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Ram

Belle Vernon, PA

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Jul 16, 2009
 

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Instead of settling the middle school issue our board has decided to spend thousands to close one of the nicest elementary centers in the area to fix up an inadequate school. At the very least there should be madatory drug testing for school board members. Is this not totally insane!! The current site has a gorgeous auditorium, gymnasium and overall great campus. This will cost us a fortune for what? What do we gain? Spend the money on teachers and education!! Has anyone looked at our state ranking? Does anyone know if a elected officials can be voted out midterm like they did in the state of California?? Hey maybe a b ackup football stadium would be a good idea too!! If the citizens do not stand up to this then they deserve what they get.
get-them-out

Mckeesport, PA

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I would love to have a new board. They are doing a horrible job. I do not know why in the world they would want to close down MEC and send the kids to Carroll STUPID STUPID STUPID
Action

Charleroi, PA

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Jul 16, 2009
 
There must be something that can be done. Can we go to the state to intervene or call for a referendum?
Horseshoe

Charleroi, PA

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Jul 16, 2009
 
Ram wrote:
Instead of settling the middle school issue our board has decided to spend thousands to close one of the nicest elementary centers in the area to fix up an inadequate school. At the very least there should be madatory drug testing for school board members. Is this not totally insane!! The current site has a gorgeous auditorium, gymnasium and overall great campus. This will cost us a fortune for what? What do we gain? Spend the money on teachers and education!! Has anyone looked at our state ranking? Does anyone know if a elected officials can be voted out midterm like they did in the state of California?? Hey maybe a b ackup football stadium would be a good idea too!! If the citizens do not stand up to this then they deserve what they get.
Try over 14 million (not thousands)
Taxpayer

Mckeesport, PA

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Jul 16, 2009
 

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Ringgold does NOT know how to save any $$! This school board is TERRIBLE! Why haven't they been voted out? I didn't vote for them! I have no respect for them. They act like they know everything, but sniff glue in closed meetings! They don't know what they want, but talk in circles. Close 2 good schools with auditoriums etc. The key would be UPDATE,MAINTAIN! They can't replace broken chairs at the schools we have. Cafetaria at high school....took forever. It is nice, but come on that did not need done. Maybe new tables & chairs they are nice. They need to be out. They try to say how ALL childrens grades should be, tell us that our children can bring a snack for birthday etc. I thought they had it down to 2 sites then it was back up to 12 possible sites. Now no site. People are losing jobs, taking cuts and they want more money. NO they should wait for the new construction & or renovating Carroll to elementary. We don't need a tax increase now! Closing CMS was saving so much money?? Save money for a year then!!!
Aleck Smart

Mckeesport, PA

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Jul 18, 2009
 

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Action wrote:
There must be something that can be done. Can we go to the state to intervene or call for a referendum?
Don't worry,...a lawsuit may be in the works.
Former New Eagle Neighbor

Hayfield, MN

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Jul 19, 2009
 

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Why not just BULLDOZE the entire (dirty little) Monongahela Valley, and replace it with a new Mega-Mega-Mega-World/Internati onal Airport, Hotels, Restaurants, Casinos, and a Splash Park, Recreation Centers, Concert/Movie Halls, etc?

Bye-bye crackpots, drug dealers, drug users, abusive parents, poor teachers, AND School Board Members, elected officials, etc. etc, etc.

Just start over! Just DO it!

SAVE THE CHILDREN! DOZE THE MON VALLEY!
Keystone

Monessen, PA

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Jul 19, 2009
 
Former New Eagle Neighbor wrote:
Why not just BULLDOZE the entire (dirty little) Monongahela Valley, and replace it with a new Mega-Mega-Mega-World/Internati onal Airport, Hotels, Restaurants, Casinos, and a Splash Park, Recreation Centers, Concert/Movie Halls, etc?
Bye-bye crackpots, drug dealers, drug users, abusive parents, poor teachers, AND School Board Members, elected officials, etc. etc, etc.
Just start over! Just DO it!
SAVE THE CHILDREN! DOZE THE MON VALLEY!
We have a serious issue with the mismanagement of resources in our district. We have a school board that prefers to waste money on shuffling buildings for no good reason which will cost millions instead of focusing on education. This is not a joke. If you are in CA then you would have no basis to say the Valley needs bulldozed. If anything needs bulldozed it is the Godless West coast.
For the Record

Mckees Rocks, PA

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Jul 29, 2009
 
Who voted for the closing of MEC and who did not?
what the

Pittsburgh, PA

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#10
Jul 29, 2009
 
Former New Eagle Neighbor wrote:
Why not just BULLDOZE the entire (dirty little) Monongahela Valley, and replace it with a new Mega-Mega-Mega-World/Internati onal Airport, Hotels, Restaurants, Casinos, and a Splash Park, Recreation Centers, Concert/Movie Halls, etc?
Bye-bye crackpots, drug dealers, drug users, abusive parents, poor teachers, AND School Board Members, elected officials, etc. etc, etc.
Just start over! Just DO it!
SAVE THE CHILDREN! DOZE THE MON VALLEY!
Oh, the same way they do things in WhiteCity, Ca eh?
The Main Man

Monongahela, PA

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Jul 30, 2009
 

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Who cares.
cheez

Pittsburgh, PA

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Aug 5, 2009
 

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They'll do whatever they want anyway.
Taxpayer

Mckeesport, PA

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#13
Aug 7, 2009
 
You are correct on that. They do whatever they want! It is sad that we have no say! It is our children and not theres. The school board children probably go to a different district, but now that I say that some school board members children do attend Ringgold. The entire school board act like they are so much better than us! That is a fact some were like us, but now with them being on school board they are it. NOT! Ringgold really needs to know that the children are ours. From top to bottom we have some real gems. Denise should just pay all of our taxes she knows what is best and what everyone wants. So the school board and their puppets should divide all of our taxes!
cheez

Pittsburgh, PA

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Aug 11, 2009
 
You are right.

The first order of business the board addresses is to -KEEP- the power they have.
mon gone

Greensboro, NC

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#15
Aug 12, 2009
 
This city has had more coruption than a city the size of philly

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