Roll out the BVA trough

Roll out the BVA trough

There are 1650 comments on the PittsburghLIVE.com story from Mar 17, 2011, titled Roll out the BVA trough. In it, PittsburghLIVE.com reports that:

The regular Belle Vernon Area School Board meeting Feb. 28 was well attended. We learned that the boys' volleyball team was eliminated due to lack of interest.

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Mystified

Uniontown, PA

#900 Jan 10, 2013
Just for information to those who have been following this thread innocently, it appears that this site has been tampered with. On the previous page 42,has anyone noticed why are lines 867, 869 and 879 have been deleted? The guilty party with the Ohio server which showed Columbus on one line, Dayton on another, plus Solon are no longer there. Something does not smell right and could possibly be a cover up.
Judging

Monessen, PA

#901 Jan 10, 2013
Judging wrote:
I find it interesting that when someone hits a nerve of the board a judgment is made on that comment. For instance someone made a statement on the upcoming reconfiguration meeting and within a short time that comment was judged as clueless and disagreeable. We can't always agree but don't believe that individual was clueless. Let's wait and see. This is Jan. 7 and I for one do not believe that was a clueless comment. Heard that building WILL be closed and it came from 2 board members. With the Primary looming ahead the members who will seek reelection do not want the teachers against them if the board furloughs teachers so its very possible if not probable there will be no reduction on the teaching staff just as the superintendent said. Well see who's CLUELESS.
As per last night's meeting, looks as if RMS WILL be closed and there will NOT be any furloughs. The recommendation only has to have the vote of the board and that will happen. Clueless, don't think so.
Remember when

Monessen, PA

#902 Jan 10, 2013
Mystified wrote:
Just for information to those who have been following this thread innocently, it appears that this site has been tampered with. On the previous page 42,has anyone noticed why are lines 867, 869 and 879 have been deleted? The guilty party with the Ohio server which showed Columbus on one line, Dayton on another, plus Solon are no longer there. Something does not smell right and could possibly be a cover up.
This is not the first time comments have been deleted. At the end of May last year there were several comments with the user name "You will do nothing" that refered to citizens who speak at meetings as whining bozos and to stay away from THEIR meetings; that their acid reflux was caused by boobs who wish to interfer with their brilliance, and alot of other non professional comments and initialized profanities. All of which sounded like comments from a board member. Most recently there were about 6 comments that are no longer there which belonged to the user name of a current board member. One who can't keep people's names straight, adds to comments, accuses people who aren't guilty of comments, etc. so dont know how she can be an effective board member. Think before you speak, Kim.
Priorities

Monessen, PA

#903 Jan 10, 2013
Judging wrote:
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As per last night's meeting, looks as if RMS WILL be closed and there will NOT be any furloughs. The recommendation only has to have the vote of the board and that will happen. Clueless, don't think so.
Speaking of last night's meeting what about the young man who commented on not closing the Rostraver gymnasium? The meeting was about cost saving and reconfiguration of the grades/schools as well as enhancing the curricullum. Credit where credit is due and the superintendent has to be commended. And this guy is talking about sports!! Nothing wrong with sports; I enjoy watching the young people compete but I'd rather see their test scores competitive. They certainly need turned up a notch or two. We are to be a combined middle school which will have a gym as well as the high school has one and if I'm not mistaken possiblly Marion has one, not sure. Where does this guy see the cost saving by opening the gym at Rostraver which would be heating, electricity, janitorial, and security services? You dont keep a building opened for recreational use. He said he was a graduate and former athlete; so were alot of other people. Accept the fact that there are other gyms to use in the district and deal with the fact that the building will be closed if the board's vote is unanimous. Our young people have to be prepared to earn a living and there aren't many from our area who have done so thru basketball.
Very Satisfied

Uniontown, PA

#905 Jan 10, 2013
Priorities wrote:
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Speaking of last night's meeting what about the young man who commented on not closing the Rostraver gymnasium? The meeting was about cost saving and reconfiguration of the grades/schools as well as enhancing the curricullum. Credit where credit is due and the superintendent has to be commended. And this guy is talking about sports!! Nothing wrong with sports; I enjoy watching the young people compete but I'd rather see their test scores competitive. They certainly need turned up a notch or two. We are to be a combined middle school which will have a gym as well as the high school has one and if I'm not mistaken possiblly Marion has one, not sure. Where does this guy see the cost saving by opening the gym at Rostraver which would be heating, electricity, janitorial, and security services? You dont keep a building opened for recreational use. He said he was a graduate and former athlete; so were alot of other people. Accept the fact that there are other gyms to use in the district and deal with the fact that the building will be closed if the board's vote is unanimous. Our young people have to be prepared to earn a living and there aren't many from our area who have done so thru basketball.
I concur with Superintendent John Wilkinson doing a splendid job of covering many areas concerning the reconfiguration process. It was especially encouraging to see how motivated he was in getting the students to achieve a higher level in math. Thumbs up to the Superintendent!
Kimberly Ringstad Gray

Monongahela, PA

#906 Jan 10, 2013
Priorities wrote:
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Speaking of last night's meeting what about the young man who commented on not closing the Rostraver gymnasium? The meeting was about cost saving and reconfiguration of the grades/schools as well as enhancing the curricullum. Credit where credit is due and the superintendent has to be commended. And this guy is talking about sports!! Nothing wrong with sports; I enjoy watching the young people compete but I'd rather see their test scores competitive. They certainly need turned up a notch or two. We are to be a combined middle school which will have a gym as well as the high school has one and if I'm not mistaken possiblly Marion has one, not sure. Where does this guy see the cost saving by opening the gym at Rostraver which would be heating, electricity, janitorial, and security services? You dont keep a building opened for recreational use. He said he was a graduate and former athlete; so were alot of other people. Accept the fact that there are other gyms to use in the district and deal with the fact that the building will be closed if the board's vote is unanimous. Our young people have to be prepared to earn a living and there aren't many from our area who have done so thru basketball.
I do not hide behind fictitious names, I do not need to. If I have something to say I use my name, have never posted under a fake name ever.This will be my last comment.
Kimberly Ringstad Gray

