School Board Race
Easy

Corbin, KY

#61 Oct 25, 2012
How do you judge a persons performance? What qualifications do you have to have judge Dr.Cook? Dr. Cook is faced every day with difficult decisions. She must over the four schools, teachers, students,cooks,bus drivers, and clerical employees. So Is there a written guide that you can use?
As far as the principals, teachers,and coaches that have been hired. Blame the SITE BASE COUNCIL they do the hiring. Correct me if I'm wrong don't teachers serve on the council? As teachers shouldn't they know a good teacher, principal or coach when they interview one? Don't blame Dr.Cook.
How many students are in the school class rooms? Are they over crowded? No.
Does Dr.Cook have to shake hands and kiss faces to be liked? No.
Dr.Cook didn't move Mrs.Smith downtown to save her job. Nor did she need any ones approval to place her in another position.
What does Edie Kelly and Vickie Byrne have to be ashamed off? Nothing. Absoutley nothing. They have the children's backs. They care about their education.

What would your grade be?
Another Vote for Change

Dyer, TN

#62 Oct 25, 2012
Big man wrote:
<quoted text>you are stupid.
Ha ha ha! You are welcome to your opinion of course, but if that's the best you can do I have to wonder how big a man you really are. Don't believe me? Check the WYMT website. It was reported in their story yesterday.
Gina

Dexter, MO

#63 Oct 26, 2012
They lost the School board race a long time ago even before the election. It's over. Will be so glad to see Charlotte, JJ and Jeff on our side!
Easy

Corbin, KY

#64 Oct 26, 2012
Gina wrote:
They lost the School board race a long time ago even before the election. It's over. Will be so glad to see Charlotte, JJ and Jeff on our side!
darling you are dreaming. What makes you think it's over? I have to admit that Ike Slusher and Steve Martin have done everything they can to sabotage the race and the school system.
Another Vote for Change

Dyer, TN

#65 Oct 26, 2012
Easy wrote:
<quoted text>darling you are dreaming. What makes you think it's over? I have to admit that Ike Slusher and Steve Martin have done everything they can to sabotage the race and the school system.
You really need to let go of this Blame Steve Martin game. It's getting old and it's so not true. The current board has no one to blame for their troubles but themselves and it all goes back to their unwillingness to admit that they made a mistake in hiring Dr. Cook. If they had been big enough to admit that they would probably be easily re-elected.
Voter

Manchester, KY

#66 Oct 26, 2012
Another Vote for Change wrote:
<quoted text>
You really need to let go of this Blame Steve Martin game. It's getting old and it's so not true. The current board has no one to blame for their troubles but themselves and it all goes back to their unwillingness to admit that they made a mistake in hiring Dr. Cook. If they had been big enough to admit that they would probably be easily re-elected.
You are so wrong! Those people would not even be running if Steve had not gone to them and asked them to. Ike and Bill are backing them financially. Bill's wife has been promised a job at central office and Steve has been promised the superintendent position. I know for a fact that the new candidates have had meetings as a group at Steve's house and Farrah's house. They are and will be controlled by Steve, Ike and Bill, they don't have a choice , that was part of the deal. As far as the stolen signs, it will all come out after the election. The new candidates didn't know anything about the stolen signs but their backers know everything. The backers didn't do it, they never do their own dirty work. Teenagers were paid to do it by a disgruntled ex-employee.
Another Vote for Change

Dyer, TN

#67 Oct 26, 2012
Voter wrote:
<quoted text>You are so wrong! Those people would not even be running if Steve had not gone to them and asked them to. Ike and Bill are backing them financially. Bill's wife has been promised a job at central office and Steve has been promised the superintendent position. I know for a fact that the new candidates have had meetings as a group at Steve's house and Farrah's house. They are and will be controlled by Steve, Ike and Bill, they don't have a choice , that was part of the deal. As far as the stolen signs, it will all come out after the election. The new candidates didn't know anything about the stolen signs but their backers know everything. The backers didn't do it, they never do their own dirty work. Teenagers were paid to do it by a disgruntled ex-employee.
You're missing my point about the current board and their opposition. I don't know why they decided to run or who may or may not have asked them to do so. What I am saying is that if the current board had not dug in their heels about a change in leadership it would not matter much who was running against them.

I think it's not about the individuals particularly. I don't know the current board members well, but I have nothing against them. I just believe (as, it seems, so do many others) that it is time for a leadership change. The current board is not willing to consider that. If they were, I think they would be in much better shape of being re-elected, regardless of what Mr. Martin or whoever else did or did not say.

