Newton Considers Closing Elementary S...

Newton Considers Closing Elementary School

There are 11 comments on the WHOtv story from Feb 1, 2010, titled Newton Considers Closing Elementary School. In it, WHOtv reports that:

The Newton Community School District is considering closing one of its five elementary schools to help cover a budget shortfall.

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chino

Mitchellville, IA

#1 Feb 1, 2010
i think people need to get used to the idea that we have to stop spending - and some services will end - we will survive
jmb

Grinnell, IA

#2 Feb 1, 2010
I hope they don't cut too many teaching jobs, especially some of the younger teachers, they are our states eductional future and I am afraid Iowa will experience a "Brain Drain" going to states that will hire them.
jeff

Grimes, IA

#3 Feb 1, 2010
this is more fallout from Maytag leaving,our government needs to stop letting companies move to mexico and overseas so easily, 3000 good paying jobs with benefits gone. it isn't just Newton it is everywhere, better hang on the ride isn't over yet.
moosedog66

Broomfield, CO

#4 Feb 1, 2010
just saw this article... I live in Denver where several schools have been closed and merged with other schools due to budget contraints. Over 12 schools in the JeffCo school district will be closed next year. No matter where you live, this spells bad news -
james R

United States

#5 Feb 1, 2010
maybe some cuts in welfare could save alot of money
LPD

Roanoke, VA

#6 Feb 1, 2010
Someone should mention that this is in Iowa. Most people don't know where WHO and Newton are located
oldbirdie

Weslaco, TX

#7 Feb 1, 2010
You will still have to be concerned over the cost of "redistricting", busing across town, over crowded schools, increase in unemployment checks for the teachers, staff and employees...why do the children have to suffer for the shortfalls in the budget? It also cost money to close a school... I understand the concerns of shortfalls and cutbacks but why do the children have to suffer?
tbaby

Saint Elmo, IL

#8 Feb 1, 2010
NOT PERTAINING TO THE STORY BUT THE ONLY FORUM TO POSSIBLY GET MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO LOG OUT ONCE A COMMENT IS LEFT. PLEASE REPLY. CONSTANTLY SEE NAME ON POST NOT WRITTEN BY ME BECAUSE WHEN SOMEONE ELSE WRITES THEY DON'T HAVE TO SIGN IN JUST START TYPING UNDER MY NAME. PLEASE RESPOND TO THE COUPLE OF EMAILS SENT ALREADY. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR REPLY.
DJM

West Des Moines, IA

#9 Feb 2, 2010
What has happened too all the tax dollars!!!
This should not be acceptable!!
This is just the start of GOVERMENT waist!
If it was a bank or WALLSTREET the goverment would be throwing
money at it
Dont give up your schools with a fight
Mark

Gladbrook, IA

#10 Feb 2, 2010
The mention of more fallout with the Maytag closing is not fair. Think the union should have taken some of that responsibilty for Maytag leaving. As for the schools, this is what happens when we expect the government to continue to take care of us with all the social programs (welfare, food stamps, health care ect. Maybe we should start taking personal responsibilty?
PETER

Overland Park, KS

#11 Feb 3, 2010
Can we keep blaming every thing on the departure of Maytag? Let it go!!!!!!

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