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Pickerington Voters OK School Levy | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

There are 157 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Aug 3, 2011, titled Pickerington Voters OK School Levy | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A hotly-contested levy proposal in Pickerington was approved by voters on Tuesday.

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Redistributor

Columbus, OH

#164 Aug 4, 2011
Is this the money Pickerington residence will have to caugh up to sepeate their section 8 housing students HUD has dumped on them from their main student body? The 'special' students?
Ha ha

Pataskala, OH

#165 Aug 4, 2011
Financially Informed wrote:
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Yeah, I guess someone who is responsible, pays their taxes, volunteers to coach sports teams for free is a ral blight on this community. Real community spirit you show... think like me or leave...
Gosh, it was a joke. Don't get your panties in a bunch.
Playing the game

Columbus, OH

#166 Aug 4, 2011
Moe wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like fun. And once you get just outside the city limits remember your out numbered 11 to 1. Also I hope you like motorcycles because them dumb SUV's ain't gonna cut it. The cycles will run circles around them on those backwood country roads that go round n round in every which different direction that even maps can't keep track of. I bet your eyes bug out wide open like full moons when you hear the roar of those motorcycle engines. All the cities is surrounded and its 11 to 1 odds. We can't wait!!!
I'm from the country with acres. Awww and grew up around poker runs. It is gonna be fun. Hope you went to blessin of the bikes this year cause you gnna need it. We can't wait!!!
u2me1

Canal Winchester, OH

#167 Aug 4, 2011
Andrew wrote:
I grew up in Pickerington, and my wife and I are proud to say that we own a house in Pickerington. It's not a 'ghetto' It's not full of 'hood rats' or any of these other racist and hatefull mud all of you haters are slinging. It's a very safe suburb where most of the people are friendly, and all the rest are snobs. We have excellent parks and schools and I voted for the levy to keep it that way. Are the taxes already high? Absolutely. But we have one of the best school districts in the region based on effectiveness, and we also have one of the lowest cost per pupil. When I took my entrance exams for OU and Devry, the administrators could tell that I had gone to Pickerington based upon how high my scores were. I'll vote to keep it that way as long as I live here.
why sure your scores was high they can be when you pay to play.should have went to columbus schools and you wouldn,t have spent a nickle. lol
Financially Informed

Columbus, OH

#168 Aug 4, 2011
Pick Mama Lies wrote:
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Protecting someone from a cut does not raise pay. You are lying, too. You and Pick Mama make a good pair. Maybe you two should get married and move out of the district. I would like to be invited to the wedding so I can throw something at you besides rice.
Again, let me type slow so you can read, we (tax payers) paid about 34% of Mantia's base salary towards her pension, it's called the pick-up on the pick-up. The ammendment stated that if SB5 kicks in and the BOE can't legally pay towards her pension, so they will increase her salary to offset her for any losses. Call it what you want, what it amounts to is giving themselves protection from any cuts while the teachers are asked to carry the brunt of the expense cuts. Since you called me a liar, give me an email and I will send you the document so you can have someone read it to you.

Since: Jul 11

AOL

#169 Aug 4, 2011
Pick Mama Lies wrote:
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You are lying again. No bonuses were given. Go ahead. Prove it.
Instead of spewing off at the mouth be proactive and check out the public records from the July 11 BOE meeting where this was announced. I was there and was appalled that this happened. The only one to vote against it was Lee Gray. The vote was 4-1. This was suggested by Mantia who also got the raise/bonus just as she leaves the district. The response as to why this was done was because they hadn't had a raise in 3 years. I felt it was wrong to spend money on administrators after firing teachers while asking the community for more money. Again instead of calling someone names check out the FACTS. BTW Amanda Tonjes the chairperson for vote4pickkids was there ask her. She heard the same thing and will tell this to you also if she's honest with you.

Since: Jul 11

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#170 Aug 4, 2011
Pick Mama Lies wrote:
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Protecting someone from a cut does not raise pay. You are lying, too. You and Pick Mama make a good pair. Maybe you two should get married and move out of the district. I would like to be invited to the wedding so I can throw something at you besides rice.
Yours is the type of attitude that is helping to bring this community down. Intolerance of other people and their opinions when they disagree with yours. Suggesting violence to get your way. If you have kids in the district is this the way you teach them that you do/say what ever you want to get your way. I have first hand knowledge of kids who misbehave because that is how they are taught at home. No parenting involved. Please checkout your facts and prove that someone is wrong before flying off the handle because you don't like what you hear.
Common Sense

Zanesville, OH

#171 Aug 4, 2011
Digital Chaos wrote:
Yes you did pickerington! All you did was validate the school districts outrageous teaches salaries and Cadillac benefit packages.. 82% of the schools budget pays for this! Yes 82%...
it was not about the kids it was about unions and a teacher only having to pay 30 dollars a month for family health care... On average most people like my self pay 600 a month for far less... Yes you sure did it by not making them make real choices and come in line with today's economy you only opened the door for more greed and waste.... They bullied you to keep the life of royalty. I for one have lost all respect for this school administration...
What do you expect the majority of a school district's budget to be spent on? I don't believe a salary schedule which probably starts at $35K and tops out around $85K is outrageous. Teachers are highly educated professionals who would make that much or more working in the private sector. A-Rod (NY Yankees 3rd baseman) makes that much every night- whether he strikes out 5 times or hits 3 home runs- that's outrageous! Despite what you may have heard from the governor's office, teachers do not have "Cadillac" insurance plans. They do have insurance plans, as do most professional people. They certainly pay more than $30 a month for family coverage. Where did you pull that figure from, your ass? You sound like so many others who are jealous that teachers earn a respectable salary and have insurance and a sound retirement system. If you think it's so awesome, go to college, earn at least a bachelor's degree, jump through all of the hoops it takes to get a teaching license these days, and start living the good life!
homerman

