This is the union mentality that will make SB 5 pass with flying colors in November. Why shouldn't the faculty pay more for health care? The rest of us do! My employer in no way pays for 85% of my health care costs and every year my costs increase. Oh, yeah, and I work more than 8 months out of the year. In addition, I've had a pay freeze for almost 3 years now - hmmmm, that's right about the time the liberal instructors put Obama in office to "make things better". The faculty should feel honored to be working in an institution of higher learning and should put more effort into teaching rather than their own needs. Got news for you, faculty - there are many parents in this area who are anti-YSU for their children's education. With these antics and "rationale" you are stating, you're not making YSU any more attractive for those of us with children reaching college age. It's mediocre education. I've witnessed the lack of knowledge in employees I've hired with a degree from YSU vs those I've hired from other Ohio universities. If it wasn't mediocre, why would YSU offer free tuition to the smartest kids in the area upon high school graduation?
August 25, 2011 at 9:24 a.m.
Here is another issue regarding the Canfield quality of education. Scenario: An elementary school teacher has a PLANNED two-week absence. Why, then, does the principal allow FIVE different substitutes to be involved in covering that absence??? Essentially, that means every two days there was a different teacher. It was a PLANNED, not sudden absence. Test and quiz scores during that interval were atrocious; when the teacher returned, material had to be taught again and the children had to be retested. Consistency is what is needed with a planned teacher absence. How can an "excellent" school system allow this to happen???
April 5, 2011 at 8:49 a.m.
The Democrats support and endorse this levy? That's a sure way to make me vote against it.
Why won't the schools and school board address bullying and stop pushing incidents under the rug?? When a student is forced into a bathroom stall in the middle school by 3 other students, assaulted and harrassed and the incident is called "horse play", something is wrong with the ethical views and policies of the school staff. When a student is threatened to be shot by another student while in the hallway at school and the incident is referred to as being "blown out of proportion", something is wrong with the views and policies of the school staff.
There are high school kids who drink vodka from water bottles right in front of the police officer stationed at the high school and he is clueless.
Of course, these incidents will never be publicly known.
I have family members whose children attend other school systems that are in "financial emergency". Yet, their schools are rated excellent and they offer additional "enrichment" programs the likes of which Canfield will never think to offer.
According to Mr. Zambrini, money is needed to keep the excellent rating. Well, Mr. Zambrini, the "excellent with distinction" rating should have never been lost because you apparently had the money to keep it.
Why should we vote for something when the results we are looking for are not addressed or even acknowledged??
The levy will not pass because of the actions (or lack of actions) by the school administration and school board.
March 24, 2011 at 11:25 a.m.
Steelhead stated: "The schools seem to be well run, limited trouble, not seeing any employees names in the paper (except the bus drivers)".
Limited trouble? That's because it's all kept out of the papers and kept quiet. Talk to the "nice" teenagers at Canfield High School and let them tell you how there are students passing drugs (many are prescription drugs from their parent's medicine cabinet) to each other in the hallways and drinking vodka out of water bottles right in front of the police officer who is assigned there. He is clueless and I am told by some of these teenagers that "you have no idea what goes on and what other students try to get us to do".
September 10, 2010 at 2:11 p.m.
The comment about the district being "extremely effective" is a concern to me. Anyone who believes Canfield is the best district around is being duped by Mr. Zambrini and the School Board. I would like to know from Mr. Zambrini and the School Board the exact plan for regaining the "Excellent with Distinction" rating that was lost in the past year. Canfield school test scores have been dropping in the past few years (publicly available on the ODE website) and we are now at the same level of some area school systems that are in a fiscal emergency and whose classrooms are crumbling. Many Canfield residents moved here due to the very highly rated school system and now we find ourselves in a school system that is ranked the same as those areas in which we may have chosen to leave. The Board wants more money from the residents, but has not mentioned the drop in ranking and offers no guarantee that efforts are being put into place to increase the rating back to the highest possible. I'd like to hear other residents' thoughts on this issue. I'd also like the Board to respond to the drop in ranking.
September 10, 2010 at 8:42 a.m.