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concerned mother

Adel, GA

#1 Aug 10, 2012
Has anyone else had any problems at the primary school so far this year? My child has not been going to recess, he said he has been standing and waiting to get to eat lunch, and told me this morning something went on making all the kids end up in the gym... I work late and wasnt able to call to find out what happened
HHH

Baxley, GA

#2 Aug 11, 2012
Well, kids have always had to stand and wait to eat lunch... that is if you mean standing in line to heat. However, the problem stems from the idiotic principal that our wonderful school board hired over three very qualified candidates. A special thanks goes out to our local school board for giving another job to someone from out of town and for making an inconvenience for the citizens of this county. Thanks you Arthur Yawn, Shannon Brown, Roger Ogilvie, John Girtman, Greg Brantley, Pam Davis, and Stanley McCoy. You guys are the best.
What Else

Fitzgerald, GA

#3 Aug 11, 2012
HHH wrote:
Well, kids have always had to stand and wait to eat lunch... that is if you mean standing in line to heat. However, the problem stems from the idiotic principal that our wonderful school board hired over three very qualified candidates. A special thanks goes out to our local school board for giving another job to someone from out of town and for making an inconvenience for the citizens of this county. Thanks you Arthur Yawn, Shannon Brown, Roger Ogilvie, John Girtman, Greg Brantley, Pam Davis, and Stanley McCoy. You guys are the best.
Don't forget to thank them for the big tax increase this year. Oh, and Dr. Perry too.
HHH

Hiawassee, GA

#4 Aug 11, 2012
They don't set taxes so you can't blame them. Let's be fair now.
What Else

Fitzgerald, GA

#5 Aug 11, 2012
HHH wrote:
They don't set taxes so you can't blame them. Let's be fair now.
Well they set the school budget which requires taxes - explain to me the big difference. The budget they set includes a lot of wasteful jobs for their friends.Please don't say -"the state requires it" - baloney. And in addition they get Esplost and just got over a million dollar grant from the state - gimmie a break. You want fair - look at who is paying the taxes they cause. They don't set taxes - which turnip truck did you get off of?
HHH

Jonesboro, GA

#6 Aug 11, 2012
They set the school budget based on what they are given from the tax money that has already been set by state, federal, and local governments. They can only operate on what they are given. I can't believe that you got so defensive over this. I also can't believe that someone who can read and spell is so ignorant of governmental checks and balances. Also, checks and balances has nothing to do with money... just so you don't get confused.
What Else

Fitzgerald, GA

#7 Aug 11, 2012
HHH wrote:
They set the school budget based on what they are given from the tax money that has already been set by state, federal, and local governments. They can only operate on what they are given. I can't believe that you got so defensive over this. I also can't believe that someone who can read and spell is so ignorant of governmental checks and balances. Also, checks and balances has nothing to do with money... just so you don't get confused.
Where did you acquire all this wrong information? Some propaganda machine? The local Bd.of E. is allotted so much from the state, period. This Bd also gets ESPLOST, and grants front the state. They then choose what to add beyond that. All the adding is majority of a wish list they makemup. This is where they throw in wants -like jobs for friends. They then present it to request the co. commissioners to levy enougt taxes to fund it. Don' even pretend to tell me the bd. of ed cann't make some cuts, for example tell me why they need such a large reserve fund? The number of administrative jobs certainly has some room for combining without overworking someone. You need to reread what you wrote - you're having an attack of double speak.
Citizen

Savannah, GA

#8 Aug 11, 2012
....and now they've hired an out of town superintendant (and gave his wife a job too).
What Else

Fitzgerald, GA

#9 Aug 11, 2012
The Obama plan is working-County and School taxes are goingup over 2% and the old homeowner is paying for it. Add the Tsplost and the Esplost and the City/county splost recently voted in and and the poor old citizen becomes like a Timex watch - takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Thank goodness for the old folks in Jeff Davis Co. Wonder what's going to happen when they pass on - Hazlehurst/Jeff Davis pass on too Somebody better get some jobs in here and build a tax base while there is some chance left. Do something - what you are doing is not working.
Something to do

Fitzgerald, GA

#10 Aug 11, 2012
Citizen wrote:
....and now they've hired an out of town superintendant (and gave his wife a job too).
Probably the best. You don't need any more incest here, get some outside ideas.
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#12 Aug 11, 2012
There are problems at the primary..if u want to see chaos come to the school Monday morning. No one knew what we were suppose to do or to take our kids. Its rediculous! My child doesn't even want to go to school
Dr Longfinger

Allenhurst, GA

#13 Aug 11, 2012
Something to do wrote:
<quoted text>Probably the best. You don't need any more incest here, get some outside ideas.
Great idea - let's replace all new positions with out-of-town people, so we can let the locals know how worthless and unqualified we think they are.

