Inept Russell Co. School system at it again!

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outrageous

Jamestown, KY

#1 Mar 5, 2013
Was heard from a few staff members at one of the elementary schools
in the county that kindergarten, sixth grade, and possibly 8th grade graduations would be cancelled this year due to not enough funds in the budget! This is outrageous and totally unacceptable! The states fiscal year runs from July 1st of the previous year and ends June 30th of this year. So this years graduations should already be accounted for in the budget one would think.
Is that right

Jamestown, KY

#4 Mar 6, 2013
There will be a lot of pissed off parents.
Get Real

Russell Springs, KY

#5 Mar 6, 2013
What a JOKE!

Why in the world do we have "graduation" for kindergarten, six grade and middle school?

Is it because at each step, we're scared to death that is as far as our kids will go?
Get Real

Russell Springs, KY

#6 Mar 6, 2013
As far as a budget goes, that is what it is a budget.

When your expenses exceed your revenues, you have to make cuts somewhere. It does not matter if it is in the budget if there is no money to fund it.

There is a tremendous amount of waste in our school system. You need to fire up your Board of Education member and get them to dig into the waste and abuse that is going on.

Don't whine on here. Call them and talk to them and tell them you want it stopped.
Local

Russell Springs, KY

#7 Mar 6, 2013
We shouldn't of built that damn natatorium. The ruling class around here can't even design a parking lot for McDonalds properly. What makes you think that they can run a modern school efficiently?

It don't matter the cost down the road as long Branscum got paid.
laughing

Corbin, KY

#12 Mar 7, 2013
outrageous wrote:
Was heard from a few staff members at one of the elementary schools
in the county that kindergarten, sixth grade, and possibly 8th grade graduations would be cancelled this year due to not enough funds in the budget! This is outrageous and totally unacceptable! The states fiscal year runs from July 1st of the previous year and ends June 30th of this year. So this years graduations should already be accounted for in the budget one would think.
6th Grade Graduation? That is all Russell Countians have.
sad

Jamestown, KY

#18 Mar 9, 2013
6th grade education is what most teachers and the superintendent have.
It s About Time

Russell Springs, KY

#20 Mar 14, 2013
One half your property tax bill goes to the Bd of ed., also check your electric bill monthly, we are taxed there also. Plus they receieve state and federal money, a very poor school board and supt. has let our school system get into a financial mess. Mr. Murray may not be the most educated bd. member but at least he will stand up to the supt. that's more than we had in the past. The majority of the citizens of Russell County and school teachers support Mr. Murray. It's about time the school board put our school children first, and stop this "good ole boy" clique. This small exclusive circle has to end.
Sad

Bellevue, WA

#21 Mar 14, 2013
The kids being shortchanged yet again!
murray

Russell Springs, KY

#22 Mar 14, 2013
make a stand be at meeting march 18 th 7;pm
I will be there

Bellevue, WA

#23 Mar 14, 2013
murray wrote:
make a stand be at meeting march 18 th 7;pm
Where will this meeting be held?
Opinion

Campbellsville, KY

#24 Mar 14, 2013
If I go to the meeting I will be expecting someone to explain to me why tax dollars are spent on something as idiotic and ridiculous as a graduation for anyone other than 12th grade Seniors.
It is hilarious there would be a kindergarten graduation- are you kidding me? That's the stupidest one I've ever heard of. Kindergarten-ridiculously unnecessary! Whose the insane person who first recommended the lunacy of that one? I want to know.

Getting through 6th grade is no great feat either. Neither is leaving 8th grade. What is wrong with these crazy people? Good lord you all are nuts!

Here's some news for y'all, it is "expected" that a child will go into first grade from Kindergarten. Expected period. It is expected for a child to go from 6th grade into 7th grade. It is further "expected" for a child to leave 8th grade and go into High School. EXPECTED. All these transitions are an expected part of getting an education.

It is no great feat or accomplishment to transition from one grade to the other. It is normal and as expected as breathing in and out. Heck, as I understand it, you can't even quit school until your 16 years old. I assume that's still the case. I do not know of any children in the 8th grade who are 16 years old. And even if there were, and the 16 yr old was never going to 9th grade, that's still no reason for a graduation because it would be rewarding failure to continue.

This crap is what's wrong with kids. It's why once they go to work they feel the need to be constantly rewarded for doing nothing more than what's expected. It is why they fail in the real world. This sort of crap and giving undeserved unearned trophies ruins children for the real world.
You parents need to insist they stop this sort of nonsense. NOW.
Opinion

Campbellsville, KY

#25 Mar 14, 2013
And just so you know, I remember my own 8th grade graduation. Even as an 8th grader I thought it was ridiculous and unnecessary. I don't recall any of us then who thought it was a cool, or good, or neat fun thing to do. I'd bet kids today feel the same way. It's just no big deal to them. Unnecessary!

I see nothing wrong with each class that transitions from one school building to another (like elementary to middle & middle to high) having an afternoon of socialization and maybe snacks provided by parents, where the parents can come if they chose to & hear about childs progress. Sort of an opportunity for children to reminisce over the past year and talk about the upcoming year. A fun afternoon. Perhaps give awards to top students etc. That might actually be something the children would enjoy and cherish. That would make a lot more sense than handing them a piece of paper that says they can go to the next grade.

