for the future

Somerset, KY

#201 Oct 17, 2012
Crack me up wrote:
Who says Butcher and Richardson are on vacation? I was in there the other day as he was leaving for Frankfort for a State required meeting.....again incorrect facts and pointing of fingers! More garbage for people to read! But it is okay for Hyden to tell everyone he is backed by Wilburn? Everyone knows his state drawn check doesn't pay for all those signs!!!
Who pays for Jim Wilson's signs...fat Sonya Wild's, Pat Richardson's and Steve Butcher's...fat pay and any other contractor that Bill Phelps can smuggle out... Who really is hiding the truth???? Wonder why Pat's dad is driving Jim Wilson around...
Parent

Manchester, KY

#202 Oct 18, 2012
I think we will support Minton.
gonzo

London, KY

#203 Oct 18, 2012
Vote against all incumbents in the Somerset District....Taxes too high!!!!!!!
Really

United States

#204 Oct 18, 2012
Go ahead and support Minton....the person that thinks as long as you can read the paper an had an 8th grade education you can succeed in life. obviously never been a parent or involved enough to know that wont get your kids college ready and help them succeed in this day and time. Has she learned anything or listened to the principal presentations at Board Meetings at all the past few years? Is this really who we want to help our kids? A person that calls herself a horses ass because she doesn't want to learn to use computers? You can't even apply for a job anywhere if you can't use one! Vote Daniels!!!
gonzo

London, KY

#205 Oct 18, 2012
Vote against all incumbents in the Somerset District....Taxes too high!!!!!!!
horses ass

Somerset, KY

#206 Oct 18, 2012
Really wrote:
Go ahead and support Minton....the person that thinks as long as you can read the paper an had an 8th grade education you can succeed in life. obviously never been a parent or involved enough to know that wont get your kids college ready and help them succeed in this day and time. Has she learned anything or listened to the principal presentations at Board Meetings at all the past few years? Is this really who we want to help our kids? A person that calls herself a horses ass because she doesn't want to learn to use computers? You can't even apply for a job anywhere if you can't use one! Vote Daniels!!!
Mrs. Minton has been more involved in the lives of children over the course of her long career in education than some parents have been in the lives of their own children. It takes more to educate our children in life than to teach them how to use a computer....it's about taking care of our children in school and educating them in things that really matter. If you ask any of her former students they will all agree that Mrs. Minton was one of the best teachers they had. Not only were they taught...they were cared for by her.
signs

Somerset, KY

#207 Oct 18, 2012
Crack me up wrote:
Who says Butcher and Richardson are on vacation? I was in there the other day as he was leaving for Frankfort for a State required meeting.....again incorrect facts and pointing of fingers! More garbage for people to read! But it is okay for Hyden to tell everyone he is backed by Wilburn? Everyone knows his state drawn check doesn't pay for all those signs!!!
The "rocket man" beats on venders as do Butcher to raise money for yard signs etc...for Citak, Daniels and Wilson. The "rocket man" has no accountability... While hard working familes spend their tax dollars to pay for their waste. Enough is enough...
Experienced In Education

Bonnyman, KY

#208 Oct 18, 2012
Taxed to death wrote:
Well it is that time of year and I have my TAX BILL, and as usual, I'm not a happy camper. I don't mind paying my fair share as long as it is used in a manner that is productive to the community and not wasted on matters or pork barrel political jobs and programs. As I was paying my taxes today, so I could get the 2% discount and save a little money, I over heard a conversation which discussed a new tax being tossed around supposedly by the Pulaski County School Board. This person was telling another individual a special tax is being considered on watercraft moored/used/occupied on Lake Cumberland at our local docks/marinas. I thought I already paid taxes on my watercraft and trailer each year when the stickers were renewed to use the craft. From what I could understand the local school board would receive tax dollars from this venture as they do on regular property tax. Lot of quarter million dollar house boats on the Cumberland. My question is----would this not hurt our local docks with people moving their watercraft to areas outside Pulaski County? Any ideas about this? I bet the Buckeyes and Hoosiers will not be happy if a tax is placed on their toys.

