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use some smarts

Douglas, GA

#1 Feb 25, 2013
I don't work for the school. If my little girls can't get to school, how do they except the staff and others to get to school. Think about it, teachers have kids. So they have to leave their kids home and travel in this horrible weather. The roads are flooded, and then rain keeps coming. So I guess the teachers are to risks their well beings to get to school, were there are no students. Coffee County makes some of the most absurd choices. I do not understand what travels through the school system. Coffee County school system, wastes days so when it does get bad here. They do not have the days to spare.The judgement call is ludicrous. The school board relatively slow in mental or emotional development. They never think things out, wasting days and money.... teachers get treated bad enough, so they now have to risks their lives in bad weather too.
judgement

Douglas, GA

#2 Feb 25, 2013
I understand what you are saying. The school board does need to choose more carefully, on what it does. If they close the school down for the weather then close it for everyone, stop wasting tax payers money. Why send staff in when, there are no students.
rain go away

Douglas, GA

#3 Feb 25, 2013
It is to dangerous for any one to be out in this mess, I feel for the light company. They have to get out and fixed the lines, but student and teachers should have to stay home. It's a good way to get someone hurt on these roads. There is water over them, and alot of dirt roads have washed out.
teacher

Moultrie, GA

#4 Feb 26, 2013
What are you complaining about? Evidently you have no clue as to what is going on in the school system. All staff and students are to stay home Tuesday. Atkinson County teachers have to report to school.
feels good

Kittanning, PA

#5 Feb 26, 2013
i feel ya on that i went down elzie anderson tonight and it was washed out and i live on westgreen hwy and i was planning on going to hazel hurst put in some applications but if it keeps flooding out there i may stay home or go visit a few friends in town and if any one wanna talk let me know
shameshame

Mcdonough, GA

#6 Feb 26, 2013
Only administrators are required to come tomorrow for Coffee.
RealityBites

Moultrie, GA

#7 Feb 26, 2013
use some smarts wrote:
I don't work for the school. If my little girls can't get to school, how do they except the staff and others to get to school. Think about it, teachers have kids. So they have to leave their kids home and travel in this horrible weather. The roads are flooded, and then rain keeps coming. So I guess the teachers are to risks their well beings to get to school, were there are no students. Coffee County makes some of the most absurd choices. I do not understand what travels through the school system. Coffee County school system, wastes days so when it does get bad here. They do not have the days to spare.The judgement call is ludicrous. The school board relatively slow in mental or emotional development. They never think things out, wasting days and money.... teachers get treated bad enough, so they now have to risks their lives in bad weather too.
Coffee County Schools have their work cut out for them if you are representative of the mentality they are trying to change. The school system made the decision early yesterday, in time to notify staff and the public what was going on. Every other district in the area with dirt roads made the same decsion. Teachers do not have to report, only administrators who can safely get there. Sounds to me as though things were thought out carefully.
The Noog Man

Adel, GA

#8 Feb 26, 2013
Yeah God forbid the people that work for the school system actually have to go to work. You know like the other 95% of us who don't get off work because the roads are bad. But I forget BOE employees are special right.
Teacher Too

Douglas, GA

#9 Feb 26, 2013
The Noog Man wrote:
Yeah God forbid the people that work for the school system actually have to go to work. You know like the other 95% of us who don't get off work because the roads are bad. But I forget BOE employees are special right.
How often do you take work home to do on your own time? How often do you stay at work two or three hours after quitin' time because you need to plan for the next day or get students' projects graded? Many teachers have to stay even later because they give up their planning period to cover for a teacher who is out sick. This is done to save the couty money during these tough times. I appreciate that the BOE recognizes that teachers work many hours overtime without compensation. This is a small way they can compensate without it costing tax payers extra money. Yes, teachers are special because they treat your children as though they are special. Thanks, Dr. Leis and BOE!
Teacher Too

Douglas, GA

#10 Feb 26, 2013
And before critism about a teacher not knowing how to spell..."couty" should be "county." I should have proofread better.
Calmly Keeping On

