DontThinkSo

Johnson City, TN

#21 Feb 9, 2014
blazing wrote:
<quoted text>So you agree adultery in front of students is ok? So you agree putting athletics before education and employees is ok? So you agree having part-time directors making $70,000 yearly is ok? You must be corrupt or stupid?
Where is your proof? And if you have this proof and you are hiding it then you could be just as bad as they are. What do you mean adultery? Do you know something that YOU are hiding. Directors making 70 grand a year is not illegal. Athletics is always put before education in America friend--the Super Bowl was the most watch tv program in history--not Sesame Street or Bill Nye the Science Guy...maybe I am not as clueless as you suggest--Maybe you are fighting "windmills."
true

Johnson City, TN

#22 Feb 9, 2014
I heard that there have been undercover people watching this group for some time now. Has anyone else heard this?
DontThinkSo

Johnson City, TN

#23 Feb 9, 2014
true wrote:
I heard that there have been undercover people watching this group for some time now. Has anyone else heard this?
I have not heard anything like this...but if someone knows of wrong doing that is hurting others and they don't report it to the authorities it would seem as if they are condoning the behavior as well. It is one thing to hear of something and another of actually having evidence or seeing a bad behavior actually occur firsthand. If a citizen has concern about the finances of the county he or she can request documents under the freedom of information act as long as the info does not contain personal stuff.
blazing

Johnson City, TN

#24 Feb 9, 2014
DontThinkSo wrote:
<quoted text>
I have not heard anything like this...but if someone knows of wrong doing that is hurting others and they don't report it to the authorities it would seem as if they are condoning the behavior as well. It is one thing to hear of something and another of actually having evidence or seeing a bad behavior actually occur firsthand. If a citizen has concern about the finances of the county he or she can request documents under the freedom of information act as long as the info does not contain personal stuff.
Not so easy to prove adultery although many have seen first hand adultery and how it affects students. Why just last year a Jerry Springer episode could be filmed. The screaming and yelling involving AD and SS teacher and daughter.
Priorities Questioned

Johnson City, TN

#25 Feb 9, 2014
It is obvious there are too many scandals, cover ups and idiots in leadership positions in the school system. With all their drama and self centered promotion, it is clear they don't give a DAMN about our students!!!!
DontThinkSo

Johnson City, TN

#26 Feb 9, 2014
Priorities Questioned wrote:
It is obvious there are too many scandals, cover ups and idiots in leadership positions in the school system. With all their drama and self centered promotion, it is clear they don't give a DAMN about our students!!!!
If they are scandals where is the news getting them out to the public? Ye holder of thy scandal bring light for all to see. A claim based on speculation is not a scandal just because you say it is. You have to be more specific.
Agree

Johnson City, TN

#27 Feb 10, 2014
I wonder if the other school systems in this area have problems like blazing has mentioned? These problems need to be reported to Hammond because he seems like a man who not be afraid to take care of them at a board meeting. He is a good Christian man too from what I hear.
blazing

Johnson City, TN

#28 Feb 10, 2014
Agree wrote:
I wonder if the other school systems in this area have problems like blazing has mentioned? These problems need to be reported to Hammond because he seems like a man who not be afraid to take care of them at a board meeting. He is a good Christian man too from what I hear.
I agree Hammond is a fine man but he thinks all is great in our school system and have approached him about affairs. His response "don't bother me unless you have proof"and he doesn't police personal relationships. I'm not sure any more about any of them.
Dude

Matthews, NC

#29 Feb 10, 2014
blazing wrote:
<quoted text>I agree Hammond is a fine man but he thinks all is great in our school system and have approached him about affairs. His response "don't bother me unless you have proof"and he doesn't police personal relationships. I'm not sure any more about any of them.
Can't see that I blame him on that....proof is in the pudding I always heard. The county bus drivers get paid when there is no school. Also it is said all IA's & custodians in Carter county get paid for snow days....hmmmm. seems that something is a foot Washington County....call in the auditors. Someone better have some dang good answers and a proper paper trail. Been with Washington County for 9+ years and only been paid once for any snow days. That was when Rolland was in office
DontThinkSo

Johnson City, TN

#30 Feb 10, 2014
Dude wrote:
<quoted text> Can't see that I blame him on that....proof is in the pudding I always heard. The county bus drivers get paid when there is no school. Also it is said all IA's & custodians in Carter county get paid for snow days....hmmmm. seems that something is a foot Washington County....call in the auditors. Someone better have some dang good answers and a proper paper trail. Been with Washington County for 9+ years and only been paid once for any snow days. That was when Rolland was in office
Hypothetical--If one is conducting corrupt business, why would he or she call in the auditors for advice on how to spend funds? The auditor is the authority that could bring down the proverbial house-why in this world if one is misusing money bring in the people that would find such a problem. Just Saying!
YeaRight