I think we need to promote from within, personally. If I had an issue, I'd like to know that whoever I talked to would have a working knowledge of our community.
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United States

#14 Aug 11, 2012
Somebody better step in and help the primary school before a child gets hurt in all that confusion
Something to do

Fitzgerald, GA

#15 Aug 11, 2012
Dr Longfinger wrote:
<quoted text>
Great idea - let's replace all new positions with out-of-town people, so we can let the locals know how worthless and unqualified we think they are.
I think we need to promote from within, personally. If I had an issue, I'd like to know that whoever I talked to would have a working knowledge of our community.
Working knowledge of a dead community. Working knowledge of what a certain few want. Working knowledge of what's always been done that didn't work then either. Working knowledge of missing the better applicant because they didn't do it politically correct here. Working knowledge of the same old B. S. that has lead us to the spot we're in. Working knowledge of how to keep the nose brown in order to keep your job.
Dr Longfinger

Allenhurst, GA

#16 Aug 11, 2012
Something to do wrote:
<quoted text>Working knowledge of a dead community. Working knowledge of what a certain few want. Working knowledge of what's always been done that didn't work then either. Working knowledge of missing the better applicant because they didn't do it politically correct here. Working knowledge of the same old B. S. that has lead us to the spot we're in. Working knowledge of how to keep the nose brown in order to keep your job.
As I said, let's replace everyone with out-of-towners, since they know so much about the problems in our community.

God forbid we put hometown people who understand the problems and can take a proactive role in tackling those problems. The right local people can make a bigger difference than the right outsiders.

JMO
Lets Vote

United States

#17 Aug 11, 2012
What happened to the days where the community could vote for the superintendant? I agree that qualified local people are being overlooked while they hire out of towners who don't know anything about the people or problems here. Not saying change is good or bad, but I hope the new board members will stand up and if they don't agree on something....SAY SO! Because abstaining from voting in board meetings is not getting us anywhere! That's why people vote for them...to speak. J.G. is the only one who is consistant about stading up. BM's have the privaledge to vote and speak for the people and some continue to give up that right and just not vote. That could be a reason why there are changes being made.
HHH

Brundidge, AL

#18 Aug 11, 2012
What Else wrote:
<quoted text>Where did you acquire all this wrong information? Some propaganda machine? The local Bd.of E. is allotted so much from the state, period. This Bd also gets ESPLOST, and grants front the state. They then choose what to add beyond that. All the adding is majority of a wish list they makemup. This is where they throw in wants -like jobs for friends. They then present it to request the co. commissioners to levy enougt taxes to fund it. Don' even pretend to tell me the bd. of ed cann't make some cuts, for example tell me why they need such a large reserve fund? The number of administrative jobs certainly has some room for combining without overworking someone. You need to reread what you wrote - you're having an attack of double speak.
Listen idiot. County commissioners,and city council members set local taxes. State legislators set state taxes. US congresmen and women set federal taxes. The Board of Education does not get to vote on weather your taxes are raised or lowered. They do get a portion of what is used and, sometimes, they don't use it wisely. However, they CANNOT RAISE OR LOWER YOUR TAXES. Take a freakin high school government class and learn something you ignorant hick.
Something to do

Fitzgerald, GA

#19 Aug 11, 2012
HHH wrote:
<quoted text>Listen idiot. County commissioners,and city council members set local taxes. State legislators set state taxes. US congresmen and women set federal taxes. The Board of Education does not get to vote on weather your taxes are raised or lowered. They do get a portion of what is used and, sometimes, they don't use it wisely. However, they CANNOT RAISE OR LOWER YOUR TAXES. Take a freakin high school government class and learn something you ignorant hick.
You are so wrong - you must have finished at Jeff Davis. They get whatever they request from the co. comm. where do you think the co. comm. get it? Therefore whatever the bd request they get through a tax levy - please tell me what the difference is. They over budget therefore pass an over tax request along which results in over taxes - you are so smart you must be on the bd. of education. What grade did you get to before you became overeducated for your ability?
HHH

United States

#20 Aug 11, 2012
They GET the money from the county commissioners. THEY DON'T SET WHAT IS PAID BY THE CITIZENS. They cannot get more than what they are given by the governing bodies who set taxes. Receiving and/or overspending is far from setting taxes. Thanks for proving my point by saying that they have to request money from the county commission.
HHH

United States

#21 Aug 11, 2012
Oh, please tell me where I was wrong. Was it the fact that county commissioners and city council members set local taxes? Maybe it was were I said that state legislators set state taxes? Was it where I said that federal congressmen set federal taxes? Was I wrong when I said that the school board gets no vote on whether your taxes are raised or lowered? Was I wrong when I said that they do get a portion of the taxes that are set by these people? Please, tell me where I was wrong. The school board members have no say so in the county commission meetings, city council meetings, state legislation, nor the united states congress. Therefore, they cannot decide what you are going to pay in taxes. You are right that they can request money from the government. Sometimes, taxes are raised due to educational needs or wants. Sometimes they are not required to be raised for any reason. Sometimes, they are raised for other reasons altogether. By saying that the board of education sets our taxes because they request money from our local and state government then you might as well say that our local fire dept, police dept, sheriff's dept, EMS, etc. set our taxes because they also rely on these funds. That is laughable.

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