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Upset parent

Paducah, KY

#1 Jun 22, 2012
I truly believe that Ballard elem needs a new principal and vice principal. Vicki gough is an absolute joke. All she does is encourage parents that their children are problems unless they are on medication. Seriously, they are children and children should be children and if u can't handle it then get the hell out of the school system. I am absolutely ashamed to say I ever went to that school and that I have subjected my children to that school as well. Frankfort needs to come in and clean house. Even the board of education has issues.
Been there parent

Wickliffe, KY

#2 Jun 22, 2012
Upset parent wrote:
I truly believe that Ballard elem needs a new principal and vice principal. Vicki gough is an absolute joke. All she does is encourage parents that their children are problems unless they are on medication. Seriously, they are children and children should be children and if u can't handle it then get the hell out of the school system. I am absolutely ashamed to say I ever went to that school and that I have subjected my children to that school as well. Frankfort needs to come in and clean house. Even the board of education has issues.
I would never give my kids add medication if i had to do over, it has ruined their lives.. We all know the board of education is corrupt after they gave one of their buddies $35,000 to move from Heath to Kevil, corrupt.....
Anonymous

La Center, KY

#3 Jun 23, 2012
Upset parent wrote:
I truly believe that Ballard elem needs a new principal and vice principal. Vicki gough is an absolute joke. All she does is encourage parents that their children are problems unless they are on medication. Seriously, they are children and children should be children and if u can't handle it then get the hell out of the school system. I am absolutely ashamed to say I ever went to that school and that I have subjected my children to that school as well. Frankfort needs to come in and clean house. Even the board of education has issues.
I totally agree with you. Vicki G is definitley a joke as are many others.

They're not supportive, positive, or proactive. Common sense is almost non existant and they are consumed with enforcing their rules. They have taken the fun out of school. The reward system they have is rediculous and once the student gets to middle/high school there aren't any.
I've never experienced so many so many closed minded, negative thinking, self-absorbed, power hungry people in my life as when we encountered the so called 'educators' and administration of Ballard Schools. They've become so consumed with quotas, money, and over inflated egos they no longer try to work with parents in a supportive manner. It's either their way or no way.

There are very few teachers who actually encourage creativity, different opinions, freedom of speech and out of the box thinking. Most teachers at Ballard want robots sitting in the classroom. They demand respect without giving it, have very little compassion for whatever might be going on in that students life and set a poor example as a caring adult. They seem to care less whether they make a difference to their students.

They complain about being overworked and underpaid but yet this is the profession they chose for themselves.

It literally is an embarrassment!
Tm Tar

La Center, KY

#4 Jun 23, 2012
I think Ballard Ele. is a great school! I think the principal and vice principal is doing a great job. I know school is not as fun as it used to be,but that's because the government is trying to make all the decisions and not let the parents have as much say. Parents should have more say! Especially when it comes to our kids and their schooling! My beef with the school would be that they give out to much homework and expect to much from the kids. They need to realize that, yes the kids need a good education, but they are still kids!
Ky gal

Paducah, KY

#5 Jun 23, 2012
I am contacting the board of education in Frankfort, ky to file a complaint against ballard. Their board of Ed won't do anything and blow off all my complaints about this school. They promote bullying and when my kid tries to stand up for themselves they are now being targeted. Sick of it.
Ex-Student

Miamisburg, OH

#6 Jul 31, 2012
Tm Tar, I bet you're real good friends with a teacher, teachers, or administration. I bet your kid gets their way in class. I never got anything handed to me in school. But several in my class did. Gordon, Gough, Mallory, and several others I can list, got it easy throughout school. If they talked in class, it was funny, if I talked, it was detention. Vicki Gough once told my mother that I needed ADD Medicine. At that age, kids are going to talk. ADD meds are just baby sitters. Ballard County is biased on who your parents are. If your parents have their nose up the facilty's a$$, you get by fine. There were several kids in my class, whose parents followed them all through the years, if I said one off thing to one of those kids, I was in the office. But God forbid them ever getting in trouble.
Ex-Student

