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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eieio

Lebanon, PA

#63 Apr 1, 2011
Losers wrote:
Do they have elephants, tigers and other animals in the audience?
no just a jackass
End the waste

Elizabethtown, PA

#64 Apr 1, 2011
Perhaps it is time to think develop a regional school system covering the entire county. Really how many inept boards and superintendents do we need to suffer with?
Corbutts screwing us

Harrisburg, PA

#65 Apr 1, 2011
Is there any natural gas on the ELCO property ? Governor Corbett will dispatch his drilling team tomorrow and frac it out.
write in Jay Bauder ELCO

Lebanon, PA

#66 Apr 4, 2011
As a write in candidate for the ELCO school board, I am opposed to charging student athletes to play sports. Athletics teach life lessons that can not be taught in the classroom. Sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, and work ethics are learned by doing. High school athletics is much more than fun and games, they are structured rigorous programs that enable student athletes to become better workers, citizens and leaders. Sports help students shape disciplinary attitudes that will be with them the rest of their life. I would hate to see any of our students denied this great opportunity because of financial concerns. Our student athletes are NOT the cause of ELCO’s financial woes, so they should not be made the scapegoats.

I suggest the board focus on deriving income from the two beautiful abandoned buildings the district owns. That is something that should have been done as part of the original planning for the new intermediate school. One thing is very clear; the “old board” sure did like to spend other people’s money. Now most of them aren’t here to clean up the mess. With the upcoming election, let’s keep it that way!
Count me in

Lebanon, PA

#67 Apr 4, 2011
write in Jay Bauder ELCO wrote:
As a write in candidate for the ELCO school board, I am opposed to charging student athletes to play sports. Athletics teach life lessons that can not be taught in the classroom. Sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, and work ethics are learned by doing. High school athletics is much more than fun and games, they are structured rigorous programs that enable student athletes to become better workers, citizens and leaders. Sports help students shape disciplinary attitudes that will be with them the rest of their life. I would hate to see any of our students denied this great opportunity because of financial concerns. Our student athletes are NOT the cause of ELCO’s financial woes, so they should not be made the scapegoats.
I suggest the board focus on deriving income from the two beautiful abandoned buildings the district owns. That is something that should have been done as part of the original planning for the new intermediate school. One thing is very clear; the “old board” sure did like to spend other people’s money. Now most of them aren’t here to clean up the mess. With the upcoming election, let’s keep it that way!
I'll vote for you, Jay.
scaa HA

United States

#68 Apr 4, 2011
Suggestions:
Reduce the amount paid to coaches or reduce the number of paid assistant coaches.
Eliminate Driver Ed. Make that Pay to participate, outside of the regular school day.
Eliminate the EMT program and ask the volunteer ambulance associations in the district to provide classes and the training at their facilities. This would give the chief of the Schaefferstown Ambulance Ass. enough time to include classroom space in the building plans for his much needed (ha) project.
write in Jay Bauder ELCO wrote:
As a write in candidate for the ELCO school board, I am opposed to charging student athletes to play sports. Athletics teach life lessons that can not be taught in the classroom. Sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, and work ethics are learned by doing. High school athletics is much more than fun and games, they are structured rigorous programs that enable student athletes to become better workers, citizens and leaders. Sports help students shape disciplinary attitudes that will be with them the rest of their life. I would hate to see any of our students denied this great opportunity because of financial concerns. Our student athletes are NOT the cause of ELCO’s financial woes, so they should not be made the scapegoats.
I suggest the board focus on deriving income from the two beautiful abandoned buildings the district owns. That is something that should have been done as part of the original planning for the new intermediate school. One thing is very clear; the “old board” sure did like to spend other people’s money. Now most of them aren’t here to clean up the mess. With the upcoming election, let’s keep it that way!
SCAA Moving

Quarryville, PA

#69 Apr 4, 2011
scaa HA wrote:
Suggestions:
This would give the chief of the Schaefferstown Ambulance Ass. enough time to include classroom space in the building plans for his much needed (ha) project.
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really? moving? So they are really gonna sock it too the truely Volunteer Fire Dept out of spite for the Fire Co charging them rent? What a great business decision.....
Suggestion

Roxbury, PA

#70 Apr 4, 2011
After reading the Sunday paper and seeing that
Dr. Nilsen is the highest paid School District Superintendent in the Lebanon County School District, maybe the board should start their budget cuts with his salary.
write in Jay Bauder ELCO

Lebanon, PA

#71 Apr 4, 2011
Suggestion wrote:
After reading the Sunday paper and seeing that
Dr. Nilsen is the highest paid School District Superintendent in the Lebanon County School District, maybe the board should start their budget cuts with his salary.
If elected I will not vote to renew Dr. Nilsen's contract. I also would not vote to offer a similarly worded contract for any future administrators.

http://extras.altoonamirror.com/ForTheRecord/...
scaa HA

United States

#72 Apr 4, 2011
write in Jay Bauder ELCO wrote:
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If elected I will not vote to renew Dr. Nilsen's contract. I also would not vote to offer a similarly worded contract for any future administrators.
http://extras.altoonamirror.com/ForTheRecord/...
Uh, who in their right mind on the board would even suggest that he be renewed? Well, there is probably one. If HK Almighty gets in again, than there's two. Birds of a feather.
ANY school board member who thinks Nilsen should be renewed should be removed immediately and rushed to Wernersville State.

Nilsen's contract was expertly crafted and is as tight as Tim McGraw's blue jeans.
He should have never been hired.
Research the 2006-2007 school board minutes. There's hardly anything noted about who the board was interviewing for Hetrick's replacement. Who and how many made it to the top spots for consideration?
All interviewing and hiring and discussions were limited to Executive Session.
Dr. Richard Nilsen was approved and hired as the new Superintendent. That's the only item clearly stated in the board minutes.
Remember that in May.
silly rabbit

Lebanon, PA

#73 May 9, 2011
SCAA Moving wrote:
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really? moving? So they are really gonna sock it too the truely Volunteer Fire Dept out of spite for the Fire Co charging them rent? What a great business decision.....
How are they going to sock it to the FD?

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