NCTC wasting more cash

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#1 May 8, 2011
I read that NCTC want to spend 32 million dollars of other peoples money, to demo and reconstruct some buildings. They say the roof is bad, the foundation is unlevel and the A/C needs work. The roof will cost $250,000 to repair, the A/C could'nt cost over $500,000 to replace, and even if it cost $2,000.000 to repair the foundation, that still only 2.75 million dollars to repair the current facilities. Seems an awfull waste to p**s away 32 million when they could get by with only spending 2.75 million. They need to learn to spend our money like it was their money. No one in their right mind pushes their home down and rebuilds it because it needs a new roof, A/C and foundation repairs, thats just crazy. They keep selling the fact of how cheap it is for students to attend NCTC. Then they need to raise tuition on the students and let then pay for their own education, don't ask me to foot the bill for them. Let mommy and daddy bust out the extra coin for little Jimmy and Jayne to attend a "shiney, new school". Don't burden the innocent taxpayers of Cooke County for your mistakes. They're just going to transfer to another school in 2 years anywhy, and then their loyalty and cash will be somewhere else.
james

Gainesville, TX

#2 May 10, 2011
I looked at the NCTC website and found that the cost of 12 hrs at NCTC is about $550. If they would double that to $1100 per 12 hrs, that would raise an additional $5,035,800 per semister, or over 10 million dollars a year. I also saw that NCTC has a graduation rate of 6 percent. I'm no NCTC professor, but that dosent sound like a very good investment of tax dollars. Maybe if the students had to pay for a greater part of their education, they might place a higher value on it. I was always taught that people don't value things that are given to them, and judging by the NCTC rate, I believe it.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#4 May 28, 2011
Now that the 32 million has been voted down, I bet they(NCTC) pull a GISD end-around. You know what i'm talking about, they will break it down into smaller projects, pass them through one at a time until they have the 32 million funded. Plus we might get a new soccer field out of the deal. The NCTC Board of Trustees are not to be trusted, they are as shady as the GISD Board.
enorma stits

Frisco, TX

#5 Jun 21, 2011
Did Hugh call that one. I just saw in the paper that NCTC is getting ready to prepare arguments for a new bond election. They think they just didn't explain how bad things really were. Maybe they just don't understand that we don't want to spend millions of $'s on their petprojects. They need to figure out how to operate within their budget, or raise their budget without getting into our pocketbooks. Let the students that will benifit from the new buildings pay for them. I see no benifit from them.
Steve

Muenster, TX

#6 Sep 11, 2011
NCTC decided they still need everything but lowered the bond issue to $30,704,000 or something like that. Dr. Hadlock accused the opponents of spreading misinformation but was very reluctant to identify exactly what was misleading and spent a lot of taxpayer money on attorneys trying to avoid the question. Do Hadlock seems to want a free pass to question the integrity of the bond opponents and then if they ask for information, he wants to complain about how much it is costing the college.

The PIA requests are lawful requests. If he's so concerned about the wasting taxpayer money, why was Dr. Hadlock handing out campaign signs out of his office and writing ads during business hours with taxpayer resources??? The Texas Ethics Commission has two open investigations on the misuse of public funds for political purposes by Dr. Hadlock.

Some of us will be writing Letters to the Editor in the local newspapers. The more the better.

Check out our web site for more information on NCTC and the reasons to vote against the bond at www.cookecitizens.org .

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#7 Sep 15, 2011
NCTC and Dr. Hadlock are like a bunch of 8 year old spoiled brats, they want new buildings and they are going to whine, cry and fingerpoint until they get what they want. They think we are just too stupid to understand how bad they really want our money. It's the same as Mr. Hess wasting millions on the courthouse, it's about leaving a legasy, not about what is actually NEEDED. In the worst economic times since the Great Depression they come to us wanting millions of dollars when we have trouble putting food on our table for OUR children. They want us to supplement the education of other peoples children while ours don't have enough to eat.
No NCTC

Gainesville, TX

#8 Nov 2, 2011
I just read a very well written article in The Weekly News. It is mostly quotes from Mr. Haayen explain the colleges position on why they "need" our money. One paragraph goes on to explain that for the average Cooke County student to attend NCTC for 2 years, then transfer to a real college, saves little Jimmy or Janie's mommy and daddy $16000 in tuition fees. My question is why should we have our pocket picked to pay for someone elses kids to go to college. It's like imminent domain for our money, they think they know better uses for our money, so they're gonna take it from us. If all these local NCTC supporters want NCTC to have more money, they are free to give them as much of their money through donations. But don't force me to give them my hard-earned money.
Michell

Gainesville, TX

#9 Nov 6, 2011
One can't help but notice all of the full-page pro-NCTC ads running in the paper lately. If they put this much time, effort, energy and cash into NCTC itself instead of wasting all these man hours and cash trying to get me to give them my money. They would be able to build the new campus they've always dreamed of. Or here's another idea, sell the naming rights to these buildings. We could have the John Schmitz/B29 health center. Or the First State Bank equine reserch center. The people that are such big supporters of NCTC also have all the taxbreaks, shelters and abatements that protect them from paying taxes. If they want NCTC to have money they can dig deep in their own pocket. But stay out of mine!
amazed

Gainesville, TX

#10 Nov 6, 2011
The GDR has a story about nctc plans to build an agricultural center north of leopard stadium? Is that part of this bond package we are voting on? GISD is in on it as well & there is no people more crooked than GISD board of trustees! I will vote no just because they are involved!

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#11 Nov 9, 2011
I wonder how long before we get "bond election part III" shoved down our throats?
Does my vote count

Gainesville, TX

#12 Nov 9, 2011
Enough is enough

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Gainesville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Criminal defense lawyers Apr 22 Persons without m... 2
Robert Earle Merritt aka Bobby Feb '17 Facts 1
News Gainesville man dies in house fire (Apr '09) Feb '17 Sun 522
Germanfest sponsored by the Muenster Tx Chamber... (Apr '16) Jan '17 Crazy guy 3
Wifes who cheated (Aug '12) Sep '16 David French fries 3
larii collazo (Jul '16) Aug '16 tu rodia 2
News Weather 31 mins ago 12:49 p.m.Whitesboro reside... (Jun '16) Jun '16 WesWaller 1

Gainesville Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Gainesville Mortgages