Are you in favor of District 95 and U...

Are you in favor of District 95 and Unit 4 consolidating?

Created by education on Jul 18, 2013

409 votes

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Yes, If there are no job eliminations

Yes, if it eliminates admistrators

Yes, if the district has attendance centers

Absolutely not!

No, if things stay the way they are

Uncertain

BigBadJohn

Terre Haute, IN

#82 Aug 6, 2013
Why won't the 2 Boards of Education and Administration have an open Forum to answer the questions of the taxpayers? Don't they owe that to us taxpayers since our money is paying their bills ans salaries?
teacher

Terre Haute, IN

#83 Aug 6, 2013
BigBadJohn wrote:
Why won't the 2 Boards of Education and Administration have an open Forum to answer the questions of the taxpayers? Don't they owe that to us taxpayers since our money is paying their bills ans salaries?
That is a great idea but it probably won't happen. Administrators do not like to be put on the spot for the first thing. Secondly, Bailey is not a "people" person. Let her sit behind her desk and a closed door. She probably would want all of the questions before the meeting so she can prepare some of her usual bull that she has mastered. Both districts have allowed such a mess with the "new" high school and should be ashamed to face the public. Taxpayers have been misled and the fallacies are continuing to be presented. If District 95 is going to lose so much money by taking us in then why would they even consider it? The students will suffer in the long run with larger classes and less resource help. That doesn't seem like the schools are taking into account the students. The committee of ten have been misinformed and it surprises me that they would consider it although it is my understanding there are some school board members on it representing Crestwood.
Paris Depositor

Paris, IL

#84 Aug 6, 2013
Big Bubba wrote:
Hey buddy you mess with the brother I'll stomp a mud hole in your ass.
Make that "I know where two of the stupid kids ended up,"
end the separation

Shelburn, IN

#85 Aug 6, 2013
My family grew up in Paris. I had children go through District 95 while my sister's kids went through Crestwood at the same time. We always talked about the similarities and differences. Both had some good teachers and a few not so good ones. Both had discipline problems, and so on. Too many parents tried to claim their district was better but we didn't see it. It is almost like a form of racism, listening to people go on and on. In the end, all of our kids turned out pretty decent and it didn't matter where they went to school. Now our grandkids are in both school districts and the cycle continues.
unbelievable

Westville, IL

#86 Aug 6, 2013
BigBadJohn wrote:
Why won't the 2 Boards of Education and Administration have an open Forum to answer the questions of the taxpayers? Don't they owe that to us taxpayers since our money is paying their bills ans salaries?
BOTH boards and superintendents have been asked to hold a public forum and they have refused. THE PUBLIC NEEDS TODEMAND IT. talk to board members on both sides
wilbur

Terre Haute, IN

#87 Aug 7, 2013
If the Superintendents won't host a public forum, why not invite them to attend a public meeting like meet the candidates. Shop Paris first, shop Walmart.
teacher

Terre Haute, IN

#88 Aug 7, 2013
wilbur wrote:
If the Superintendents won't host a public forum, why not invite them to attend a public meeting like meet the candidates. Shop Paris first, shop Walmart.
Now that my friend is a fantastic idea! If they won't come to us we'll get to them!
teacher

Terre Haute, IN

#89 Aug 7, 2013
Very disheartening to get on here and hear that Kansas Schools are facing a bit of a challenge. I am all in favor of small classroom sizes. These students need extra help to achieve mastery of all curriculum areas.
Tired taxpayer

Terre Haute, IN

#90 Aug 7, 2013
Why won't the Boards of Education have an open Forum with the taxpayers?
I think they don't want the true answers be get out
How long are we the taxpayers going to put up with this??????????
PLEASE

Chicago, IL

#91 Aug 7, 2013
I would LOVE the unions to host their own public forum! I would personally help pack the building. Please stand up for yourselves and have a public meeting for the community to let them know what is going on! I promise you have all the support in the world behind you.

