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pissedoffparent

Sheridan, AR

#1 Sep 13, 2009
Head Start is the biggest joke I have ever seen. They do nothing to prepare these children for kindergarden. What exactly do these people get paid to do? Those hateful women up there have one more time to mouth off at me, and there is going to be big problems. Have they ever heard of treating people with respect? Guess not, it's all a money game for them. Has anyone else heard they are being investigated for missing funds? Just think, those "missing funds" are our tax dollars. I may be wrong, but I think Ann is the reason Head Start went from a great program, to a joke.
Former Employee - Cindy

United States

#2 Sep 13, 2009
Couldn't agree more, except for the hateful women part. You don't mean at the local Center do you?, Because they have always been good to me. But as for the rest, I find it true and sad.
wow

Naylor, MO

#3 Sep 26, 2009
Is there a way we could find out if the investigation is true? I would like to know, if it is I am gonna pull my kid out. I don't want a bunch of crooks teaching my kids to steal.
Pogo

Wentzville, MO

#4 Sep 26, 2009
pissedoffparent wrote:
Head Start is the biggest joke I have ever seen. They do nothing to prepare these children for kindergarden. What exactly do these people get paid to do? Those hateful women up there have one more time to mouth off at me, and there is going to be big problems. Have they ever heard of treating people with respect? Guess not, it's all a money game for them. Has anyone else heard they are being investigated for missing funds? Just think, those "missing funds" are our tax dollars. I may be wrong, but I think Ann is the reason Head Start went from a great program, to a joke.
Im from another town, but I do have to agree even the head start in our town is the same way. I cant seem to understand why school administrators let their secretaries conduct them selves in such a hateful manner. I call the high school in my town and the principals sec. is so hateful and mean. And Im not the only parent that
has happened too. But she continues to conduct herself that way and it is wrong. I really dont see anything changing!!!!!
Former Employee - Cindy

United States

#5 Sep 26, 2009
wow wrote:
Is there a way we could find out if the investigation is true? I would like to know, if it is I am gonna pull my kid out. I don't want a bunch of crooks teaching my kids to steal.
You might start with this
Board of Directors
Linda Broyles, KS Director
President
Linda Bleything , MO Director
Vice-President
Sue Obermiller, NE Director
Secretary
Kim Young-Kent, IA Director
Treasurer
Kesha Curry, IA - Parent
Tracey Mavis, IA - Staff
Rita Gedney , KS -Staff
Jim Chisham, KS - Friend
Callie Peeples , KS - Parent
Pam LaFrenz , MO - Friend
Charita Henderson, MO-Parent
Erica Hinton , MO - Staff
LaBreshia Hudson, NE - Parent
Tina Cummins, NE - Staff

lindab@sek-cap.com
r7hsa@comcast.net
Good luck!
Check out Greenville MO for their grievances too.
Former Employee - Cindy

United States

#6 Sep 26, 2009
http://www.nhsa.org/about_nhsa/board
try this site, may find helpful.
Former Employee - Cindy

United States

#7 Sep 26, 2009
Former Employee - Cindy wrote:
http://www.nhsa.org/about_nhsa /board
try this site, may find helpful.
Be sure to check out Greenville and Winona. Sounds very familiar.
parent

Troy, MO

#8 Sep 29, 2009
Former Employee - Cindy wrote:
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Be sure to check out Greenville and Winona. Sounds very familiar.
hey Cindy, you might want to keep your mouth shut. Everyone knows that you just want to air dirty laundry because your ass was about to get fired. You were hanging by a thread, and everyone knew it. Oh yes, I Ann S, I know her WELL. You got your job by tattling your way to the top, you know--back when you were a LOW INCOME parent of a child at GRANDIN HS? You tattled on RY, and did nothing but WEASEL your way to your position, and everyone that you worked with HATED YOUR GUTS and couldn't STAND working with you. Your ass was fixing to hit the door when you left, and you KNEW it. You are making yourself look like an IDIOT posting shit on here when you need to keep your damn mouth shut before someone gets on here and starts telling the truth about YOU, lady!
Former Employee - Cindy

United States

#9 Sep 30, 2009
parent wrote:
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hey Cindy, you might want to keep your mouth shut. Everyone knows that you just want to air dirty laundry because your ass was about to get fired. You were hanging by a thread, and everyone knew it. Oh yes, I Ann S, I know her WELL. You got your job by tattling your way to the top, you know--back when you were a LOW INCOME parent of a child at GRANDIN HS? You tattled on RY, and did nothing but WEASEL your way to your position, and everyone that you worked with HATED YOUR GUTS and couldn't STAND working with you. Your ass was fixing to hit the door when you left, and you KNEW it. You are making yourself look like an IDIOT posting shit on here when you need to keep your damn mouth shut before someone gets on here and starts telling the truth about YOU, lady!
Your opinion, not mine, and not the truth. Whatever floats your boat. Thank God we live in America where we all have the right to our opinion. At least I used my real name.
just me

Wentzville, MO

#10 Sep 30, 2009
Head Start sucks
dont worry about it

United States

#11 Sep 30, 2009
Head Start was funded by the federal government, but is maintained by parent volunteers. All important matters are handled by parents at monthly meetings. If you are having problems with the school, then maybe you're part of the problem. Become more involved with the center and make your position known. What you might perceive to be happening is not necessarily fact.
been there done that

