25 dollars on car tags
NO MORE TAX

Arab, AL

#1 Jan 27, 2013
Supt. Tim Nabors is up to it again. This time playing ofF the feeling of protection in the class rooms with a $25 tax on your car tags. I would be paying $125.00 more each year! On an already over priced car tag! Am I opposed to paying extra for protection? NO! But as long as my tax money goes to the city schools as well. The county schools are not up to par for education, the are far behind schools like Arab and Guntersville. But thats another topic. It does not have to take a vote by the poeple, just a vote by the commision. And when and if it does, I hope there are many people to show their vote by voting the current meembers out of office!! Including Tim Nabors!!
Rex

Arab, AL

#2 Jan 29, 2013
NO MORE TAX wrote:
Supt. Tim Nabors is up to it again. This time playing ofF the feeling of protection in the class rooms with a $25 tax on your car tags. I would be paying $125.00 more each year! On an already over priced car tag! Am I opposed to paying extra for protection? NO! But as long as my tax money goes to the city schools as well. The county schools are not up to par for education, the are far behind schools like Arab and Guntersville. But thats another topic. It does not have to take a vote by the poeple, just a vote by the commision. And when and if it does, I hope there are many people to show their vote by voting the current meembers out of office!! Including Tim Nabors!!
Well if the extra $25.00 per tag is such a burden why dont you sell one of your 5 cars? 5 times 25 is 125 you know that right? So if you have 5 cars chances are $2.40 a week wont bankrupt you. You could cut back on your smokes or eating at taco bell if you need to ya know? Oh and by the way you wont be able to voter Mr. Nabor out of office he is retiring when his term ends. LOL
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#3 Jan 29, 2013
The point is that the $25.00 is NOT going to make the students any safer, it may give the parents a false sense of security but reality shows that ONE officer can not make a campus safer until all entrances into the building and ALL and ANY access to the campus is secured through a single entrance. Who's kidding who????
Smart-e-pants

Opelika, AL

#4 Jan 29, 2013
And all the planes are out of the sky! It's 25 dollars. I'll go ahead and pay it.:)
Rex

Arab, AL

#5 Jan 30, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
The point is that the $25.00 is NOT going to make the students any safer, it may give the parents a false sense of security but reality shows that ONE officer can not make a campus safer until all entrances into the building and ALL and ANY access to the campus is secured through a single entrance. Who's kidding who????
Once again you speak about things you have zero knowledge of. The county is already starting to implement in some schools an electronic door where you have to get "buzzed" into that would allow you access to any part of the school other than the office. Get with the program, for a Democrat I would have thought you would have been all for this project Thomas.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#6 Jan 30, 2013
Rex wrote:
<quoted text>Once again you speak about things you have zero knowledge of. The county is already starting to implement in some schools an electronic door where you have to get "buzzed" into that would allow you access to any part of the school other than the office. Get with the program, for a Democrat I would have thought you would have been all for this project Thomas.
Do you really think a buzz-in door is going to stop an attacker? There are windows that can be unlocked, pushbar fire doors that can be jimmied,entrances through the gym and lunchroom. In your perfect world the perpetrator will come up to the buzz-in,can't get in and will go back home. KEEP DREAMING if it makes you sleep better at night.
FedUP

Arab, AL

#7 Jan 30, 2013
If someone wants into a school they are going to get in, regardless if the doors are lock or not. One cop at a school that is old, fat, out of shape and doesn't want to be there to start with is not going to do anything but chase the skirts of the teachers and sniff. What needs to happen is the lazy azz teachers get off their azzes and protect the kids. They are already on the payroll so get off the phone and internet and do the job you are paid to do. Its not a beauty contest, or necessary to try n out do one another with fancy clothes and cars. Its a job. You chose it. You went to school for it (at least most showed up for the parties, which by the way some of you were fun at) and you get paid to work 6-7 hours a day, off all the holidays and all summer. So stop your whining and get to work.
Trioxide

United States

#8 Jan 30, 2013
Most teachers do not make very much money. Look it up. Alabama is a terrible place for a teacher to work. They also have about twenty kids of which to keep track. Every child has different needs and learning styles; medical issues always pop up; some have special classes; some children have behavioral, vocal, and auditory issues.
Calling them lazy is a terrible thing to do. To assume that, on top of the workload they already have, giving them a weapon to be responsible for is a good idea is just about the dumbest thing I have ever heard.
And I drive be the officers everyday. I have yet to see any that fit the description above. They are young and greet my child with a high five. They do not look like they hate it.
And last year my child went to a county school. All the main building doors stay locked except the one for the office. You must have a key to enter them. This has been the policy for 6 years.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#9 Jan 30, 2013
Trioxide wrote:
And last year my child went to a county school. All the main building doors stay locked except the one for the office. You must have a key to enter them. This has been the policy for 6 years.
Those doors are locked on the outside only because of fire codes. A student or students can open them from inside and let their buddies in or you can tape down the latches and it closes but doesn't lock. Students that have an upbringing on violent video games,blood and guts movies,and the TV cop shows have a good idea of when and how to carry out a crime. It's not the same as our days of Superman,Zorro,Dragnet,and Roy Rogers.
Trioxide

