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Oh me

Owensboro, KY

#21 Jun 26, 2013
Thank you good ole boy for your understanding of the pressure teachers are under. I do teach in graves and wish there was more we could do!! i'm glad there are concerned citizens. I'll continue to do my part to make sure the kids are served the best way that I can possibly achieve and hope one day it pays off.
Good Ole Boy

Mayfield, KY

#22 Jun 26, 2013
Oh Me,

Teachers are a very unique group. They give daily of their time during and after hours,they love the unloved, educate with no support from the board office and have to personally finance anything other than the basic needs. All the while having to deal with rude parents, and in Graves County an unappreciative/unsupportive/ demanding employer.

When was the last time this district did anything
for these workers a thank you or more appropriately a raise (5 years ago). The only time you see the leadership of Graves County is in their observations of the classrooms.
Many times to only find things to be critical about.

I know of teachers who many years later had students come back and state their appreciation
for the influence they had in their lives.

It a shame the kids are more recognizing of the teachers dedication- efforts than the Board who employees them.
no thanks

Indianapolis, IN

#23 Jun 26, 2013
Even though I met the qualifications while in college (grades 7-12), I'm glad I never attempted to teach in the Graves County school system.

White Plains, KY

#24 Jun 26, 2013
Good Ole Boy wrote:
Where's Kelley ( the banner carrier ) Whittaker
carrying the banner for justice for teachers in the Graves County School system. Kelly what about a raise for all employees, better benefits and passing rules regarding fair hiring/promotion practices for vacancies that come open. Passing rules assuring Graves County School employees these jobs before going out of district out of County. I'm sure the new superintendent would support these resolutions, wouldn't she?
Yeah, where is Kelly? I do remembering her voting in favor of a raise for teachers only, but it was voted down by the other board members.. What pissed me off was her singling just the teachers for a raise... ALL SCHOOL EMPLOYEES have an impact on students.. ALL work very hard just like a teacher. This includes cafeteria workers, bus drivers, custodians, teacher aides, secretaries, and any other support staff. Bus drivers are often the first school employee to see the students and motivate them for school. Custodians are the caretakers of the students ans school cleaning up after them and making sure the school is free of safety hazards. Secretaries are the backbone to the office and make sure that students have classes assigned to them, keep up with attendance, and a whole lot of other responsibilities that play a role in student learning. Often Secretary's and custodians work during the summer preparing for the students arrival in August. They do not really get a break. Kelly was basically saying that them people do not deserve a raise... We need some board members that are willing to stand up and help ALL school employees and ALL students and not play sides with central office staff.
Good Ole Boy

Mayfield, KY

#25 Jun 26, 2013

The issue of being mistreated spoke to in these post applies to all employees including the adm. asst., custodians in the board office. I would like to hear their stories
Good Ole Boy

Mayfield, KY

#26 Jun 26, 2013
I just picked up the Wed. edition of the Mayfield Messenger. Mayfield School Board gives employees 2% raise across the board. What else has to be said.

While this 2% is not much it in some way shows appreciation to the workers.
In the know

Chicago, IL

#27 Jun 27, 2013
Good Ole Boy why don't you run for school board!! You would definetly have my vote. I won't elaborate on the school board or the school system due to certain circumstances.
Good Ole BOY

Mayfield, KY

#28 Jun 27, 2013
In the know, the reason you feel uncomfortable to elaborate due to circumstances is the very reason why the GCBE and the School Board Members have been and are allowed to treat the employees the way they do. This group is not held accountable by anyone.

I totally understand your position and I'm sure there are hundreds more who feel the same way you do.
House of cards

Chicago, IL

#29 Jun 27, 2013
Thats two years in a row that Mayfield has gotten a 2% raise.... Somebody is clearly doing something right over there. Ought to see what we can learn from them.
Good Ole BOY

Mayfield, KY

#30 Jun 27, 2013
House of cards the last estimate I heard was the Graves County Board Of Education had over spent their budget for the 2012-13 school year to the tune of 1-1.5 million dollars.

Going over budget is one thing but over budget
by this amount doesn't happen over night. If
the School Board members were unaware of this issue which I seriously doubt they should be calling for an external audit. Demanding resignations for responsible parties. If they did know then they should resign.

This is why there will be no raises this year or in the foreseeable future we are in bad shape. Watch the tax increase coming on the horizon.
merry go round

Benton, KY

#31 Jun 28, 2013
Matthew Dobson from GCHS was hired as the new Lone Oak Intermediate School Principal overseeing all of Lone Oak's 4th and 5th graders when Mavigliano clearly should have been hired. Only makes sense that Graves reciprocated.
Good Ole Boy

Mayfield, KY

#32 Jun 28, 2013
McCracken County has long been known for issues ever since that new superintendent took the reigns
a few years ago. I guess Graves now has one just like her. Disaster coming.

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