I don't think anyone can claim a victory in this battle just yet. Cuts and added contributions should be the same for every single employee if times are as hard as the university would like us to believe.
August 28, 2011 at 10:56 a.m.
@Philo..... How is this the faculty's fault? They agreed to accept the report.... What is the admin's counter-offer? What is their bottom line.... what is the faculty's bottom line.... I need far more information before I can decide which party is at fault.
August 20, 2011 at 11:23 a.m.
What a wonderful way to honor an educator! Mr. Bova truly deserved to be honored for the lives he touched.
May 5, 2011 at 11:43 p.m.
@ Austintown Parent: The neighbors I was referring to are the children.... I am teaching my daughter a valuable lesson... charity. Again, it is the LEAST I can do. Maybe one day the child I help will go on to help another child and so on and so on... While I may not agree with the parent's budgeting abilities and priorities they are not the ones I am concerned with helping... see where I am going with this... it's the children. As for the sanitizing wipes... I'll buy them by the crate if it will keep my child from spending a day home sick with the flu.
August 20, 2009 at 12:48 a.m.
I have a child in the Austintown school district and by this point I am completely used to the exhaustive list of supplies.... I always buy extra from the list and send it in on my daughter's first day of school to offset for the children that are not fortunate enough to have parents in the position to afford all the items required. I consider it a blessing that we are able to provide for our children's needs and feel it is the least I can do to buy a few extra boxes of crayons, pencils and paper. Neighbors's helping neighbors's isn't a horrible thing...
August 19, 2009 at 11:42 a.m.
To clarify MELD/PELD calculations... this score is based on lab results, bilirubin, creatinine and INR. It does not take into account cancer versus alcoholism. Patients with liver cancer are rated by the TNM system which gives the location and invasivness of the tumor. Alcoholics are required by most transplant facilities in the US to abstain from alcohol, be an active participant in rehab and pass a psych eval... Being a nurse for over a decade I can vouch for unnecessary treatments, tests and prcedured being performed to please family members... At some point enough is enough. We need to use medical reources more wisely in the future.
August 7, 2009 at 7:38 p.m.
I remember our driver's ed class back in 1987... we were taught back then to have our lights on in the rain and at dusk.... I have always done this. What's the big deal? It is just one more measure of safety for all drivers on the road...
July 28, 2009 at 1:31 a.m.
I truly couldn't have said it better, Tyler.
April 10, 2009 at 10:36 p.m.
Browns... the tax revenue generated funds healthcare for uninsured children... not the healthcare of smokers. If everyone that smoked decided to quit something else will get taxed... perhaps alcohol or candy. Neither of these have a health benefit and contribute to increased health insurance costs, as well. I can think of numerous things people put into their bodies that are unhealthy and they are not absurdly taxed. I think we could start with raising the taxes on all fast food.
April 1, 2009 at 11:55 p.m.
I regularly attend the BOE meetings and I can say from firsthand knowledge that parents opposition to any and all issues are ignored. Before you start in on me and whining.... I don't have a problem with the dress code. I do have a problem with your assumptions about the posters on this thread. Unless you have attended the BOE meetings and know the posters I think it is a stretch for you to say they haven't taken their issues to the BOE. The dress code change was a foregone conclusion once OE was put on the table. I understand both sides of this argument and if the dress code had become out and out uniforms..... well, dmets, I think we know how I feel about uniforms.... The only solution at this point is to vote in new board members..... until that time it is what it is.
March 16, 2009 at 11:18 p.m.