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Saint Johnsville, NY

#21 Dec 14, 2012
Willis wrote:
I agree with sign man I hope the right people are elected to run the school. And this whole damn the no voters and damn the yes voters has to stop.

As far as who gets elected we'll have to wait and see??? I completely agree with your 2nd statement and would like to add the name calling and finger pointing is just plain stupid. The ones flinging crap on here are the same ones that never posted anything worth while right from the begining(whether YES or NO). They are very childish and really are a waste of time.

Not to sound cliche but we have to work together to get through this and with the poor attitudes and out looks I've seen throughout this whole ordeal neither school would have made it on their own or combined.

Again I agree with the 1st statement as far as the 2nd part, I believe bringing that up is water under the bridge and does absolutely nothing constructive.

So fingers crossed we can all gt along long enough to put our heads together and make something work

How this will work out depends on how well the communication goes, I have to say so far not so good. Will it change? Will things be brought fourth that need to be addressed? Will there be influence towards a new district or is each district going to fight for there old world?

Saint Johnsville, NY

#22 Dec 14, 2012
Transition time wrote:
Here's how I see it. Parents of the youngest students (elementary) are going to be the most concerned about their children being sent to school outside their "home" town, so in the beginning, as everyone adjusts to the whole merger idea, both elementary schools will probably remain open.

I completely understand your point BUT sooner or later it will have to change. Why waste money now when we could be using it for a better future. The children of today are the adults of tomorrow, and there still will be children tomorrow that will go through the same thing. Are we worrying about the adults adjusting or the kids? I do believe there was a vote that the adults participated in so they should be ready for WHAT EVER NEEDS TO HAPPEN!

Maybe that will change over time, but that is yet to be seen.[QUOTE]

This line of thinking is not logical and is the very reason the ed dept and schools are in the trouble they're in now. The merge is done why not set an example and make the very best of it? Why sit on our hands and say "well tomorrow we will change that" Guess what tomorrow is HERE!

[QUOTE] the Middle School can be in Oppenheim, and High School in STJ, as that makes the most sense. I'm not sure how long the District will actually want to keep 3 buildings open, though... In that case, I think it would have to be the DH Robbins Elementary in STJ closing... Maybe K-6 in Oppenheim and 7-12 in STJ even. Should be interesting to see what they come up with. What have you heard?

I have to disagree, why bus children all over the country. One area needs to be the school ground OE can handle over 800 kids, St J can handle 1000-1500(and before anyone starts flaming this statement, IT WAS BROUGHT UP during the study). There will be around 600 kids so why are we placing them all over the country side, makes NO sinse. 3 doors open makes NO sinse why pay for something that is obsolete and NOT needed. I don't feel the question is "should we close a building/area?" I believe the proper and realistic question is "which building/area should be closed?" This very question was asked to Senator Amedore, his response was the school has to be thought of as a business and in order for a business to be run with success you need to stop/get rid of waste. Sorry folks but sometimes reality is a b***h and the truth can hurt. This is not about us adults anymore(time to get over it!), our vote was about us, now it is about the future of a school and the children that'll live here in the comming future. If we're starting off worrying about so and so adult not adjusting well, then we have made NO progress at all! Don't forget even if one building stays open in each town there is still waste, insurance is a killer, not to mention transportation, anyone that has ever run a business knows this.

Fort Plain, NY

#23 Dec 14, 2012
How many of you have more than a high school education? It is great how you all know how to run a school, when most of you haven't been in a school since the day you dropped out. Here's what you need to do, vote for a board who you feel will represent your community, get off of this website, and go support your new merged school.

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