventions" in the above Dec.14th post as ' former' staff??? Ridge Creek Wilderness was not to hold further "interventions" from the sister school HLA/RCS, remaining a separate entity, entirely. Are you stating RCS still used "interventions" to Ridge Creek Wilderness after the ORS regulation in 2006-2007? Also, the staff listing under Ridge Creek Wilderness is HEAVY, considering, according to the ORS 08/23/2010, the program is not/was not operational. Which is it? Thanks."
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Jill,
In the spring of 2010..in May Len ordered that the Director of Recreation plan and implement a 10 day wilderness intervention for a group of 10 students who were struggling with compliance or were repeatedly breaking major RCS agreements on some level (no sexual behavior or glorifying sex, no drugs or glorifying drugs, no violence or glorifying violence). I was unaware of any such ORS restrictions on wilderness interventions but it was certainly implemented. Neither Len or Chris notified anyone about any ORS restrictions on wilderness-based programming. I personally think it was one of the more effective efforts made during my time there....students were required to complete academic work, therapeutics, community service, daily hikes and group processing each day. The intervention ended with a three day backpacking excursion....the Rec staff really did the best they possibly could with this intervention given the short notice given to plan it and limited number of staff with wilderness experience.
Hope this answers your question.
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Re: Ridge Creek "School" - Unpaid Staff and Resident Riot
« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2011, 10:16:08 PM »
This makes no sense.  Director of Recreation is /was Chris Grimwood ??  He has no qualifications for writing any Wilderness plan/intervention.  I am not sure ceasing HLA via Ridge Creek Wilderness  "interventions" was a regulation((ORS oversight, ORS directive, or HLA/Ridge Creek Wilderness, Ridge Creek School/Inc. declaration.)  There are literally thousands of documents, with any grace, we might be able to find the link regarding "future interventions" from 2006 forward.
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Re: Ridge Creek "School" - Unpaid Staff and Resident Riot
« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2011, 11:08:58 PM »
just to let you know..... Chris Grimwood  has left RCS and is going to Brandon Hall which  he was employed by Jeff Holloway that hired him at RCS when it changed from HLA to RCS.
Parents beware.....we are only changing from one institution to another. Parents need to be aware that we are moving from intuition  from one school  to another  . he has  already
left RCS.  So has everyone else.  
History repeats itself...........
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Re: Ridge Creek "School" - Unpaid Staff and Resident Riot
« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2011, 10:01:03 AM »
Brandon Hall ...  Jeff Holloway must have advocated for Chris's hiring.  Jeff is the Assistant Headmaster/Director of Admissions at Brandon Hall.
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Re: Ridge Creek "School" - Unpaid Staff and Resident Riot
« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2011, 10:59:08 AM »
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Brandon Hall ...  Jeff Holloway must have advocated for Chris's hiring.  Jeff is the Assistant Headmaster/Director of Admissions at Brandon Hall.

So Hollowhead is now with Brandon Hall. Interesting. He was with Aspen for a short while as one of its marketers/salespersons, but now joins the list of ex-HLAers (Mike O'Leary, Brian Smythe, etc, etc) who migrated to Brandon Hall. This industry is so incestuous it makes the backwoods of Kentucky look good by comparison.
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Re: Ridge Creek "School" - Unpaid Staff and Resident Riot
« Reply #67 on: February 02, 2011, 01:53:04 PM »
In 2010, tuition was $4,800a month.  In January of 2011 it went up to $5,300.  Today on the web page it says $3,900 a month.
Tomorrow it could be different. I guess they think that if they decrease the tuition that they will get more students.  Or maybe
they don't have enough staff to pay so they decreased tuition.  You get what you pay for. Boarding !!!
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Brandon Hall - so many CEDU-associated connections?
« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2011, 02:58:23 PM »
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Brandon Hall ...  Jeff Holloway must have advocated for Chris's hiring.  Jeff is the Assistant Headmaster/Director of Admissions at Brandon Hall.
So Hollowhead is now with Brandon Hall. Interesting. He was with Aspen for a short while as one of its marketers/salespersons, but now joins the list of ex-HLAers (Mike O'Leary, Brian Smythe, etc, etc) who migrated to Brandon Hall. This industry is so incestuous it makes the backwoods of Kentucky look good by comparison.
Is this a CEDU or CEDU-ish connection? Jackson Culotta* was also allegedly at Brandon Hall for awhile, as Director of Resident Life.


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* Other CEDU or CEDU-associated employment of Jackson Culota includes: Headmaster at Boulder Creek Academy, Executive Director for the Northwest Region of CEDU; Headmaster at Cascade School; Consultant to Coronado Academy; Headmaster, Co-Founder, and Owner of Cherokee Creek Boys School; and Director of Business Development for Confident Living, Inc, Boulder, CO (now known as Vive!).
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Re: Ridge Creek "School" - Unpaid Staff and Resident Riot
« Reply #69 on: February 02, 2011, 03:29:18 PM »
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Brandon Hall ...  Jeff Holloway must have advocated for Chris's hiring.  Jeff is the Assistant Headmaster/Director of Admissions at Brandon Hall.

So Hollowhead is now with Brandon Hall. Interesting. He was with Aspen for a short while as one of its marketers/salespersons, but now joins the list of ex-HLAers (Mike O'Leary, Brian Smythe, etc, etc) who migrated to Brandon Hall. This industry is so incestuous it makes the backwoods of Kentucky look good by comparison.


LMAO!
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Re: Ridge Creek "School" - Unpaid Staff and Resident Riot
« Reply #70 on: February 02, 2011, 03:40:56 PM »
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In 2010, tuition was $4,800a month.  In January of 2011 it went up to $5,300.  Today on the web page it says $3,900 a month.
Tomorrow it could be different. I guess they think that if they decrease the tuition that they will get more students.  Or maybe
they don't have enough staff to pay so they decreased tuition.  You get what you pay for. Boarding !!!


Well, I don't see how difficult it is for RCS to correct the STAFF names, correct the sports conference membership, if they can manage to quickly lower tuition on their website.
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Jeff Holloway at Brandon Hall
« Reply #71 on: February 12, 2011, 10:11:08 PM »
Fwiw, and for the sake of posterity:

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    Admissions at Brandon Hall

    Office of Admissions

    1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30350-3706

    Phone: 770-394-8177
    Fax: 770-804-8821

    Jeff Holloway, MSW
    Email: admissions@brandonhall.org

    Click HERE to complete an online application.

    Office Hours for Inquiries, Appointments, and Tours
    7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Except Holidays[/list]
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    Re: Ridge Creek "School" - Unpaid Staff and Resident Riot
    « Reply #72 on: February 13, 2011, 06:44:39 AM »
    did any body else ever notice, but when a parent signs a "contract" or a "treatment agrrement" that there is no contingency that if staff drops between a certian "staff to student" ratio that in fact the facility has voided its responsibilities,and is out of the specifications ,laid down by a formal agreement,that was given to be signed by that facility? Some of you legal types tell us.....is this not breach of contract?.............I dunno,seems kinda fishy,that what you are paying for ,in tangibles,is not what you are getting in reality. :nods:
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