You people need to start doing what's best for the children as opposed to what you as parents would like to do or see. Think of the kids for a change. Let them BE kids.
Hopping John

Corbin, KY

#26 Mar 14, 2013
Opinion wrote:
And just so you know, I remember my own 8th grade graduation. Even as an 8th grader I thought it was ridiculous and unnecessary. I don't recall any of us then who thought it was a cool, or good, or neat fun thing to do. I'd bet kids today feel the same way. It's just no big deal to them. Unnecessary!
I see nothing wrong with each class that transitions from one school building to another (like elementary to middle & middle to high) having an afternoon of socialization and maybe snacks provided by parents, where the parents can come if they chose to & hear about childs progress. Sort of an opportunity for children to reminisce over the past year and talk about the upcoming year. A fun afternoon. Perhaps give awards to top students etc. That might actually be something the children would enjoy and cherish. That would make a lot more sense than handing them a piece of paper that says they can go to the next grade.
You people need to start doing what's best for the children as opposed to what you as parents would like to do or see. Think of the kids for a change. Let them BE kids.
I must agree that some of the graduation ceremonies are a little much. They are probably using the threat of not having the ceremonies in an attempt to raise taxes to yield even MORE money to waste, or to try to make up for some of money an audit would more than likely find unaccounted for.
Russell county

Monticello, KY

#27 Mar 14, 2013
You tell me how they can have a 8th grade prom and no graduation. Insane that is just crazy that is no way to show success in achieving a goal in life. A child comes home and tells me they need a prom dress and shoes and no cap and gown!!!!!! She will not attend no way will I promote!!!!!! Pls someone explain how this works and I called the school and checked they said they had one and it went over very well last year !!!!!
really

Russell Springs, KY

#28 Mar 14, 2013
outrageous wrote:
Was heard from a few staff members at one of the elementary schools
in the county that kindergarten, sixth grade, and possibly 8th grade graduations would be cancelled this year due to not enough funds in the budget! This is outrageous and totally unacceptable! The states fiscal year runs from July 1st of the previous year and ends June 30th of this year. So this years graduations should already be accounted for in the budget one would think.
Kindergarten, 6th and 8th grade graduations are pointless anyway. They're not going to take away the high school graduation, which is the one that matters. I think the 6th and 8th grade proms should be cut as well. What do kids have to look forward to in high school if they have been exposed to proms and a few graduations already?
Crazy

Jamestown, KY

#29 Mar 15, 2013
Russell county wrote:
You tell me how they can have a 8th grade prom and no graduation. Insane that is just crazy that is no way to show success in achieving a goal in life. A child comes home and tells me they need a prom dress and shoes and no cap and gown!!!!!! She will not attend no way will I promote!!!!!! Pls someone explain how this works and I called the school and checked they said they had one and it went over very well last year !!!!!
I know. It's like the school system here is saying it's ok to party with a prom but not to have a graduation! Insane! It's sending the wrong message.
Opinion

Campbellsville, KY

#30 Mar 15, 2013
A prom? An 8th grade prom? Eighth Grade PROMS? Did I read that right? Good grief you have seriously GOT to be kidding me now for sure! A prom for an 8th grader???

I'm almost speechless! That's oh so much worse than a graduation ceremony. and on oh so many levels! You people, especially you parents really truly are Crazy! Bona fide nuts and youve crossed over into insanity.

One of you even said this is an award for completing 8th grade. Are you kidding me? Your kids need to have something dangled in front of them to do what's expected? Oh yea you should award that behavior for sure! There is no way children, yes children, should be pushed into this type of adult party at their age & immaturity.

What is wrong with you parents? These kids are what, maybe 12 or barely 13 yrs old? And you what? Want to put them into adult clothing, an adult situation, make them look like little tiny adults ..... For what? Don't these "children" grow up fast enough already for you? Don't they have sex, do drugs, drink and all the other crazy stuff waaaay too young already? And yet. You stupid stupid parents are condoning a prom?

Are these little innocent (or should be) girls being escorted by a "date"? Do y'all see nothing wrong with that?

Oh boy, and then there is the matter of dressing for an event like a prom. I'm sure there have to be some parents who cannot afford money for such ignorance. This sounds like nothing more than a money making scheme to help out whoever supplies the clothing for these events!

One of the best things about a High school prom is that by the time it rolls around, children whose parents cannot just go out and drop money for a dress or tux and evening entertainment, are actually old enough by then to take summer jobs to earn their own money to spend on their prom. It can be rewarding for young people to do that.

I have never heard such lunacy in my lifetime as all this nonsense. Of course an 8th grader does NOT need a prom. Are these little kids dating at 8th grade age? They shouldn't be. That's for sure.

You parents need to rethink why you want this craziness to continue. And stop the stupidity of it all.
Opinion

Campbellsville, KY

#31 Mar 15, 2013
Oh lord have mercy! Please tell me there has not been a SIXTH grade prom! Please tell me when someone wrote that it was a typo.

And if there ever has been.... Well, you parents and this county deserve all the worthless young misfits you produce by doing insane stuff like this.

Gee, you foolish parents could have just had a little gathering or party somewhere if it meant that much to you as a parent. But go ahead push them into trying to APPEAR to be adults while their still developing little kids. Go ahead and end up with irresponsible, unaccountable young adults who are angry they had no real childhood. This is the sort of craziness that makes kids go off the deep end and do horrible things to parents like we read about every day.

You all everyone deserve exactly what you get. Good luck your going to need it. Because you will all reap what you have sewn.
Yeah

Bellevue, WA

#32 Mar 15, 2013
This is to 'Opinion' Done hyperventilating yet? I hate to inform you but they have a 6th grade prom, too. That's even younger than 8th graders.

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