Haralson County Board Pay
wolfman

Athens, GA

#21 May 3, 2010
I know that both Bremen and Carrollton City Schools require their superintendents to live in the school district as a homeowner. Why does Haralson County put up with a superintendent living in Cedartown or renting a house in Buchanan and sending his kids to school somewhere else.

Since: Mar 10

Draketown

#22 May 3, 2010
wolfman wrote:
I know that both Bremen and Carrollton City Schools require their superintendents to live in the school district as a homeowner. Why does Haralson County put up with a superintendent living in Cedartown or renting a house in Buchanan and sending his kids to school somewhere else.
I agree 100% with ya Mr. Wolfman. I think if our school system employees had their children attend these schools they would try harder to improve things.

Since: Mar 10

San Antonio, TX

#23 May 5, 2010
HC_Teacher wrote:
Look... there are some great points on here. However, I will say that the Superintendent, in my opinion, really is trying hard to make this school system better. I honestly believe that. He is a very nice guy who I feel has the teacher's and student's intrest at heart. He takes time out of his schedule to visit each school. No other Superintendent has done that. As a teacher, I feel that that is a great thing...to be seen by the faculty, staff, and students. True, he is not local...but let's give him a chance. When was the last time a local person really helped out the community. An outside view can really help out our situation. I am not saying that I do not disagree with what has been said, but I do think we should be fair to someone who came into this mess that was already here. Let's be fair about it!
I'm not sure how long you have worked in this county, but there have been other superintendents who visited the schools on a regular basis & even ate lunch in the cafeterias. As far as what kind of person he is & where his interests are I'm sure most people will have varying opinions. Maybe you should ask someone he has disagreed with at some point, how he treated them. A true professional can disagree & get their point across in a way that is respected.
Temple Teacher

Buford, GA

#24 May 23, 2010
Frustrated wrote:
I used to work in a school system,and I don't think many of you realize how much work is mandated by the state and federal government. If "central office" people didn't do it, then principals and teachers would have to. There are applications, forms, reports, audits, and hundreds of strings attached to every dollar that is sent to a school system. And if it's not all done correctly, the local burden becomes even greater! I'm not defending all of their jobs, but the good ol' days of one person doing it all are gone. The bureaucracy that the DOE (State and federal) have created has made sure of that.
I hate to say this but I work in Haralson County and the principals and the teachers already do lots of the paper work. We often wonder why the central office exists except to give us more paper work to complete. How would you feel if it took you longer to fill out the papers that to plan your lessons and teach them?
Taxpayer and Educator

Tyrone, GA

#25 May 24, 2010
I'm in the classroom, so I do know. But now that I've worked in a central office, I can tell you that it could be a lot worse! I'm not saying that every central office person is wonderful and worth their weight in gold, but the work load for teachers would be unbearable thanks to the politicians if there weren't some "middlemen."
its not just the board

United States

#26 May 31, 2010
H.C. started going downhill a long time ago , Nepotism, corruption, cronyism, name them what you wan't ,Stupidity and greed go hand in hand, Wolves in sheep's clothing is running your schools and your county, look at it..if i had 1% of what i considerd waste in the co. i would'nt have to work another day...lol
Silly Girl

Carrollton, GA

#27 Jun 2, 2010
It continues to amaze me that people think the board and the superintendant have cleaned up Central Office. All they did was move people from Central Office into the schools... They fired "did not renew" their contracts to make room for the overpaid people from central office. Wonder what will happen to the funding next year when these people that have been out of the loop for a while are running the schools?
Wee Willy Winky

Powder Springs, GA

#28 Jun 15, 2010
I will tell you one dang thing... they tamper with the votes then go to this 4 day week... to save money? THEN WHY IN THE HELL ARE THEY FURLOUGHING TEACHERS 6 MORE DAYS?! WHY DON'T WE ASK THE BOARD MEMBER THAT DOESN'T PAY TAXES (it was in the paper)? HE COULDN'T TELL YOU!! WE NEED TO CLEAN HOUSE BEFORE HUMPTY DUMPTY GETS BACK UP ON HER WALL AND BEGINS TO PLAY PUPPETMASTER!! WHO WILL CALL SACS?
Silly Girl

Carrollton, GA

#29 Jun 22, 2010
Everyone who has posted something regarding the school board needs to attend the called board meeting on June 24th.
Tax payer

Newton, IA

#30 Jun 22, 2010
The millage rate is breaking middle class people of this county!It is to high for this low income producing town.Glad they dont raise county taxes.Alot of people could not afford to live here some have already went because of it.Tax us to death then they up there living the life while most can only put food in there kids mouths.And what makes it worse is there laying teachers off or furloughing! SHAME ON U BOE! I also think that they got raises while furloughs was happening?what does 46 central office people do play on facebook or computer? you can't tell me that all them are needed!
Tax payer

Newton, IA

#31 Jun 22, 2010
Why does a system the size of Haralson County need a Superintendant and a Assistant Superintendant? Why do we need 46 employee's at the BOE? If their jobs are so important how can one person be doing two jobs?



