Graves Co Schools
PTHS Alum

Noblesville, IN

#41 Dec 25, 2013
Vegas baby wrote:
Don't feel too bad, at least your GC basketball team is living it up in Vegas! Had a great first class flight and a wonderful steak and lobster dinner on the strip, now it's off for a night on the town. You gotta love Vegas baby!
Oh and I got some cards handed to me earlier advertising girls that will come right up to my room... I think I might just give them a call and charge her to my GC expense account... What do you think?
Don't the boosters pay for Vegas? If I'm not mistaken, I believe that comes straight from the booster club. But I may be wrong.
In Vegas Baby

Las Vegas, NV

#42 Dec 26, 2013
Who cares? We be livin it up in Vegas and the coach says we can eat anything we want if we win tonight. Count me in for another $80 steak and lobter dinner on the Strip, then another stripper in my room just like last night!
PTHS Alum

Indianapolis, IN

#43 Dec 26, 2013
In Vegas Baby wrote:
Who cares? We be livin it up in Vegas and the coach says we can eat anything we want if we win tonight. Count me in for another $80 steak and lobter dinner on the Strip, then another stripper in my room just like last night!
As long as the booster club is paying for that, that does not bother me one bit. That is money that the booster club raised and earned on their own, so they should feel free to use it however they wish. If it is taxpayer money though, then I would have a problem with it.
Proud to be an Eagle

Elizabethtown, IN

#44 Jan 10, 2014
Kim Harrison deals with stuff that no man would.
HOW RIGHT YOU ARE

Mayfield, KY

#45 Jan 11, 2014
Proud to be an Eagle wrote:
Kim Harrison deals with stuff that no man would.
Yeah, apparently there are many men out there that would agree with you, and most of them have smiles on their faces. I believe she was successful in hitting the nail on each every one of their heads, if you know what I mean?
Eye of the Eagle

Mayfield, KY

#46 Jan 11, 2014
Actually, IF Kim Harrison wants to deal with stuff no man (or woman) would, it would be very refreshing if she would:

- Require transparency to the public she serves;
- Be honest with how much monies they receive and how each dime is honestly spent (GCSD received a total of $39.4M NOT $28M; honestly explain that the state takes 30% Property Taxes collected for SEEK, then returns more than 30% SEEK monies back to Graves County; and so on);
- Identify, reduce and eliminate all the abuse and wasteful spending by the board members, administrators, and employees of the school district;
- Identify, stop and publish all the selfish perks board members and administrators have authorized for themselves;
- Required full accountability of how each dime is spent, and publish how every cent was spent and why;
- Show true leadership and ethical principles by prioritizing and shutting down all bldgs. and functions that are robbing our kids of their rightful educational opportunities (i.e., sports, football stadium and lighting, non-essential travel outside the state of KY and Graves County, non-essential meals eaten at local restaurants, etc.)
- Require accountability of all employees of the school district -- try to do away with "tenure" so that true and effective rewards can be provided to those honestly deserving of "rewards" and remaining on the payroll;
- Identify those positions that are paid far too much for the jobs required of them, and reduce those salaries to fair and reasonable rates;
- And on and on

In other words, she really needs to show us taxpayers true leadership. She needs to prove her credibility as the school district's leader. She needs to prove that she has the school district, the children and the taxpayers "back" as the superintendent of the school district she is responsible for.

If she were willing to take on these very important initiatives, then I would agree in that she is dealing with stuff that no man (or woman) would. However, until she takes on these initiatives, I would have to disagree with you on the issue of her taking on things that no man (or woman) would.

These are reasonable expectations of the leader of our school district! Wouldn't you agree?
What

Benton, KY

#47 Jan 11, 2014
Here is the whole perception problem they have IMO. At the game last night when the board members were recognized...was it necessary for each one of them to get a gift bag?? A gift bag?? you have to be kidding....I know its a little thing but it speaks volumes about priorities... Try to pass a tax...close a school.......and gift bags for a bunch of folks already cashing in on that gig
NO RESPECT FOR TAXPAYERS

Mayfield, KY

#48 Jan 12, 2014
What wrote:
Here is the whole perception problem they have IMO. At the game last night when the board members were recognized...was it necessary for each one of them to get a gift bag?? A gift bag?? you have to be kidding....I know its a little thing but it speaks volumes about priorities... Try to pass a tax...close a school.......and gift bags for a bunch of folks already cashing in on that gig
I hope all taxpayers fully realizes that this action is simply a clear message from the superintendent, board members and administrators to we struggling taxpayers, that they have no intention of responsibly managing our hard earned tax dollars. They clearly consider themselves to be our kings and queens, rather than our representatives, who are supposed to protect us from these abuses.

Once again, they treat our very hard earned tax dollars as if they were free "play" monies for them to spend at their any and every whim. How much more shameful, selfish and irresponsible can they get?!?

