Harvey Wimpleman

Duluth, GA

#81 Feb 3, 2013
I feel sorry for the BOE in this county having to put up with all of you bit#hy azz women. They couldn't pay me enough to do that job and put up with you damn idiots.
pissed

Atlanta, GA

#82 Feb 3, 2013
Will wrote:
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That is the reasoning behind this decision. Though a parent has the right to collect their children, when they are under duress I would imagine they loose that right for the protection of the child. The child is safer in the school than in their parrents house or car. In addition I would assume that the school was unaware that the warning was over or was awaiting instructions from the county. In any event I would not risk the saftey of the office staff so that an idiot could in danger her child. What you didn't want die alone so you went to pick up your kids? Idiot.
Really? How do you know my home does not have a storm shelter? Or that my house was built with severe weather in mind causing reinforced walls and materials. The one level school with a leaky roof in the middle of 1/2 mile long straight stretch is not more sound than any other house that is not in need of repairs. Under NO circumstance does a parent lose the rights to their kids unless proven unfit. As far as the safety of the staff, them sitting behind their desk gossipping and hitting a button on a walkie talkie does not put them at any extra risk since they were already sitting there gossipping. If it was that big of a concern why was school released on time, during which there was a warning lasting until 4. Btw, Taylorsville was the only school that had this issue that day, so in your theory, the other schools and faculties didn't care about their students? Can't have it both ways.
pissed

Atlanta, GA

#83 Feb 3, 2013
mrsgsp wrote:
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You said exactly what I was thinking. The ones that are upset are the parents who are raising their kids to be sheep guided by the government while calling us free thinkers the big bad wolves. Yet, us wolves are the ones that keep this country afloat and protected. It amazes me how some people came to the defense of the school. How dare we care about our children?!?! I understand during situations like these, its hard for the staff to handle the number of parents but if you have that big of a problem then someone needs to have a procedure for checkout. I am thankful I spoke with the school board and they are going to try to come up with a plan but there will be something else in the near future. As long as we stand up for ourselves and our families, we're going to butt heads with those that feel they get to decide what's best for us.
Glad to know I won't be the only one arguing with them :) From your post, it sounds like you are involved at the school. I think I know who you are. Umm, how can I ask this without providing who you are. Are you the trooper's wife with 2 children that "stand out like fire "?
pissed

Atlanta, GA

#84 Feb 3, 2013
My God wrote:
I notice these people who hate public schools have had all their darling precious children in them.
Pissed. Take your brats out of the county schools since you can do better for them. Also, please, it's over, STFU about it. Your husband, if you still have one, has my sympathy for having to listen to your whiney azz every day. You probably whine and bitch during sex, too.
Please.. STFU
He does not need your sympathy but thanks for caring. He likes my mentality, part of the reason why we've been married for so long. This is a discussion forum and people are still talking about it so I'm going to reply. I can afford better for them, but don't want them surrounded by rich spoiled children. I intentionally live in the taylorsville district so they can have the best education at a public level. Doesn't mean I will sacrifice my rights for that either.
pissed

Atlanta, GA

#85 Feb 3, 2013
mrsgsp wrote:
I don't think schools should have to compete for a child to get a good education. Some schools may not be as educated as others, does that mean the children in the lower ranking school should be given a lesser opportunity to become someone? No! However, if the educators cannot improve their scores then someone who is capable needs to step in. I don't think schools, people, or any groups should be given a free pass while others have to work hard to achieve the same goals. That shows either A: money can buy you opportunity, causing selfishness and entitlement or B: the underachievers who do not have a problem being at the bottom of the barrel with their hand reached out waiting for someone to save them. The problem with alot of these schools are really the parents. They don't enforce homework, expectations and accountability. They feel that their child is entitled to the same 1st place ribbon that the child who studied their butts off got. If parents got involved in the child's school, hobbies, community with the intention of guiding them and supporting them by letting them fall and helping them back up, hugging them and pushing them to try again, then the child will hold themselves to higher standards and will not easily quit. Just my opinion.
Exactly! That's the problem we're having, we are involved in our children's lives and voice our concerns when something isn't right as opposed of just taking it and letting them turn out however.
Kimberly Jacobson

