Roll out the BVA trough

Roll out the BVA trough

There are 1650 comments on the PittsburghLIVE.com story from Mar 17, 2011, titled Roll out the BVA trough. In it, PittsburghLIVE.com reports that:

The regular Belle Vernon Area School Board meeting Feb. 28 was well attended. We learned that the boys' volleyball team was eliminated due to lack of interest.

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Are YOU the answer

Monessen, PA

#1713 Jun 5, 2014
Gossip and Drama Queen wrote:
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People like Carol is not the answer. Enough said.
If you are referring to her as a gossip tell me what woman doesn't. Bet your mother did and if you have a wife bet she does. Never saw her dramatics. seen a divorced female member not only being dramatic but drunk. Now if you want to see drama just watch the head of the board now that's a dramatic scene. I could go on but what the point. If you don't like her that's one thing but don't toss that shit around about her since you may already be on the board or you yourself are a wannabe board member like that bear guy.
Guys dont do bad

Monessen, PA

#1714 Jun 8, 2014
Are YOU the answer wrote:
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If you are referring to her as a gossip tell me what woman doesn't. Bet your mother did and if you have a wife bet she does. Never saw her dramatics. seen a divorced female member not only being dramatic but drunk. Now if you want to see drama just watch the head of the board now that's a dramatic scene. I could go on but what the point. If you don't like her that's one thing but don't toss that shit around about her since you may already be on the board or you yourself are a wannabe board member like that bear guy.
let me tell you guys don't do bad either. get together with a bunch that retired from the mill with me and its all bout whose wife died and now has a lady friend and how can nother buy everything that he cant afford. oh yeah ive herd it all. my wife told me she was in company of 2 female board members at different times and those 2 don't do bad either. in fact those 2 from washington township can talk dirt on their own fellow members. whoever said shes not the answer may just be fraid cause she asks questions and they don't like questions. voters need to clean house.
Citizen Cane

Rural Ridge, PA

#1715 Jun 8, 2014
I have been reading all the stuff about an absentee board member, I don't want someone on the board who is never there , so I called the board secretary and got the facts . You know the right to know law , anyway in 2 & 1/2 years Kim Gray missed only 2 meetings, and left before comments 2 times. That is all under the right to know, and 1 time she was at the agenda meeting and Fell before regular meeting and was taken to hospital by ambulance ! I was at that meeting.
I also made a couple phone call about the bicentennial and the paper did investigate and her money was all accounted for !!
This is a new one about her being drunk I am going to look into that one for sure..
look into these

Monessen, PA

#1716 Jun 8, 2014
Citizen Cane wrote:
I have been reading all the stuff about an absentee board member, I don't want someone on the board who is never there , so I called the board secretary and got the facts . You know the right to know law , anyway in 2 & 1/2 years Kim Gray missed only 2 meetings, and left before comments 2 times. That is all under the right to know, and 1 time she was at the agenda meeting and Fell before regular meeting and was taken to hospital by ambulance ! I was at that meeting.
I also made a couple phone call about the bicentennial and the paper did investigate and her money was all accounted for !!
This is a new one about her being drunk I am going to look into that one for sure..
If you like getting facts look into two male members who supposedly were under the influence at Red Dogs that was posted on this forum some time ago and what about the one posted about the board member who was caught doing a line of cocaine at wt social hall.
Citizen Cane

Pittsburgh, PA

#1717 Jun 8, 2014
look into these wrote:
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If you like getting facts look into two male members who supposedly were under the influence at Red Dogs that was posted on this forum some time ago and what about the one posted about the board member who was caught doing a line of cocaine at wt social hall.
I will look into those also .
Mind your own business

Uniontown, PA

#1718 Jun 9, 2014
look into these wrote:
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If you like getting facts look into two male members who supposedly were under the influence at Red Dogs that was posted on this forum some time ago and what about the one posted about the board member who was caught doing a line of cocaine at wt social hall.
It's Red Dawg's, not Red Dogs. Why not hire Inspector Clousseau?
look into these

Monessen, PA

#1719 Jun 9, 2014
Mind your own business wrote:
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It's Red Dawg's, not Red Dogs. Why not hire Inspector Clousseau?
any way you spell it, the message got thru.
Ps and Qs

Monessen, PA

#1720 Jun 11, 2014
Mind your own business wrote:
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It's Red Dawg's, not Red Dogs. Why not hire Inspector Clousseau?
Sounds as though that comment hit a nerve, Mr. Board Member. If so you need to be more aware of your public behavior. But then your not the only board member that should practice behavior.
Its long overdue

