Ringgold eyes new plan for closed schools

There are 20 comments on the O-R Online story from Jan 9, 2012, titled Ringgold eyes new plan for closed schools. In it, O-R Online reports that:

NEW EAGLE Ringgold School District officials are considering another alternative for the possible reopening of the former Donora and Monongahela elementary schools.

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amazed

Canton, OH

#1 Jan 10, 2012
Is it possible to impeach a school board? Seriously
MaMouse

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Jan 10, 2012
amazed wrote:
Is it possible to impeach a school board? Seriously
No
amazed

Dearborn, MI

#3 Jan 10, 2012
Now they are considering using two bldgs for which we currently cover with one. What is the educational bbackground of the new president?
MaMouse

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Jan 10, 2012
amazed wrote:
Now they are considering using two bldgs for which we currently cover with one. What is the educational bbackground of the new president?
...Graduate of Ringgold, Hahahahahahaha!
Unrepresented

Charleroi, PA

#5 Jan 11, 2012
Thirty million into two old buildings or 40 million into a new building. Cheaper to maintain one new one. I am with amazed. Referendum vote them out.
New eagle

Belle Vernon, PA

#6 Jan 12, 2012
Why not just renovate one building? Why must they renovate two buildings?? Am I wrong, but woudn't that save money? The former Monongahela Elementary Center building once housed over 1,000 kids as a high school. My husband graduated from there in 1979 and tells me there was never a space issue. They need to put more than 17-18 kids in a classroom-- that's what's eating up all the space. And please no one tell me that the small amount of kids in the classroom makes learning any easier for these children! I know what a crock that is!! I know by my experiences with my 10 and 9 year old children thank you very much and how much time I spend teaching them myself.
Notaramfan

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Jan 12, 2012
New eagle wrote:
Why not just renovate one building? Why must they renovate two buildings?? Am I wrong, but woudn't that save money? The former Monongahela Elementary Center building once housed over 1,000 kids as a high school. My husband graduated from there in 1979 and tells me there was never a space issue. They need to put more than 17-18 kids in a classroom-- that's what's eating up all the space. And please no one tell me that the small amount of kids in the classroom makes learning any easier for these children! I know what a crock that is!! I know by my experiences with my 10 and 9 year old children thank you very much and how much time I spend teaching them myself.
I spent 2 years when I was in high school when the building was a high school. I graduated in 81 from the new high school. I am all for helping my kids at home with their homework but I am not a qualified teacher..I am also not a fan of the school district and I am certainly not a fan of larger classroom sizes. I chose to sent my children to Catholic School..they have since graduated and that was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life.
HUH

Belle Vernon, PA

#8 Jan 12, 2012
30 million to renovate or 40 million to build. 10 million dollars is a BIG difference!!!!!! So that might be why they are not building new.
amazed

Buffalo, NY

#9 Jan 12, 2012
Now figure upkeep on two old bldgs vs one new one. At the end of the day you still have two old bldgs. THINK!!!! Besides I heard from a good source Finley is ok but who lnows the truth??? That is where having educated people involved pays ofg
what if

Belle Vernon, PA

#10 Jan 13, 2012
What about this, what if Ringgold new board members are trying to do what makes sense. I am all for opening up both mec and dec, renovating finley. I don't think parents from Donora really like their children going all the way to GEC for an education, this is what makes sense, Ringgold is not the best educational system, make all the building safe and increase awareness and prep all students for college to inhance the futrue.
For Real

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Jan 13, 2012
what if wrote:
What about this, what if Ringgold new board members are trying to do what makes sense. I am all for opening up both mec and dec, renovating finley. I don't think parents from Donora really like their children going all the way to GEC for an education, this is what makes sense, Ringgold is not the best educational system, make all the building safe and increase awareness and prep all students for college to inhance the futrue.
..And what if all those making the decisions really knew what they were doing and what if we are tired of having our tax dollars spent on a bunch of foolishness and meyham..And what if our children didn't have to pay the price for this...
sue ellen

Howell, MI

#12 Jan 19, 2012
1) Finley is fine short term. Start saving and planning for a new school down the road.
2)Gastonville is way too small. Renovate mec and make ringgold north
3)Leave Ringgold south alone it is perfect
ram pride

Belle Vernon, PA

#13 Jan 23, 2012
amazed wrote:
Is it possible to impeach a school board? Seriously
This message is not about the quote but to aware everyone that the board is working on building a new school. A school next to the high school. But who owns the propery next to the high school? Smith, smith and smith!
UrKiddin

Pittsburgh, PA

#14 Jan 23, 2012
ram pride wrote:
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This message is not about the quote but to aware everyone that the board is working on building a new school. A school next to the high school. But who owns the propery next to the high school? Smith, smith and smith!
..Ahh, aren't the school board members just grand!.. Hope we all remember how grand they are when voting time comes round again.
The Eye

Charleroi, PA

#15 Jan 23, 2012
I heard they will donate the property for the good of the community. Good citizens!!! Bravo!! They should be recognized.
BillyBob

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 Jan 24, 2012
sue ellen wrote:
1) Finley is fine short term. Start saving and planning for a new school down the road.
2)Gastonville is way too small. Renovate mec and make ringgold north
3)Leave Ringgold south alone it is perfect
..Finley has been fine for the short term over 20 years..LOL!
Harry Jr

Mckeesport, PA

#17 Jan 24, 2012
Ok people in the school district whine and b!tch year after year about the school taxes,school board and wasteful spending yet the same types keep getting elected time after time after time!People get off your collective assets and do something about this mess or quit complaining!School board go ahead and raise taxes again and see how many get out of this piece of crap school district! Also I find it extremely funny that some people think their kids would get a better education in catholic,christian or private schools! What a joke as an example do you all have any idea how many graduates of the former M.V.C and other private schools work or have worked for the district? Alot! Plus at least one or more school board members from the past sent their children to a private school now isn't that interesting! Last but not least what idiots came up with the idea of createing this district? It's to big to run properly! P.S What's going to happen when our homes get reasessed and our taxes go through the roof!
Max

Buffalo, NY

#18 Jan 24, 2012
Nobody good wants to run for the board and when you get a few good ones they are overrun by the clueless
SisterSoulja

Pittsburgh, PA

#19 Jan 24, 2012
Harry Jr wrote:
Ok people in the school district whine and b!tch year after year about the school taxes,school board and wasteful spending yet the same types keep getting elected time after time after time!People get off your collective assets and do something about this mess or quit complaining!School board go ahead and raise taxes again and see how many get out of this piece of crap school district! Also I find it extremely funny that some people think their kids would get a better education in catholic,christian or private schools! What a joke as an example do you all have any idea how many graduates of the former M.V.C and other private schools work or have worked for the district? Alot! Plus at least one or more school board members from the past sent their children to a private school now isn't that interesting! Last but not least what idiots came up with the idea of createing this district? It's to big to run properly! P.S What's going to happen when our homes get reasessed and our taxes go through the roof!
..For example..do you know how many RHS students now work for Waste Management, LLC? You have your opinion about public school vs. private and I'll have mine! kthanxbye
FEDUP

Charleroi, PA

#20 Jan 25, 2012
School board leaders quit making a mockery of an otherwise good district. After all the time and consulting dollars have been wasted you could have built a grand new building by now. Keep screwing around and wait for interest rates to rise and building costs to go up and you will make us pay twice as much as we would have. An area will either grow or die based upon its schools. Go the cheap way and you will have less people to foot the bill on less stuff. Do it right then people will stay or move here and you will have a better tax base. It is not rocket science. If you need attention that bad join the circus, otherwise get something done!! Lead follow or get out!!

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