Charleston, High School, Charleston, IL

Charleston, High School, Charleston, IL

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Mattoon, IL

#1 Dec 18, 2011
I am sending this out to all who will hear it and react. It sadden me to see the condition of Charleston High School this last week.
The roof in the older part of the school is leaking so bad that there were trash cans in the hallway to catch the water.

I think this disturbed me the most because we as a community could help. We are all concerened about taxes and state cuts, but my question is; Where is our community support?

I was so proud to see all of the parents supporting the Trojans during the year. How supportive we all were.

How can we take some of that support and insure our children have a safe place to attend school? Cuts in the budget does not mean we should sit back and let the state and school regional offices worry about this. We as a community are physically and some are financially able to help fix the leaking roof.

What happened to us? I have read and been a part of this community doing some wonderful things in this area, but our school is falling down around us. What are we as a community going to do about it?

Please form a committee with the school system and find a way to improve the conditions of our high school. Cuts or no cuts, our children should have better conditions.

Let's go Trojan community..........

Charleston, IL

#2 Dec 18, 2011
Perhaps a few of the following individuals could donate towards the repairs. We as taxpayers, will find it more and more difficult to continue to pay these wages and physically maintain our community. Our dwindling local economy can NOT afford these vultures!


Steve Ferguson $166,502 (County)
Lonnie Lutz $149,850 (County)
James Littleford $132,912 ($3k raise last year)(School)
Diane Hutchins $111,474 ($2700 raise in 2010?)(School)
Richard Smith $110,171 (City)
Vilardo $104,190 (School)
Poffinbarger $91,796 (School)
Curtis Buescher $91,678 (City)
McMillan $90,590 (School)
Terry Diss $88,809 (School)
Tina Winings $87,458 (School)
Richard Giordano $79,567 (Police)
Pat Goodwin $78,332 (Fire)
Robert Foster $77,290 (Fire)
Joe Winnett $76,921 (Fire)
Bryan Baker $74,120 (Police)
Richard Edwards $73,479 (Fire)
Dave Chambers $73,287 (Police)
James Blagg $71,760 (Police)

I see a roof in there!
The median income for a HOUSEHOLD in the city is $24,140

Charleston, IL

#3 Dec 18, 2011
There are many many more within the community also earning 70k+ from us taxpayers.

Charleston, IL

#4 Dec 19, 2011
They retire rather nicely off the taxpayer also

Charleston, IL

#5 Dec 21, 2011
The board is scheduled to vote on authorizing the repairs at its meeting tonight. It will also vote on a budget fund transfer that could help pay for future work, as well as hear a report on a sales tax that might also be a funding source down the road.

Coles County voters decisively defeated such a referendum last year.

He said it's "possible" the school district could pursue another referendum on the tax but considerable board discussion would have to take place first.

Read more:
Fiscal Consevative

Charleston, IL

#6 Dec 21, 2011
I can see where they need a tax referendum. Lets start with lowering some of those outrageous salaries. Try getting a job and earning that kind of money in the private sector.

Charleston, IL

#7 Dec 24, 2011
Quit whining you know you are going to pay their wages and fix the roof lol
mike anderson

Terre Haute, IN

#8 Jan 5, 2012
Anyone remember way back a student named Teri Sanders, she would have graduated possible in the mid 70's and if so does anyone know where she is now

Charleston, IL

#9 Jan 5, 2012
Mr. Anderson,
Give it up pervert and quit stalking. Typical pig. Why dont you try hanging yourself in the closet while you jack? Thats what our local perverts do.

Charleston, IL

#12 Jan 18, 2012
susan is on a roll u go girl

Charleston, IL

#13 Feb 2, 2012
Tax increase...Possibly.
Looks to me like they are all already raping the taxpayer!

Charleston, IL

#14 Feb 5, 2012
great thread

Charleston, IL

#15 Feb 17, 2012
When will CHS get the full time cop at their schools?

Charleston, IL

#16 Feb 21, 2012
Is the roof fixed yet? I need some work.

Charleston, IL

#17 Feb 23, 2012
I need some of that Coles County stimulus money. Raise taxes and pay those people listed above better.
Country Girl

Litchfield, IL

#18 Feb 24, 2012
Apparently they need a school cop....I just caught wind there is possibly a student right now with a gun.

Charleston, IL

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