PS. Regarding the signs, why won't it come out until after the election? If you have information about a teenager or anyone else being involved why not go to the police now?
Amen

Mayfield, KY

#68 Oct 26, 2012
Out of the MOUTH of STUDENTS: OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW.......Change is a coming !!!!!
Ridiculous

South Fulton, TN

#69 Oct 26, 2012
The whole sign stealing ordeal is completely absurd to the extent it has been taken; and extremely childish in my opinion. JJ, Jeff, and Charlotte have had signs disappear as well, yet you don't see them out making a huge deal about it. Like was said by someone before, the three current school board member have never had such serious competition like this before. Seems to me like some are intimidated and scared that they are possibly facing not being re-elected. It just really infuriates me that certain adults are being so dramatic about this. People need to take a step back and look at Middlesboro School System, instead of worrying about signs, and realize that something has to change and in my opinion this could be where it starts. Also, JJ, Jeff, and Charlotte obviously want to run because THEY want to, not because someone else wants them to, otherwise they wouldn't be wasting their time or money on this election.
Welfare Man

Winchester, KY

#70 Oct 26, 2012
Ridiculous wrote:
The whole sign stealing ordeal is completely absurd to the extent it has been taken; and extremely childish in my opinion. JJ, Jeff, and Charlotte have had signs disappear as well, yet you don't see them out making a huge deal about it. Like was said by someone before, the three current school board member have never had such serious competition like this before. Seems to me like some are intimidated and scared that they are possibly facing not being re-elected. It just really infuriates me that certain adults are being so dramatic about this. People need to take a step back and look at Middlesboro School System, instead of worrying about signs, and realize that something has to change and in my opinion this could be where it starts. Also, JJ, Jeff, and Charlotte obviously want to run because THEY want to, not because someone else wants them to, otherwise they wouldn't be wasting their time or money on this election.
" run because they want to" maybe is should say," run because bill, ike and steve want them to," (their time and money along with some from ike and the gang. Now, there you have a crock of bull !!!
Just a thought

United States

#71 Oct 26, 2012
I can not wait to see the posts on here after "the change" happens and you all see what changes really do come! Just like everyone wanting Obama for "a change," how'd that work out for America? Hahaha!! You really will reap what you sow and this will end badly. I'm so glad my child is in a private school. I will say I do like Charlotte and Jeff but I believe bigger entities are behind this and it's going to go down, hard! But good luck with this and just remember, if you vote the new ones in and the old ones out, or don't vote at all, then you have no right to get on here and whine and complain when it does go to shit.
Diddles

Washington, IN

#72 Oct 26, 2012
Mr. Bowling was not blaming the challengers themselves. He was blaming the obvious people/persons "behind" the challengers who have a vested interest in the outcome of this election. Cough Cough.
Another Vote for Change

Dyer, TN

#73 Oct 26, 2012
Just a thought wrote:
I can not wait to see the posts on here after "the change" happens and you all see what changes really do come! Just like everyone wanting Obama for "a change," how'd that work out for America? Hahaha!! You really will reap what you sow and this will end badly. I'm so glad my child is in a private school. I will say I do like Charlotte and Jeff but I believe bigger entities are behind this and it's going to go down, hard! But good luck with this and just remember, if you vote the new ones in and the old ones out, or don't vote at all, then you have no right to get on here and whine and complain when it does go to shit.
Well, I didn't vote for Obama, so that one's not on me. There is always a risk when you change the status quo, but it is hard for me to imagine how things can get much worse than they are now. Going with your scenario for the sake of argument (although I am not privy to all the inside information you seem to have), if Steve Martin is in fact our next superintendent then I believe he starts off more qualified for the position than his predecessor.

As for a new board, if they are as non-responsive to the public as the current board has been, then they will find themselves in the same position when their term ends. But we'll just have to see.
Wondering

Corbin, KY

#75 Oct 26, 2012
Just a thought wrote:
I can not wait to see the posts on here after "the change" happens and you all see what changes really do come! Just like everyone wanting Obama for "a change," how'd that work out for America? Hahaha!! You really will reap what you sow and this will end badly. I'm so glad my child is in a private school. I will say I do like Charlotte and Jeff but I believe bigger entities are behind this and it's going to go down, hard! But good luck with this and just remember, if you vote the new ones in and the old ones out, or don't vote at all, then you have no right to get on here and whine and complain when it does go to shit.
what is your interest in the school board race if your child attends a private school? Are you going enroll your child in the Middlesboro School System?
Wow

South Fulton, TN

#76 Oct 26, 2012
It's just school board people, not the presidential election. Everyone seriously needs to relax.
Frank

Washington, IN

#78 Oct 27, 2012
[This is the Steve Martin for Middlesboro Superintendent election.]

Nothing more to it. Just want you to know what your voting on folks. I'll leave it up to you to debate and decide if you think that is a good idea for our school system and our children in the years ahead.
Student

United States

#79 Oct 27, 2012
Out with the old and in with the new!!

I've never seen candidates so scared of losing their seats stoop this low
dave

Dexter, MO

#80 Oct 27, 2012
Frank wrote:
[This is the Steve Martin for Middlesboro Superintendent election.]
Nothing more to it. Just want you to know what your voting on folks. I'll leave it up to you to debate and decide if you think that is a good idea for our school system and our children in the years ahead.
and what we have now is good? I don't think so. EVERYONE is ready for a change!!!
Wondering

Corbin, KY

#81 Oct 27, 2012
dave wrote:
<quoted text>and what we have now is good? I don't think so. EVERYONE is ready for a change!!!
not everyone. You don't speak for me.
Voter

Corbin, KY

#82 Oct 27, 2012
Wow wrote:
It's just school board people, not the presidential election. Everyone seriously needs to relax.
it's just as important to our little world. I don't want the Martin's in charge of our schools or our children.

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