teacher

United States

#83 Apr 28, 2013
proud parent wrote:
<quoted text>Private citizens donating money to the Political action committee. No tax dollars go to any pro bond or anti bond committees. Just local people who would like to see the kids and teachers in this town have a place to go to that is updated and not dangerous. Something we can all be proud of and not ashamed of.
what I am ashamed of is the lies the school board has told in the recent past and the maintenance. They are told not to fix things so the school looks bad just because they want a new one. I am very proud of my school
Not so

Henderson, TX

#84 Apr 28, 2013
teacher wrote:
<quoted text>what I am ashamed of is the lies the school board has told in the recent past and the maintenance. They are told not to fix things so the school looks bad just because they want a new one. I am very proud of my school
What recent lies? Don't make claims if you can't back them up.

The rest is not true either. I do think for a while they hesitated to pour money money into a broken building thinking we would get a new one. But last year they did paint and replace doors. Maintenance CMA do anything about the biggest problems...broken foundation, too many levels for handicapped kids and too may entrances.
Not so

Henderson, TX

#85 Apr 28, 2013
Can't not CMA. My autocorrect must be a country music fan.
proud parent

Henderson, TX

#86 May 1, 2013
teacher wrote:
<quoted text>what I am ashamed of is the lies the school board has told in the recent past and the maintenance. They are told not to fix things so the school looks bad just because they want a new one. I am very proud of my school
If you indeed do work at the middle school and are proud of the way it looks I would hate to see what you call decent living conditions. I have seen caves that were nicer..... and safer. No one is asking for marble floors and chandeliers just a safe and up to date school that our kids and teachers can be proud of.
teacher

Tyler, TX

#87 May 1, 2013
proud parent wrote:
<quoted text>If you indeed do work at the middle school and are proud of the way it looks I would hate to see what you call decent living conditions. I have seen caves that were nicer..... and safer. No one is asking for marble floors and chandeliers just a safe and up to date school that our kids and teachers can be proud of.
Something doesn't need to be shiny and new to be proud of them. Heritage is also something to be proud of. Our school is safe and by "up to date" you mean new. You must be the kind of person who wants a new car just because your neighbor got one, even tho you can't afford it. If you want something to show off then show off the sports complex. Just out of curiosity were you for or against its construction since you are so concerned with our children's safety and education
concerned

Henderson, TX

#88 May 1, 2013
I am not sure there is a real need for a new Middle school. As far as the security issues,it seems to me the Middle School staff does very little to secure the campus. It is scary to me as a parent, that I can walk onto the campus and never be checked or asked any questions by staff. I was able to park in the back by the lunch room and get my child on her way to lunch and leave without ever being stopped or questioned at all! Why can't staff watch the kids walk to the lunch room then secure the door until lunch is over and then watch as they walk back to their building? It doesn't really seem like they care to me.
cowboy

Tyler, TX

#89 May 1, 2013
concerned wrote:
I am not sure there is a real need for a new Middle school. As far as the security issues,it seems to me the Middle School staff does very little to secure the campus. It is scary to me as a parent, that I can walk onto the campus and never be checked or asked any questions by staff. I was able to park in the back by the lunch room and get my child on her way to lunch and leave without ever being stopped or questioned at all! Why can't staff watch the kids walk to the lunch room then secure the door until lunch is over and then watch as they walk back to their building? It doesn't really seem like they care to me.
a simple fence would fix that. Then again it's a school not a prison. Some of these people will use any reason to try and justify a new school
proud parent

Henderson, TX

#90 May 4, 2013
teacher wrote:
<quoted text>
Something doesn't need to be shiny and new to be proud of them. Heritage is also something to be proud of. Our school is safe and by "up to date" you mean new. You must be the kind of person who wants a new car just because your neighbor got one, even tho you can't afford it. If you want something to show off then show off the sports complex. Just out of curiosity were you for or against its construction since you are so concerned with our children's safety and education
Absolutely against the "Dickey Dome" but that has nothing to do with us building something we need. It is just as bad to ignore a need as it is to build something that is needless. You are doing an injustice by ignoring a need just like the dummies did that built that shrine up there. If we are going to spend money in this district lets at least spend it on a need like a new school. Not directing any money is just as big of a dumb move as mis-directing it in my opinion. By the way, if the middle school was a car it would be a 49 model Dodge with 4,000,000 miles on it with poison exhaust and it would get 2 miles to the gallon and run only on leaded fuel. Furthermore, it would not start on cold days and would over heat in the summer and the parts for it would be obsolete. This is not about looking good it is about replacing a piece of crap.
somebody