Monessen, PA

#1721 Jun 13, 2014
Ps and Qs wrote:
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Sounds as though that comment hit a nerve, Mr. Board Member. If so you need to be more aware of your public behavior. But then your not the only board member that should practice behavior.
public behavior is important but how you treat the public is even more important. after all they voted you in but some of you are too wrapped up in yourselves. my family and me don't judge people on what kind of house you have or what model car you drive or if you have a college education . what that board needs is people from hard working families living in modest homes and willing to listen to people and give it their all to help the students and people here. that job takes time and patience and some of those young members lack both and have forgotten respect. think its time to get people on there that remember their roots know the value of money and the concerns of kids and their parents
lack of respect

Monessen, PA

#1722 Jun 26, 2014
Don't go to many meetings but did last week sat their observed and listened. some lady asked for figures that the chairman rattled off and believe me you couldn't write them down fast enug the way he spoke
but im told he does that most of the time. Anyways he waved that paper in the air and told her if you want this information youll have to pay for it. My mom would have slapped me if I spoke to my elders that way. But the point is the very next day those figures were in the valley independent which I receive. which proves not only was he showing disrespect but superiority. Another lady said noone want to attend meetings cause of arguing but I think its b ecause of this guy an the way a few others treat people who talk out at these meetings.
Hahaha Revolution Now

Canonsburg, PA

#1723 Jun 29, 2014
What a revolutionist..."report them to the DEA". Yes. Because your government daddy will take care your sheeple ass.
Revolution Now wrote:
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report the drug user to the DEA. This cannot be allowed. You do not have to give your name. Report the scum now!
is it true

Monessen, PA

#1726 Jul 16, 2014
ran into an administrator at the plaza and during our conversation I was told that Folmer is now the principal for grades 5 and 6. How could that be. this district never had such a position and the enrollment is down and going to continue to be down for about 4 more years. Is this newly created position because people were talking ab out him being a lunch monitor and hall monitor for 103 thousand or is it for someone else waiting for a job when Folmer retires. people don't figure that its more than 103 thousand when you add on the benefits, etc. If this is true the people a round here better wake up.
Heard the same

Monessen, PA

#1727 Jul 19, 2014
is it true wrote:
ran into an administrator at the plaza and during our conversation I was told that Folmer is now the principal for grades 5 and 6. How could that be. this district never had such a position and the enrollment is down and going to continue to be down for about 4 more years. Is this newly created position because people were talking ab out him being a lunch monitor and hall monitor for 103 thousand or is it for someone else waiting for a job when Folmer retires. people don't figure that its more than 103 thousand when you add on the benefits, etc. If this is true the people a round here better wake up.
I was talking to a teacher who is employed in that building and was told the same. Why does this district need a principal for two grades? This guy mooned his basketball team, was fired, was rehired, had his building closed, was named administrative assistant or whatever, ended up watching students at lunchtime in the grade schools, and now is a principal for two grades. Can any board member justify this? The rumor mill has it that the elementary principal in that building missed a good number of days. So, what was her problem? If it was medical, she could have taken a medical leave. If it was otherwise, then the district needed to address the problem. If this new position is a fact, why wasn't it addressed at a meeting or even in the paper? You don't need drugs or booze when you live in this district cause this board will blow your mind with their decisions.
which was it

Belle Vernon, PA

#1728 Feb 25, 2015
Citizen Cane wrote:
I have been reading all the stuff about an absentee board member, I don't want someone on the board who is never there , so I called the board secretary and got the facts . You know the right to know law , anyway in 2 & 1/2 years Kim Gray missed only 2 meetings, and left before comments 2 times. That is all under the right to know, and 1 time she was at the agenda meeting and Fell before regular meeting and was taken to hospital by ambulance ! I was at that meeting.
I also made a couple phone call about the bicentennial and the paper did investigate and her money was all accounted for !!
This is a new one about her being drunk I am going to look into that one for sure..
which avenue did you use for your info? Was it thru filling out a right to know form and submitting it to the business mgr or phoning the board secretary? If it was the later that is not the right to know law fyi.
Please remember

Belle Vernon, PA

#1729 Apr 29, 2015
Very interesting to notice that the president of the board ended the meeting Monday when there were citizens who had raised their hand to speak during the portion of the meeting when there are comments from citizens. I noticed the one woman approached him after he ended the meeting and she didn't appear to be happy with his actions. Maybe he was concerned what she would reveal about his remarks in a local bar. A friend of ours happened to be in that bar when he was making remarks about several candidates. As an educator in the district I was not only embarrassed how another director mouthed off but also on how the president concluded and why he concluded the meeting.
sick of them all

