School Boards elections..Any Thoughts?
Interested

London, KY

#156 Oct 8, 2012
Youwantto wrote:
Lies, lies, lies. Talk about spin doctors. Sounds like these post were made by a principal that got demoted and now wants to spread lies.
What's going on is an attempted take over of the school board by the faction that is behind Minton, Conley, and Hyden. There are former Principals, Superintendent, and Contractors behind everyone on them wanting money and power. If Butcher has recruited Daniels and Citak, it's because he's trying to do what's best for everyone in our schools. Don't be fooled by lies from postings like these.. It's all propaganda for the take over and if they do our schools will go back 20 years.
Let's see what lies come next.
Vote Daniels, Cetak, and Wilson.
Please tell me what of that was a lie...100% facts.
Just sayin

Bulan, KY

#157 Oct 8, 2012
Youwantto wrote:
Lies, lies, lies. Talk about spin doctors. Sounds like these post were made by a principal that got demoted and now wants to spread lies.
What's going on is an attempted take over of the school board by the faction that is behind Minton, Conley, and Hyden. There are former Principals, Superintendent, and Contractors behind everyone on them wanting money and power. If Butcher has recruited Daniels and Citak, it's because he's trying to do what's best for everyone in our schools. Don't be fooled by lies from postings like these.. It's all propaganda for the take over and if they do our schools will go back 20 years.
Let's see what lies come next.
Vote Daniels, Cetak, and Wilson.
You got to be kidding about the principals. Yes it does appear hometown boy Mark Wilson was screwed over, while having only worked a year in an attempt to turn the tide at PCHS. Fear not however, because another person with ties to Casey County has assumed the position and will most certainly bring PCHS out of the darkness and into the light. Dan Price a hometown boy on the other hand, failed to run a tight ship, with his dreams of Superintendent being a little to pre-mature. Now Central is desolved rather than restructured. The system should have found a retired individual or someone from Casey to turn the school around. At one time Pulaski Central was the bright spot in Pulaski County and a showcase for others to follow through out the State concerning Alternative School Programs. Now you talk about staff getting jerked around and moved into odd positions, you should check and see where some were relocated.
Outsider

Bulan, KY

#158 Oct 8, 2012
If every school board member agreed and never questioned the Superintendent and his staff as to their/his intentions, what kind of mess would we have. As far as that goes, why even have board members if they are never going to question or object to items presented from time to time. Board members are voted into their position to be the guardian over our tax dollars and insure the children under their charge have the best possible education provided by the best possible staff. Politics has no place in the school, but like many businesses we have those who wish to control, pick and choose, and have an open check book. Board Members should question and examine the agenda, expenditures, salary schedules, tax base, staffing needs, transportation quality, buildings and grounds maintenance, meal programs, school safety, and the concerns of parents who send their children to school with hope to receive the best possible education. Board Members as well as all school personel should be required to make home visits. You never know what they may learn, about the people they serve.
Thankful parent

Corbin, KY

#160 Oct 8, 2012
And before you all jump on the band wagon, I am just pointing out that there was a program in place that helped my daughter. It was taken away. Don't tell me it was b/c of how the school was ran. No, they helped those kids in every way they could. Look at who wanted rid of who and why.
Math Consultant

Bulan, KY

#161 Oct 8, 2012
Your corrected wrote:
I have checked this out and admin budget is less than 2% all other positions from bus driver, assistants, and teachers makes up 80% plus.
I would say 2% is not correct, but this number can be found at the Board's finance office with a little work. I can assure you however those making the least money will receive the least pay raise. 10% of nothing is nothing, 10% of 10,000 is a 1,000, and 10% of 100,000 is 10,000. No tricks, just number crunching. Those on the bottom of the pay scale should always receive a bigger percentage pay increase/raise than those at the top, but this is just my opinion, and I am not running for a position as a Board Member. Fair raise for all, would be a set amount of dollars each and every individual would receive. Bus drivers, cooks, teachers and administrators get the same monitary increase in their check as the Superintendent.
facts first

