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AHS STUDENT

Scottsburg, IN

#1 Sep 25, 2009
I dont know about all of you but I am sick and tired of not being able to get an education for people bringing drugs to school, people getting in fights, and just plain not careing what they do or how they act in school. Most of the time teachers send you to the office and then you get sent striaght back with just a slap on the hand. They have to take time away from teaching to get on to kids. At our class metting we had this was all we talked about. You know where it got us NO WHERE! Some of us at the school are trying to change things, not only the school but the town. We cant do it alone, we need help. And the only way were going to get anywhere is if we get people in the school who can change things. If Burley Goodin would let the police and dogs come back in then maybe we could get rid of the drug problem. BUT " it ruins our image" what image do we have? Not a good one i know that. People all over Indiana know about us and how bad our town is. IT'S EMBARESSING! What i'm trying to get at is. To get a better town we need a better school system. We need all new people, start all over, then start with the town, find all the druggies and prostitutes and do what you have to do. If I've stepped on someones toes I'm sorry but this is the truth, if you don't like it well then thats to bad. Because the truth is going to come out sometime why not now so we can fix it.
try harder

Poplar Bluff, MO

#2 Sep 25, 2009
Your school system is great.I travel a lot,A.H.S. puts most schools to shame.I got a first hand look at the schools facilities during the alumni banquet.They are as good as any in the nation.Now to your concern about drugs,I know its a real problem.I think Berley had rather get rid of the drugs than worry about the schools image.Parents need to report these problems to the town,county,and state police and not take no for an answer.Now back to you, You have to put these distractions aside and get an education,because if you don't,it will be the biggest mistake that you've made so far in your young life.Austin has a bad reputation but if a person wants to,they can rise above that.
AHS STUDENT

Scottsburg, IN

#3 Sep 26, 2009
its very hard to do so when the teachers have to stop class and get on to people because they are sleeping because they partied to hard the night before, or are to out of it to do anything. What you say at the banquet was what i call Burlies lie. It's what he wants to you to see and not what there really is. As for drugs the rule at school is you see it you tell you get the snot beat out of you when they get back. even if you do tell and they don't know it was you they eventually find out who it is. Sometimes it goes as far as them and a whole slew of people ganging up on. i've seen it happen before, they put the kid in the hospital with a concusion. it wasn't pretty. BUT did anyone know about it out side of the school? Nope, because it was swept under the rug.
parentofahsstude nt

Scottsburg, IN

#4 Sep 26, 2009
You must haven't traveled very far then.How do you know Berley would rather get rid of the drugs then worry about the image? Are you related or part of the click? Did anyone tell you the police used to go in the school and check for drugs? But there was several teachers and teachers kids left to change vehicles so anything couldn't be found.If you ask me I don't think you know to much about our school but only what you want to know.And about the distractions the kids need to forget about,how can they when their right in the classroom making distractions and the teacher can't teach for them.As for the kids education I asure you my child will get an education because we care.As for rising above it my child will succeed but will have to fight all the way with Berley and the school board members to get up off their sorry behinds and do their job.
MADISON

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Sep 27, 2009
YOUR ALL SCHOOLS SUCKS AT ALL SPORTS
AHS_1

Lexington, KY

#6 Oct 3, 2009
Like MADISON is any better! Austin is 10 times better all around at sports then MADISON
whos talkin sports

Maynard, MA

#7 Oct 3, 2009
MADISON wrote:
YOUR ALL SCHOOLS SUCKS AT ALL SPORTS
lay down MADISON! who asked you ? start your own forum

Since: Sep 09

Louisville, KY

#8 Oct 5, 2009
Does Berley really believe there are no drugs in his school? How come he does not want to address the problem? What is he afraid of?Other schools have random drug searches with dogs,and to those schools I say way to go,that must be a good school because they are up to par on their students and really care.I wish my child could go to a school that really cared about his well being,but when you own property and PAY taxes,you cannot just walk away.Drugs have been a problem in this school,AMS and AHS,for a very long time.
usmc

Scottsburg, IN

#9 Oct 5, 2009
u done it that is the truth . i went to scool at ahs . it was bad way back then . i think that if his kids ( one is a state cop, the other a senator)really think anything of the school that they went to. they would tell thier dad to clean it up. i have family that go to school there , and worry about them, but beleive that the school will take care of them because the school is responsible for all the kids the minutethey walk on school property. yes drug searches at will . and give the teachers some power over the kids. these kids today aren't stupid ! they know what they can get away with.2436
WWJD

Odenton, MD

#10 Oct 6, 2009
JOHN 3:16
usmc

Scottsburg, IN

#11 Oct 6, 2009
wwjd. thats what is wrong with us today we turn our backs on him enough. pretty soon he is going to turn his back on us . we leave him uot of our schools,homes , work places ,sometimes our churches.
but when kids get uot of hand this bad it's time to change the way things are done.








