Herkimer Should Vote NO
VOTE YES

New York, NY

#86 Sep 28, 2012
Just VOTE YES. Don't be conned into voting No. It will do you no good.
csi herkime

Little Falls, NY

#87 Sep 29, 2012
unless your blind, cant see whts going on here. what do we get for our tax doller, what is our graduation rate, and how many educational items have we cut in past years. unless you have your own, selfish, reasons. everyone who would like to see better education, its a yesw vote. i know all you so called people who educate. dont want the merger for your own reasons. ask kids that have gone to four year schools, how far behind other kids that came from big schools. its your vote, dont let bullies decide your vote. get informed, check out graduation rate, check out the subjects we offer. check out our arts and music programs. and vote with your own ideas. its a good move for education. sports, well the better kids will play, if they cant make the teams how good were they.
csi herkimer

Little Falls, NY

#88 Sep 29, 2012
my question, why should herkimer vote no. is our education better? do we offer everything these kids need to be well rounded? is there enough music and arts? is our business dept better? is our math dept better? and our graduation rate. unless we are just talking sports, then we are on par with everyone. we have had three children, graduate from herkimer. two are teachers in larger districts. they cant beleive how little we offer these kids. but we can play football and basketball. so again, why should my household vote know.
Nail in the coffin

Ballston Lake, NY

#89 Oct 1, 2012
Voting no will be the nail in the coffin for Herkimer. People want to live where there is opportunity for their children. The current system is not working. How can you provide a comprehensive education for students without merging? How can Herkimer offer AP courses, school-to-work programs, Career and Technical Education courses (in house), orchestra, band, and electives in CORE areas. Electives in PE, where a students can learn to be a life guard or take a coaching course, electives in British Literature or Psychology. This is what students in other districts are getting, and kids who come out of Herkimer can not compete. Herkimer is not the quaint town it was in the 70s and 80s. It needs an educational system that will make people want to move into the area so their kids can be competitive in college and career. Vote YES!!
Mitt

New York, NY

#90 Oct 1, 2012
Nail in the coffin wrote:
Voting no will be the nail in the coffin for Herkimer. People want to live where there is opportunity for their children. The current system is not working. How can you provide a comprehensive education for students without merging? How can Herkimer offer AP courses, school-to-work programs, Career and Technical Education courses (in house), orchestra, band, and electives in CORE areas. Electives in PE, where a students can learn to be a life guard or take a coaching course, electives in British Literature or Psychology. This is what students in other districts are getting, and kids who come out of Herkimer can not compete. Herkimer is not the quaint town it was in the 70s and 80s. It needs an educational system that will make people want to move into the area so their kids can be competitive in college and career. Vote YES!!
You are an idiot. People move to where there are jobs and opportunity. When they do that they will try to find a house that is close to work that has a good school system.
Not rocket science

Ilion, NY

#91 Oct 1, 2012
Simple : if you have more programs and a larger "district" how do you pay for it with less taxes after the grant money is gone? You cut programs and rasise taxes! VOTE NO
csi herkimer

Little Falls, NY

#92 Oct 2, 2012
more words that are not true. you people are living in your own world. ask yourself this. if you went to herkimer schools 30 years ago, we had more for the kids then they do now. not counting sports. of course we will have sports at all costs. you cant say with an open mind we have better education today. we offer nothing for our kids.if i thought for one minute this district could handle itself in five years i would vote no. but you see budget after budget taxs go up, education goes down.how much more can this district cut? ihave been to all the meetings, and the bull i read on here is nothing but bulling lies.we are voting yes.
yeah ok

Berne, NY

#93 Oct 2, 2012
Not rocket science wrote:
Simple : if you have more programs and a larger "district" how do you pay for it with less taxes after the grant money is gone? You cut programs and rasise taxes! VOTE NO
Hey rocket scientist...that's not the case. It cost about 1% more or less with inflation to merge. If that were true you seem to prefer 30 bad years as opposed to 15 good and 15 bad? Or maybe we figure or the state figure thing out in the next 15 and we have 30 good years.
Fred

New York, NY

#94 Oct 2, 2012
yeah ok wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey rocket scientist...that's not the case. It cost about 1% more or less with inflation to merge. If that were true you seem to prefer 30 bad years as opposed to 15 good and 15 bad? Or maybe we figure or the state figure thing out in the next 15 and we have 30 good years.
Just another promerger person spouting lies. It is higher than 1 percent without inflation. When you figure inflation, the incentive money becomes more inconsequential.
blome

Berne, NY

#95 Oct 2, 2012
Fred wrote:
<quoted text> Just another promerger person spouting lies. It is higher than 1 percent without inflation. When you figure inflation, the incentive money becomes more inconsequential.
Lies haven't work in the past two vote and they won't work now. Here's you lying problem...people have read the study.

