I am sure you all are so well informed on the subject beyond what you read in the paper correct? You have been to the board meetings and know why the teachers are upset with the administration right? Yep, that's what I thought. There is so much more going on that is not reported by the Vindy. But, I'll let you all fight it out with your opinions based upon what you read on the internet. Because you know they can't put it on the net if it isn't true.
February 26, 2013 at 10:59 a.m.
I'm sorry, I could have sworn I saw on the news this morning that included in the issues were also resources and classroom size.....yep, I did. RTS, we support our teachers in Austintown, sorry you don't support yours in whatever town you live in.
February 26, 2013 at 8:38 a.m.
I don't feel misled at all RTS. I know what the issues were and what the BOE and Super were not negotiating on. I know what our teachers wanted and were fighting for. Do you? You probably don't even live in our town so how could you possibly know.
February 26, 2013 at 8:37 a.m.
RTS, if you have been following this, you would know that those are the sticking issues. Just because you don't want to believe it is not my problem.
February 21, 2013 at 12:53 p.m.
RTS, it is on the WKBN website. As for open enrollment form, that is a joke. There was supposed to be a screening for problem kids, that doesn't happen, there was supposed to be a limit of 200, that didn't happen.....the Super and BOE do whatever they want.
I agree uncommon, just stating that the problem is not with teacher wages.
February 21, 2013 at 11:11 a.m.
The sticking point to the negotiation is not wages or healthcare contributions, it is classroom size and resources for the kids like books. I, for one, am happy that our teachers are not willing to compromise on the best things to provide an education to our kids. I support them 100%. The fact that the BOE and Super are unwilling or unable to compromise on what is best to teach our kids is unacceptable.
February 21, 2013 at 9:26 a.m.
While they may think they are addressing the problem in the schools, the bullying is out of control because some of the kids are out of control. It also needs to start in the classroom. The teachers need to report it and handle it, not just see it and ignore it and expect the principals to handle it after it has already caused damage to the kid.
February 20, 2013 at 9:43 a.m.
Now maybe we can finally get the rink back at Millcreek Park.
February 19, 2013 at 8:33 a.m.
@BlueSteel, if PA schools had "snow" days allowed in their schools, I am sure they would have had off those days too. Any day they miss for weather they have to make up, unlike Ohio. That is why they only have 2 hour delay days.
January 29, 2013 at 12:11 p.m.
As I am sure my name will suggest, I have children in the schools district of Austintown and I have to say THANK YOU to Mr. Skok for stepping up and adding another set of eyes watching over our children, and THANK YOU for serving this country.
To The Gunny - you are a jerk and need to find something better to do instead of tearing down a man, father and fellow Marine.
January 28, 2013 at 11:55 a.m.