“Austin Girl”

Since: Oct 09

Austin, IN

#12 Oct 7, 2009
It is a sad situation for the school system, they have done a great job with all the remodling for the school but, the real issues have yet to be resolved. A security guard & metal detectors may be the answer. I was raised in Austin & spent 12 years of school there, it was getting bad when I graduated. Now, with residing in Clark County it's not unusual to see the Security Guards, Metal Detectors & the Canine Patrol at the local school's. We never thought little Austin would come to this point but, with my opinion I think it has!
AHS STUDENT 2

Maynard, MA

#13 Dec 6, 2009
This school system sucks really bad! It is all about your name, if you dont have a name then your nothing,if you dont play sports your nothing..its crazy. Sorry but everyon dont play sports and everyone dont have a name. The school just needs to look at the students and not everything else. another problem is Wayne Carter the high school asst. A** Hole. I was badly sick my 9th and 10th grade year and he didnt care he failed me my 1st semster of 9th grade year when i had to have surgery..He seems to let kids that miss alot and have a name get by with it but when it came to me he didnt give a shit he just wanted to yell at me and stay on my back I couldnt help it when the doctor took me outta school i was very sick, he didnt care he made it worse. Then when travis pate a basketball/tennis player hits morgan riley at school he gets by with it and only gets 3 days kicked outta school and still gets to play sports. Come on what happened to guys not hitting girls.?? He had hit her really hard and gave her a concusion..He got out of that by having a name in the school.. I'm over the having name shit its dumb,evveryone is equal but not in austin school systems eyes!
outsiders view

Sellersburg, IN

#14 Dec 6, 2009
I used to work in the Austin schools. I really feel for any student who doesn't have "the right name". Austin schools really seem to be behind the times and I really and truly feel it is because of the School Superintendent Mr. Goodin. He is really getting older and doesn't seem to be eye to eye with today's problems or solutions. I've heard he has the upper hand and what he says goes. Well, in today's world you have to be more open to other's opinions sometimes. I THINK IT'S TIME FOR MR. GOODIN TO RETIRE SO AUSTIN SCHOOLS CAN CATCH UP WITH THE TIMES AND NOT BE LOOKED DOWN UPON BY OTHER SCHOOLS IN THE AREA.
sharp3

Austin, IN

#15 Dec 6, 2009
I think the police in the school is a great idea and most of the officers tht I have spoken with would like to help, but the idea has always been stopped before it was started, and they get a say. It is a generational and cultural thing around here just the same as it is in eastern Ky and other parts of the country. Even big portion of good law biding, working people are anti progress. Some of the same people that scream about cleaning Austin up and chaning things are just as bad as the criminal as far stopping progress and change goes. Every body wants a highly trained department that can combat the drug problem but no one wants to pay for it. One officer on duty a shift with a few volounteers wont change anything. To clean up Austin the right way it will cost allot of money well over 6 figures and take allot more law enforcment and allot more time. And if your thinking of moving away you'll be pissed when you find it elsewere because is a national problem. Some areas are worse than others but pills, meth, cocaine, gang violance is a national problem and a generational thing, and it wont change until we get away from liberal way of thinking.
Berley Goodman

Lexington, KY

#16 Dec 6, 2009
I get a paycheck I go home and I dont care!!!
ahs grad

Louisville, KY

#17 Dec 7, 2009
u done it wrote:
Does Berley really believe there are no drugs in his school? How come he does not want to address the problem? What is he afraid of?Other schools have random drug searches with dogs,and to those schools I say way to go,that must be a good school because they are up to par on their students and really care.I wish my child could go to a school that really cared about his well being,but when you own property and PAY taxes,you cannot just walk away.Drugs have been a problem in this school,AMS and AHS,for a very long time.
His son, Jerry, is on the drug task force so surely he is aware that there is a problem!
Does he care? I am not sure. He may be getting a little senile. He is definitely behind the times and closes his eyes to current problems facing the school.
Alumni

Louisville, KY

#18 Dec 17, 2009
u done it wrote:
Does Berley really believe there are no drugs in his school? How come he does not want to address the problem? What is he afraid of?Other schools have random drug searches with dogs,and to those schools I say way to go,that must be a good school because they are up to par on their students and really care.I wish my child could go to a school that really cared about his well being,but when you own property and PAY taxes,you cannot just walk away.Drugs have been a problem in this school,AMS and AHS,for a very long time.
He does feel there is a problem and has had the police/search dogs come many times throughout the past 10 years. He has even went as far as giving a closed speech to my graduating class about the importance of bettering ourselves and staying away from drugs. He cares about his students and their actions.
I must also say this is not only a problem Austin has, but every school. There will always be students with drug issues, talk to your kids and stay involved in their lives. It does help.
msdaisy

New Albany, IN

#19 Dec 17, 2009
If you think Austin is the only school with drug problems you are living a sheltered life! This is a problem for all schools - and the other petty problems AHS Student mentioned happen also. My son is in his 30's and way back then his teacher told me he was one of the good ones because he didn't sleep in class. So you see these problems are not just for certain generations. Sure some things need to be changed..but Mr Goodin is doing and has done a great job with Austin schools..you should hope that he stays on for awhile..remember people, there are problems everywhere.
coz

Fort Thomas, KY

#20 Dec 27, 2009
bring back the paddle

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