Miamisburg, OH

#7 Jul 31, 2012
Oh by the way, my child will never go to Ballard County Schools. They will go to Private School. My child will not be discarded due to the fact that I'm not sucking Vicki Gough's genitals. Sorry, but it's the absolute truth. Oh, and Vicki Gough also tried to tell me that we had to pay some kind of fee every year for my child to participate in field trips and what not? My A$$. I pay my taxes just like the next father. I did not pay, and my child still went.
a load of bs

La Center, KY

#8 Aug 19, 2012
Ex-Student wrote:
Oh by the way, my child will never go to Ballard County Schools. They will go to Private School. My child will not be discarded due to the fact that I'm not sucking Vicki Gough's genitals. Sorry, but it's the absolute truth. Oh, and Vicki Gough also tried to tell me that we had to pay some kind of fee every year for my child to participate in field trips and what not? My A$$. I pay my taxes just like the next father. I did not pay, and my child still went.
hell yeah they told my mom you had to pay that 50 dollar fee every year at school and she never did all the way up to my last day, also the people that put that new school together are retarded you spent like a million on it, have 10 flat screens that are never used but you dont have enough books for all the kids so you cant take them home ad that whole vocational school is shit.
Smh

Paducah, KY

#9 Aug 19, 2012
a load of bs wrote:
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hell yeah they told my mom you had to pay that 50 dollar fee every year at school and she never did all the way up to my last day, also the people that put that new school together are retarded you spent like a million on it, have 10 flat screens that are never used but you dont have enough books for all the kids so you cant take them home ad that whole vocational school is shit.
Glad that there are some people who support their kids and the school; sadly there will always be ppl like you who give no support and only complain. You should be embarrassed to get on here and admit that you don't. Go check out threads in the Paducah forum and all the ppl complaining about having to support lowlifes like you. Get a job and support your local school district instead of blasting them about things you know nothing about.
hmmm

La Center, KY

#10 Aug 20, 2012
I just moved back to the area and if you think the school system here is bad you should try some others. My husband was military and we have been to several schools throughout the county and I have found BCES to be just more of the same. I don't have any personal ties to anyone in the school district and my kids have been just fine. The school fee here is very low compared to all others that I have been too. My daughter attended a public school in Missouri that had a yearly fee of $150! Be glad that the fee at BCES is so low! It's not like schools get a whole lot of funding from the state.

The thing I have noticed most of all since my children started attending school is that parents want to blame the teachers and administration for their kids being complete disrespectful brats. When I attended school if a kid was a bully or acted out in class their parents held them responsible. Now if a kid acts out of line or gets bad grades it is the fault of the teacher. Pathetic.

Oh and one of my children is on IEP for speech. They both are kind and respectful but not perfect (they are just kids after all)but never has anyone in the administration including Vicki Gough ever suggested that they be put on meds.
Gotta good job

Miamisburg, OH

#11 Aug 20, 2012
Smh wrote:
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Glad that there are some people who support their kids and the school; sadly there will always be ppl like you who give no support and only complain. You should be embarrassed to get on here and admit that you don't. Go check out threads in the Paducah forum and all the ppl complaining about having to support lowlifes like you. Get a job and support your local school district instead of blasting them about things you know nothing about.
I have a great job, make great money. I pay for my kids to participate in any sport of their choosing. I allow my kids to participate in other extra curricular activities as they chose. I will not, pay that da*n school a fee to line their pockets. I pay my taxes just like the next guy, and I do NOT have to pay a fee at the beginning of the school year for anything. I buy my kids school supplies, clothing, and everything they need. Don't call me a low life because I refuse to line some ignorant jacka$$'s pocket book.
Gotta good job