Douglas, GA

#11 Feb 26, 2013
use some smarts wrote:
I don't work for the school. If my little girls can't get to school, how do they except the staff and others to get to school. Think about it, teachers have kids. So they have to leave their kids home and travel in this horrible weather. The roads are flooded, and then rain keeps coming. So I guess the teachers are to risks their well beings to get to school, were there are no students. Coffee County makes some of the most absurd choices. I do not understand what travels through the school system. Coffee County school system, wastes days so when it does get bad here. They do not have the days to spare.The judgement call is ludicrous. The school board relatively slow in mental or emotional development. They never think things out, wasting days and money.... teachers get treated bad enough, so they now have to risks their lives in bad weather too.
???? The only staff asked to report are the administrators, principals and assistants, at the schools - if they can safely get to their campus. The NUMBER ONE reason for this is to stop parents, etc. from dropping their kids off on a day like today. Yes, it happens, more than anyone would think. Also, these admins are on full year contracts, not like teachers. After weather like we've had these principals are probably inspecting their schools and making sure everything is safe and secure for the students and teachers to return.
The Noog Man

Gordon, GA

#12 Feb 26, 2013
Teacher Too wrote:
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How often do you take work home to do on your own time? How often do you stay at work two or three hours after quitin' time because you need to plan for the next day or get students' projects graded? Many teachers have to stay even later because they give up their planning period to cover for a teacher who is out sick. This is done to save the couty money during these tough times. I appreciate that the BOE recognizes that teachers work many hours overtime without compensation. This is a small way they can compensate without it costing tax payers extra money. Yes, teachers are special because they treat your children as though they are special. Thanks, Dr. Leis and BOE!
Quite often actually. I know this is hard for you to believe but other people work too. And they have to take work home just like you do....gasp!. I will patiently wait for the other typical responses of how hard you work. And how it's for the children and not the amount of time off you get or the benefits. Or how it's the only job on earth that you rise in pay based on the number of degrees you add regardless whether or not you are worth a crap at your job. I don't have anything against teachers. They are a important part of society. I also know that a good teacher can change a childs life.

That being said. The average Joe in this town works just as hard as you do. Most likely for less pay, fewer benefits and considerably less time off.
You guys can quit with this noble, over worked crap you spew all the time. It gets old.
Spouse

Douglas, GA

#13 Feb 26, 2013
The Noog Man wrote:
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Quite often actually. I know this is hard for you to believe but other people work too. And they have to take work home just like you do....gasp!. I will patiently wait for the other typical responses of how hard you work. And how it's for the children and not the amount of time off you get or the benefits. Or how it's the only job on earth that you rise in pay based on the number of degrees you add regardless whether or not you are worth a crap at your job. I don't have anything against teachers. They are a important part of society. I also know that a good teacher can change a childs life.
That being said. The average Joe in this town works just as hard as you do. Most likely for less pay, fewer benefits and considerably less time off.
You guys can quit with this noble, over worked crap you spew all the time. It gets old.
There are very few other jobs in this county that require workers to take work home and the ones that do pay a hell of a lot more than teachers gets paid. I am sure all teachers are not the same but I live with a teacher who sacrifices much of her spare time and her pocketbook for the sake of students. I have seen her get clothes out of our daughters closet to take to a child who was practically wearing rags. She provides pencils and paper for students who have parents that won't buy school supplies. I have seen her broken-hearted because she could not do more for a student. Many and probably most teachers care more than the public will ever know.

Teaching is a noble profession along with several other professions. What a jealous geezer you are to begrudge teachers a couple of rain days off. It must suck to be you.
Spouse

Douglas, GA

#14 Feb 26, 2013
Or more importantly, it must suck to live with you. What a loser.
whatever

Douglas, GA

#15 Feb 26, 2013
teacher wrote:
What are you complaining about? Evidently you have no clue as to what is going on in the school system. All staff and students are to stay home Tuesday. Atkinson County teachers have to report to school.
Yes, I do.. and you are the dummy. I do know the the school were closed. Anyone who has a brain knows, that the roads are still bad. Even if the rain haas stopped. Rain is still running off and has no where to flow. But on a personal know you are an jackass.
gas master

