thank you

Blairsville, GA

#221 Jun 10, 2009
I agree with the above poster. I also agree with those who have pointed out as well that this is an inherited problem long in the making. Dr. McAfee has not mismanaged the funds; that problem happened a long time ago during the last person's reign in office. I am sure that the last thing he wanted or wants to let someone go. The news casters daily tell of the short fall and how education funds have been cut 59 million dollars.
no way

Toccoa, GA

#222 Jun 10, 2009
thank you wrote:
I agree with the above poster. I also agree with those who have pointed out as well that this is an inherited problem long in the making. Dr. McAfee has not mismanaged the funds; that problem happened a long time ago during the last person's reign in office. I am sure that the last thing he wanted or wants to let someone go. The news casters daily tell of the short fall and how education funds have been cut 59 million dollars.
then tell me why his wife got a raise and you didnt? tell me why, if there is such a shortage in funds,a coach that is grossly not needed is getting a job.

once someone addresses those issues i might consider the "dr mcaffee inherited the problems" argument.
Get Real

Alto, GA

#223 Jun 10, 2009
I guess our tax money is taken from 21st century and given to the teachers and pregnant children in school for there day care center.
thank you

Blairsville, GA

#224 Jun 10, 2009
I understand the funds are tight, not just here but everywhere. I am sure it rankles you to know about the coach who is supposedly getting a job. If it is the infamous DA, I can understand your point. I would think someone within the system could fill this position. And, if this is the good old boy system at work, it would seem the good old boy JA would not put his friend LM in such a position.
maddie

Jacksboro, TN

#225 Jun 10, 2009
I still think a certified accountant or business consultant could actually help advise our school system on where cuts can be made and should not be made. I do not know who has been hired for a coaching postition for girls basketball but I would think someone from one of the nearby colleges would love to put that on there resume at no charge. So many things can be gotten volunteers,supplies ect if the school would just be open to it.
hmmmmmm

Young Harris, GA

#226 Jun 10, 2009
Are you sure that Mrs. Mac got a raise? We usually don't get raises in the middle of the year. How do you know she did? If so, so what! I'm sure she deserves it. I read the posts about the board being decorated in poor taste......it was like that long before Dr. Mac inherited this job. Get off his back and allow him to do his job. As far as the coach.....I just can't comment on that....I have heard some people talk....but I am not going to judge him either. I wish everyone would trust the school officials and teach their children to respect the teachers....like the good old days. Believe it or not....Dr. Mac, the principals, and the teachers are trying to provide a good education for your children!
no way

Jefferson, GA

#227 Jun 11, 2009
hmmmmmm wrote:
Are you sure that Mrs. Mac got a raise? We usually don't get raises in the middle of the year. How do you know she did? If so, so what! I'm sure she deserves it. I read the posts about the board being decorated in poor taste......it was like that long before Dr. Mac inherited this job. Get off his back and allow him to do his job. As far as the coach.....I just can't comment on that....I have heard some people talk....but I am not going to judge him either. I wish everyone would trust the school officials and teach their children to respect the teachers....like the good old days. Believe it or not....Dr. Mac, the principals, and the teachers are trying to provide a good education for your children!
no, a good educations is what students got when i was in school. before the politics got so tight.before political correctness got out of control. before we started putting illegal childrens education before our own childrens education. BEFORE mcaffee took office as super.

why do you say his wife deserve a raise? she was already making close to 6 figures before the raise! she isnt teaching anyone. she sits in an air conditioned office and throws together what to have for lunch. and its been the same lunch menu since i was in school 13 yrs ago. not much changed about it. i dont even let my child eat school lunch because its nothing but junk most of the time. greasy pizza, mystery meat burgers,etc.

and its hard for me to believe that the teachers are happy with mr mcaffee. i have heard from too many within the system who are very UNhappy.
Rose

Alto, GA

#228 Jul 5, 2009
Something needs to be done,but everything in Blairsville is based on the good ole boy system.

Why are Jana Hemphill& the Allison man going to be given coaching positions?

Both families are very well to do,& not hurting for money.There are other people who need the money worse than they do.

