Ringgold shifting students in new pla...

Ringgold shifting students in new plan to replace middle school

There are 155 comments on the O-R Online story from Jun 13, 2012, titled Ringgold shifting students in new plan to replace middle school. In it, O-R Online reports that:

Ringgold School Board announced a new plan Wednesday for the reconfiguration of school buildings to replace the current Ringgold Middle School in Finleyville.

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Henry

Belle Vernon, PA

#1 Jun 13, 2012
Wow they are actually going to do it. These board members will go down in history for making the worst decision in the history of the district by closing a good building. Remember their names when it comes to business and political matters. Never Forget.
some cheese with that

New Kensington, PA

#2 Jun 13, 2012
:O) Gee, everyone I know is pleased a can be with the whole plan.
amazed

Monessen, PA

#3 Jun 13, 2012
Lets vote for these idots again. This is by far the worst decision made, and some of the board members were not even present, for a decision this big they should all be present. Did you also see how much the cost of transportation in the district is increasing.
Gary

Buffalo, NY

#4 Jun 14, 2012
What they will spend in transportation renovation and maintainance will buy three new schools. What do these people do for a living that they cannot add. I mean really what do they work? Does anyone know? I will not shop there! Maybe picket there. At the last meeting the architects even stated better to keep Finley open. You say tou want a revolution?

“A Dog's Life is Good”

Since: Feb 11

Mon Valley, Pa.

#5 Jun 14, 2012
It's hard to believe this plan came out so fast.
CaCat

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Jun 14, 2012
But remember, they ARE making decisions, that is all they were elected to do. I fully agree that a bad decision IS better than no decision.
some cheese with that

New Kensington, PA

#7 Jun 14, 2012
Thanks Cat...it was the past boards dragging their feet, ordering study after study, that got us into this mess. This will not only use building, located in the communities they will serve, but give us some much needed room to bring back curriculum we lost because there was no room.
MaMouse

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Jun 14, 2012
That's right. They can get back to the important things the district should be providing to the students. It's been a while since Joe Montana set the stage for our students to fulfill that pipe dream of making it into pro sports. The board should concentrate more on the sports programs for the special few to have a means of supporting themselves in the future. And then the district will have a few more famous alumni photos to hang in that shit hole they call a high school.
CaCat

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Jun 14, 2012
Well said you little squeaker. I swallow it all and tossed it back up and it tasted the same going down again and again
Mamouse

Braddock, PA

#10 Jun 14, 2012
CaCat wrote:
Well said you little squeaker. I swallow it all and tossed it back up and it tasted the same going down again and again
Oh nooo cat!..Now the dirty rat is smearin your good name...and he's a sick dirty rat to!..Guess he was stupid enough to eat the poison you offered him sprinkled on his cheese last night! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
John

Belle Vernon, PA

#11 Jun 14, 2012
The long term implications of this decision are disastrous in so many ways. Ringgold taxpayers, in the long run are going to be crushed. The cost of running two dinosaurs was the reason the current president voted to close them in the first place. Transportation, upkeep and renovations will be well in excess of projections. Then when it is all said and done we will still need to build a school based upon what is happening with state code changes. If you are going to live in Ringgold you had better be rich cause nobody will be able to afford what is coming. I did not even touch on what this means for splitting all of these kids up. The educational effect is a whole other story. I will have the names of this board etched in my memory forever. The ringgold disaster!!!
CaCat

Pittsburgh, PA

#12 Jun 14, 2012
I was eating your mom last night, not too cheesy.
dot

Belle Vernon, PA

#13 Jun 14, 2012
CaCat wrote:
I was eating your mom last night, not too cheesy.
grow up
Cindy

Belle Vernon, PA

#14 Jun 14, 2012
It is all so depressing that this board could do so much damage.
Sigh

New Kensington, PA

#15 Jun 14, 2012
So sad, in a district of over 27,000, the school board did what the majority ask and now a few dozen people are not happy. A new building with classrooms and a cafeteria, no library, gym, or auditorium next to an already overcrowded high school (remember the last board promised the trailers at Gastonville would be moved there to alleviate pending space problems) or two building that have all the amenities, in the middle of two of the more populated areas.$27+ million for a ‘bare bones’ middle school or $23 million for two schools, much needed repairs at the high school and the expansion for RESN that will allow those trailers to go where they are needed. Yeah, what were they thinking?
Kerry

Monongahela, PA

#16 Jun 14, 2012
I think anyone who is not happy should put their house up for sale and move. Move to South Park or Peters. Your house will go to a new family from Belle Vernon or some place like that who are happy to be out of a district that is about to be taken over by the state. The grass isn't always greener on the other side. Stop being spoiled rotten brats.
amazed

Monessen, PA

#17 Jun 14, 2012
Kerry wrote:
I think anyone who is not happy should put their house up for sale and move. Move to South Park or Peters. Your house will go to a new family from Belle Vernon or some place like that who are happy to be out of a district that is about to be taken over by the state. The grass isn't always greener on the other side. Stop being spoiled rotten brats.
Do your kids go to this district? Have you been to the schools, meetings etc. You dont just sell you house and move, its not that easy. Read the facts, crunch the numbers they are trowing out, then come back to this site and make an educated opinnion.
Sigh

New Kensington, PA

#18 Jun 14, 2012
Yes and yes. And selling your house might be easier if the unhappy fee would take down their ridiculous signs they put up all over and telling everyone that real estate agents are telling people not to move here. If you are one of the unhappy ones, stop trying to bring down the district just because you can’t have your way…O’ sorry, because no one will listen to you.
Kerry

Monongahela, PA

#19 Jun 15, 2012
do YOU go to every meeting and if so for how long? The problems with Finley go back to the 80s if not before that. I have lived in this district my entire life and I have a very good feel for whats going on. Families come and go in every neighborhood. I am sure the district will survive the loss of a dozen unhappy families. Old families move out, new ones move in, it a part of life. Perhaps the children from the next families will have even higher PSSA scores.
Henry

Belle Vernon, PA

#20 Jun 15, 2012
You people really are clueless!! Perhaps we should buy Century III Mall and fix it up while we are at it. I mean if we are going to throw good money after bad what the heck. This polital mess will cost us unimaginable amount of money. I do not believe anyone will be able to afford to live here. Closing a good school is completely nuts.

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