This kid is at a very high risk of contracting hepatitis C.
September 3, 2013 at 11:29 p.m.
Merge with Ursuline and Kennedy and move to a central location... in a SAFE area.
September 3, 2013 at 11:25 p.m.
Buy a parking pass for ~$70 for the semester and park in one of the garages... cheaper than paying $3/day, and less hassle! Now you're paying a $150 parking ticket by trying to save a few bucks.
YSU should include parking in it's tuition and issue parking passes to all students, since 99% of them commute anyways.
September 1, 2013 at 8:57 a.m.
I don't mind them getting paid for their sick time, but it shouldn't be at their current rate of pay when they retire. Any unused sick time should be compensated for at the end of each year, at their current pay.
So, for example, a professor who is making $43k/year in his 5th year of teaching, who makes ~$20/hour, gets paid $200 for unused sick time at the end of the year, rather than it rolling over for 25 years until he retires, when he's the president of the university and making $400k, or $200/hour.
September 1, 2013 at 8:54 a.m.
Tuition prices are absurd.
July 28, 2013 at 12:11 p.m.
Why does it cost so much to send a kid to TCTC? We're better off letting them out of high school after 10th grade and sending them to Kent Trumbull to work on a 2 year associates degree, it would be much cheaper.
July 27, 2013 at 6:44 p.m.
Sorry, I meant 2.4 million/125 = $19,200.
July 27, 2013 at 1:07 p.m.
Right now, Howland has 1046 students in grades 9-12. Lets say half of them are eligible to attend vocational school, 523.
Of those 523, 96 are enrolled in vocational school, or 18%. That's a solid number of students enrolled in vocational school. I bet other districts have similar numbers.
To send those 96 students per year, we spend $4200 per student per year, or $8400 over two years.
If we were to switch to TCTC, and say enrollment grew to 108 (those 1 dozen students stay in Howland).... on second thought, lets say John Sheets is correct, and more students enroll. Lets say the number grew to 125. $2.4 million/150 = $19,200 per student per year. For a two year education at TCTC, it would cost taxpayers $38,400. That's almost enough to send a kid to Ohio State University for four years.
$38,400 vs $8,400? Cost-benefit, Mr. Sheets.
A-Tech bends over backwards for Howland, they have a nice partnership. All but 25 students don't even travel to Ashtabula because A-Tech offers the courses at Howland High School. Keep this relationship alive.
July 27, 2013 at 1:05 p.m.
To add to my comment...
We pay Ashtabula $400,000 per year right now. By switching to TCTC, we would have to pay $2.4 million per year. Why in the world would we pay 6x the current amount?
Oh, I see, because the school district would pocket the $400k and the entire $2.4 million would come from the property owners. Absurd.
July 27, 2013 at 11:09 a.m.
So you want $84 extra per household per year to send what? 50? 100? kids to TCTC? If they have a problem going to Ashtabula, there is open enrollment at Harding. They can enroll there and attend TCTC.
While it would be nice to send them to TCTC, if it's more financially feasible to send them 30 miles away, so be it.
How about the parents of the students who want to enroll at TCTC just pay the extra cost?
As for the levy. We voted no before, multiple times, and we will vote no again. When will you get the point? We're fed up with property tax increases. If you don't like it, get together with the superintendents of the other districts who are experiencing the same thing and petition to state legislators to make changes in Ohio law to alter the methods we use to fund Ohio schools.
A simple solution would be a 2-3% increase in the sales tax, county-wide.
July 27, 2013 at 11:01 a.m.