Is it true that a petition has been started to throw the Armstrong Board out?

Posted in the Louisa Forum

school taxes suck

Fort Gay, WV

#1 Sep 3, 2011
If so, who has it? Me and my family all want to sign it. We are tired of paying taxes for that high priced administration all driving big fancy cars and milkin the system. Where is all the money they saved on not hiring teachers in the classrooms? Tell me that? Maybe in their pockets?
Dawg

Stanford, KY

#2 Sep 3, 2011
I've got about thirty who would sign it. Be sure to let Patty Wallace know, I bet her bunch would sign it, they love signing petitions.
True and Illegal

Fort Gay, WV

#3 Sep 3, 2011
It is true that if you can get a legitimate petition with so much of the population signing to remove a school board it has to be taken seriously and the state department I believe can take control of the board's duties to see if they are using their positions to gain favors, such as help with their personal business, jobs for family members, pay raises for friends and family members, receiving benefits that are not afforded to board members because it is illegal for them to receive fringe benefits of any kind, they also may not influence the Superintendent and or site based councils in anyway in any hiring practice, that one is a biggy that usually gets them thrown off it happened in Bourbon County and it happens in Franklin County all of the time they can't keep board members there. I would think that this county would be to afraid to do some of these things it is usually very embarassing when it comes out and ruins reputations forever. I don't think it would be worth it. The bigger they are the harder they fall. The best thing they can do is work to help make education better for our youth.
school taxes suck

Fort Gay, WV

#4 Sep 3, 2011
Dawg wrote:
I've got about thirty who would sign it. Be sure to let Patty Wallace know, I bet her bunch would sign it, they love signing petitions.
Thank you someone told me that she was the one that had started it. I thought it was a joke but I am glad to hear that she is doing something good for the county now. She has really given my husband and brothers a hard time with her hatred of the coal companys. I really want to sign the petition, we cannot afford one more tax.
r u a lawyer

Fort Gay, WV

#5 Sep 3, 2011
True and Illegal wrote:
It is true that if you can get a legitimate petition with so much of the population signing to remove a school board it has to be taken seriously and the state department I believe can take control of the board's duties to see if they are using their positions to gain favors, such as help with their personal business, jobs for family members, pay raises for friends and family members, receiving benefits that are not afforded to board members because it is illegal for them to receive fringe benefits of any kind, they also may not influence the Superintendent and or site based councils in anyway in any hiring practice, that one is a biggy that usually gets them thrown off it happened in Bourbon County and it happens in Franklin County all of the time they can't keep board members there. I would think that this county would be to afraid to do some of these things it is usually very embarassing when it comes out and ruins reputations forever. I don't think it would be worth it. The bigger they are the harder they fall. The best thing they can do is work to help make education better for our youth.
whoa you seem to know your stuff r u a lawyer?
True and Illegal

Fort Gay, WV

#6 Sep 3, 2011
To are you a lawyer: No, I am in a local school system and my uncle was on the board of education in Franklin County. He's not now.
New Beginning

Mount Sterling, KY

#7 Sep 5, 2011
Who has the petition?
PLEASE

Salyersville, KY

#8 Sep 5, 2011
Your petition ain't worth the paper it is written on.
Observer

Louisa, KY

#9 Sep 13, 2011
You might be surprised, petitions have done great things. yes the state dept would pay attention at least this would give them grounds for looking into things. I understand several people that work for the school have reported things to KEA, and they are gearing up for investigation. The more complaints the better, the brighter light will be shined on this administration. Just remember they are very very good at getting things done under the table or behind closed doors. If it will make them look good or be well recieved by someone high in government, they will do it. Remember when KKK were allowed to march through town, remember who the Mayor was that allowed that!! He had to do what was "legal". What does that tell you about him. We may have a small population of non - whites, but for the most part we live in peace and harmony. This was just an advoidance (sp) tactic.
I hope so

Louisa, KY

#10 Sep 13, 2011
I don't know where it is or who has it, but make it public, you will get lots of support, even from school employees. Not only have they asked for more taxes, but they for the past two years have cut pay to empoloyees.
u r kidding

Fort Gay, WV

#11 Sep 17, 2011
Observer wrote:
You might be surprised, petitions have done great things. yes the state dept would pay attention at least this would give them grounds for looking into things. I understand several people that work for the school have reported things to KEA, and they are gearing up for investigation. The more complaints the better, the brighter light will be shined on this administration. Just remember they are very very good at getting things done under the table or behind closed doors. If it will make them look good or be well recieved by someone high in government, they will do it. Remember when KKK were allowed to march through town, remember who the Mayor was that allowed that!! He had to do what was "legal". What does that tell you about him. We may have a small population of non - whites, but for the most part we live in peace and harmony. This was just an advoidance (sp) tactic.
who was the mayor? that is just horrible.
raven

United States

#12 Sep 19, 2011
Nepotism, I feel, is the biggest problem in Lawrence County. Taxes keep rising and no new jobs are being created. The schhol system should be run more efficiently, the Courthouse and public works. Fancy cars don't mean a thing when there's a bicycle around to get the job done or better yet horses. If Louisa doesn't pull itself up by using outlets like a petition and city hall meetings, the citizens will continue to suffer. Sign the petition. Make it available at the Public Library.Stand up for all that you believe.
popcan

United States

#13 Sep 19, 2011
Observer wrote:
You might be surprised, petitions have done great things. yes the state dept would pay attention at least this would give them grounds for looking into things. I understand several people that work for the school have reported things to KEA, and they are gearing up for investigation. The more complaints the better, the brighter light will be shined on this administration. Just remember they are very very good at getting things done under the table or behind closed doors. If it will make them look good or be well recieved by someone high in government, they will do it. Remember when KKK were allowed to march through town, remember who the Mayor was that allowed that!! He had to do what was "legal". What does that tell you about him. We may have a small population of non - whites, but for the most part we live in peace and harmony. This was just an advoidance (sp) tactic.
And can you tell me who works with and for the KEA...I know but do YOU??????
To u r kidding

Winchester, KY

#14 Sep 21, 2011
LOL - the Mayor was none other than Mike Armstrong! He left for a job at the state dept of ed not long after that, then Ohio and then Cutter.
To popcan

Winchester, KY

#15 Sep 21, 2011
It sure isn't the school board administration, they have their own organization. KEA is for teachers, KSPA is a branch of that for anyone other than teachers or administrators.
YEAH

Winchester, KY

#16 Sep 21, 2011
raven wrote:
Nepotism, I feel, is the biggest problem in Lawrence County. Taxes keep rising and no new jobs are being created. The schhol system should be run more efficiently, the Courthouse and public works. Fancy cars don't mean a thing when there's a bicycle around to get the job done or better yet horses. If Louisa doesn't pull itself up by using outlets like a petition and city hall meetings, the citizens will continue to suffer. Sign the petition. Make it available at the Public Library.Stand up for all that you believe.
AMEN!!
jeff

Stanford, KY

#17 Sep 21, 2011
To popcan wrote:
It sure isn't the school board administration, they have their own organization. KEA is for teachers, KSPA is a branch of that for anyone other than teachers or administrators.
It's Tim Southern, Mike's bosom buddy, who helped cancel the KESPA contract he negotiated since Mike is now the boss. Tim Southern who has worked for Mike and Toni four or five times. Tim has KEA covered, Cassandra Webb has the standards board covered (as a teacher member) and Mike is buddies with the rest. This county's only hope is to vote the board out. We have teachers and support staff dropping like flies, in fact, the only thing not dropping are central office salaries.

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