The New Millcreek School District
Citizen of Millcreek

Erie, PA

#211 Mar 16, 2014
Taxpayer wrote:
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The "team"? Seriously? And even if I believed you have devined this great secret (that's sarcasm in case you missed it), what exactly are you going to "confront" me about, and how?Are you going to get a mob to threaten me? For disagreeing with your homophobic Gestapo tactics, based on fear and irrational supposition? For behaving in a small minded, narrowed view, obstructionist manner? It's a free country. You can act as foolish as you want. But I am also free to say I disagree, and it matters not if you don't like it.
Everyone. "team and taxpayer" should express their thoughts about thjs mess.
Legal Eagle

Erie, PA

#212 Mar 16, 2014
Citizen of Millcreek wrote:
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Everyone. "team and taxpayer" should express their thoughts about thjs mess.
That's right, backpedal.
Father Gino Saducci

Erie, PA

#213 Mar 16, 2014
Legal Eagle wrote:
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That's right, backpedal.
You are an illegal duck.
I call bs

Erie, PA

#214 Mar 18, 2014
Enough is enough. This constant cutting and attacking of the elementary schools has gone on to far. School choice, two schools, tech budget slashing, property investment and now the Montessori program? Is it because they think the elementary parents are newer to the gig and won't organize and bitch? Are there no cuts that can be done at McDowell or the middle schools? Think of your property taxes. Parents look at elementary schools for where to live and pay taxes for the next decades. So if the MTSD pushes this demographic away at the same time they massive elderly population retires/passes on/moves into a home....who will pay the tax bills? The remaining middle will have huge tax rate increases. How completely illogical! Not to mention the numbers in the newspapers were not correct and skewed. The real goal is to shift the Montessori teachers into regular positions being left by early retirees instead of hiring....but they won't stay as they are higher trained....and the MTSD can then hire new cheaper teachers. They're using the early retirement as a way to shut the Montessori program down. Every year the program is full and kids are denied showing a demand. Reorganize? Streamline?...sure I'm all ears....straight removal all within ten days of announcing the idea which the curriculum director mentioned and Hall followed. He is freaking out because he has no way to close this deficit. I disagree and it will cost residents and tax dollars leading to ongoing tax rate increases.
Prometheus Studies

Erie, PA

#215 Mar 18, 2014
Taker not a maker wrote:
You want a solution? Pension reform, but until then stop giving raises.$45-50k for teachers with a masters at max. 30 years in the classroom? Good for you, but still not worth $74,000 plus a pension of $50,000k per year upon retirement.
I think teachers are worth about $60,000, but $74,000 is over the top. These contracts coming up will need to be very tight. I don't mind paying strong salaries, but the pension and healthcare is making it harder and harder. Ask around and hearing that retired teachers are getting like 80% of what they got while working is ridiculous. They better not expect much in the way of raises. Let them strike. By law they can only strike so many days anyhow making the strikes virtually useless anyhow.

What bothers me most is that the student will suffer the most, even more than taxpayers and teachers when class sizes increase. They will too. They can't let go of teachers just because they have a deficit of $4.4 million. But when they close the next school (CH) they will be able to show 20 or more teachers the door no matter how much the union flops around.
Millcreek

Erie, PA

#216 Mar 18, 2014
Class size will go up but it will be the unions fault! They are out pricing themselves.
taxpayer too

Sharon, PA

#217 Mar 19, 2014
Taxpayer wrote:
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Silly rabbit. I've been using it for about two years.(And it's "you're", not your.) As I said, Mike Palermo couldn't put this long a written sentence together, nor could he have a discussion with someone with whom he disagrees without loosing his temper.
It is "losing", not "loosing". Pay attention.
Millcreek Dog

Erie, PA

#218 Mar 19, 2014
We push comes to shove the teachers and their union are e the e main problem.
MillFair

Vienna, WV

#219 Mar 20, 2014
You people are totally clueless. You need past educators on the board to solve these problems. You can't run it like a business. How many board members have been in the schools,besides for an activity after school. Think about it
Millcreek Dog