I hope we struggling taxpayers give each of these board members OUR very special gift when they try to get re-elected -- a good swift kick in their rear ends and a very loud and clear: GOOD RIDDANCE!!!
Here u go

Mayfield, KY

#49 Jan 12, 2014
GRAVES COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS,
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION,
AND INDEPENDENT AUDITORíS REPORTS for

2009-2010 school year
http://education.ky.gov/districts/finrept/doc...

2010-2011 school year
http://education.ky.gov/districts/FinRept/Doc...

2011-2012 school year
http://education.ky.gov/districts/finrept/doc...

Have Fun
Thanks butttt

Mayfield, KY

#50 Jan 12, 2014
Thanks, but what about the audit report for 2012-2013 school year?

It would be nice if we could see exactly what and how each taxpayer dollar was used for.

Years ago, GCSD published their ledger, or its equivalent. I believe it was published on a quarterly basis, and included all expenditures involving the use of public funds.

How about trips to various locations in the U.S. and within KY's borders? Hotel costs? Who stayed in each room payable by taxpayer funds? Airfare costs? Meals consumed at taxpayer expense? Any entertainment paid for by public funds (movies, museums, cheesecake factory, etc)? Any other expenses related to travel?

Taxpayers responsibility for health insurance vs. employees contribution? It is reported almost on a daily basis that Obamacare has required health insurance costs to increase substantially. Who pays for this increase in premiums (if any)? Taxpayer or employee? What is the ratio for the payment of these premiums (employer percentage contribution vs. taxpayer subsidized responsibility)? Who is allowed these fringe benefits, that is supposed to be reserved strictly for GCSD employees? Are people that are not GCSD employees purchasing these insurance policies? If so, who, how much, and how is it justified?

Payment for local meals in restaurants in Mayfield, Paducah, etc. Who and why?

Payment for contract invoices, who the contractors are, what service or product they provided, etc.

In other words, it would be nice to see exactly how taxpayer funds were "managed" -- this is called "transparency." An auditor's report does not provide this information, it is nothing more than "counting of beans," and that is it. There is 100 beans here, and we see they were moved there.

How about compliance with laws, regulations and policies? Each of these audit reports state that it is up to GCSD to conduct their own compliance reports. Are there any compliance reports that the public can review?

What about the $737K (+/-) that is due KSBIT as a result of a failure to pay into this trust as required? This debt was reported in the 2012-2013 school year audit.

And so on.

But hey, thanks for the audit reports. Why didn't you include the 2012-2013 school year though?
and more

Murray, KY

#51 Jan 12, 2014
Now that they have decided to close the Cuba School they have decided to give all teachers and faculty a pay raise. How convenient that there was no money but now there is.
A raise

Owensboro, KY

#52 Jan 12, 2014
I'm a teacher and haven't heard or been told of a riaise?! Where did you get your information from? And have you ever thought that the "gift bags" could have been donations?
Here u go

Mayfield, KY

#53 Jan 12, 2014
I can't find the 2012-2013 school year audit report. I don't work for the School system I'm just good at finding stuff.
worried parent

United States

#54 Jan 12, 2014
Eye of the Eagle wrote:
Actually, IF Kim Harrison wants to deal with stuff no man (or woman) would, it would be very refreshing if she would:

- Require transparency to the public she serves;
- Be honest with how much monies they receive and how each dime is honestly spent (GCSD received a total of $39.4M NOT $28M; honestly explain that the state takes 30% Property Taxes collected for SEEK, then returns more than 30% SEEK monies back to Graves County; and so on);
- Identify, reduce and eliminate all the abuse and wasteful spending by the board members, administrators, and employees of the school district;
- Identify, stop and publish all the selfish perks board members and administrators have authorized for themselves;
- Required full accountability of how each dime is spent, and publish how every cent was spent and why;
- Show true leadership and ethical principles by prioritizing and shutting down all bldgs. and functions that are robbing our kids of their rightful educational opportunities (i.e., sports, football stadium and lighting, non-essential travel outside the state of KY and Graves County, non-essential meals eaten at local restaurants, etc.)
- Require accountability of all employees of the school district -- try to do away with "tenure" so that true and effective rewards can be provided to those honestly deserving of "rewards" and remaining on the payroll;
- Identify those positions that are paid far too much for the jobs required of them, and reduce those salaries to fair and reasonable rates;
- And on and on

In other words, she really needs to show us taxpayers true leadership. She needs to prove her credibility as the school district's leader. She needs to prove that she has the school district, the children and the taxpayers "back" as the superintendent of the school district she is responsible for.

If she were willing to take on these very important initiatives, then I would agree in that she is dealing with stuff that no man (or woman) would. However, until she takes on these initiatives, I would have to disagree with you on the issue of her taking on things that no man (or woman) would.