Miamisburg, OH

#12 Aug 20, 2012
hmmm wrote:
I just moved back to the area and if you think the school system here is bad you should try some others. My husband was military and we have been to several schools throughout the county and I have found BCES to be just more of the same. I don't have any personal ties to anyone in the school district and my kids have been just fine. The school fee here is very low compared to all others that I have been too. My daughter attended a public school in Missouri that had a yearly fee of $150! Be glad that the fee at BCES is so low! It's not like schools get a whole lot of funding from the state.
The thing I have noticed most of all since my children started attending school is that parents want to blame the teachers and administration for their kids being complete disrespectful brats. When I attended school if a kid was a bully or acted out in class their parents held them responsible. Now if a kid acts out of line or gets bad grades it is the fault of the teacher. Pathetic.
Oh and one of my children is on IEP for speech. They both are kind and respectful but not perfect (they are just kids after all)but never has anyone in the administration including Vicki Gough ever suggested that they be put on meds.
Good for you. I am a great father, and I support my child just as much as you or anyone else. But you are being cheated. You pay taxes to that school, and according to the Law set by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, that is a public school free to anyone. It is illegal to require any sort of fee or payment. My child does his wrong just like I did while in school. My child does wrong, he is punished at school and by myself and his mother when he gets home. But when my child, and another child do the exact same thing, and they get two completely different results, it becomes rediculous. My child and another were talking in lunch one day, and the word "Boobies" came up. My son and another young man, whose mother was a teacher, both participated in the conversation. My son recieved a rediculous punishment on top of being scolded by Vicki Gough. The other child recieved a talking to and was sent back to class. After reviewing both children's dicipline report, both children were punished for the same exact thing, but recieving different punishments. Is this fair? No. When my child got him, I spanked him and let him know that that kind of talk will not be tolerated, and that I better not hear it again from him.
Hello?

Barlow, KY

#13 Aug 20, 2012
The school fee is $5 this year. Get over yourselves!
bubbles

Chicago, IL

#14 Aug 21, 2012
Hate bc and ex student could not have said it any better. my children will never go to ballard for those very reasons. I too went there and hated it! I also have witnessed how alot of the teachers are and how most students are just medicated n pushed to the side depending on their last name that is. Pathetic!
Gotta good job

Miamisburg, OH

#15 Aug 21, 2012
It's not the amount, it's the idea.
Gotta good job

Miamisburg, OH

#16 Aug 21, 2012
Just wait until your child has a hard time one day and the school favor's a child whose parent works at the school over yours. Unless you work at the school yourself and your a tit-suck to the administration and your child gets away with Rape and Murder
Upset parent

Paducah, KY

#17 Oct 7, 2012
If I pay my taxes, which I do....then why do I need to buy supplies for the teachers to teach my children. On top of that, who gave Vicki gough a M.D. Or PhD behind her name?!?! Personally, I think she is a loser who couldn't make it in the real world so, she has to hide out in Ballard county. Idk how she is getting by with what she is, but it needs to stop. To punish a child for doing wrong, ok....but, to give different punishments according to what ur surname is...really?!?! Grow the hell up. She is the TRUE bully. To pick on children....and hide behind the school board. If parents would complain to the Frankfort oars of education. Then this kinda of stuff would stop. And ppl like Vicki gough would be held accountable for her actions.
nobodys perfect

Barlow, KY

#18 Oct 7, 2012
Upset parent wrote:
If I pay my taxes, which I do....then why do I need to buy supplies for the teachers to teach my children. On top of that, who gave Vicki gough a M.D. Or PhD behind her name?!?! Personally, I think she is a loser who couldn't make it in the real world so, she has to hide out in Ballard county. Idk how she is getting by with what she is, but it needs to stop. To punish a child for doing wrong, ok....but, to give different punishments according to what ur surname is...really?!?! Grow the hell up. She is the TRUE bully. To pick on children....and hide behind the school board. If parents would complain to the Frankfort oars of education. Then this kinda of stuff would stop. And ppl like Vicki gough would be held accountable for her actions.
So what are some examples of this bullying? Unfairness? What is she getting by with that she doesnt need to ? You know, your words are the one that sounds like a true bully!
Upset parent

Paducah, KY

#19 Oct 7, 2012
nobodys perfect wrote:
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So what are some examples of this bullying? Unfairness? What is she getting by with that she doesnt need to ? You know, your words are the one that sounds like a true bully!
U live in bardwell.....correct?!?! Are u screwing Vicki gough too?????
nobodys perfect

Barlow, KY

#20 Oct 7, 2012
Upset parent wrote:
<quoted text>U live in bardwell.....correct?!?! Are u screwing Vicki gough too?????
Way to avoid questions! Not from Bardwell.

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