But as usual,the rich kids around here get EVERYTHING.
interesting

Blairsville, GA

#229 Jul 5, 2009
Jana Hemphill taught at one time and quit when she had children. Why does she want to go back? Where is she supposed to teach/coach?!? All of this is so upsetting.
speak out

Lynchburg, VA

#230 Jul 5, 2009
Rose wrote:
Something needs to be done,but everything in Blairsville is based on the good ole boy system.
Why are Jana Hemphill& the Allison man going to be given coaching positions?
Both families are very well to do,& not hurting for money.There are other people who need the money worse than they do.
But as usual,the rich kids around here get EVERYTHING.
You are so right. Money is the name of the game, and so is the family name. McAfee, who has lost the respect of MOST of the teachers, is screwing up so badly by participating in these actions. He is doing so many dirty things under the table you wouldn't believe it. My brother has heard him say some very negative things about students in special education (you won't see him supporting that group), and the kids from "the other side of the tracks" (cause he's too fine a man to be hanging out with the likes of those kind of people. He's the most uppity, self-interested lack of leader the system could possibly find. Harmony in the system is out the window. And yes, the faculty all know the wife got the pay raise and not them. Lord knows it's a tough job for her sitting by herself in an expensively decorated office planning the same three meals, day in and day out. Can you say "INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS?" How about PSC complaint? How about "elect a new board that won't put up with that crap!"
btw

Dawsonville, GA

#231 Jul 5, 2009
speak out wrote:
<quoted text>
You are so right. Money is the name of the game, and so is the family name. McAfee, who has lost the respect of MOST of the teachers, is screwing up so badly by participating in these actions. He is doing so many dirty things under the table you wouldn't believe it. My brother has heard him say some very negative things about students in special education (you won't see him supporting that group), and the kids from "the other side of the tracks" (cause he's too fine a man to be hanging out with the likes of those kind of people. He's the most uppity, self-interested lack of leader the system could possibly find. Harmony in the system is out the window. And yes, the faculty all know the wife got the pay raise and not them. Lord knows it's a tough job for her sitting by herself in an expensively decorated office planning the same three meals, day in and day out. Can you say "INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS?" How about PSC complaint? How about "elect a new board that won't put up with that crap!"
There is one thing wrong with what you have written..."(you won't see him supporting that group)", the problem with that is he has a child that was in special ed. That child is out of school now.
Rose

Jefferson, GA

#232 Jul 5, 2009
interesting wrote:
Jana Hemphill taught at one time and quit when she had children. Why does she want to go back? Where is she supposed to teach/coach?!? All of this is so upsetting.
Don't really know all of the details. Does she by any chance work at UCB?

Well,she is not hurting for money that's for sure.

Does Chris Robbins still coach at the high school?

Why do we need so many Coaches? The schools need to focus more on education & not on sports.
Rose

Jefferson, GA

#233 Jul 5, 2009
Can someone call Channel 5 or Channel 2 to do an investigative report regarding the school system up here?

But as usual the good ole boys will lie right out of it.
what

Dawsonville, GA

#234 Jul 6, 2009
Rose wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't really know all of the details. Does she by any chance work at UCB?
Well,she is not hurting for money that's for sure.
Does Chris Robbins still coach at the high school?
Why do we need so many Coaches? The schools need to focus more on education & not on sports.
no, SHE doesnt work at ucb.. he dad is soemthing big... i dont know his exact title but its a higher position that president.
Dozer

Dawsonville, GA

#235 Jul 6, 2009
Jana Tallent Hemphill. Does that fill in the blanks?
Dozer

Dawsonville, GA

#236 Jul 6, 2009
Jana Tallent Hemphill. That should fill in the blanks.
Backseat Mechanic

Excelsior, MN

#237 Jul 6, 2009
I still have pictures.
what are they thinking

Helen, GA

#238 Jul 6, 2009
i think that the coaches that are there should be randomly drug tested that would most probably open up some positions to be filled!
what

Dawsonville, GA

#239 Jul 6, 2009
Backseat Mechanic wrote:
I still have pictures.
im sure youre not the only one
interesting

Cleveland, GA

#240 Jul 6, 2009
JTH has been refereeing games this spring/summer. I am still puzzled beyond belief as to why she would want to return to teaching. I think it would be nice to have the option of NOT having to work. If she wants to use her degree, she should volunteer.

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