United States

#91 May 4, 2013
proud parent wrote:
<quoted text>Absolutely against the "Dickey Dome" but that has nothing to do with us building something we need. It is just as bad to ignore a need as it is to build something that is needless. You are doing an injustice by ignoring a need just like the dummies did that built that shrine up there. If we are going to spend money in this district lets at least spend it on a need like a new school. Not directing any money is just as big of a dumb move as mis-directing it in my opinion. By the way, if the middle school was a car it would be a 49 model Dodge with 4,000,000 miles on it with poison exhaust and it would get 2 miles to the gallon and run only on leaded fuel. Furthermore, it would not start on cold days and would over heat in the summer and the parts for it would be obsolete. This is not about looking good it is about replacing a piece of crap.
you are really stretching it far and reaching with that post
Interesting

Henderson, TX

#92 May 6, 2013
Henderson is a "Designated Retirement Community" . Not ment to cater to young families with school aged children, nor to bring industry and jobs to keep the young people here. With no growth except for retirees, a multi-million dollar school will be waste in a few short years. Good for the children in the system now. This is all most pro bond voters are concerned about. " Let my babies go to nice ,new schools and then they can move away and find their future".
proud parent

Henderson, TX

#93 May 6, 2013
Interesting wrote:
Henderson is a "Designated Retirement Community" . Not ment to cater to young families with school aged children, nor to bring industry and jobs to keep the young people here. With no growth except for retirees, a multi-million dollar school will be waste in a few short years. Good for the children in the system now. This is all most pro bond voters are concerned about. " Let my babies go to nice ,new schools and then they can move away and find their future".
Some of the largest classes we have ever had are in K-4. Also, if we have nice schools and not asbestos filled deathtraps we might attract more young families with more children.
Bad info

United States

#94 May 6, 2013
Interesting wrote:
Henderson is a "Designated Retirement Community" . Not ment to cater to young families with school aged children, nor to bring industry and jobs to keep the young people here. With no growth except for retirees, a multi-million dollar school will be waste in a few short years. Good for the children in the system now. This is all most pro bond voters are concerned about. " Let my babies go to nice ,new schools and then they can move away and find their future".
You are inaccurate with this entire post. You should do more research before posting.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#95 May 6, 2013
Bad info wrote:
<quoted text>
You are inaccurate with this entire post. You should do more research before posting.
What is inaccurate about it? Henderson has had that reputation for many years.
interesting

Irving, TX

#96 May 6, 2013
I guess the billboard on I-20 between Dallas and Kilgore advertising the retirement community designation is not a true statement and the lack of jobs or industry to draw families is just make believe?
Truth seeker

Henderson, TX

#97 May 6, 2013
interesting wrote:
I guess the billboard on I-20 between Dallas and Kilgore advertising the retirement community designation is not a true statement and the lack of jobs or industry to draw families is just make believe?
We may be a designated retirement community, but we also have 900 kids in kindergarten through second grade. Almost 200 more than are currently at MS and there is no sign it is slowing down. These people are coming here for something. Also better schools attract better and more businesses. Vote yes for HMS.
Truth seeker

Henderson, TX

#98 May 6, 2013
Correction. We have 770 at MS according to another post, so 130 more students, which is still significant.
Bad info

Henderson, TX

#99 May 6, 2013
Sterling Marlin wrote:
<quoted text>
What is inaccurate about it? Henderson has had that reputation for many years.
Henderson has had provable significant population and business growth in the last decade. Reputation does not equal facts. It's easy enough to Google.
Henderson Student

Henderson, TX

#100 May 6, 2013
What's Google?
yup

Henderson, TX

#101 May 6, 2013
Bad info wrote:
<quoted text>Henderson has had provable significant population and business growth in the last decade. Reputation does not equal facts. It's easy enough to Google.
I believe there are far more business that have closed.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#102 May 7, 2013
Bad info wrote:
<quoted text>
Henderson has had provable significant population and business growth in the last decade. Reputation does not equal facts. It's easy enough to Google.
Sure if ya count low wage jobs produced as a result of HEDCO taxas growth. By the way why is it that every community around Henderson has a college and Henderson dont?

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