My opinion every positon has an assitant
Concerned Taxpayer

Kalispell, MT

#32 Jun 30, 2010
Tax payer wrote:
The millage rate is breaking middle class people of this county!It is to high for this low income producing town.Glad they dont raise county taxes.Alot of people could not afford to live here some have already went because of it.Tax us to death then they up there living the life while most can only put food in there kids mouths.And what makes it worse is there laying teachers off or furloughing! SHAME ON U BOE! I also think that they got raises while furloughs was happening?what does 46 central office people do play on facebook or computer? you can't tell me that all them are needed!
Agreed its a shame that nobody has the guts to run against Joe Griffith in district 2. He runs the whole show is what I heard. IMO the whole board should be fired and they should start over. They are bullies and play politics when it comes to every little thnig and it hurts the children. They don't follow the rules and they don't care. The school board is the reason the system got in trouble with their accredidation. and I just heard that they voted to renew the superintendent contract. This is the guy who lives in cedertown and wont even put his kids in school in county? Anybody have any thoughts about that? I wish somebody would be brave enough to stand up against them and elect some people who care about the kids enuf to do what's right for them.
Wee Willy Winky

United States

#33 Jul 3, 2010
ATTENTION HARALSON COUNTY BOE MEMBERS!! YOU SUCK!! The "leader" of the schools thinks so highly of our system that he sends his children to other schools! You suck! Now, you decide to allow him to stay and screw you over just like he tried to do in Macon when he tried to get rid of unwanted people with his "hitlist". Google his name and you will find it. Everyone that is a Board member right now has nothing vested in this school system. So, they raise taxes and try to intimidate people. They don't have kids attending any school, except for Richard Davis. Now, I believe that Richard honestly wants to make things better for the kids, but others do not. Some board members don't even pay their taxes! AND WE ELECT THESE PEOPLE!! You know your school system is good when the SUPES decides that his kids are better off in another system. AND YOU RE-HIRE HIM!!!??? HE DIDN'T EVEN KEEP MOST OF HIS LAST CONTRACT!! We need to get rid of him and HUMPTY DUMPTY and a couple others up there at BOE! ATTENTION HARALSON COUNTY BOE MEMBERS, YOU SUCK!!!
Silly Girl

Carrollton, GA

#34 Jul 12, 2010
Wee Willy Winky... I agree however it was not Macon it was Valdosta.
random

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#35 Jul 18, 2010
HCBOE office lost the following positions: Supervisor of Teaching and Learning, special education director, one secretarial position, personnel director (now full time position gone instead of 50%), school improvment specialist.

Special education director position was done away with and replaced with 2 facilitators who are paid out of federal funds. Supervisor of Teaching and Learning (Janet Goodman) is now the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning. Annette Johnson, who was a school improvement specialist, is now a coordinator. Kersha is 1/2 time.

The special education director requested a transfer to the high school and was transfered to another school by the board and left Haralson County instead. Pepper Moon is the principal at WHES. Lorilyn Houston was bumped to a school last year and is an administrator there, filling a position that was left open by another person leaving.

Left at the board office to run everything is Stanton, Goodman, Johnson. Special ed facilitators are out in the schools and are not considered central office. The food services office has two employees, finance has 4. There are 3 secretaries. Transportation and technology are in a different facility. How you keep coming up with 45 people at the co is a mystery to me.
Baffled

Tyrone, GA

#36 Aug 26, 2010
All of you who are complaining about salaries and personnel... how are you not concerned about everything else going on in the school system?! The system is told that everything will be closed on Mondays to save money and yet football is allowed to practice on Mondays. We've hired a football coaching staff from outside the system instead of using who we had until the economic situation is better. A newspaper article even talked about the ratio being something like 2:1 players to coaching staff. You have a new "visitors' entrance" built in the central office, and a "secretary" is basically running the personnel department because you've complained so much that they cut many needed positions in central office. Whether you like it or not, some positions are needed. It is unbelievable to me that with all the hoopla about money and funding, people are not upset about hiring new coaches and allowing them free reign. Football is a great thing, but it's not what a school system is about. Priorities are really messed up.
Aint Nobody