Cartersville, GA

#86 Feb 3, 2013
With the exception of mrsgsp, NO child should have been released!!mrsgsp, I commend you for seeing both sides of this matter, you had an emergency and that means that you had a VALID excuse for your child/children to be released to you! For the parents that went to get their children whether the warning had been lifted or not you were NOT thinking CLEARLY that is the only thing that I can think of... the educators were only thinking of your child/rens safety! Would you have wanted your child/ren released knowing that you could be held responisible had another storm come through? I am thinking that maybe Bartow County Schools need to investigate in maybe getting an ignorance clause in a note to let people get their child/ren in dangerous weather releasing Bartow County Schools of any legal action!!This note must be signed in tripilcate so that there is one for the Board of Education one for the school itself and one for the parent that was to IGNORANT to leave their child/ren where they were safe!! If this seems harsh I am so sorry but maybe yall need to wake up and realize that the Bartow County School Board and those in the schools only had your child/rens safety at heart!!!
Really

Cartersville, GA

#87 Feb 3, 2013
Kimberly Jacobson wrote:
With the exception of mrsgsp, NO child should have been released!!mrsgsp, I commend you for seeing both sides of this matter, you had an emergency and that means that you had a VALID excuse for your child/children to be released to you! For the parents that went to get their children whether the warning had been lifted or not you were NOT thinking CLEARLY that is the only thing that I can think of... the educators were only thinking of your child/rens safety! Would you have wanted your child/ren released knowing that you could be held responisible had another storm come through? I am thinking that maybe Bartow County Schools need to investigate in maybe getting an ignorance clause in a note to let people get their child/ren in dangerous weather releasing Bartow County Schools of any legal action!!This note must be signed in tripilcate so that there is one for the Board of Education one for the school itself and one for the parent that was to IGNORANT to leave their child/ren where they were safe!! If this seems harsh I am so sorry but maybe yall need to wake up and realize that the Bartow County School Board and those in the schools only had your child/rens safety at heart!!!
I'm sorry, in a free society, it isn't up to "the authorities" to decide what someone does or doesn't do. You cannot protect people or their children from every decision you think they are making in a wrong manner. It isn't your job, nor is it the job of the government.

We need to let people be responsible for themselves and their families, and stay out of others' business.

And we need to stop bailing people out financially for their wrong decisions (I'm not talking about true needs, but lazy good for nothing people). Then our society will start being more responsible. Government (even a school) is not our child's parent.
Will

Cartersville, GA

#88 Feb 3, 2013
pissed wrote:
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Really? How do you know my home does not have a storm shelter? Or that my house was built with severe weather in mind causing reinforced walls and materials. The one level school with a leaky roof in the middle of 1/2 mile long straight stretch is not more sound than any other house that is not in need of repairs. Under NO circumstance does a parent lose the rights to their kids unless proven unfit. As far as the safety of the staff, them sitting behind their desk gossipping and hitting a button on a walkie talkie does not put them at any extra risk since they were already sitting there gossipping. If it was that big of a concern why was school released on time, during which there was a warning lasting until 4. Btw, Taylorsville was the only school that had this issue that day, so in your theory, the other schools and faculties didn't care about their students? Can't have it both ways.
I cannot foresee a public policy that involves the safety of minors based upon the structural stability of an individuals home. I assure you looking at the damage inflicted on Adaresville the safest place for the children was the center block constructed school. Not the parents car. But then my household if full of working taxpayers with no children. I can only insure you that to eliminate at least one tax ride and one idiot threw natural causes would only benefit this local society. So next time there is a thunder storm and you are at home alone pick up your children stand on top of your car with an umbrella and squeeze them real tight. But then if you tell the school your plans they might stop you. So keep it a secret.
Will