Erie, PA

#220 Mar 21, 2014
MillFair wrote:
You people are totally clueless. You need past educators on the board to solve these problems. You can't run it like a business. How many board members have been in the schools,besides for an activity after school. Think about it
You are an idiot, "past educators" are clueless and part of the problem.
Taxpayer

Erie, PA

#221 Mar 21, 2014
Millcreek Dog wrote:
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You are an idiot, "past educators" are clueless and part of the problem.
So you're saying that instead of people with business and economic backgrounds sitting on the board of banks, they should have carpenters and waitresses? Just because you went to school doesn't mean you know anything about how they run. Educators on school boards make sense, as long as they have competent superintendents and business managers on whom to rely. It's better than having board members like Scutella and Palermo who had no clue about curriculum or anything related to instruction. However, it really comes down to the quality of the individual. Wilga is a former educator, and he is as dumb as a bag of hammers.
Millcreek Dog

Erie, PA

#222 Mar 21, 2014
Taxpayer wrote:
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So you're saying that instead of people with business and economic backgrounds sitting on the board of banks, they should have carpenters and waitresses? Just because you went to school doesn't mean you know anything about how they run. Educators on school boards make sense, as long as they have competent superintendents and business managers on whom to rely. It's better than having board members like Scutella and Palermo who had no clue about curriculum or anything related to instruction. However, it really comes down to the quality of the individual. Wilga is a former educator, and he is as dumb as a bag of hammers.
We all know that 99% of school teachers and "educators" have little common sense let alone business sense. Get business people without egos or agendas and we will be fine.
Taxpayer

Erie, PA

#223 Mar 21, 2014
Millcreek Dog wrote:
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We all know that 99% of school teachers and "educators" have little common sense let alone business sense. Get business people without egos or agendas and we will be fine.
Oh, come on! "99%"? Really, stop pulling ridiculous numbers out of the air.
Millcreek Dog

Erie, PA

#224 Mar 21, 2014
Taxpayer wrote:
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Oh, come on! "99%"? Really, stop pulling ridiculous numbers out of the air.
OK sorry, 100%.
Taxpayer

Erie, PA

#225 Mar 21, 2014
Gee and you wonder why no one listens to you or takes you seriously. Unnecessary, dude.
breathe

Erie, PA

#226 Mar 21, 2014
For the first time in a long time...there may be hope on the horizon....John, Mike, Donna....while they aren't perfect...they are certainly listening to and engaging with the public...between CCOM and No New McDowell...the elected officials may start to pay attention to a force other than the teachers union...a force stronger than any force in history....we the people...do not falter, stay the course, get involved, get informed, go to meetings, be positive, be cautiously optimistic...have hope...stand your ground on what you are passionate about...remember you bought into this Millcreek "corporation" when you purchased your home....that means you are a "shareholder" and you have the right to be heard, to ask questions and to get answers....go NNM & CCOM finally a medium for the masses
MillFair

Vienna, WV

#227 Mar 21, 2014
Wow! This is like watching Fox News Channel!
Millcreek Dog

Erie, PA

#228 Mar 22, 2014
breathe wrote:
For the first time in a long time...there may be hope on the horizon....John, Mike, Donna....while they aren't perfect...they are certainly listening to and engaging with the public...between CCOM and No New McDowell...the elected officials may start to pay attention to a force other than the teachers union...a force stronger than any force in history....we the people...do not falter, stay the course, get involved, get informed, go to meetings, be positive, be cautiously optimistic...have hope...stand your ground on what you are passionate about...remember you bought into this Millcreek "corporation" when you purchased your home....that means you are a "shareholder" and you have the right to be heard, to ask questions and to get answers....go NNM & CCOM finally a medium for the masses
Well said, the problem is teachers and 'NO CHANGE' liberals like some posters on here want the same old same old and total control They don't want any new ideas or solutions.
math teacher

Erie, PA

#229 Mar 23, 2014
Teachers on here are the only ones who make sense.
Father Gino Saducci

Erie, PA

#230 Mar 25, 2014
math teacher wrote:
Teachers on here are the only ones who make sense.
Teachers on here are the only ones who make NO sense.

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