Somerset, KY

#162 Oct 8, 2012
Just sayin wrote:
I believe if you look at employment days on the pay scale, you will see 185 days as full time teacher, most guidance counselors get an additional 10 for 205, Assistant Principals and Principals of small school receive 20 extra for 225, and the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendents and Principals of large schools, usually get 40 for a total of 245 days and that is considered a full work schedule for the school year. Everyone gets certain paid holidays no matter who they are, while those with extended days must work through breaks such as Fall Break, Spring Break, Summer Break, Christmas Break as designated on their work schedule on file as days worked. It's all on file at the Central Office. All Certified staff were to work and 8 hour day when Bert Minton was Superintendent. Some put in more than 8hrs. due to the job they performed. Bert however discourage staff from going to tanning beds, salons, barber shops and the likes on lunch breaks. Bert also encouraged Central Office staff to dine at the schools at lunch, with many schools sending invitations for staff to dine at their schools.
65 extra paid days on top of 185 + an additional 27% is what What the assistant superintendents get paid.
facts first

Somerset, KY

#163 Oct 8, 2012
Just sayin wrote:
<quoted text> You got to be kidding about the principals. Yes it does appear hometown boy Mark Wilson was screwed over, while having only worked a year in an attempt to turn the tide at PCHS. Fear not however, because another person with ties to Casey County has assumed the position and will most certainly bring PCHS out of the darkness and into the light. Dan Price a hometown boy on the other hand, failed to run a tight ship, with his dreams of Superintendent being a little to pre-mature. Now Central is desolved rather than restructured. The system should have found a retired individual or someone from Casey to turn the school around. At one time Pulaski Central was the bright spot in Pulaski County and a showcase for others to follow through out the State concerning Alternative School Programs. Now you talk about staff getting jerked around and moved into odd positions, you should check and see where some were relocated.
The State Department is in charge of Pulaski County High School. Your just a puppet...
pupil of the day

London, KY

#164 Oct 8, 2012
Why don't you greedy houndogs on here quit arguing over a job or who will be elected! Get a life!!! Let The doctor take of his patients and put someone in there that can do the job!!!You all can shut your mouths and wait for the election!!!LOLGreedy Greedy Greedy!!!!!
imho

United States

#166 Oct 9, 2012
Just sayin wrote:
<quoted text>You got to be kidding about the principals. Yes it does appear hometown boy Mark Wilson was screwed over, while having only worked a year in an attempt to turn the tide at PCHS. Fear not however, because another person with ties to Casey County has assumed the position and will most certainly bring PCHS out of the darkness and into the light. Dan Price a hometown boy on the other hand, failed to run a tight ship, with his dreams of Superintendent being a little to pre-mature. Now Central is desolved rather than restructured. The system should have found a retired individual or someone from Casey to turn the school around. At one time Pulaski Central was the bright spot in Pulaski County and a showcase for others to follow through out the State concerning Alternative School Programs. Now you talk about staff getting jerked around and moved into odd positions, you should check and see where some were relocated.
Mr Wilson was a nice man but lacked the knowledge and the willingness to learn the ins and outs of what a high school principal should know.
Read between the lines

Corbin, KY

#167 Oct 9, 2012
imho wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr Wilson was a nice man but lacked the knowledge and the willingness to learn the ins and outs of what a high school principal should know.
Mr. Wilson was a nice man with just how many years experience as an educator and asst principal. Perhaps "lacked the knowledge and willingness" to know and agree to the politics involved? Think about it.
imho

United States

#168 Oct 9, 2012
Read between the lines wrote:
<quoted text>Mr. Wilson was a nice man with just how many years experience as an educator and asst principal. Perhaps "lacked the knowledge and willingness" to know and agree to the politics involved? Think about it.
I'm not trying to dog him. He, like other principals and assistant principals know less the accountability system and are truly "in charge" of the building. if you are making the big bucks you shouldn't be referring/deferring to others for answers. There is more to being a principal than carrying a radio and sitting in the big office.
truth

