Laurel county schools

Laurel county schools

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Reality

United States

#2 Aug 22, 2013
Off to a slow start. There will be no raises this year either but everything else will go up :(
Old Colony alum

London, KY

#4 Aug 24, 2013
mom of 2 wrote:
rather than focus on pay increases two weeks into the year, everyone should be taking a very close look at lcboe staff. this info coming from monticello, colony may be a huge disaster.
I seriously hope Colony exceeds all expectations.
Cookie jar

United States

#5 Aug 24, 2013
School taxes are just to high here
Crazy Horse

London, KY

#8 Aug 25, 2013
Why is it I know people who work an try to get teaching jobs here they have no luck, no interviews, jobs are posted the day their filled, when I asked people who have got jobs they always say they know someone or have connections , several from other counties as soon as they get out of school.
pissed off

Somerset, KY

#9 Aug 25, 2013
you know that is very sad for young people in laurel county. these teachers here have taught these kids for 13 years they go off to college with the teaches that have taught them with their blessings. they hope to come home after 4 years of college and get a job here to make the teachers proud of them and what do they get no job.i do not understand why the local kids do not get a job first. this is very upseting to these fine young people trying to make the future here in their home county. and you wonder why we loose all our young people. it does not make sense to me.
No cents

United States

#10 Aug 25, 2013
Crazy Horse wrote:
Why is it I know people who work an try to get teaching jobs here they have no luck, no interviews, jobs are posted the day their filled, when I asked people who have got jobs they always say they know someone or have connections , several from other counties as soon as they get out of school.
Well first of all good Sunday morning to everyone! It's going to be a beautiful one! The answer to your question is politics and we have the most unfair people trying to run things here. It's all about Money! All they worry about is raising tax money here! This system use to be great but it is a joke now! I have now stopped even buying anything local and will move after my child graduates this year. The money hungry school system is ruining this whole county. Can't get enough tax money!!
Payday

Barbourville, KY

#12 Aug 25, 2013
Sounds like we need new board members.
Teacher

United States

#14 Aug 25, 2013
Payday wrote:
Sounds like we need new board members.
we just need one that cares about the kids alittle bit. School board don't get paid so you can't get anyone to run or you can't get anyone that would be good so there you have it
Accountable

London, KY

#15 Aug 25, 2013
Five or is it six different Superintendent in thirteen years,. You really think the board members are making good decisions. Really!!!!! School system is declining every year. So sad for the children of Laurel Co. One can start counting the decline if you go back years and with several of new board members that had agendas and wanted power.
Teacher

United States

#16 Aug 25, 2013
Accountable wrote:
Five or is it six different Superintendent in thirteen years,. You really think the board members are making good decisions. Really!!!!! School system is declining every year. So sad for the children of Laurel Co. One can start counting the decline if you go back years and with several of new board members that had agendas and wanted power.
you are correct! They have managed to ruin a good school system but what ye going to do no one of good quality will run because of no pay for the position you just are left with one or two people at most to step up and run. Scraping bottom of the bucket. With magistates you have a ton of canidates and have choices. That's why I think they should pay them then you would get good qualified people to run. Not just who ever shows up! Most of the time in some of the races only one person ran
Payday

United States

#17 Aug 25, 2013
They do get paid. Not much. But they do. The reason no one runs is because their aren't many people who meet the criteria. Specifically, no relation to employees. They do receive lots of perks and under the table money. That is a fact. If they can't put kids and employees at the top of their list they need to be replaced.
little fish

London, KY

#18 Aug 25, 2013
I'm reading these posts and wondering to myself...what could possibly motivate someone to want to become a school board member?

If what I'm reading is true, that the current board members don't have the best interest of the kids in mind; and as everyone knows, these are unpaid positions, so it isn't financially motivated; then what are their reasons for wanting to be board members?
Is it the idea of being big fish in a little pond or are there other perks to the job that I am unaware of?
I honestly don't understand the point being made here. Could someone enlighten me, please?
little fish

London, KY

#19 Aug 25, 2013
Payday wrote:
They do get paid. Not much. But they do. The reason no one runs is because their aren't many people who meet the criteria. Specifically, no relation to employees. They do receive lots of perks and under the table money. That is a fact. If they can't put kids and employees at the top of their list they need to be replaced.
Thank you! You answered my questions before they posted. LOL!
Looney tooooons

United States

#20 Aug 25, 2013
Are children are the ones suffering here in this system! What a joke it has became... just want our tax money that's all folks......
chinese man

Manchester, KY

#21 Aug 25, 2013
little fish wrote:
I'm reading these posts and wondering to myself...what could possibly motivate someone to want to become a school board member?
If what I'm reading is true, that the current board members don't have the best interest of the kids in mind; and as everyone knows, these are unpaid positions, so it isn't financially motivated; then what are their reasons for wanting to be board members?
Is it the idea of being big fish in a little pond or are there other perks to the job that I am unaware of?
I honestly don't understand the point being made here. Could someone enlighten me, please?
Oh there are perks alright. I know a man who soon after being elected,immediately had one of the most lavish in-ground pools I've ever seen,built in the backyard of his otherwise,very modest home. So,there is money being made available to these members from somewhere little fish. Don't let'em fool ya!
pissed off

Somerset, KY

#22 Aug 25, 2013
i agree they get money and power and it goes to their heads. look what i am. they do not think one more thought about the kids that are going to school working hard to make theirself into the best teacher that has ever walked the halls of their schools to make the teachers proud and show them how much of a influnce that the teacher has had in their life. i can not understand how money can be worth hurting a young person just wanting a job teaching. i bet you that our kids could learn alot more from them than the hateful ones that are teaching them now.
Well

Manchester, KY

#23 Aug 25, 2013
No cents wrote:
<quoted text> Well first of all good Sunday morning to everyone! It's going to be a beautiful one! The answer to your question is politics and we have the most unfair people trying to run things here. It's all about Money! All they worry about is raising tax money here! This system use to be great but it is a joke now! I have now stopped even buying anything local and will move after my child graduates this year. The money hungry school system is ruining this whole county. Can't get enough tax money!!
So, what utopia will you move to? It's not always politics. Kids in college don't think or are not advised well. In order to get certain grants school districts must meet certain criteria. College students love to get a degree and certification in elementary education which is a saturated area everywhere except New Mexico. A degree in math or physics in secondary education is gold for a newly certified teacher. If they don't come from the local area they still have to come from somewhere. People need to quit believing that a college degree gives them entitlement to a lucrative career. It has to be the right college degree. One that is in demand. If your kid is not well advised at school, advise them. They won't get it in college. If you can't advise them, get a professional. But make sure they know one thing. If it's easy, there will be too many people in the field.
Line pockets

United States

#24 Aug 25, 2013
Taxes are way to high in this school system. Need to go visit Georgetown and get some advice!!
Old Man

Fishers, IN

#25 Aug 25, 2013
Same news, same story, same future. This probably will not change anything, so get used to it. Same people, same greed, and no one cares.
pissed off

Somerset, KY

#26 Aug 25, 2013
you are right sadly

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