I think you should rethink who you endorse. Unless you had children in Austintown schools or are present for board of education meetings you are being irresponsible in your endorsement. The "Crowning Glory" of their tenure on the board was ill conceived and not well thought out. We have over 400 kindergardeners. We can't do traditional kindergarden things such as a Halloween parade because there is too many children. There isn't enough books for students in higher grades. The playgrounds are so small that the children are not aloud to run on them. The model they told us they seen wasn't for a district our size it was for a district with 1200 students in K-12. We have 1200 students in the Austintwon Elementary alone. They are doing gym classes between two buildings. They decided on a menu to fit USDA guidelines that most children would never eat. They could have picked different menus but as one if then said "are we really going going to believe a 6th grader. They have to wear coats to lunch because there is no time to go back to class for their jackets. The drop off and pick up procedures are so chaotic they an accident is bound to happen soon. The current board with the exception of Porter doesn't want to hear anything the children themselves have to say. No matter what they are saying needs to be heard and handled. We have board members who don't hold the transportation director responsible for the safety of our children. Who blames residents for the mess they have made of the busing system. A superintendent that is so self righteous that after an eighth grader gave an amazing speech on bullying in the schools has the audacity of accusing a board member of bullying, basically mocking and down playing the students concerns. They don't like to be questioned they dot care about the children. I beg you to withdraw your endorsement of Mock and schnurrenberger. They ARE NOT good for Austintown, they are not making us a better school district. They ARE nOT listening to the people that voted them into office. Just because they answered your questions to your satisfaction doesn't make them good candidates.
October 24, 2013 at 12:47 a.m.
Seriously these people need to get a life!! You are offended give me a break! How about I'm offended that you are pushing your opinions on everyone else. I say to the owner of the property to keep exercising your freedom of expression. To those who protest I say sure you can have your opinion but that doesn't mean that she has to remove her display for you to have your opinion. Why is your opinion more important than the property owners. You don't like it don't look. Drive down a different road. How do you watch TV with all of the gory commericals for movies, bet you just change the channel. I don't see you outside the tv station's doors protesting the commericals! I send my sympathies to the woman who lost a child but I just don't make the correlation to the property owners front yard. Shame on the police chief and the zoning inspector for even considering asking the owner to take it down. It's HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!! You don't need to be politically correct on every stinking thing!! There are so many other things that merit a protest, how about you find one and apply yourself to it!!
October 20, 2010 at 4:11 p.m.