Warner Robins, GA

#16 Feb 26, 2013
use some smarts wrote:
I don't work for the school. If my little girls can't get to school, how do they except the staff and others to get to school. Think about it, teachers have kids. So they have to leave their kids home and travel in this horrible weather. The roads are flooded, and then rain keeps coming. So I guess the teachers are to risks their well beings to get to school, were there are no students. Coffee County makes some of the most absurd choices. I do not understand what travels through the school system. Coffee County school system, wastes days so when it does get bad here. They do not have the days to spare.The judgement call is ludicrous. The school board relatively slow in mental or emotional development. They never think things out, wasting days and money.... teachers get treated bad enough, so they now have to risks their lives in bad weather too.
my child had a note from thier school 2/25/13 that said students AND staff were out. so how can you say the board made anyone come in?
grow up

Douglas, GA

#17 Feb 26, 2013
This was about the safety of the teachers and students. Teachers don't make to choices, the BOE do... that is what USE SOME SMARTS, was trying to say. The BOE need to think things out. The roads are unsafe for travel.... even regular people trying to work. If students can't make it , why do they think the teachers can or any body for that matter.
The Noog Man

Gordon, GA

#18 Feb 26, 2013
Spouse wrote:
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There are very few other jobs in this county that require workers to take work home and the ones that do pay a hell of a lot more than teachers gets paid. I am sure all teachers are not the same but I live with a teacher who sacrifices much of her spare time and her pocketbook for the sake of students. I have seen her get clothes out of our daughters closet to take to a child who was practically wearing rags. She provides pencils and paper for students who have parents that won't buy school supplies. I have seen her broken-hearted because she could not do more for a student. Many and probably most teachers care more than the public will ever know.
Teaching is a noble profession along with several other professions. What a jealous geezer you are to begrudge teachers a couple of rain days off. It must suck to be you.
Good for her. Still doesn't change anything I said. Anytime someone has the temerity to question a teacher we get the same canned responses about how much they sacrifice and how hard they work. For those that go above and beyond I say thank you and God bless. Now get back to work. Because that's the only thanks the rest of us get. That's all your gonna get either. Amazing how every teacher on earth is a bonafide saint. Who knew.
Spouse

Douglas, GA

#19 Feb 26, 2013
The Noog Man wrote:
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Good for her. Still doesn't change anything I said. Anytime someone has the temerity to question a teacher we get the same canned responses about how much they sacrifice and how hard they work. For those that go above and beyond I say thank you and God bless. Now get back to work. Because that's the only thanks the rest of us get. That's all your gonna get either. Amazing how every teacher on earth is a bonafide saint. Who knew.
Actually, I try to find the good in all people and of all professions. I am proud of our military personnel. I appreciate law enforcement and emergency responders. I am even grateful for the fast food cashiers or Wal-mart employees who are polite and helpful. I am so glad we have caring nurses and doctors. Even lawyers serve an important role in our society. Some jobs pay more than others. Some require physical labor and some mental stress. I am grateful for the people who continue their education so that they can serve as a teachers, doctors, lawyers, etc. Teachers get certain benefits because they are willing to go to college and get a degree. Doctors, who go to college even longer get to live in mansions and write prescriptions for themselves. I am sure there is even some perk that you get because of your profession. Quit hating and criticizing because someone else gets a little perk occasionally. If you think teachers "have it made" why aren't you a teacher?
The Noog Man

Gordon, GA

#20 Feb 26, 2013
I never said they have it all. I did say however that they get paid well. They have great benefits and a plethora of time off. I think its silly that they weren't required to go to work today if they could make it. If their road is so bad they can't make it out today. It's not gonna be better tomorrow. How much you want to bet if they have school tomorrow that the teachers all show up. My larger point is somehow people want teachers in general to be untouchable and set them all up as some selfless paragon of virtue. When the truth for most is almost always simpler. And rather than admit that they went into teaching for the pay, the benefits and the time off they and their defenders throw out the same tired and overused excuses that we hear time and time again. It's ALWAYS for the children.

The same thing is happening with our military. God Bless and keep anyone that serves our country. But you know what? All of them aren't heroes. Add Police and Firemen and Emergency personnel to that as well. I appreciate what they do and thank them for it. But they aren't heroes for doing what they signed up and get paid to do. To treat them all as heroes actually devalues true heroism when we find it.

Just my two cents.

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