Fayette, AL

#37 Aug 26, 2010
Baffled wrote:
All of you who are complaining about salaries and personnel... how are you not concerned about everything else going on in the school system?! The system is told that everything will be closed on Mondays to save money and yet football is allowed to practice on Mondays. We've hired a football coaching staff from outside the system instead of using who we had until the economic situation is better. A newspaper article even talked about the ratio being something like 2:1 players to coaching staff. You have a new "visitors' entrance" built in the central office, and a "secretary" is basically running the personnel department because you've complained so much that they cut many needed positions in central office. Whether you like it or not, some positions are needed. It is unbelievable to me that with all the hoopla about money and funding, people are not upset about hiring new coaches and allowing them free reign. Football is a great thing, but it's not what a school system is about. Priorities are really messed up.
The football coaching staff is not the problem. It is a SYMPTOM of the problem. I don't think they should be blamed because they were hired by the super and the board. They had no control over the situation they were hired under. I mean really just look at who is making the decisions up there. Valdosta has always has a big football program. That's ALL he knows. Its more important for him to draw positive press by doing things that are "firsts" than it is to help students. Remember the thing about the 4-day week where he was going on and on about it on the news, when it was just a publicity stunt to get people to think they were in dire straits. The 4-day week was all a publicity stunt and nothing more. He's trying to beef up his resume. And judging from the horrible voter turnout at the local elections, all I got to say is tough titty.(You coulda voted out some of the bad board members) If you want some change, then demand it from the source of the problem isntead of calling out the symptoms. Symptoms wont go away until the problem is fixed.
lady

Douglasville, GA

#38 Sep 2, 2010
random wrote:
HCBOE office lost the following positions: Supervisor of Teaching and Learning, special education director, one secretarial position, personnel director (now full time position gone instead of 50%), school improvment specialist.
Special education director position was done away with and replaced with 2 facilitators who are paid out of federal funds. Supervisor of Teaching and Learning (Janet Goodman) is now the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning. Annette Johnson, who was a school improvement specialist, is now a coordinator. Kersha is 1/2 time.
The special education director requested a transfer to the high school and was transfered to another school by the board and left Haralson County instead. Pepper Moon is the principal at WHES. Lorilyn Houston was bumped to a school last year and is an administrator there, filling a position that was left open by another person leaving.
Left at the board office to run everything is Stanton, Goodman, Johnson. Special ed facilitators are out in the schools and are not considered central office. The food services office has two employees, finance has 4. There are 3 secretaries. Transportation and technology are in a different facility. How you keep coming up with 45 people at the co is a mystery to me.
If what you say was true then nobody would be upset but the people who were moved took positions from people who for the most part were simply fired to make room for the excess from the board office. We have so many people who are not qualified for the job they hold and who make so many costly decisions that were don't have the money for paper and copiers at our schools. The teachers are expected to bow down to every new idea the central office staff comes up with. Visit the office some time and see how many people are there. You won't be able to find out because they are behind closed doors that have the windows blacked out by paint and they are not even all at the same building. I would also like to know why they need a buzzer to let them know who is coming in before they open the door. Doesn't it seem to you that the safety of the children would be more important than the safety of the office personnel?
Also from many employees - whatever you do don't cross the SUPER - he will get rid of you.
Silence Dogood

Marietta, GA

#39 Sep 27, 2010
random wrote:
HCBOE office lost the following positions: Supervisor of Teaching and Learning, special education director, one secretarial position, personnel director (now full time position gone instead of 50%), school improvment specialist.
Special education director position was done away with and replaced with 2 facilitators who are paid out of federal funds. Supervisor of Teaching and Learning (Janet Goodman) is now the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning. Annette Johnson, who was a school improvement specialist, is now a coordinator. Kersha is 1/2 time.
The special education director requested a transfer to the high school and was transfered to another school by the board and left Haralson County instead. Pepper Moon is the principal at WHES. Lorilyn Houston was bumped to a school last year and is an administrator there, filling a position that was left open by another person leaving.
Left at the board office to run everything is Stanton, Goodman, Johnson. Special ed facilitators are out in the schools and are not considered central office. The food services office has two employees, finance has 4. There are 3 secretaries. Transportation and technology are in a different facility. How you keep coming up with 45 people at the co is a mystery to me.
Then tell me this... why do they make the teachers create their curriculum for them. The make the teachers work on the report cards, come up with rubrics, and create all types of materials. Where is the curriculum director? There used to be one for the various grade levels. Now it belongs to the teachers? When do you allow the teachers to actually teach? Also... NOT ONE PERSON IN AN IMPORTANT POSITION IS LEFT IN THE COUNTY OFFICE IS FROM THIS COUNTY! IS THIS A FREAKIN JOKE!!! THE BOE NEEDS TO GROW A SET (YES... YOU TOO MAWTHA) AND GET RID OF SOME OF THESE PEOPLE! I know that we have qualified teachers with higher degrees that would great leaders AND they are from this community!

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#40 Sep 27, 2010
SILENCE YOU ARE RIGHT!! They don't care about the people born and raised here. It used to not be that way when I was in high school. Now if you ain't in the click, you might as well forget it.

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