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Just Me Again

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I am a Maadison County Citizen upset at the School Board and the decisions that 120 jobs of aids, cooks, bus drivers, and teachers will be cut, and I Did Not hear of One (1) singles cut from the Central Office. Our School System is as bad as the Big Government of Obama..... We have new secretaries in the Central Office out bragging about making $50,000, which is more than many of of teachers, all of the aids, cooks and bus drivers, who interact with the children everyday, what does the secretary for Floyd and all the assistant superintendents do all day. Why do we need so many assistant superintendents???? Why do we keep pouring more money into the Central Office of the tax revenue, over $7,000,000, yes over SEVEN (7) Million Dollars and these people don't really interact with our children. This is absurd and something should be done to correct this matter. Tighten the belt of our spending and cost, but don't harm the helpless ones at the Central Office, let the kids suffer the most by pink slipping the ones who work with them each day, but lets not interfere with the Central Office Personnel, they are all out of the office helping our economy at the coffee chops, doughnut shops, restaurants, and of course shopping...... Just continue letting the little people and the children suffers the losses.
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Mar 17, 2013
 

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In the Winchester School District. Equal in total size to Madison County, they are not only building or building on new schools at every location. Also every teacher in the system got a new laptop. Finally, the remaining yearly funds was divided up between teachers and staff, so everyone got a nice bonus. Averaging $600.00 each.

But we only have one Superintendent and One Assistant. No need to pad the main office with screw ups like they do in Madison County so they have an entire staff double dipping from the system.

I would venture to say a "REAL" Superintendent, would yank that mess out and replace it with proper staffing and do away with the dead weight. You know.. He would do his job.

Heck, Madison has almost twice the people Fayette County does and they are three times the size.

You area parents must be complete fools to allow this.

The school Board works for you. The hired help in the office works for the Board. Can you see a solution to your poorer education issues in your county?
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Richmond, KY

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Mar 17, 2013
 
Why don't you folks realize if you truly want change it is done by board member election. Things are as they are and will not be any different unless the makeup of the board changes and I don't see people standing in line to do that thankless job. Not everyone thinks the school system is all that unfair.
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Mar 17, 2013
 
Who said there would be 120 cuts?
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Mar 18, 2013
 
Just Me Again wrote:
I am a Maadison County Citizen upset at the School Board and the decisions that 120 jobs of aids, cooks, bus drivers, and teachers will be cut, and I Did Not hear of One (1) singles cut from the Central Office. Our School System is as bad as the Big Government of Obama..... We have new secretaries in the Central Office out bragging about making $50,000, which is more than many of of teachers, all of the aids, cooks and bus drivers, who interact with the children everyday, what does the secretary for Floyd and all the assistant superintendents do all day. Why do we need so many assistant superintendents???? Why do we keep pouring more money into the Central Office of the tax revenue, over $7,000,000, yes over SEVEN (7) Million Dollars and these people don't really interact with our children. This is absurd and something should be done to correct this matter. Tighten the belt of our spending and cost, but don't harm the helpless ones at the Central Office, let the kids suffer the most by pink slipping the ones who work with them each day, but lets not interfere with the Central Office Personnel, they are all out of the office helping our economy at the coffee chops, doughnut shops, restaurants, and of course shopping...... Just continue letting the little people and the children suffers the losses.
maybe, just maybe, if you improve the graduation rate, the overall scores, and the image of the school, there wouldn't be as many cuts. but as you don't do these things, YOU'RE FIRED!!!!
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Mar 20, 2013
 
spray gun wrote:
<quoted text>maybe, just maybe, if you improve the graduation rate, the overall scores, and the image of the school, there wouldn't be as many cuts. but as you don't do these things, YOU'RE FIRED!!!!
Have you seen the scores! MC improved in areas of graduation and ACT!!! Hellllllooooo!!!
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Mar 21, 2013
 
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Have you seen the scores! MC improved in areas of graduation and ACT!!! Hellllllooooo!!!
improved????? well, if on a rating on a scale of 1 to 100, and you went from 22 to 24, sure.... you improved. but you're well below average, still under anthing close to "quality education"....

goodbyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

you're still F'ing fired!
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This central office is a mess, and the new secretary stated, and I heard her myself say she made 55,000.00. Why is it that our Central Office has more than twice the people that Fayette County has, and like the person before me stated Fayette County has three (3) times the students?????? Floyd needs to do his job and trim the fat out of the Central Office.... Get rid of the four/five assistant superintendents.....Dr. Hub should have stayed were he was and not moved up after the retirement above Hub, that could have started a cutback which is so needed in this school district. Then Dr Hubs possession had to be filled are you kidding me, will it ever stop, and is Floyd ever going to do his job and take care of the school district & the central office and our tax revenue. Its time the spending become public, too much waste of our taxes, time to stop it Floyd before the citizen demand an audit through Frankfort. It's time for help from the School Board.
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Randoff wrote:
This central office is a mess, and the new secretary stated, and I heard her myself say she made 55,000.00. Why is it that our Central Office has more than twice the people that Fayette County has, and like the person before me stated Fayette County has three (3) times the students?????? Floyd needs to do his job and trim the fat out of the Central Office.... Get rid of the four/five assistant superintendents.....Dr. Hub should have stayed were he was and not moved up after the retirement above Hub, that could have started a cutback which is so needed in this school district. Then Dr Hubs possession had to be filled are you kidding me, will it ever stop, and is Floyd ever going to do his job and take care of the school district & the central office and our tax revenue. Its time the spending become public, too much waste of our taxes, time to stop it Floyd before the citizen demand an audit through Frankfort. It's time for help from the School Board.
What does it take for you people to realize there are indeed people that believe Mr. Floyd is taking care of the school system. Those people are the board members which you as citizens of Madison County put into office. If you wanted change you would have run yourself or put different people in board positions. They apparently believe things are running quite well and if you don't share that opinion get off your behind and run. Otherwise stop whining
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Richmond, KY

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Mar 27, 2013
 
Get to the next board meeting and voice you opinion.
I like Floyd as a person, but he is not controlling the school system, and he is not avoiding unnecessary spending. Cuts need to be made in the Central Office.....Immediately!!!!!!!
But Floyd does not have the nuts to fire the people he needs to, he is in it just like the rest......Money....Money.....M oney......
And just keep on raising our taxes.....
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Richmond, KY

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Mar 29, 2013
 
little does it matter, cause no one will hear this and my opinion probably doesn't matter, but I will share it anyway. It has always been take care of the ones you like, the ones who kiss your ass always come first, and get ahead in life. Just like in our schools how there is no discipline and we all reward the bad kids in hopes of them not being so bad on this day. Bad behavior kids always win out in this and every other school district, just like the people who work in the system. Kiss enough "Ass" and you will get ahead, kiss the "right ass" and move up the ladder faster. It saddens me to see all the money paid to the people in the central office who don't interact with the children much at all get paid so much money, while the ones working with the children every day get paid so little, they are the ones involved with the kids education and future not the money grubbing central office bunch. Nothing will change it will continue into the future as it has always been in the past, but never as bad as the present "right now" it is pitiful. Mr. Floyd or the board should try to change things and use all the school tax money wisely for a change. Stop living like Obama there really is a limit, an end to how much you can take and spend.
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Mar 29, 2013
 
