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#21 May 20, 2013
I basically think that any superintendent of a whole school district should have that DR. in front of his or her name and prefer several years of recommendable experience.

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#22 May 20, 2013
Should be a requirement in my opinion, I know if we hired supt like some school districts do, that would be required. Who said school teachers don't make good money - 90,0000 + is a pretty nice salary for a teaching degree.

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#23 May 20, 2013
Debbie Fryfogle Harrell won the Democratic primary and will face Terri Nyman, who was the lone Republican candidate, in the general election.
Harrell, 53, has 25 years experience in public education as a teacher, coach and administrator, along with 10 years experience in business.
Nyman, 52, has 25 years of education experience, which includes about eight years as a district-level administrator in George County.
Also in the Democratic primary was Kathy Bang Sellers, 50, has worked as a classroom teacher for 14 years, principal for 11 years and for the past three years has been elementary curriculum director and personnel director for the George County School District.

The pay range for superintendent is $88,176 to $108,758, and is based on years of service and educational degrees.
Really not bad at all! What 10 year of business experience did Ms. Harrel have?
4one

Jackson, MS

#24 May 21, 2013
There is.entirely too much unnecessary garbage thrown at teachers. They need to be allowed to teach the three R's and teach it efficiently. I feel sorry for kindergarten parents, teachers and students. They are definitely doing 2nd grade work by mid year. My goodness kindergarten should NOT have pre requisites! Teachers deal with much more than curriculum. They deal with kids coming in that don't eat or bathe sometimes on a daily basis. Believe it or not, these things have a huge bearing on a students learning. Not sleeping at night, being hungry all the time, not having running water and being picked on for body odor all takes a toll. True it is not a teachers business if a child is not well cared for, she is there to teach. It does make it quite difficult when children come in crying because of something that happened outside of school. Every year a new "gimmick" comes along that will improve or will '"appear" to improve test scores. Thousands are spent on curriculum and training and.the next year its out the window. Then there is discipline in.which often there.is no support for teachers. Depending on your last name and how big of a fit your parent throws you might be allowed to be disciplined. You might have to follow the rules like the other kids if you arent one of the special students.
Noone should be allowed to be a principal until they have spent a minimum of 5 years in a classroom. There are many problems in our schools that need ti be addressed. My son was made to pull his pant legs up everyday to show a teacher his socks!!! Really!!! Harass one student about having short socks on and let others run around in pink polos!! One of those special students. Last time I checked pink was NOT a gcsd color. Just teach our kids and discipline the real problems in the school. Now we HAVE to allow a student 3 about days of in school suspension before they can be sent home. So a student can do whatever on 3 different occasions and get in school suspension. Why??$$$$$$ that's why. Let them stay here after being disrespectful so we get funding. I could go on and on. Im just thankful my kids are out of the public school system and my grand children will NOT go to public school.

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#25 May 22, 2013
just -woderin wrote:
Debbie Fryfogle Harrell won the Democratic primary and will face Terri Nyman, who was the lone Republican candidate, in the general election.
Harrell, 53, has 25 years experience in public education as a teacher, coach and administrator, along with 10 years experience in business.
Nyman, 52, has 25 years of education experience, which includes about eight years as a district-level administrator in George County.
Also in the Democratic primary was Kathy Bang Sellers, 50, has worked as a classroom teacher for 14 years, principal for 11 years and for the past three years has been elementary curriculum director and personnel director for the George County School District.
The pay range for superintendent is $88,176 to $108,758, and is based on years of service and educational degrees.
Really not bad at all! What 10 year of business experience did Ms. Harrel have?
Do the math - you are 53 - been a teacher 25 years, ok started at age 28, 4 or 5 years for a degree - she started working in business at age 14 lol.

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#26 May 22, 2013
4one wrote:
There is.entirely too much unnecessary garbage thrown at teachers. They need to be allowed to teach the three R's and teach it efficiently. I feel sorry for kindergarten parents, teachers and students. They are definitely doing 2nd grade work by mid year. My goodness kindergarten should NOT have pre requisites! Teachers deal with much more than curriculum. They deal with kids coming in that don't eat or bathe sometimes on a daily basis. Believe it or not, these things have a huge bearing on a students learning. Not sleeping at night, being hungry all the time, not having running water and being picked on for body odor all takes a toll. True it is not a teachers business if a child is not well cared for, she is there to teach. It does make it quite difficult when children come in crying because of something that happened outside of school. Every year a new "gimmick" comes along that will improve or will '"appear" to improve test scores. Thousands are spent on curriculum and training and.the next year its out the window. Then there is discipline in.which often there.is no support for teachers. Depending on your last name and how big of a fit your parent throws you might be allowed to be disciplined. You might have to follow the rules like the other kids if you arent one of the special students.
Noone should be allowed to be a principal until they have spent a minimum of 5 years in a classroom. There are many problems in our schools that need ti be addressed. My son was made to pull his pant legs up everyday to show a teacher his socks!!! Really!!! Harass one student about having short socks on and let others run around in pink polos!! One of those special students. Last time I checked pink was NOT a gcsd color. Just teach our kids and discipline the real problems in the school. Now we HAVE to allow a student 3 about days of in school suspension before they can be sent home. So a student can do whatever on 3 different occasions and get in school suspension. Why??$$$$$$ that's why. Let them stay here after being disrespectful so we get funding. I could go on and on. Im just thankful my kids are out of the public school system and my grand children will NOT go to public school.
The part I like about this is teaching second grade in kindergarten. What do we teach in first grade since kindergarten is not required - than we have 17 year olds in 8th grade that can't pass an 8th grade curriculum - talk about confused, but someone is. I agree the public school only has one way to go because it has about hit bottom.
HIStorical TruTh