These are reasonable expectations of the leader of our school district! Wouldn't you agree?
What about Lowes? Our children have to sit all day smelling mildew, mold, black mold, no air or clean air for that matter! Then they get mad if our kids miss school and call police to our door step! You call that healthy!!!! I don't think so!!!
and even more

Mayfield, KY

#55 Jan 13, 2014
and more wrote:
Now that they have decided to close the Cuba School they have decided to give all teachers and faculty a pay raise. How convenient that there was no money but now there is.
I've heard through the grapevine, that the board is planning to vote in favor of requiring the struggling GC taxpayers to pay the Mayfield City tax for all employees working in the GC High School. If this is true, and we will find out if this is true at the next board meeting, then this would be nothing more than their continued practice of abusing the struggling GC taxpayers.

If this turns out to be true, and the board follows through and votes in favor of requiring the GC taxpayers to pay the Mayfield City taxes for those employees working in the High School, then ALL employees who live outside the Mayfield City limits, but work within it (Walmart, Lowes, Big Lots, Youngbloods, and all other businesses located within the Mayfield City limits) would have every right to be extremely outraged, and storm the board office to demand answers and a reversal of this unfair tax burden on all struggling GC taxpayers.

This is the problem of the board's practice of avoiding to be transparent to the struggling GC taxpayers they represent and are supposed to protect. I think it is obvious that all struggling GC taxpayers are getting very tired of being forced to be responsible for carrying on the financial burdens this board continues to create in secret meetings, and then passing in their board meetings.

IMO, all meeting minute notes, secret or public, should be published so that all struggling GC taxpayers have the opportunity to review what the board members are discussing, and see exactly all the burdens the board members are planning on placing on them, before the board has a chance to put their plans in action.

This is true transparency! It makes us wonder why they are so afraid of being transparent to the public they represent and are supposed to protect, doesn't it?
What

United States

#56 Jan 13, 2014
A raise wrote:
I'm a teacher and haven't heard or been told of a riaise?! Where did you get your information from? And have you ever thought that the "gift bags" could have been donations?
It doesnt matter...its a perception problem...most folks dont care if its a donation or not and arent going to spend that much time trying to figure it out...all they see is gift bags...like Vegas and Destin for the basketball teams...its a perception issue and its not a good one..

Its like when the President goes to Hawaii for 3 weeks while unemployment is at an all time high...heck that might have been a condo paid for by someone other than taxpayers but the perception is hes living it up while people suffer...not a good image..
Did I read this right

Mayfield, KY

#57 Jan 13, 2014
Are you actually saying that this board intends to have the working taxpayers of Graves County pay the Mayfield City tax of all the employees at Graves County High School because its inside the city limits? So those that work inside the city limits of Mayfiled that have to pay city tax anyway will then be required to chip in to help pay the city tax for the teachers & administrators. Those same teachers and administrators that already bank more than almost everyperson in Graves County? I just really want to be clear on that?
And even more

Mayfield, KY

#58 Jan 13, 2014
Did I read this right wrote:
Are you actually saying that this board intends to have the working taxpayers of Graves County pay the Mayfield City tax of all the employees at Graves County High School because its inside the city limits? So those that work inside the city limits of Mayfiled that have to pay city tax anyway will then be required to chip in to help pay the city tax for the teachers & administrators. Those same teachers and administrators that already bank more than almost everyperson in Graves County? I just really want to be clear on that?
You read it right, and this is exactly what we were told. Pay very close attention to the next board meeting. If there are any discussions regarding a pay raise for the High School employees, then you know what they are up to. We were told that the board has heard several employees working in the high school complaining that they were not making as much money as those not working in the High School, because of these city taxes. Apparently the Middle School and Central Elementary employees do not have to pay these city taxes??? Only the board would know, I guess?

Any bets that they plan to authorize their trips to New Orleans this April? We'll see at the next board meeting. Don't we taxpayers wonder who plans to make this or these unnecessary trips to New Orleans at our taxpayer expense?
And even more

Mayfield, KY

#59 Jan 13, 2014
And even more wrote:
<quoted text>
You read it right, and this is exactly what we were told. Pay very close attention to the next board meeting. If there are any discussions regarding a pay raise for the High School employees, then you know what they are up to. We were told that the board has heard several employees working in the high school complaining that they were not making as much money as those not working in the High School, because of these city taxes. Apparently the Middle School and Central Elementary employees do not have to pay these city taxes??? Only the board would know, I guess?
Any bets that they plan to authorize their trips to New Orleans this April? We'll see at the next board meeting. Don't we taxpayers wonder who plans to make this or these unnecessary trips to New Orleans at our taxpayer expense?
I don't think those working in the board office have to pay city taxes either. Apparently the High School is the only GC facility within the Mayfield City Limits???

This is the reason we need transparency from this board. And, the board should be willing to be transparent to their constituents. All meeting minutes should be published for our taxpayer viewing, especially when these meetings involve the expenditure of taxpayer funds. Wouldn't you agree?
Cia

United States

#60 Jan 13, 2014
A raise wrote:
I'm a teacher and haven't heard or been told of a riaise?! Where did you get your information from? And have you ever thought that the "gift bags" could have been donations?
If it was a donation, that money could have been put to better use - tired of her do actions to buy the board! It's so obvious, she's a snake that will soon bite

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