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sucks

United States

#21 Apr 4, 2013
parent wrote:
I think it is time to close some of these smaller schools across the county. All I hear is how teachers are so under paid, I for one considered the pay scale when thinking about my career. So I figure they all knew the pay wasn't so great. Anytime I go in the school or even scrolling on Facebook, they are all wishing for a snow day or late schedule. Do any of them ever think about the people who still have to go to work? If they work from 10 til 2, they still get paid for a full day. If I work the same hours then I get paid for 4 hours. What about the snow days that are never made up because they are forgiven by the state?. The teacher still gets paid. I think it time for them to realize they are not the only people who are working. I have not had a raise in over 5 years,because of the economy. I actually made 5000 less in 2012 than in 2011, because of less oportunity for overtime. If increasing taxes is what it takes to keep schools open, and give teachers a raise. I vote NO. And yes I have children in the school system.
Sorry your job sucks so bad that you can't feel for the teachers...The teachers in this area are paid about 3000 less then any county around here or for that matter in Southwest VA...Then the stuff for their classrooms the teachers have to buy 95% of the stuff if not your child would be looking at white walls all day..The teachers have to buy the stuff to make it look welcoming.
whaTEVER

United States

#22 Apr 5, 2013
Close all schools make one big campus somewere in the rosedale area for all schools..Castlewood would have to travel the furthest..These little schools are a waste of money for Russell County schools..At least close them...
right thing to do

United States

#23 Apr 5, 2013
I.Will be sending my children to private school! I am tired of all this drama over these little schools!
Speechless

Lebanon, VA

#24 Apr 5, 2013
Parent, I'm not sure where you are getting your information from?????? Teachers haven't received a raise in about 4 years...medical benefits are very expensive and do not cover ordinary expenses...No dental plan unless you pay extra 200.00. We definitely do not have it made.. Our schools make up all the snow days. It is a state mandate of 180 days unless we receive a waiver due to unfortunate events..tornadoes, flooding, and snowstorm. Really would be great to waive a magic wand to fix mother nature. We are unemployed during summer months....no pay. Most people I work with have two jobs to stay afloat. Teachers spend countless hours before school and after school to prepare for
their job.. Do you get paid overtime? Teachers do not...Do you work on the weekends without pay? Guarantee you don't....You don't have a clue..

Sick of Taxes, you are providing inaccurate facts.. Free stuff, lol...... If we receive extra monies it's due to writing our own grants. Anytime someone decides to raise taxes you use teachers for scapegoats..I don't want higher taxes either but it will be whatever it will be.
rotten apples

United States

#25 Apr 5, 2013
Speechless wrote:
Parent, I'm not sure where you are getting your information from?????? Teachers haven't received a raise in about 4 years...medical benefits are very expensive and do not cover ordinary expenses...No dental plan unless you pay extra 200.00. We definitely do not have it made.. Our schools make up all the snow days. It is a state mandate of 180 days unless we receive a waiver due to unfortunate events..tornadoes, flooding, and snowstorm. Really would be great to waive a magic wand to fix mother nature. We are unemployed during summer months....no pay. Most people I work with have two jobs to stay afloat. Teachers spend countless hours before school and after school to prepare for
their job.. Do you get paid overtime? Teachers do not...Do you work on the weekends without pay? Guarantee you don't....You don't have a clue..
Sick of Taxes, you are providing inaccurate facts.. Free stuff, lol...... If we receive extra monies it's due to writing our own grants. Anytime someone decides to raise taxes you use teachers for scapegoats..I don't want higher taxes either but it will be whatever it will be.
I am tired of teachers coming on here bitching over their pay,they wanted to be a damn teacher,so live with the pay and shut up!
farmer

United States

#26 Apr 5, 2013
i am a farmer, i pay taxes on my land to pay teachers salaries, i work from daylight til dark 6 days a week, and feed livestock on sunday afternoons after church everything i use on the farm has increased in price like fertilize and feed but i dont complain, i am doing what i love and if the farm doesnt pay all my bills i take on paying jobs or sell things and when things get better i spend my money on more supplies so if u are a teacher you had the same choice as i did. i am a farmer and knew what i was doing when i took on my work. you are a teacher and knew the same the money isnt what makes happiness it is doing what you love but dont please dont punish me with higher taxes because in the course of a year i have no where on the farm to make more money
u r fullofit