I am a retired educator. I can tell you that teachers are being asked to do more with less. I feel this is very unfair as teachers already spend too much of their own pay for supplies for their students. We can afford a raise for the superintendent and the two assistant superintendents to keep the job competitive yet we can't afford to give teachers raises and we cut janitors, assistants and cooks jobs. The real tragedy here is that the kids suffer the most because they are not getting the materials and experiences they need. We can't afford field trips or extra assistance to students but we can keep the pay competitive for the superintendent. I am certain we already have a superintendent so why do we need to worry about the next one unless this one is padding his retirement check and ready to head back to Casey County on our money. You can rest assured that is where part of this new tax money will go. There is a reason that he is interested in keeping Wilson and getting Citak and Daniels on the board. Minton and Sellars voted against his pay raise which was not in the interest of our kids. Its time we do whats best for our kids.
PC Identified PLA

Nancy, KY

#209 Oct 18, 2012
Persistently low-achieving schools identified
Posted on 19 October 2011. Tags: persistently low-achieving schools
Consistent with state requirements and federal guidelines, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) today identified an additional 19 Kentucky public middle and high schools as “persistently low-achieving”(PLA), based on criteria in KRS 160.346.
The 19 schools identified are:
•Dayton High School, Dayton Independent
•Dayton Middle, Dayton Independent
•Bryan Station High, Fayette County
•Fleming County High, Fleming County
•Hopkins County Central High, Hopkins County
•Frederick Law Olmstead Academy North, Jefferson County
•Myers Middle, Jefferson County
•Stuart Middle, Jefferson County
•Thomas Jefferson Middle, Jefferson County
•Westport Middle, Jefferson County
•Knox Central High, Knox County
•Lee County High, Lee County
•Lincoln County High, Lincoln County
•Livingston Central High, Livingston County
•Monticello High, Monticello Independent
•Perry County Central High, Perry County
•Pulaski County High, Pulaski County
•Franklin-Simpson High, Simpson County
•Trimble County High, Trimble County
These schools will be eligible for federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) funding in the 2012-13 school year and are receiving assistance to enable them to improve student achievement.
As mandated by state statute and regulation, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) must annually identify PLAs.
Kentucky’s definitions, processes and options for improvement are based on the language contained in KRS 160.346, which was amended by House Bill 176 (HB 176), legislation related to persistently low-performing schools. HB 176 was passed by the 2010 General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear in January 2010. Implementation details for HB 176 are clarified by state regulation 703 KAR 5:180, which was approved by the Kentucky Board of Education, also in January 2010.
In the spring and fall of 2010, Kentucky identified the first and second cohorts of PLAs, and those 22 schools are receiving SIG funding and assistance to help them achieve AYP. Schools began implementing SIG-related school improvement plans in the 2010-11 school year, and based on recently released data, many of the schools have shown progress.
The 19 schools identified as PLAs for 2012-13 will receive leadership assessments. These leadership assessments will be administered by teams of current and former educators, parents and others trained in the process. The assessments rely heavily on specific indicators found in the Standards and Indicators for School Improvement to determine the capacity of the school’s principal, school council and district leadership.
Reports for each leadership assessment will provide relevant findings, recommendations and next steps to help the identified schools and their districts make improvements.
Each PLA school can request Educational Recovery (ER) staff — an Educational Recovery Leader to mentor the principal, an Educational Recovery Specialist for English/language arts and another for mathematics to work with teachers as they improve instruction and teaching strategies in these two critical areas.
To read the full KDE press release on the 19 identified PLAs, click here.
Additionally, information about school and district test scores and related measures is available through the KDE Open House portal in the Achievement section.
Just sayin

United States

#210 Oct 18, 2012
Experienced In Education wrote:
<quoted text>
I am a retired educator. I can tell you that teachers are being asked to do more with less. I feel this is very unfair as teachers already spend too much of their own pay for supplies for their students. We can afford a raise for the superintendent and the two assistant superintendents to keep the job competitive yet we can't afford to give teachers raises and we cut janitors, assistants and cooks jobs. The real tragedy here is that the kids suffer the most because they are not getting the materials and experiences they need. We can't afford field trips or extra assistance to students but we can keep the pay competitive for the superintendent. I am certain we already have a superintendent so why do we need to worry about the next one unless this one is padding his retirement check and ready to head back to Casey County on our money. You can rest assured that is where part of this new tax money will go. There is a reason that he is interested in keeping Wilson and getting Citak and Daniels on the board. Minton and Sellars voted against his pay raise which was not in the interest of our kids. Its time we do whats best for our kids.
Raise for the super???? When? Raise for wilds and Richardson? When?

Competitive salary for Butcher? According to KDE he makes less than the previous Superintendent. He also makes a mere $10,000 more than the city Superintendent yet manages 4 times the number of schools. KDE reports his salary as 64th yet Pulaski Co. Is the 15th largest district. I have children in the school system. I donate to their classrooms, I buy Kleenex, Lysol wipes, dry erase markers, etc. Why should I expect tax dollars to pay for everything for my child especially when the state and Feds are slashing funds for education. It is sad. I can help so I do. I don't cowardly set back and point fingers and bad mouth the leadership that has led the children of pulaski co. farther than they've ever been. The last 12 years the success of the children of this district is mind blowing compared to where we came from in the 90's. I am not jealous of those that have worked hard, succeeded and make larger salaries than me. Good for them. And thanks to them, my children have promising academic futures in pulaski schools.
Romeo