sigh wrote:
little does it matter, cause no one will hear this and my opinion probably doesn't matter, but I will share it anyway. It has always been take care of the ones you like, the ones who kiss your ass always come first, and get ahead in life. Just like in our schools how there is no discipline and we all reward the bad kids in hopes of them not being so bad on this day. Bad behavior kids always win out in this and every other school district, just like the people who work in the system. Kiss enough "Ass" and you will get ahead, kiss the "right ass" and move up the ladder faster. It saddens me to see all the money paid to the people in the central office who don't interact with the children much at all get paid so much money, while the ones working with the children every day get paid so little, they are the ones involved with the kids education and future not the money grubbing central office bunch. Nothing will change it will continue into the future as it has always been in the past, but never as bad as the present "right now" it is pitiful. Mr. Floyd or the board should try to change things and use all the school tax money wisely for a change. Stop living like Obama there really is a limit, an end to how much you can take and spend.
very true... yes, I hear u and agree totally!! the truly sad part is so much money is missing from the teacher's pension fund that underpay will be the least of their problems. all employees over the age of 45 will be driven out before retirement so they won't know this and yet the board will continue to spend like mad and laugh all the way to the bank
Damn I couldve had a V8

Winchester, KY

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Mar 29, 2013
 
Mr. Floyd needs his peeps so he can fly around the world to places like Finland on the taxpayers dollar and further his education on the taxpayers dollar and then find himself a high ranking state education position and it will all have been on the Madison County taxpayers dollar. We are worried about money for the future and district employees being laid off and the Board of Education is throwing Floyd money like he is Julious Ceaser. Why are we paying for his education when is makes over a hundred grand a year and at least without a payback clause in case he graduates and then moves on? Thats money well spent. Hell, at least that damn 5 million dollar shrine to Bert (look at me) Brown is anchored to school property and should he leave (fingers crossed) we still have something to show for it. I dont understand why the Richmond Register is not all over this. This is where they could really make a difference in our community.
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Mar 29, 2013
 
Damn I couldve had a V8 wrote:
Mr. Floyd needs his peeps so he can fly around the world to places like Finland on the taxpayers dollar and further his education on the taxpayers dollar and then find himself a high ranking state education position and it will all have been on the Madison County taxpayers dollar. We are worried about money for the future and district employees being laid off and the Board of Education is throwing Floyd money like he is Julious Ceaser. Why are we paying for his education when is makes over a hundred grand a year and at least without a payback clause in case he graduates and then moves on? Thats money well spent. Hell, at least that damn 5 million dollar shrine to Bert (look at me) Brown is anchored to school property and should he leave (fingers crossed) we still have something to show for it. I dont understand why the Richmond Register is not all over this. This is where they could really make a difference in our community.
Do you people not realize that the education payment was a clause in his contract? If you want to blame someone blame the board that was in place when he was hired for having it in there. I don't know one person that does not take the perks offered in their contract.
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Mar 29, 2013
 
Damn I couldve had a V8 wrote:
Mr. Floyd needs his peeps so he can fly around the world to places like Finland on the taxpayers dollar and further his education on the taxpayers dollar and then find himself a high ranking state education position and it will all have been on the Madison County taxpayers dollar. We are worried about money for the future and district employees being laid off and the Board of Education is throwing Floyd money like he is Julious Ceaser. Why are we paying for his education when is makes over a hundred grand a year and at least without a payback clause in case he graduates and then moves on? Thats money well spent. Hell, at least that damn 5 million dollar shrine to Bert (look at me) Brown is anchored to school property and should he leave (fingers crossed) we still have something to show for it. I dont understand why the Richmond Register is not all over this. This is where they could really make a difference in our community.
I don't like the new stadium from a spectator's stand point. It's hard to see parts of the field because the stands sit back so far. I expected to see a much better facility for the money spent. When it opened the restrooms were too far away from the home side. Maybe they added more since then. Very disappointed that the view of the field is worse, not better, than it was before.
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Apr 4, 2013
 
I'm just saddened to hear all the negative things being discussed, and nothing/no-one trying to do anything about it. It sickens me to know that there is over seven million dollars yes OVER $7,000,000 being paid to the few working at the central office and talk of teachers, para-educators, aides, cooks, bus drivers, possibly being cut, but not one of the central office employee being released or sent back to actual work with the children, Hell, there even Hired A Horticulture Flower Arranging ex-Waco Elementary something person, to a $55,000 secretary job, while the ones working with the children, whom she doesn't like children, worry about their pink slip at the end of the school year. What is wrong with Floyd, why is Floyd not paying attention, as the one retired and would have cut over a $100,000 position from the central office, but noooooooooo, Floyd moves buddy Hub(Doctor) up to increase his salary and then moved a part time principal who doesn't care for children into Dr Hubs position??????????
Two that don't even like kids gets promoted to the central office making much more than they are worth. The Madison County Citizens will flip the bill as usual in the high tax (School) on property and everything else anymore, just to fill their pockets........Come On Floyd I Know You Are Better Than This...... It Saddens Me For You To Let This Crap Go On By Floyd.....You Know And I Know You Are Better Than This........
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Apr 4, 2013
 