Cedar Bluff, VA

#27 Apr 5, 2013
farmer wrote:
i am a farmer, i pay taxes on my land to pay teachers salaries, i work from daylight til dark 6 days a week, and feed livestock on sunday afternoons after church everything i use on the farm has increased in price like fertilize and feed but i dont complain, i am doing what i love and if the farm doesnt pay all my bills i take on paying jobs or sell things and when things get better i spend my money on more supplies so if u are a teacher you had the same choice as i did. i am a farmer and knew what i was doing when i took on my work. you are a teacher and knew the same the money isnt what makes happiness it is doing what you love but dont please dont punish me with higher taxes because in the course of a year i have no where on the farm to make more money
Just what we need. A farmer that draws a subsidy from the government while complaining about taxes. The people paying taxes should be complaining about you and farm welfare.All you are doing is letting the government help you get free fence along with other freebies. Buy your own fence. If you try to say you are not getting a subsidy then you lie.
colgate

Cedar Bluff, VA

#28 Apr 5, 2013
rotten apples wrote:
<quoted text>I am tired of teachers coming on here bitching over their pay,they wanted to be a damn teacher,so live with the pay and shut up!
we are tired of you not brushing your teeth your breath smells like s**t if you want to prove you are from Russell Co. find a better way of doing it
deer slayer

Arden, NC

#29 Apr 6, 2013
i think we have gotta away from the topic here a little families in the county are struggling and taxes are going up the school system isnt the only county funds that are being misused i think the whole county needs cleaned up and wasteful spending should be controlled and if the school systems can reduce costs it should be done as well as all other county agencies
Pointless

Charlotte, NC

#30 Apr 6, 2013
I'm not complaining at all.. If you're going to tell facts then they need to be the truth.. That was my point.... Apparently you missed it entirely. The majority of teachers love what they do and do not mind giving extra time & work so their students can be successful. We have to pay taxes, also... Correct money managing for the last several years is where the problem started...
rotten apples

United States

#31 Apr 6, 2013
It will be a lot better for our county budget when these teachers that had to take the state test umpteen times get pink slips! They have no business teaching our children anyway! You figure after the 2nd try they would realize they are not teacher material! Our school board is on the right track to delete some of these worthless teachers! Its time the taxpayer quit footing these moochers!
Yeah

United States

#32 Apr 6, 2013
rotten apples wrote:
It will be a lot better for our county budget when these teachers that had to take the state test umpteen times get pink slips! They have no business teaching our children anyway! You figure after the 2nd try they would realize they are not teacher material! Our school board is on the right track to delete some of these worthless teachers! Its time the taxpayer quit footing these moochers!
Now if we can find a way to delete the over paid school board employees....and then let's take aim at the county supervisors...
Really

United States

#33 Apr 6, 2013
farmer wrote:
i am a farmer, i pay taxes on my land to pay teachers salaries, i work from daylight til dark 6 days a week, and feed livestock on sunday afternoons after church everything i use on the farm has increased in price like fertilize and feed but i dont complain, i am doing what i love and if the farm doesnt pay all my bills i take on paying jobs or sell things and when things get better i spend my money on more supplies so if u are a teacher you had the same choice as i did. i am a farmer and knew what i was doing when i took on my work. you are a teacher and knew the same the money isnt what makes happiness it is doing what you love but dont please dont punish me with higher taxes because in the course of a year i have no where on the farm to make more money
Read your words....you chose to farm...and in all honesty...your taxes go up for a LOT of other reasons...so suck it up...hate to say it...but we all pay taxes..wether it be wasteful spending on stupid road projects...or giving the people in power their six figure salaries....so guess what...you will pay more every year regardless if they close schools..pay teachers more...or whatever... ask yourself...when was the last time you payed less....
rotten apples

United States

#34 Apr 7, 2013
Yeah,teachers suck it up,no need to come on here whining,nobody cares if you all lose your jobs,you all can get a job at food city or walmart with the rest of the losers!
catnip

Knoxville, TN

#35 Apr 7, 2013
if there room in honaker elementary for swords creek and givens schools to be closed and combined with honaker elementary students and is there room to close elk garden and send them to belfast
Meeting

United States

#36 Apr 12, 2013
Does any know what was said last nite. Heard their still putting the teachers off that got letters and nothing really acompplished just wonder for sure.

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