Toledo, OH

#1730 Apr 29, 2015
Please remember wrote:
Very interesting to notice that the president of the board ended the meeting Monday when there were citizens who had raised their hand to speak during the portion of the meeting when there are comments from citizens. I noticed the one woman approached him after he ended the meeting and she didn't appear to be happy with his actions. Maybe he was concerned what she would reveal about his remarks in a local bar. A friend of ours happened to be in that bar when he was making remarks about several candidates. As an educator in the district I was not only embarrassed how another director mouthed off but also on how the president concluded and why he concluded the meeting.
Just one more reason to vote them all out and start new .they all seem to forget there purpose. And the one you speak of is an arrogant ___ hole!
look at em

Belle Vernon, PA

#1731 May 6, 2015
sick of them all wrote:
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Just one more reason to vote them all out and start new .they all seem to forget there purpose. And the one you speak of is an arrogant ___ hole!
Most will agree with u vote them all out and if new ones don't do the job vote them out the next time but please look at the new ones running like the guy from Lynnwood who praised the board at a meeting for doing a good job which doesn't pay and is thankless and the former teach who cant get his familys life in order and the female who destroyed her family and then theres the woman who has never done anything but complain about the swim coach but doesn't complain ab out her taxes because she doesn't own property to pay taxes. don't forget the ones going for re election the cousin to the chair of the board and the one who is fastly becoming another a hole and the two women who were recruited by the chair to run a few years back. did u give it some thought about the member running for a township supervisor seat would he have to give up his seat on the board if he should win supervisor. u no if so the board will just put one of their cronies in his place should they lose. But weve got to start somewhere so youre right vote em out and start new.
WISHFUL THINKING

Taylor, MI

#1733 May 8, 2015
Heard the same wrote:
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I was talking to a teacher who is employed in that building and was told the same. Why does this district need a principal for two grades? This guy mooned his basketball team, was fired, was rehired, had his building closed, was named administrative assistant or whatever, ended up watching students at lunchtime in the grade schools, and now is a principal for two grades. Can any board member justify this? The rumor mill has it that the elementary principal in that building missed a good number of days. So, what was her problem? If it was medical, she could have taken a medical leave. If it was otherwise, then the district needed to address the problem. If this new position is a fact, why wasn't it addressed at a meeting or even in the paper? You don't need drugs or booze when you live in this district cause this board will blow your mind with their decisions.
NOW THE TEACHERS VOTED IN FAVOR OF A STRIKE VOTE ...I SAY LET THEM STRIKE AND THEN HIRE ALL NON UNION TEACHERS .....THE BEST SCHOOLS ARE PRIVATE ONES (non union ) TEACHERS RELY TO MUCH ON UNION PENTIONS THEY NEED TO GO TO 401K PENTIONS. PAY SCALES DONT MATCH MOST OF THERE TEACHING SKILLS ANYWAY.THEY SHOULD GET RAISES BY MEANS OF MERIT NOT AS A GROUP .THAT WOULD SAVE TAX PAYERS IN BELLE VERNON A LOT .(lol).
BECAUSE SOME OF THEM HAVE POOR AND LAX TEACHING SKILLS. I SAY CLEAN HOUSE ALL THE WAY TO THE BOARD.
LOL

Philadelphia, PA

#1734 May 8, 2015
WISHFUL THINKING wrote:
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NOW THE TEACHERS VOTED IN FAVOR OF A STRIKE VOTE ...I SAY LET THEM STRIKE AND THEN HIRE ALL NON UNION TEACHERS .....THE BEST SCHOOLS ARE PRIVATE ONES (non union ) TEACHERS RELY TO MUCH ON UNION PENTIONS THEY NEED TO GO TO 401K PENTIONS. PAY SCALES DONT MATCH MOST OF THERE TEACHING SKILLS ANYWAY.THEY SHOULD GET RAISES BY MEANS OF MERIT NOT AS A GROUP .THAT WOULD SAVE TAX PAYERS IN BELLE VERNON A LOT .(lol).
BECAUSE SOME OF THEM HAVE POOR AND LAX TEACHING SKILLS. I SAY CLEAN HOUSE ALL THE WAY TO THE BOARD.
So what you're saying is to turn BVA from a public school system into a private school system and charge student tuition?
LOL

Philadelphia, PA

#1735 May 8, 2015
As a reference, (best school are private) the Waldorf School in Pittsburgh charges approximately eleven thousand per year for tuition and an additional five hundred on materials. Your argument for private facilities surpassing public ones is not supported with fact. Bottom line, resolve the up issues and keep teaching. We had similar problems in Philly last year.

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