United States

#211 Oct 19, 2012
Ok. Lets address this idea that the superintendent and his assistants are making too much money. How much should they earn? If you pay each assistant 70,000 each and the superintendent 80,000 that leaves approximately 84,000 to divide among the schools. Any idea how little this money would accomplish? Think about it people. It's our own governor who has forced the cut in jobs, not our school administration. Beshear stated in his campaign that he would not "touch" our education funding. He was right. He let it run dry then put no money back in it. Forcing our system to foot the bill for 380,000 dollars worth of textbooks. By the way, how much is this "new" board proposing to pay a superintendent of their choice. Ask questions. Don't just take these fool candidates like Minton Conley and hyden for what they say.

Level 1

Since: Jan 09

London, KY

#212 Oct 19, 2012
WTF12345 wrote:
been seeing lots of signs for Minton , Daniels and Citak. Just wondering whos best for the kids and why.
I think these yahoos need to go back to school and learn how to spell CITAK's name. I know him. Not too sure he would be best for the job.
somerset man

Middlesboro, KY

#213 Oct 19, 2012
Somerset doesn't have two asst superintendents, why does Pulaski? It doesn't work or the school wouldn't be ranked among the worse on the state.
parent

United States

#214 Oct 19, 2012
Just sayin wrote:
<quoted text>Raise for the super???? When? Raise for wilds and Richardson? When?

Competitive salary for Butcher? According to KDE he makes less than the previous Superintendent. He also makes a mere $10,000 more than the city Superintendent yet manages 4 times the number of schools. KDE reports his salary as 64th yet Pulaski Co. Is the 15th largest district. I have children in the school system. I donate to their classrooms, I buy Kleenex, Lysol wipes, dry erase markers, etc. Why should I expect tax dollars to pay for everything for my child especially when the state and Feds are slashing funds for education. It is sad. I can help so I do. I don't cowardly set back and point fingers and bad mouth the leadership that has led the children of pulaski co. farther than they've ever been. The last 12 years the success of the children of this district is mind blowing compared to where we came from in the 90's. I am not jealous of those that have worked hard, succeeded and make larger salaries than me. Good for them. And thanks to them, my children have promising academic futures in pulaski schools.
I believe those salaries listed are base pay and do not include extended days and any supplemental (stipends) that are received.
gonzo

London, KY

#215 Oct 19, 2012
Vote against incumbents in Somerset school district...Taxes too high....
Really

United States

#216 Oct 19, 2012
Current administration not doing anything for kids? Test scores should be out soon....we shall see...word on the street is our lowest elementary kicked science hill and Somerset ...if you think the current administration isn't moving forward...we will see who eats crow pie!

“One day at a time”

Level 6

Since: Oct 12

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#217 Oct 19, 2012
..or the whole crow!
gonzo

London, KY

#218 Oct 19, 2012
Vote against incumbents in the Somerset School District...Taxes too high.....
Romeo

United States

#219 Oct 19, 2012
somerset man wrote:
Somerset doesn't have two asst superintendents, why does Pulaski? It doesn't work or the school wouldn't be ranked among the worse on the state.
Why would somerset have two assistants? There are three schools in the district. Pulaski has 12 schools. You are a moron.
Experienced In Education

Monticello, KY

#220 Oct 19, 2012
parent wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe those salaries listed are base pay and do not include extended days and any supplemental (stipends) that are received.
I believe the pay raise came this year and why when we are in crisis does the superintendent and assistant superintendents need a raise this year? We are not talking about kleenix and clorox wipes, we are talking about teaching materials. Eighty four thousand dollars divided among 12 schools is roughly 7,000.00 dollars per school and I feel that would make a bigger difference than the one hundred dollars that teachers got this year for their classrooms which will barely buy pencils, staples and tape let alone any real teaching materials. If you care about Pulaski County kids as much as they claim to wouldn't the needs of the students come first before a raise? A person concerned about Pulaski County staff and students would be ashamed to take a raise when the teachers haven't had one in five years? Why are we worried about what superintendents are making in other districts? In Pulaski County we should be worried about whats best for our kids. For your information, an educators retirement is based on their highest three paid years. It's not hard to figure out what is going on here. They are padding their retirement at the expense of teachers, janitors, cooks, assistants and, most importantly the kids. I don't see how anyone else could do any worse. Pulaski County kids deserve better. I am sure any educator you chose to talk to would tell you that they would like to make as much money as surrounding counties also but they just do their jobs, buy materials out of their paychecks and show up everyday to do the best they can for our kids. I feel that they deserve better than leadership that is padding their own retirement.

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