Somerset, KY

#170 Oct 9, 2012
imho wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not trying to dog him. He, like other principals and assistant principals know less the accountability system and are truly "in charge" of the building. if you are making the big bucks you shouldn't be referring/deferring to others for answers. There is more to being a principal than carrying a radio and sitting in the big office.
He who makes the big dollars (Steve Butcher)needs to stop blaming teachers, instructional assistants, site base council members, and principals for his poor leadership. Under him children and employees have less...Families are paying higher taxes with less results. Pulaski High School is now run by the State Department...There is no accountability.
gonzo

London, KY

#171 Oct 10, 2012
Vote against all incumbents in the Somerset City school district....Taxes too high!

Cool Hand Clem

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#173 Oct 10, 2012
Most incumbents are on the way out anyway.
Opinion

Middlesboro, KY

#174 Oct 11, 2012
For the life of me I can't help but wonder why anyone in their right mind would vote for a person for their school board that lives most of their time in another state and only comes back for the meetings. How could they know anything that's going on if they aren't present? How could they possibly have the best interests of the children if they are on the school board and they are not here. Not who can scratch whos back if they are a sitting board member. Time for politics in the confines of the school board to say bye, bye as far as I am concerned. Thank goodness they are not in my district, I couldn't vote for them knowing they are residents in another state most of the time. I don't care what their names are.
right on

Grayson, KY

#175 Oct 11, 2012
gonzo wrote:
Vote against all incumbents in the Somerset City school district....Taxes too high!
I agree, it's crazy what we have to pay.....living in city, you pay city and county taxes and then a school tax bill that is ridiculous.
Taxed to death

Bulan, KY

#176 Oct 12, 2012
School Systems are just like a church. You have board members who are elected and hopefully work well with the Superintendent, just as you have Deacons and Elders watching over the church and selecting a Preacher. I'm sure the Deacons and Elders influence the preacher and his type or form of preaching. I'm sure if they disagree, the preacher is gone, or the strongest political faction remain and the other members leave to establish another church. Schools Systems can't split, so it is important to have board members who work well with each other to ensure our children receive the best possible education. There is nothing wrong however with having Board Members question the actions of the Superintendent or his staff. Board Members are elected to watch over the tax payers dollars for the public's best interest. Seems someone thought $25,000 an acre for farm land to build a school was a bargain, and I feel sure the Board had to approve this expense. Seems to me this is a lot of money for property on highway 39, but I may be wrong.
gonzo

London, KY

#177 Oct 12, 2012
Vote against incumbents in the city...taxes too high for the number of students that attend from the city.Need to raise tuition on the out of city students...
truth

Somerset, KY

#178 Oct 13, 2012
Opinion wrote:
For the life of me I can't help but wonder why anyone in their right mind would vote for a person for their school board that lives most of their time in another state and only comes back for the meetings. How could they know anything that's going on if they aren't present? How could they possibly have the best interests of the children if they are on the school board and they are not here. Not who can scratch whos back if they are a sitting board member. Time for politics in the confines of the school board to say bye, bye as far as I am concerned. Thank goodness they are not in my district, I couldn't vote for them knowing they are residents in another state most of the time. I don't care what their names are.
So if you dont live in the division...not district...and can not vote... you do not know who lives where? Why voice an opinion? Don't get it?
while kids suffer for materils. Children are out saleing candles and other things to raise money for classroom supplies and pay for school nurses... Enough is anough...If you don't believe someone lives here call them and go see...don't just throw something out
In the know

Chicago, IL

#180 Oct 14, 2012
Interesting ad by Hyden in paper today. And yes. PCHS was labeled PLA (persistently low achieving) BY THE STATE. THE CENTRAL OFFICE had options for reform and their choice remedy was to get rid of the principal (M. Wilson). Now the state is involved in all academic affairs.

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