Guernsey, WY

#12 Sep 30, 2009
And I remember it well! God is good , that I found a better way to make a living. I go to work now smiling , knowing no one is going to brow beat me. They tell me when I do a good job and show appreciation and.... there is no back stabbing by the bosses. If Bosses cannot get along how can they think they can instill in staff good work habits? It is sad that people think they have to work in that mess and Folks, It is a mess.
Former Employee - Cindy

United States

#13 Oct 1, 2009
been there done that wrote:
And I remember it well! God is good , that I found a better way to make a living. I go to work now smiling , knowing no one is going to brow beat me. They tell me when I do a good job and show appreciation and.... there is no back stabbing by the bosses. If Bosses cannot get along how can they think they can instill in staff good work habits? It is sad that people think they have to work in that mess and Folks, It is a mess.
Glad that you are in a better situation now and are happy. It's a good feeling, isn't it?
Firetender

Saint Peters, MO

#14 Oct 1, 2009
Head Start depends a great deal on parent participation and for the two years that our child attended we saw less than ten percent of parents having any participatory role whatsoever.
If the weather is bad, these gals don't get paid. If we have a flu outbreak and administration decides to close school, these gals don't get paid. The folks that work at the VB Head Start might have an attitude at times but it's a better one than I would have with a ridiculous funding structure and dead assed parents and a double dead assed community to depend on for the numbers on their tragicaly small pay checks. If someone has a better idea or is willing to participate, GREAT; if not, either grow up or grow yourself a life.
Former Employee - Cindy

United States

#15 Oct 1, 2009
Firetender wrote:
Head Start depends a great deal on parent participation and for the two years that our child attended we saw less than ten percent of parents having any participatory role whatsoever.
If the weather is bad, these gals don't get paid. If we have a flu outbreak and administration decides to close school, these gals don't get paid. The folks that work at the VB Head Start might have an attitude at times but it's a better one than I would have with a ridiculous funding structure and dead assed parents and a double dead assed community to depend on for the numbers on their tragicaly small pay checks. If someone has a better idea or is willing to participate, GREAT; if not, either grow up or grow yourself a life.
Well said. Bravo!
former parent

Saint Peters, MO

#16 Oct 1, 2009
I had a child that went to this local center for two years. I loved her teachers and all the parents and kids that were there. My other child went to grandin and had a wonderful teacher there, but my other child was way more prepared for kindergarten. They do their best and love the kids. If you are having problems go to a parent meeting or a committee meeting. They send home notes before they have them.
Cindy

United States

#17 Oct 3, 2009
dont worry about it wrote:
Head Start was funded by the federal government, but is maintained by parent volunteers. All important matters are handled by parents at monthly meetings. If you are having problems with the school, then maybe you're part of the problem. Become more involved with the center and make your position known. What you might perceive to be happening is not necessarily fact.
Can any problem be addressed at the parent meetings? And how long until there is a resolve or change instigated?
parent

Poplar Bluff, MO

#18 Oct 17, 2009
Has anyone heard how the investigation is going.
Past Head Start Parent

Greenbrier, AR

#19 Dec 8, 2009
Could you please tell us what investigation is going on? We would like to hear about this. I would like to say Cindy is right we know what she is talking about. There does need to be and investigation into the SCMCAA ALL THE WAY AROUND. And yes the FHSA can make a way that the parents do not know everything that is going on. If you have one like we did she will only let the parents she wants to know when she is having a parent meeting. I do feel sorry for the staff because they do work their butts off and a lot of them don't get a THANK YOU at all, its you just do it or else. They do work a lot of hours and just keep getting more but on them. So if you are wondering why the teachers or teachers aides act bad its because they are so tried and just give out. They do care about your children and you its just that no one cares about them and won't stand up for them. Take it from us we do know, and we are not from Van Buren.
PLEASE stand up for these people they truly need your help the big bosses are walking all over them and some of them talk to the staff like they are dogs. Believe me when the BIG WHEELS come in to check them they can and will put on a big show.
in agreement

Greenbrier, AR

#20 Dec 9, 2009
Past Head Start Parent wrote:
Could you please tell us what investigation is going on? We would like to hear about this. I would like to say Cindy is right we know what she is talking about. There does need to be and investigation into the SCMCAA ALL THE WAY AROUND. And yes the FHSA can make a way that the parents do not know everything that is going on. If you have one like we did she will only let the parents she wants to know when she is having a parent meeting. I do feel sorry for the staff because they do work their butts off and a lot of them don't get a THANK YOU at all, its you just do it or else. They do work a lot of hours and just keep getting more but on them. So if you are wondering why the teachers or teachers aides act bad its because they are so tried and just give out. They do care about your children and you its just that no one cares about them and won't stand up for them. Take it from us we do know, and we are not from Van Buren.
PLEASE stand up for these people they truly need your help the big bosses are walking all over them and some of them talk to the staff like they are dogs. Believe me when the BIG WHEELS come in to check them they can and will put on a big show.
You are right, I would like to know more about the "investigation". I asked the person in charge at my childs center and she acted like a total wench, like I had no business asking about what goes on at my childs school. I am also getting tired of my kid coming home with bite marks and his teacher not knowing who is doing it.(so she says) I told her the kids name that my kid said is doing it, but evidently it's not good enough because they still don't do anything, not even send a note home. Head Start is a total joke.

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