Canfield board pays in-full for part-time work
Canfield board paysin-full for part-time work
I just finished Ian Hill's article on the Canfield school board authorizing full pay for less than full work in return. I find it hard to understand how Mr. Hiscox can announce his resignation as superintendent in March, accept a new position in the interim in East Liverpool and by all appearances be working on some "center" for education already while still under contract to Canfield. Explain this to me. He hasn't worked at his associate position full-time since August and hasn't finished the board-assigned task of revision of board policy (1-inch thick), yet three board members somehow feel he is entitled to full pay?
Support should go to Mr. Pitzulo and Mr. Brocker for standing up for district taxpayers (most recently hit up for tax increase). It is amazing that Mr. Kesner, the teachers and custodians can turn down next year's raise because of budget problems, yet board members Zarlenga, Eddy and Squiequero have the temerity to argue for and authorize full pay for little or no work during the last six months of Mr. Hiscox's contract. What say you other district taxpayers?
DANIEL VICTOR BIENKO
On the promise of peace in Christmas scripture
Thank you for not being ashamed to print a wonderful passage of scripture (Luke 2:1-20) in your Christmas day edition. What a pleasure to see God's holy word in a newspaper editorial. I am so thankful to live in a country where the press is free to do such a thing.
I, like you, used to feel sad that there really is no peace on earth as God had apparently promised through the angel who said "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men." (Luke 2:14). I knew that God could not lie, yet it is obvious that there is very little peace on this earth. In fact, things seem to be getting worse instead of better, even though we are supposedly a very civilized world.
To add to my confusion, I remember reading Luke 12:51. In this passage, Jesus himself says, "Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three."
It was some years ago that my mind and heart were opened to a very personal meaning of this "peace" and "goodwill" toward me from God. It came when I reached the point in my life when I sincerely called out to God for help and I found that help through this Savior who saved me from my sin. It was through belief in Jesus Christ and repentance for my sins that I was given a peace with God.
So, to my understanding, there really is not "gaping hole" in the angel's promise. The peace and goodwill that God extended toward us was the gift of Jesus Christ. It is through him that we can have real peace.
God is also concerned with peace between men. If we obey the commands that Christ has given us, we will love our enemies. This takes us a long way toward peace between men.
STEPHEN JOHN SETNICK
Give libraries a chance
In regard to the letter suggesting a boycott of libraries, I just had to respond (my first letter to the editor).
I don't care for the receipts for the books you check out either, but a librarian told me they have been doing this for years elsewhere, we were way behind on this. We have to change with the times and I am sure this is a better way of doing this.
I would never boycott the library for this reason. Where can you take out books, CDs and videos for free? There is also so much more: free computer classes, which I took advantage of, story time for kids and things for teenagers, plus the librarians and staff are always so pleasant and helpful, I don't think it gets much better than that.
In my book (no pun intended) the Libraries are No. 1.