Elizabethton, TN

#31 Feb 10, 2014
DontThinkSo wrote:
<quoted text>
Hypothetical--If one is conducting corrupt business, why would he or she call in the auditors for advice on how to spend funds? The auditor is the authority that could bring down the proverbial house-why in this world if one is misusing money bring in the people that would find such a problem. Just Saying!
Why wouldn't you call them in? Seems like the Director of finance can't give a straight answer. The money has to go somewhere. She stated that they are paid 1/2 of the inclement weather days.....well where is the money? No one that I have spoken with ever been paid for 1/2 of those days. She also stated that it was, or has been policy that they get 1/2 of those days paid for the last decade. "Quote from the Johnson City Press Article" If you look on the WCDE web site for "policy's" there is no policy for that provision nor has there been in the "Past Decade". Did it, or does it go to Athletics?
Just Asking
Parent

Johnson City, TN

#32 Feb 10, 2014
Agree wrote:
<quoted text>
Conservatives can be Union people too. I am glad he is trying to help those poor people though. But one thing about it those people who missed work because of snow don't have to work for the school system. They have the freedom to get another job that does not shut down when it snows. And it sounds like what a Union would ask for which is paying employees for work they didn't do not that I am against that at all.
Most of "those people" work in the school systems because they love kids! And if you haven't noticed, jobs are not so easy to come by these days. Also, the money is in the budget to pay these people so what's the problem????
Parent

Johnson City, TN

#33 Feb 10, 2014
blazing wrote:
<quoted text>I agree Hammond is a fine man but he thinks all is great in our school system and have approached him about affairs. His response "don't bother me unless you have proof"and he doesn't police personal relationships. I'm not sure any more about any of them.
That is a lie and you are clueless! Anyone that's ever spoken to David knows he would never use the phrase "don't bother me" . You are a good example of the stupidity and idiots on here
DontThinkSo

Johnson City, TN

#34 Feb 11, 2014
I know this...I just read the Herald and Tribune article and I must say that I support Hammond in his quest to get to the bottom of the finance problems in Washington County Schools. It looks and sounds like that Hammond will get to the bottom of this whole fiasco of not paying cafeteria employees when out for snow. Keep up the good work Hammond.
Where is it

Elizabethton, TN

#35 Feb 11, 2014
YeaRight wrote:
<quoted text> Why wouldn't you call them in? Seems like the Director of finance can't give a straight answer. The money has to go somewhere. She stated that they are paid 1/2 of the inclement weather days.....well where is the money? No one that I have spoken with ever been paid for 1/2 of those days. She also stated that it was, or has been policy that they get 1/2 of those days paid for the last decade. "Quote from the Johnson City Press Article" If you look on the WCDE web site for "policy's" there is no policy for that provision nor has there been in the "Past Decade". Did it, or does it go to Athletics?
Just Asking
I would love to know where the money is at. It is said that the money is already budgeted, so what is the problem. I know the article in the press said that one person brought home a whopping $44.00. I also know that another person brought home a whopping $4.00 and was told the they would have to finish paying for their insurance on the next check. I would be ashamed to write a payroll check for $4.00. The quote from the finance director in the press said that for "The past Decade (that's 10 years) employees have gotten paid for 1/2 of the inclement weather days. The Herald & Courier gave another Quote from her and said: "For the past several years". Which is it? I know that I/A's had 90 hours for the month with 8 inclement weather days. If they work 7.5 hours per day then 7.5 x 4 (1/2) of the inclement weather days = 30 more hours. So 90+30=120. No pay for any of those days that anyone has gotten so far. Lie, Lie, Lie. Good LUCK to all !!!!
Watcher

Johnson City, TN

#36 Feb 11, 2014
Maybe they can build an athletic facility with the money.
true

Johnson City, TN

#37 Feb 11, 2014
Sports is the most important than anyway. You can always learn to read and write latter in adult education classes.
retired

Johnson City, TN

#38 Feb 12, 2014
Only time I was paid for snow days was when Rowland was superintendent. Dykes or Beverly Thomas have conflicting stories.
Had Son There

Sylva, NC

#39 Feb 12, 2014
That one dino that runs the school of Alternate students of Midway has demention he cannot remember from one day to the next what is going on.
employee

Johnson City, TN

#40 Feb 12, 2014
Hey board members I just read Herald and Tribune. Beverly Thomas and Ron Dykes lied in public to each of you. There has been no pay reimbursement for at least 6 years that I know of. Ask any IA unless some were paid and others were not. Ask any custodian and cafeteria worker not on salary. THAN ASK YOURSELVES WHY YOUR SUPERINTENDENT AND STAFF LIE. THANKS TO HERALD AND TRIBUNE READERS WILL KNOW WHO CANNOT BE TRUSTED.

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