Monongahela, PA

#907 Jan 10, 2013
Replied under wrong post I apologize !
Balitmore Ravens

Pittsburgh, PA

#909 Feb 6, 2013
Steelers stink. BVA Board is great. They are the best and no one is powerful enough to destroy them. Jett and all your so called friends
Sour grapes

Monessen, PA

#911 Feb 26, 2013
I am a sub bus driver and the first response to my comment wil be "sour grapes" but u tell me why a female sub driver was hired when:
She QUIT driving previously not once but TWICE.
She lives OUT of the community
Shes NOT a taxpayer to the district
shame on the trans mgr for recomending her and shame on board for not looking at ALL the subs
Balitmore Ravens

Canonsburg, PA

#912 Mar 1, 2013
Jett and all your so called friends. Time is running out to get on the ballot. Anyway who is up this election?
Awareness

Monessen, PA

#913 Mar 4, 2013
surely U r aware who is runin 4 relection. 4 seats r up being Grata, Naylor, Patterson, & Bialon (he shuld have got the message last time from winin by the hair on his chiny chin chin). Hope the people realize u dont have 2 vote for 4 vote for only the responsible ones??? & Patterson isnt runin. Still think Whiteko would be great and I dont no anyone other than him runin & the 3 incumbents. Sure Bialon wil get a few people to run 2 split the votes and giv him a beter chance, isnt that right?
Valley14

Belle Vernon, PA

#914 Mar 4, 2013
Just another thing to consider if NAylor runs again is that his attendance at the meetings is around 20%. Look on the BVA school website and look at the meetings this guy is always absent.
another view

Pittsburgh, PA

#915 Mar 4, 2013
Valley14 wrote:
Just another thing to consider if NAylor runs again is that his attendance at the meetings is around 20%. Look on the BVA school website and look at the meetings this guy is always absent.
If he runs it's only because Greta needs a vote behind him. Just an observation.
Agree

Monessen, PA

#916 Mar 5, 2013
Valley14 wrote:
Just another thing to consider if NAylor runs again is that his attendance at the meetings is around 20%. Look on the BVA school website and look at the meetings this guy is always absent.
I agree. Know there was an important vote and he just Happened to walk in right after the vote was taken give us a break already. He had a cell phone why didn't he just call in his vote? But rather have him then four more years of Bialon or any of his newly selected peoople who wil run. Again i agree he'll have people running just to split up the votes.
why

Pittsburgh, PA

#917 Mar 6, 2013
Agree wrote:
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I agree. Know there was an important vote and he just Happened to walk in right after the vote was taken give us a break already. He had a cell phone why didn't he just call in his vote? But rather have him then four more years of Bialon or any of his newly selected peoople who wil run. Again i agree he'll have people running just to split up the votes.
I heard today that Joe Grata is running for school board again. Will someone tell me why he who is of questionable sexual orientation and has no children in our district not to mention who has hired his sister and sister-in-law when he was on the board years ago deserves to represent as a member of the board? I question why he wants involved!
Why not

Monessen, PA

#918 Mar 7, 2013
why wrote:
<quoted text> I heard today that Joe Grata is running for school board again. Will someone tell me why he who is of questionable sexual orientation and has no children in our district not to mention who has hired his sister and sister-in-law when he was on the board years ago deserves to represent as a member of the board? I question why he wants involved!
What does sexual orientation have to do with the type of job he does as a director? Just look at the other board members if you want to stand in judgment. Ringstad-Gray has no children in our district nor is she a property owner. I know she is not an incumbant in the Primary this time but what about her? And Bialon, who IS an incumbant is not only divorced like Ringstad-Gray (and remember the mess the Nusser marriage was in?)but Bialon can be found in every bar and club in the Belle Vernon area including the one that his "friend" bartends in and is now circulating a petition for board election in the primary. So why does BIALON want another term???
Valley 14

Wilmerding, PA

#919 Mar 7, 2013
Who is the "friend" so we know who not to vote for.
Why not

Monessen, PA

#920 Mar 7, 2013
Valley 14 wrote:
Who is the "friend" so we know who not to vote for.
The last name is MOORE from the van Meter area in our district.
Did you

Monessen, PA

#921 Mar 7, 2013
why wrote:
<quoted text> I heard today that Joe Grata is running for school board again. Will someone tell me why he who is of questionable sexual orientation and has no children in our district not to mention who has hired his sister and sister-in-law when he was on the board years ago deserves to represent as a member of the board? I question why he wants involved!
Did you question when Kraft hired all his family? Think Patterson's daughter may have been hired before he was on the board. What about when Godzak was on the board and created a 90 thousand dollar position for his wife? Stringhill had his son in law hired and his neighbor's daughter. Can't remember if Jackson's sister was ass't principal during his tenure or not. and the list goes on. Research it and you'll see.
Stop the train

Monessen, PA

#922 Mar 8, 2013
Article in the paper said Cramer has some oppositon for magistrate. People need to vote his a-- out and thats one way to stop the Jesse train in BVASD. If he loses he will lose alot of clout and hopefully we could rid the board of his followers starting with Bialon. Each election we could vote another out and eventually cut out that "cancer".

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