Pick a date. Pick a location. Send out invitations. It is that simple.
Wilbur

Terre Haute, IN

#92 Aug 8, 2013
What building would be the best neutral location for a meeting?

How long before the public vote should the meeting be held?

What night of the week and what time would be best?

Who needs to be present to present info and answer questions?

How long would a meeting need to be planned for?

Who should host the meeting?

Anything else? Now get started!!!!!!
Shop Paris first, shop Walmart.
Tired taxpayer

Terre Haute, IN

#93 Aug 8, 2013
You can't have a forum if the people or person making the decisions will not let any information out to the public
How can someone who works for a Board of Education that is elected by taxpayers refuse to answer questions that will affect taxes and the future of our children
They should work for us not against us
teacher

Terre Haute, IN

#94 Aug 8, 2013
Fact that it was asked of Bailey, Meister, and Sutton to meet. Bailey and Meister refused. They will only meet with the union presidents and are willing to have a couple of school board members president. That avoidance sure says a lot. Hats off to Mrs. Sutton for being concerned.
Paris Depositor

Paris, IL

#95 Aug 8, 2013
Well the only thing I learned in a Paris school was to go into the bathroom and please myself one hand at a time so that would make me qualified to be a school board member.
Big Bubba picks boogars

Paris, IL

#96 Aug 8, 2013
teacher wrote:
Fact that it was asked of Bailey, Meister, and Sutton to meet. Bailey and Meister refused. They will only meet with the union presidents and are willing to have a couple of school board members president. That avoidance sure says a lot. Hats off to Mrs. Sutton for being concerned.
Paris Depositor wrote:
Well the only thing I learned in a Paris school was to go into the bathroom and please myself one hand at a time so that would make me qualified to be a school board member.
Based on these facts, I would send my children to Rural King school for the popcorn challenged. John and Kirk went to school there. Look where they ended up!
Big BadJohn

Terre Haute, IN

#98 Aug 8, 2013
I don't think they actually want to answer any taxpayer questions.They want to push this through just like they did with the new high school. They told all kinds of lies to everyone and it worked so I guess they figure why not try it again.
They continue to shove things down people's throats when will people decide enough is enough????????
Dear Mr Catatonic

Paris, IL

#99 Aug 8, 2013
Big BadJohn wrote:
I don't think they actually want to answer any taxpayer questions.They want to push this through just like they did with the new high school. They told all kinds of lies to everyone and it worked so I guess they figure why not try it again.
They continue to shove things down people's throats when will people decide enough is enough????????
Because a new high school is a bad idea and having three school entities in a town of 8000 is a good idea! You are so right!
Not Their Money

Westville, IL

#100 Aug 9, 2013
They spent 10k on a web page when they were informing people about the referendum to vote on...spending mismanagement from the beginning.
yer rong

Martinsville, IL

#101 Aug 9, 2013
Not Their Money wrote:
They spent 10k on a web page when they were informing people about the referendum to vote on...spending mismanagement from the beginning.
Who is "they", cause it was not the school districts...Quit trying to mislead everyone...
Think about it

Terre Haute, IN

#102 Aug 9, 2013
It's a huge mess. The Committee of Ten even has questioned the lack of information. They were told they were only going to decide the tax rate and board make up. In all actuality, they were going to make other decisions until the teachers started to ask questions. The majority of the Committee of Ten does not have students in any district. Also, they have to have a recommendation for consolidation to Bobbie Mattingly by September 15. If she approves it, nothing can be changed from that recommendation -- a recommendation coming from people, at least most of them, who mean well but have no idea what the district needs educationally. It's putting the cart before the horse. This whole thing is a mess, and it shows that there must be something Bailey doesn't want people to know since she refuses to have a public forum. The question never addressed in any of it when asked -- How will consolidation affect our children? What's in the best interest of the CHILDREN, not the retirement wallets of superintendents?

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