Petal, MS

#27 May 22, 2013
cipsaw wrote:
Should be a requirement in my opinion, I know if we hired supt like some school districts do, that would be required. Who said school teachers don't make good money - 90,0000 + is a pretty nice salary for a teaching degree.
Who makes $90K?'Cause they must have left some numbers off in my contract?:)

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#28 May 22, 2013
HIStorical TruTh wrote:
<quoted text>
Who makes $90K?'Cause they must have left some numbers off in my contract?:)
The salary for the Supt of Ed is 90,0000 plus - public record in the Miss Dept of Ed - some counties make more, some make less.
Ironman

Hattiesburg, MS

#29 May 22, 2013
cipsaw wrote:
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The salary for the Supt of Ed is 90,0000 plus - public record in the Miss Dept of Ed - some counties make more, some make less.
I believe you meant "superintendents" instead of "teachers" in your original post. No teacher in GC makes near that much. Not even close.

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#30 May 22, 2013
cipsaw wrote:
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Do the math - you are 53 - been a teacher 25 years, ok started at age 28, 4 or 5 years for a degree - she started working in business at age 14 lol.
I saw that and wondered where the time in business came from, I just figured she was running some kind of business while she was teaching, maybe helping out the family.

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#31 May 22, 2013
Ironman wrote:
<quoted text>I believe you meant "superintendents" instead of "teachers" in your original post. No teacher in GC makes near that much. Not even close.
The year before she was elected Supt, she was a teacher. I imagine if she leaves the Supt job she may teach again - I guess what I was trying to say " a teacher can make a good salary" there is potential to move up. The school principal generally makes a good salary and they use to teach classes when I was in school. Guess what I meant to say and what I said were confusing.

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#32 May 22, 2013
I think her degree is a teaching degree as far as her educational background goes, so your initial statement is correct, she is a superintendent with a teaching degree unless I am wrong about her degree status. Is there any qualification standards to being elected to this office? Just curious?

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#33 May 22, 2013
just -woderin wrote:
I think her degree is a teaching degree as far as her educational background goes, so your initial statement is correct, she is a superintendent with a teaching degree unless I am wrong about her degree status. Is there any qualification standards to being elected to this office? Just curious?
There are some, but I am not sure just what they are.
HIStorical TruTh

Petal, MS

#34 May 23, 2013
cipsaw wrote:
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The year before she was elected Supt, she was a teacher. I imagine if she leaves the Supt job she may teach again - I guess what I was trying to say " a teacher can make a good salary" there is potential to move up. The school principal generally makes a good salary and they use to teach classes when I was in school. Guess what I meant to say and what I said were confusing.
gotcha!:) I was going to have my feelings hurt if I wasn't getting the right pay!(: We do (or did) have at least one assist principal who also taught.... but generally they do not teach in conjunction with their admin position....

“John 3:16”

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#35 May 31, 2013
Getting too complicated and too many subjects to learn that rarely help you later in life.
Pat

Valdosta, GA

#36 May 31, 2013
The changing of the grading scale is to put this district on the same basis as everyone else. Not a shocker but the previous leadership in the district office were collecting a check only.

Being a DR doesnt always translate into intelligence. If you know some of the DRs in the DO then you know where I'm coming from. Graduate school is full of idiots not smart enough to hold a real job.
economics class

Lucedale, MS

#37 May 31, 2013
The_SCOOP wrote:
Getting too complicated and too many subjects to learn that rarely help you later in life.
Yeah, that there histry is hard now.....and will never help you in the future. They should only teach ship fitting, steel straightening and welding at GC high right? All of those other subjects are just fillers right? Introduction to technologies such as .net programming, network administration, db administration, web design etc never did anything for anyone......

Guess what. When you get to college, all of those "filler" classes are taught and required there too. Freaking 60's mentality freaks. I'm glad people like you are not in charge of major decisions that would make a major impact on children's lives, the children in GC would be screwed.

“John 3:16”

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#38 May 31, 2013
I've known quite a few in college who had trouble reading. And it was people who never went to college who built their home, fixed their roof and plumbing and provided their food. None that you mentioned but maybe should if they show an interest in it.

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#40 Jun 1, 2013
Foreign Affairs wrote:
In reality some people are educated "beyond" their intelligence .
That was deep.
JustSaying

Brookhaven, MS

#41 Jun 3, 2013
Home schooling is the answer to most all the problems with our wonderful public school system.

Mine done just fine. Finished college and have great careers. Who would have thought it? They succeeded without being part of the all so important public system.

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