Neponset looks at “what if...

Neponset looks at “what if”

There are 11 comments on the Bureau County Republican story from Dec 2, 2010, titled Neponset looks at “what if”. In it, Bureau County Republican reports that:

The Neponset School Board continues to make plans for the next school year, in the event voters do not approve the annexation referendum on April's election ballot.

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pose it kewanee

Rock Falls, IL

#1 Dec 17, 2010
Perhaps Neponset parents should research the impact fairview has had on the Kewanee School district over the last few years and learn what they might be exposing their children to?
K-Town

Sterling, IL

#2 Dec 17, 2010
That's a ridiculous comment and unbelievably mean-spirited to anyone living in Fairview. My kids have all graduated from Kewanee in recent years and have done just fine. We live in a diverse world and exposure to kids from different backgrounds can teach them to be more compassionate adults and stronger contributors to society -- if the parents are doing their job and paying attention to what's going on. There are lots of good kids from Fairview and Lakeland Terrace who have gone on to become very successful adults--you are wrong to make generalizations like that. I'm guessing you're from the south side of Division Street and are upset about the loss of tuition dollars your District will be experiencing. People from Neponset aren't stupid. They know that Kewanee has treated them well through the years and isn't just looking for more dollars in their coffers.
because

Rock Falls, IL

#3 Dec 17, 2010
Get a clue K-Town, it is always about money,headcount and control. Another thing, it never hurts to check things out before you make a decision.
K-Town

Sterling, IL

#4 Dec 17, 2010
You're wrong "because" -- hasn't always been just about money and headcounts. Kewanee was letting Neponset use the junior high gym for basketball games 30 years ago and has always had Neponset kids coming over for ag classes, summer classes, etc. Goes way back to the fact that Neponset is Mr. Golby's hometown and he always made sure they were treated well. Did you listen to the comments made by Neponset folks at the meetings? They spoke highly of Kewanee's ongoing support for many years. Wethersfield needs to be the graceful loser with this one. Hopefully, it will move us all one step closer to consolidation.
because

Rock Falls, IL

#5 Dec 17, 2010
K-Town wrote:
You're wrong "because" -- hasn't always been just about money and headcounts. Kewanee was letting Neponset use the junior high gym for basketball games 30 years ago and has always had Neponset kids coming over for ag classes, summer classes, etc. Goes way back to the fact that Neponset is Mr. Golby's hometown and he always made sure they were treated well. Did you listen to the comments made by Neponset folks at the meetings? They spoke highly of Kewanee's ongoing support for many years. Wethersfield needs to be the graceful loser with this one. Hopefully, it will move us all one step closer to consolidation.
lady,I live on lake st. what are you, a wetherfield homophobe
K-Town

Sterling, IL

#6 Dec 17, 2010
Well then I'll apologize for that. Your comments didn't sound like someone who lives in Kewanee and would like to see good things happen in the District. Just a little frustrated that we can't get these schools consolidated.
outsider

Rock Falls, IL

#7 Dec 17, 2010
What if wetherfied should develope its own city goverment and all taxs south of division stay with that community, who would survive?
scguy

United States

#8 Dec 18, 2010
outsider wrote:
What if wetherfied should develope its own city goverment and all taxs south of division stay with that community, who would survive?
Well, then kewanee people should do what most of the south side people do. Don't shop there.
I know lots of wethersfield people that won't buy anything in kewanee (north of div. st.) Like gas--other stuff.
Citizen

Annawan, IL

#9 Dec 18, 2010
"There are lots of good kids from Fairview and Lakeland Terrace who have gone on to become very successful adults"

I believe Dr. Lindbom grew up in Fairview.

"What if wetherfied should develope its own city goverment and all taxs south of division stay with that community, who would survive?"

That would be a huge undertaking as well as going the exact opposite direction of making the community attractive to potential employers. Look at the success of Peru and LaSalle. Two cities, one school district. You don't think they saw the advantages of being one district?
lmcc

Santa Clara, CA

#10 Dec 18, 2010
I lived in Lakeland Terrace for ten years of my life with my parents....I not only graduated from Kewanee High with high honors, I completed 6 years of college with 2 degrees. Currently I am a Registered Nurse, and believe growing up in that enviroment had no negative impact on my future. Kewanee High's location should be irrelevant in the decision to combine the districts and anyone who thinks different is the reasion why such stereotypes exist. I strongly urge them to think differently!
outsider

Rock Falls, IL

#11 Dec 21, 2010
If we consolidate why would we need to keep all the teachers? Kewanee staff should be adequate for the additional students, so why not cut tax payor expense?

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