Cartersville, GA

#89 Feb 3, 2013
Really wrote:
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I'm sorry, in a free society, it isn't up to "the authorities" to decide what someone does or doesn't do. You cannot protect people or their children from every decision you think they are making in a wrong manner. It isn't your job, nor is it the job of the government.
We need to let people be responsible for themselves and their families, and stay out of others' business.
And we need to stop bailing people out financially for their wrong decisions (I'm not talking about true needs, but lazy good for nothing people). Then our society will start being more responsible. Government (even a school) is not our child's parent.
Despite the fact that you deviating from the subject. In an ideal world I would agree with you 100%. But because this is not an ideal world Iím sorry. Children have very few rights that a parent cannot over rule. In events where a parentís decision can place a child in harmís way I think that it is in societyís best interest to protect the child despite that political environment. A Childs safety should be above politics and in some situations above individualís rights. I think that as a parent you make that decision to accept this reality when you "choose" to have a child. Society that you choose to raise your child in has a role to play in its development and protecting its safety and rights. Even if the parents object to it. It isnít that we the society wants to deny a parent their role in rearing the youth, more over we want to see that the child is safe. Anyone can have a child, I do mean anyone. But how many of these parent that you trust with a child would you trust with your wallet?

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#90 Feb 3, 2013
The ignorance and arrogance that is being exhibited on here by some people is stunning. Parents are perfectly capable of and have every right to make decisions on where their children should be in times of potential threat. But there seems to be a whole lot of herd mentality being exhibited. What do you care if a parent believes that the safest and best place for their children is at home? It is not infringing on you in any way. Personal responsibility and respect for the individual, it is the American way - for now, anyway.
@pissed - I have been in agreement with your decision, but I do not understand why you felt the need to presumably lump all those whose parents chose to put them in one of the private schools offered locally as "rich spoiled children". My children attended one of those schools and in those 15+ years, I could count on one hand the number of children that I felt matched that description. There were many parents who sacrificed greatly in order to give their children the education they believed was appropriate for them.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#91 Feb 3, 2013
Will wrote:
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Despite the fact that you deviating from the subject. In an ideal world I would agree with you 100%. But because this is not an ideal world Iím sorry. Children have very few rights that a parent cannot over rule. In events where a parentís decision can place a child in harmís way I think that it is in societyís best interest to protect the child despite that political environment. A Childs safety should be above politics and in some situations above individualís rights. I think that as a parent you make that decision to accept this reality when you "choose" to have a child. Society that you choose to raise your child in has a role to play in its development and protecting its safety and rights. Even if the parents object to it. It isnít that we the society wants to deny a parent their role in rearing the youth, more over we want to see that the child is safe. Anyone can have a child, I do mean anyone. But how many of these parent that you trust with a child would you trust with your wallet?
You keep presuming that the parent's decision was putting their children in danger. You have no clue what the conditions were when the parent went, you have no idea what their home is like, you have no idea how far from the school they live. All these factors presumably went into the parent's decision and all of these factors you have no personal knowledge of. Big Brother is not welcome in these types of decisions, especially an ignorant Big Brother.
Really

Cartersville, GA

#92 Feb 3, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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You keep presuming that the parent's decision was putting their children in danger. You have no clue what the conditions were when the parent went, you have no idea what their home is like, you have no idea how far from the school they live. All these factors presumably went into the parent's decision and all of these factors you have no personal knowledge of. Big Brother is not welcome in these types of decisions, especially an ignorant Big Brother.
Aggie, I am glad there is at least one other person in Cartersville who thinks this collectivist "it takes a village" mentality is hogwash. And I completely agree with you about kids who don't attend public school not being "spoiled rich kids." I know a lot of private and homeschooled kids whose parents sacrifice extras to provide a better education than the herd mentality they are getting at the local public "Common Core Curriculum" schools. All this "it isn't a perfect world" crap is a product of generations of dumbed down European style (Prussian, to be exact) education. And I didn't change the subject, what I said earlier was exactly in line with what these parents from Taylorsville were trying to say: it isn't up to the school where my children are safest.

