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Martensdale-St. Mary's cuts teacher, halves music department

There are 142 comments on the WHOtv story from Apr 12, 2010, titled Martensdale-St. Mary's cuts teacher, halves music department. In it, WHOtv reports that:

Martinsdale-St. Mary's is just another school district facing budget cuts. Susan Clark will likely be one of those cuts.

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tired of idiots

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#143 May 15, 2010
done but not forgotten wrote:
Not rumor- told to a parent by an administrator.. Call the Dept of Ed about the special ed. We were underpaid $196,000 because the paperwork wasn't done properly. We didn't devide the community when the suuperintendant decided to kill the music program. If you really cared about your kids, you'd be asking questions and not just whining. I will do what is best for my kids. They are my priority. Don't ask me to support a school that doesn't support my kids. And for Mrs. Clark and Mrs, Sondag- you support their dedication and hard work, you don't spit on it. Don't sweep this under the rug, it's not going away. It's about the kids not your tender feelings.
Your facts are right. Three and a half teachers, seven aides, one costodian and one high school secretary. Twelve and a half positions in a school of 524. Four administrators, for a school of 524 students. Over $90,000 for a superintendant of 524 students, what the #@&###! is wrong with this picture?$300,000 in cuts and we are still over $300,000 in debt. Facts facts facts, not nuts not incendiary, not clueless, FACTS. Someone needs to answer some hard hard questions about how we got here. Blaming the governor won't do it, he's not responsible for this ungodly deficit. Don't follow lockstep behind the board and administration, think for yourself, show some intelligence. The leadership can't be trusted. People have lost respect for them. The should step down and an investigation should be started. Soon.
SteveB

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#144 Apr 24, 2012
This was a huge windfall for everyone but the community. The school was not represented well by an alumni. To hear them refer to the leaders as small town fools as they position them self by purchasing the land to the north of the feild and trying to get the city to give them services so they can develop will back fire once the true motives become clear. Just my observations!

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