Pickerington, OH

#172 Aug 4, 2011
We just had a nice family from detriot move into our neighborhood last year. Somehow able to go from ghetto to luxurious just like that. They always complained that there are "too many white ppl here" and "supposed to be a rich black hood" so i voted yes since they acted like they could afford it.I heard yesterday that they have to go back to their jungle
Old School

United States

#173 Aug 4, 2011
I would put all teachers on a 39 hour work week and be done with it.
WKFAN

New York, NY

#174 Aug 4, 2011
Old School wrote:
I would put all teachers on a 39 hour work week and be done with it.
Would they be exempt or non-exempt?
Nickels

Herndon, VA

#175 Aug 4, 2011
Common Sense wrote:
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What do you expect the majority of a school district's budget to be spent on? I don't believe a salary schedule which probably starts at $35K and tops out around $85K is outrageous. Teachers are highly educated professionals who would make that much or more working in the private sector. A-Rod (NY Yankees 3rd baseman) makes that much every night- whether he strikes out 5 times or hits 3 home runs- that's outrageous! Despite what you may have heard from the governor's office, teachers do not have "Cadillac" insurance plans. They do have insurance plans, as do most professional people. They certainly pay more than $30 a month for family coverage. Where did you pull that figure from, your ****? You sound like so many others who are jealous that teachers earn a respectable salary and have insurance and a sound retirement system. If you think it's so awesome, go to college, earn at least a bachelor's degree, jump through all of the hoops it takes to get a teaching license these days, and start living the good life!
Take it from someone who has taught at the high school level and college level it is a little rediculous considering their salary is based on a 180 day calendar. They may put in slightly more if the school system does not use their calamity days, but by and large they are paid that salary for 9 months of work. Now you say they'd make more than 35-85k in the private sector. How so? A masters in education is worth nothing to any business. If you mean because they have a masters level degree then you would be wrong as well. I can point you to several master level degrees that top out well below 70k per year with less benefits and more continuing education. I can even point you to some doctoral level professions. So they have a good gig. Yes they start off at anywhere from 25-35k per year but they quickly get moved up the salary scale and again this is for less than a years work.

If you want to complain about something look at the average salary for an associate professor who holds a phd or doctoral degree and has research as well. The average college professor makes around 50k their entire life and they are often worked year round. I made less than 60k per year when I taught and was working in a health clinic when I wasn't teaching courses or doing research.

I've walked on both sides of the line in academia and in the minor leagues and major leagues. The only ones making bank at the college level are administrators. And trust me the health plans for colleges are much more in line with the private sector. Know what the difference is? Unions. Colleges work more on a free market method while school districts work on a union mafia style method.
I am grateful

Reynoldsburg, OH

#177 Aug 5, 2011
Do you people ever stop? The vote is over. The levy passed. Probably time to get on with your lives.
Editor

Columbus, OH

#178 Aug 13, 2011
bye bye ptown wrote:
I haven't had a raise in 3 years. I pay 100% of my monthly insurance premium. I don't get paid sick days, or 2 months off in the summer. I'm just thankful to have a decent job in these tough times. This $5.5 million levy won't even begin to scratch the surface of the problems existing within the school district. Take a look around, people. Pickerington is not what is was 10-20 years ago, and it never will be again. Hammering the residents with levy after levy is never going to solve the issues within this community.
You haven't had a raise in three years?

You don't have paid sick days?

You pay 100% of your insurance.

I have news for you.......

YOU DON'T HAVE A DECENT JOB
New Resident

Lewis Center, OH

#179 Aug 18, 2011
So the mill passed. They aren't going to restore the previous school hours, so in addition to paying for childcare before school starts, I also have to pay the extra several hundred dollars a year in taxes. I also send in at least $100 of "required" school supplies, and have to pay school fees. If my kids want to participate in other activities, I have to pay extra for each activity, which probably doesn't cover uniforms or other supplies. How much more money are they going to take out of us? At this point I'm wondering if I can afford school clothes after paying for the school and supplies...
Redistributor

Columbus, OH

#180 Aug 18, 2011
Editor wrote:
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You haven't had a raise in three years?
You don't have paid sick days?
You pay 100% of your insurance.
I have news for you.......
YOU DON'T HAVE A DECENT JOB
Just having a job is pretty impressive in the Obama era.
Uranid10t

Columbus, OH

#181 Aug 18, 2011
homerman wrote:
We just had a nice family from detriot move into our neighborhood last year. Somehow able to go from ghetto to luxurious just like that. They always complained that there are "too many white ppl here" and "supposed to be a rich black hood" so i voted yes since they acted like they could afford it.I heard yesterday that they have to go back to their jungle
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