Elco board looks into budget cuts

Elco board looks into budget cuts

There are 71 comments on the Lebanon Daily News story from Mar 31, 2011, titled Elco board looks into budget cuts. In it, Lebanon Daily News reports that:

Members of the Elco school board are looking into ways to reduce a $1.1 million deficit in the coming school year, including a pay-to-play-sports proposal and the elimination of the district calendar and newsletter.

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disappointed

Lebanon, PA

#2 Mar 31, 2011
Wow, I am very disappointed with this board this is the second time they have done this same thing this school year! Before they hired the law firm to represent them for the EIT mess and now this. What happened to being transparent? They are worse then the previous board. What can be done about this? They should be held accountable for their actions. I guess not voting for them in the upcoming election would be one thing.
you think

Lemoyne, PA

#4 Mar 31, 2011
disappointed wrote:
Wow, I am very disappointed with this board this is the second time they have done this same thing this school year! Before they hired the law firm to represent them for the EIT mess and now this. What happened to being transparent? They are worse then the previous board. What can be done about this? They should be held accountable for their actions. I guess not voting for them in the upcoming election would be one thing.
They run their school meetings like the Pennsylvania State legislature runs our state goverment in Harrisburg. What do you expect ? That's who's dictating the policy to the school districts, it's not the local taxpayers.

We need to get this entire state goverment and governor the hell out of our schools before they destroy what little bit of education we have left for our children.
you think

Lemoyne, PA

#5 Mar 31, 2011
Huh wrote:
Gotta pay for that new school somehow.
The just need to rename the school ELCO Incorporated and Republican Governor Tom Corbett will be falling all over himself to give them all our tax money.
just say NO

Lemoyne, PA

#6 Mar 31, 2011
Say No to the Pa. State Legislatures $1 billion dollar school voucher tax on the backs of hard working citizens of Pennsylvania. Say No to SB 1 and say no to any new state government taxes.

http://www.novouchertax.org/...
legal

Lebanon, PA

#7 Mar 31, 2011
Huh wrote:
Gotta pay for that new school somehow.
Just do it legally!
Tax Payer

York, PA

#8 Mar 31, 2011
Sell the old schools and use that money to pay off the unwanted new school. Wow am smart !
Myerstown Boy

York, PA

#9 Mar 31, 2011
Rent out or sell the old schools that are in very good shape for the age and pay that card board box the call a new school off. Good wind storm will take that thing down.
get my money back

Lemoyne, PA

#10 Mar 31, 2011
How would you like $1 billion dollars of your tax money back every year that is being handed out by your state goverment on fraud and waste ?

This lawmakers knows were it is and he won't go get it back fro you.



Contact Mike Folmer's state senate office and tell him you want your tax money back.

http://senatorfolmer.com/
you think

Lemoyne, PA

#11 Mar 31, 2011
legal wrote:
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Just do it legally!
They need to follow the Wisconsin's State legislatures model of transparency and legality.
LOL

Toledo, OH

#12 Mar 31, 2011
legal wrote:
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Just do it legally!
The way it was built? ;)
legal

Lebanon, PA

#13 Mar 31, 2011
LOL wrote:
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The way it was built? ;)
What was done illegally when it was built? But this board has had TWO meetings PROVEN were illegal
JOKER

Dillsburg, PA

#14 Mar 31, 2011
you think wrote:
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The just need to rename the school ELCO Incorporated and Republican Governor Tom Corbett will be falling all over himself to give them all our tax money.
yay!!! lets blame the new governor for this too..that same person that should just create a money tree that would just GIVE us $4,000,000,000.00 aka...4 billion dollars..he should because he is responsible for everything
in the know

Lebanon, PA

#15 Mar 31, 2011
The Sunshine law for executive sessions is: The law does not require sessions to be advertised in a newspaper or at the meeting site. However, the officials must announce the reason for holding an executive session at the open meeting held immediately before or after the executive session.

So it was not an illegal meeting.
Just wondering

Lebanon, PA

#16 Mar 31, 2011
Yes it was illegal. The law does not allow executive sessions to be held during a meeting that was not legally advertised.
Oh Yeah

Palmyra, PA

#17 Mar 31, 2011
Let's see.......they're short $1.1 million and they are looking at pay to play fees which will generate less than $30 grand. Like pissing in the ocean isn't it? Sounds like the board doesn't have the will or the ability to make the hard decisions.
They just do not care

Lebanon, PA

#18 Mar 31, 2011
They could have just waited another week to hold the discussions in a leagl, open meeting. They did it because they did not want the public to weigh in on a matter that might be controversial and also because they know the Sunshine Act has no teeth. There's nobody to hold them responsible in Common Pleas. Even if someone wanted to, the consequences are $100 and costs, but costs only if "intent" was proven. They're an embarrassment and they're too arrogant to care. As someone earlier put it, they've become what they've despised.
Comedy

Lebanon, PA

#19 Mar 31, 2011
This sorta' reminds of a particular situation we are currently in. One old group who SCREWED the whole thing up leaves. Then when the new group comes... here is the best part, pay very close attention to the following... the old board, in this case, whispers, poorly spelled mind you, non-sense, in a hope to slander the new in their further more impossible task of cleaning up years of incable half wits.
I leave you with a word from the wise, remember listen very closely, keep your ill-advised ignorant babble to a low murmur, as they say in elementary school, where I had learned how to spell, two inch voices. The big kids are working.
Enough Already

Lebanon, PA

#20 Mar 31, 2011
Tax Payer wrote:
Sell the old schools and use that money to pay off the unwanted new school. Wow am smart !
Who's buying? That could be a big problem with your plans.
End the waste

Elizabethtown, PA

#21 Mar 31, 2011
So I read the headline "pay to play" and found it ironic. "Pay to play" is a well known illegal activity that lines the pockets of politicians. Oh I know, pay to play sports, but really, the irony is not lost on me.
Comedy again

Lebanon, PA

#22 Mar 31, 2011
Heyy there, you up there, mister Enough Already you have a very valid point, but sadly missed the crux of the issue. Bought or rented the two particular debated buildings would only bring in an estimated 1 million dollars compared to an upwards, rough estimate, of 27 million dollar Intermediate school this leaves, if my math is correct, 26 million dollars, now that seems strange. How do we cure that little problem perhaps we can sell our souls for a share of that loot we have heard all these republican folk yak about.

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