The reality is you just don’t get it. You know what? That’s okay. Anyone can find fault in anything when they apply hindsight and use an isolationist analysis. When you look at any details away from the bigger picture you can find flaws with even the most perfect situations. You’re detail people. I get it. That’s fine. Failing to see those details as a part of their whole is what you detail people do. We need detail people in the world. Sure lease purchase agreements, benefits, salaries and the stadium when looked at away from the bigger picture and with the benefit of hindsight all could be pointed to as creating this emergency. Some of us are detail people and some of us are bigger picture people. I for one am glad the world has both. Both groups working together is how problems get solved. Once again I urge you to get involved. Bring your voice to the table. Share your points. Show up at a board meeting and point out all of your objections and ideas. Present alternatives. Hell, run for school board. Clearly things need to change. Funding in Ohio isn’t working. As proof just take note that a historic number of ballots will have a school levy this November. There are bound to be more articles regarding this levy as Election Day approaches. Of one thing I am certain. Eventually this levy will pass. They all do. But what will it cost and what will we lose along the way?
October 27, 2012 at 2:02 p.m.
I should qualify my “paid off” comment with “if I read the auditor form correctly.” Sorry, I meant to include that.
October 20, 2012 at 11:49 a.m.
At least Barb signed her name. I give her credit for that. That being said it also allows you to search her home on the auditor’s website. A couple clicks reveals she lives in a home with a market value over $248,000, and it is paid off. At some point in her life she made a decent enough buck and certainly can afford to support the children of her community. If in fact she is near retirement (assuming she’s not retiring at age 50) she’ll also qualify for the homestead reduction at some point in the life of the levy. While it won’t cover the tax increase for a home worth as much as hers, it at least should make it manageable.
October 20, 2012 at 11:37 a.m.
Likewise we're allowed to disagree with you and want what's best for our kids. You're allowed to think something is wrong and allowed to take steps to resolve those issues. For each person who feels there is a problem there are plenty of us who feel our kids get a great, well rounded, excellent education. We also feel it and our teachers are worth paying for and don't mind the money that is being spent. My point is voting no on a levy doesn't solve the problems you feel exist. As for moving it's the age old if you think the grass is greener - go. It seldom is. I'm certainly allowed to make the suggestion. It's within my right.
As for comparisons, at what point were comparisons to national averages made? I heard plenty of local and state comparisons.
Really many of us are just tired of your same old complaints that hold little value when looked at rationally. Honestly this back and forth banter on a message board solves very little. Hopefully someone with common sense comes across you at a social setting and you're open minded enough to listen.
I know you'll vote no. You'll get what you deserve. Sadly my kids will get it right along with you. I guess I can always move. Right?
September 27, 2012 at 6:12 p.m.
While you may have some facts your thinking is skewed. You hear what you want and refuse to hear anything else. There are MANY facts and figures you fail to hear because they don't fit your agenda. Like always I hope rational people would hear everything before they form their opinion and not just base it on the half truths you continually spew. That horse is dead. BTW I have one word for people like you - MOVE!
September 27, 2012 at 4:49 p.m.
Truly scary that we have to even involve the government in feeding our kids. Sure there are those that need a helping hand. Clearly this is more than a helping hand. Even scarier to me is that we have to have government entities to explain, check and require that a lunch is healthy. Have we really become such lemmings that we can't determine or provide that for ourselves or our kids? Scary.
September 19, 2012 at 8:28 p.m.
This isn't about kids. It's about money. Someone will be making a ton of it. Think the tests that show a students reading level or lack there of are free? Follow the money and you'll have your answer. Testing is big bucks and someone is raking it in - at your and our children's expense.
September 4, 2012 at 5:15 p.m.
Majority? Say honest.
June 18, 2012 at 6:14 p.m.
Great use of time and money investigating that. What a waste!
June 18, 2012 at 6:10 p.m.
That response again is typical, but not any where near the reality. I'm only asking because you said you understand school funding.
June 17, 2012 at 2:01 p.m.