Anyway, since I'm not going to convince any of the villagers, I'm moving on. Life is too short to argue with people who want Big Brother to tell them where they are safe.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#93 Feb 3, 2013
Really wrote:
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Aggie, I am glad there is at least one other person in Cartersville who thinks this collectivist "it takes a village" mentality is hogwash. And I completely agree with you about kids who don't attend public school not being "spoiled rich kids." I know a lot of private and homeschooled kids whose parents sacrifice extras to provide a better education than the herd mentality they are getting at the local public "Common Core Curriculum" schools. All this "it isn't a perfect world" crap is a product of generations of dumbed down European style (Prussian, to be exact) education. And I didn't change the subject, what I said earlier was exactly in line with what these parents from Taylorsville were trying to say: it isn't up to the school where my children are safest.
Anyway, since I'm not going to convince any of the villagers, I'm moving on. Life is too short to argue with people who want Big Brother to tell them where they are safe.
Good idea, I think I'll join you.(and thanks)
well

Cartersville, GA

#95 Feb 3, 2013
pissed wrote:
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Really? How do you know my home does not have a storm shelter? Or that my house was built with severe weather in mind causing reinforced walls and materials. The one level school with a leaky roof in the middle of 1/2 mile long straight stretch is not more sound than any other house that is not in need of repairs. Under NO circumstance does a parent lose the rights to their kids unless proven unfit. As far as the safety of the staff, them sitting behind their desk gossipping and hitting a button on a walkie talkie does not put them at any extra risk since they were already sitting there gossipping. If it was that big of a concern why was school released on time, during which there was a warning lasting until 4. Btw, Taylorsville was the only school that had this issue that day, so in your theory, the other schools and faculties didn't care about their students? Can't have it both ways.
Ok so now you're going to change your story so that they were sitting and gossiping and doing nothing. You are the type of bully that makes every cashier, waitress, customer service, cringe when you walk in the door. But I'm sure you sleep good, what do you care about other people. Boss your way to the very end.
Kimberly Jacobson

Cartersville, GA

#96 Feb 4, 2013
snoopy wrote:
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What time did you pick up your kids again Ms Jacobson?
First of all I don't have any children in the Bartow County School system nor do I have any children in the Cartersville City School system,nor do they go to any private school and NO they are not homeschooled my children are grown and have children of their own but if my chilren had been in school I would have left them there where I KNOW that they were safe! The school was right in keeping those children safe in the center hallways!So "snoopy" if my children had been in school they would have taken the bus home after the school released them!! Thank you for caring though!Oh and by the way one of my grandchildren attends school in Alabama and the other one is in daycare in Rome Georgia!!
Pompous

Cedartown, GA

#97 Feb 4, 2013
They must be very proud. Eye roll
jo jo whites

United States

#98 Feb 4, 2013
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Reality Bites

Calhoun, GA

#99 Feb 4, 2013
For a lot of people to gripe about schools , they sure do sound uneducated as hell
pissed

Covington, GA

#100 Feb 4, 2013
Kimberly Jacobson wrote:
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First of all I don't have any children in the Bartow County School system nor do I have any children in the Cartersville City School system,nor do they go to any private school and NO they are not homeschooled my children are grown and have children of their own but if my chilren had been in school I would have left them there where I KNOW that they were safe! The school was right in keeping those children safe in the center hallways!So "snoopy" if my children had been in school they would have taken the bus home after the school released them!! Thank you for caring though!Oh and by the way one of my grandchildren attends school in Alabama and the other one is in daycare in Rome Georgia!!
Letting your hypothetical children ride the bus is the first indication about the safety of your children. Pardon me if I give a rats behind about what you think is safe. Fyi, a tornado can destroy a school as easily as any business and how many were left standing in adairsville? The 40 personnel at the school is going to shield 600 kids...impossible.
yes

Cartersville, GA

#102 Feb 4, 2013
Kimberly Jacobson wrote:
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First of all I don't have any children in the Bartow County School system nor do I have any children in the Cartersville City School system,nor do they go to any private school and NO they are not homeschooled my children are grown and have children of their own but if my chilren had been in school I would have left them there where I KNOW that they were safe! The school was right in keeping those children safe in the center hallways!So "snoopy" if my children had been in school they would have taken the bus home after the school released them!! Thank you for caring though!Oh and by the way one of my grandchildren attends school in Alabama and the other one is in daycare in Rome Georgia!!
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You seem to be mad at everything. damn woman, take a xanax.

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