I said about...give the exact figure dk-head including inflation...It's less than 2%
Fred

New York, NY

#96 Oct 2, 2012
Calm down there spaz.
"give the exact figure dk-head including inflation"
Anyone with a mind of their own and the ambition to read the whole study can see it for what it is. A study,containing few facts and many "maybes" put together by a group paid to get the merger to go through. And common sense, although it isn't very common in this area, tells us that a bloated school district that is more expensive from the start, while doubling the cost of transportation, is not a smart way to save money and cut costs in the long term. The cost of the merged school district will only become more expensive to run over time. By the ninth year the incentive money will not fall short of the cost to run the merged district as opposed to three separately. Pro Merger people are shortsighted, uninformed, and should get a mind of their own. They talk about how the basic course offerings are not enough, but they don't use the basic reading, math, and logic skills that they were taught in school. God help us.
blome

Hudson, NY

#97 Oct 3, 2012
Fred wrote:
Calm down there spaz.
"give the exact figure dk-head including inflation"
Anyone with a mind of their own and the ambition to read the whole study can see it for what it is. A study,containing few facts and many "maybes" put together by a group paid to get the merger to go through. And common sense, although it isn't very common in this area, tells us that a bloated school district that is more expensive from the start, while doubling the cost of transportation, is not a smart way to save money and cut costs in the long term. The cost of the merged school district will only become more expensive to run over time. By the ninth year the incentive money will not fall short of the cost to run the merged district as opposed to three separately. Pro Merger people are shortsighted, uninformed, and should get a mind of their own. They talk about how the basic course offerings are not enough, but they don't use the basic reading, math, and logic skills that they were taught in school. God help us.
fkcough
Total

New York, NY

#98 Oct 3, 2012
Disregard for the advances in 3d and holographic imaging systems over the next 15 years as it relates to distance learning. The future WON'T entail busing our kids all over the valley. We don't need YOU to teach AP courses - there are plenty of higly skilled individuals who will fulfill that role. Unions will break on this singular issue. You heard it here 1st. Vote no.
blome

United States

#99 Oct 7, 2012
Total wrote:
Disregard for the advances in 3d and holographic imaging systems over the next 15 years as it relates to distance learning. The future WON'T entail busing our kids all over the valley. We don't need YOU to teach AP courses - there are plenty of higly skilled individuals who will fulfill that role. Unions will break on this singular issue. You heard it here 1st. Vote no.
bfd
regardless

Penn Yan, NY

#100 Oct 8, 2012
Fred wrote:
<quoted text> Just another promerger person spouting lies. It is higher than 1 percent without inflation. When you figure inflation, the incentive money becomes more inconsequential.
Herkimer is fked. They graduate about a third of there kids, well below the state standard and well below the graduation rate of Ilion and Mohawk. Herkimer is in worse financial shape than Ilion. Yet the no voters won't tell you that. Guess what happens when your drop-outs settle back into your community? It fks you again with future state aid and it's only getting worse.

If someone is voting No it's highly likely it's for selfish reasons. Forget the academic opportunities for all, it's about their kid that won't be the star and their inability to let go to the fantasies of glory days past. Over 40yrs old and their profile picture is vote no. They run around wearing school colors while the AARP is sending them mail.

Pro-merger stand by the study, facts and past practice. The no's stand by what-if and lies. Please stop by the facebook page. It's embarrassing for the vote no losers, what a joke.
Please

New York, NY

#101 Oct 8, 2012
Point me to the section of the merger study that speaks directly about the plan for raising the graduation rates? Doesn't exist.
regardless

Penn Yan, NY

#102 Oct 8, 2012
Please wrote:
Point me to the section of the merger study that speaks directly about the plan for raising the graduation rates? Doesn't exist.
So are you saying we should just keep doing what we are doing??? That should work, very insightful.
vote NO

Syracuse, NY

#103 Oct 8, 2012
vote NO
Hope u dopes get ur wish

Penn Yan, NY

#104 Oct 8, 2012
Herkimer is fked. They graduate about a third of there kids, well below the state standard and well below the graduation rate of Ilion and Mohawk. Herkimer is in worse financial shape than Ilion. Yet the no voters won't tell you that. Guess what happens when your drop-outs settle back into your community? It fks you again with future state aid and it's only getting worse.
Voter

Herkimer, NY

#105 Oct 8, 2012
We'll take our chances with the devil we know.

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