Yeah Richmond Daily Register.....You Should Be All Over This, But Apparently Its Just To Big/Too Political For You To Get Involved. Stay Away From Conflict!!!!!!!!!!
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Apr 4, 2013
 
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I'm just saddened to hear all the negative things being discussed, and nothing/no-one trying to do anything about it. It sickens me to know that there is over seven million dollars yes OVER $7,000,000 being paid to the few working at the central office and talk of teachers, para-educators, aides, cooks, bus drivers, possibly being cut, but not one of the central office employee being released or sent back to actual work with the children, Hell, there even Hired A Horticulture Flower Arranging ex-Waco Elementary something person, to a $55,000 secretary job, while the ones working with the children, whom she doesn't like children, worry about their pink slip at the end of the school year. What is wrong with Floyd, why is Floyd not paying attention, as the one retired and would have cut over a $100,000 position from the central office, but noooooooooo, Floyd moves buddy Hub(Doctor) up to increase his salary and then moved a part time principal who doesn't care for children into Dr Hubs position??????????
Two that don't even like kids gets promoted to the central office making much more than they are worth. The Madison County Citizens will flip the bill as usual in the high tax (School) on property and everything else anymore, just to fill their pockets........Come On Floyd I Know You Are Better Than This...... It Saddens Me For You To Let This Crap Go On By Floyd.....You Know And I Know You Are Better Than This........
Who is this secretary? Isn't this more than teachers make?
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Apr 4, 2013
 
You said that a part time principal who doesn't care for children took "Dr." Hub's place. May I ask, who is this person?
saddened wrote:
I'm just saddened to hear all the negative things being discussed, and nothing/no-one trying to do anything about it. It sickens me to know that there is over seven million dollars yes OVER $7,000,000 being paid to the few working at the central office and talk of teachers, para-educators, aides, cooks, bus drivers, possibly being cut, but not one of the central office employee being released or sent back to actual work with the children, Hell, there even Hired A Horticulture Flower Arranging ex-Waco Elementary something person, to a $55,000 secretary job, while the ones working with the children, whom she doesn't like children, worry about their pink slip at the end of the school year. What is wrong with Floyd, why is Floyd not paying attention, as the one retired and would have cut over a $100,000 position from the central office, but noooooooooo, Floyd moves buddy Hub(Doctor) up to increase his salary and then moved a part time principal who doesn't care for children into Dr Hubs position??????????
Two that don't even like kids gets promoted to the central office making much more than they are worth. The Madison County Citizens will flip the bill as usual in the high tax (School) on property and everything else anymore, just to fill their pockets........Come On Floyd I Know You Are Better Than This...... It Saddens Me For You To Let This Crap Go On By Floyd.....You Know And I Know You Are Better Than This........
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Apr 4, 2013
 
Folks
I can assure you that so much of what is written here is simply false. For example, the uproar over his doctoral program being paid is not merited. As another has pointed out it educational reimbursements were in his original contract, so was time off to pursue it. It was a perk in his contract. Has anyone ever seen Dr. Doug Whitlocks contract? All of these people in upper level positions have nearly everything paid. They get a gasoline allowance, clothing, insurance, dental, travel, car,food allowance and much more. These things are commonly included. If you are against this why are you not blaming the board, why blame the person that was smart enough to get this included in their contract? The board YOU elect has all the power not the person THEY hire. If you want issues looked at they are the ones to contact.

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