Columbus, GA

#10 Jan 31, 2013
I know who superman is but you really lost me. I don't think a preschooler is going to commit that crime. If that's their upbringing, they are still having nightmares and wetting the bed.
Happy

Arab, AL

#11 Jan 31, 2013
FedUP wrote:
If someone wants into a school they are going to get in, regardless if the doors are lock or not. One cop at a school that is old, fat, out of shape and doesn't want to be there to start with is not going to do anything but chase the skirts of the teachers and sniff. What needs to happen is the lazy azz teachers get off their azzes and protect the kids. They are already on the payroll so get off the phone and internet and do the job you are paid to do. Its not a beauty contest, or necessary to try n out do one another with fancy clothes and cars. Its a job. You chose it. You went to school for it (at least most showed up for the parties, which by the way some of you were fun at) and you get paid to work 6-7 hours a day, off all the holidays and all summer. So stop your whining and get to work.
You have shown your ignorance in the way you perceive teachers! I agree there may be a few that are as you described, but the majority work their tails off trying to teach the children of ignorant people like your self!! As for money...you couldn't pay me enough money to spend the day with some these kids they have to deal with on a daily basis!! They have to make sure the kids all learn and meet the grades the state requires. I'm sure it's hard to do that with a child that comes from a home with a parent like you, that think they know everything when in reality they are dumber than a box of rocks!!!!
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#12 Feb 1, 2013
Trioxide wrote:
I know who superman is but you really lost me. I don't think a preschooler is going to commit that crime. If that's their upbringing, they are still having nightmares and wetting the bed.
Never say never! The family of Todd Brown over in Madison never thought their fourteen year old would be shot by another fourteen year old at school during a class change. Rather than having guns in schools, use that money on experts to remove the troubled kids,bullies,thugs,and gangsta wannabees from the system and put them in the old fashioned reform schools,boot camps,or if old enough,THE ARMY.
Robert

Arab, AL

#13 Feb 2, 2013
FedUP wrote:
If someone wants into a school they are going to get in, regardless if the doors are lock or not. One cop at a school that is old, fat, out of shape and doesn't want to be there to start with is not going to do anything but chase the skirts of the teachers and sniff. What needs to happen is the lazy azz teachers get off their azzes and protect the kids. They are already on the payroll so get off the phone and internet and do the job you are paid to do. Its not a beauty contest, or necessary to try n out do one another with fancy clothes and cars. Its a job. You chose it. You went to school for it (at least most showed up for the parties, which by the way some of you were fun at) and you get paid to work 6-7 hours a day, off all the holidays and all summer. So stop your whining and get to work.
Just go to Arab high school student parking lot. There is a Arab police that's sits in his vehicle backed up to the fence never gets out of his vehicle, if there is a wreck he has to call another police buy to take care of it. This person has been just sitting in the parking lot for years. Every once in a while one of the teachers will go sit in the vehicle with him the the teacher will go in the building. I asked the front office one day why he is ther and the said he was watching the parking lot but where he parks he can only see the first row so it something happened in another row he would never see it because of the cars in the front row. But the school needs mony so more lazy cops can sit with him ! Great.
georgiegirl58

AOL

#14 Feb 4, 2013
I don't think we need to add more taxes on car tags to pay for these cops. The car tax are high enough. It would be a burden on a lot of single parents.
If they want them at the schools maybe they should have fund raisers and bake sells, this seems to work for other things.
I do agree there needs to be more done for security then just cops at the front of the school buliding. I think they should study this more before deciding on raises everyones car tags.
And one other thing, don't go blaming the teachers because you think they don't do enough, how about the parents today who don't take responsibilty for their disruptive children in class who take away from those who are their to learn. And thank the goverment for taking prayer and God out of everything!
Trioxide

United States

#15 Feb 5, 2013
The first half of school I got at least 2 papers a week asking for money. Arab city schools have to raise money for a ton of things. Some weeks it was only 20 dollars. Other weeks I spent 100 dollars and constantly harassed everyone I knew because fundraisers and funruns and change drops were always going on. The next fundraising season is about to start. There isn't room to do anymore fundraisers unless there is even more overlap. It is very taxing to always have to talk someone into buying something else. I was sick of it by oct 1.

On top of all the teaching, paperwork, planning, grading, discipline, etc that teachers already have to do, they are also trying to organize he flow of all the incoming donations/funds/fundraisers tht are always coming through their classroom.

I went to my child's school and a boy in his class was standing with his parents. The child leaned over and SPIT on me. Then he laughed. His parents were watching so I wiped it back on him and said "no thank you, I don't like being spit on." Even with his mother and father there, it took the teacher stepping in to control him. These are the same parents who yell about how bad ther child is doing but they never bothered to teach them to count to ten before they were 5. There's too much for teachers to do already, even with parents present. I've been in their position. I constantly fought a metal breakdown and I do not volunteer in the classroom everyday. Thank God for teachers who can manage it.

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