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Rick

Prestonsburg, KY

#1 Jan 13, 2013
Why is the board of education having poor families fined? My neighbor said they had to pay a $500.00 fine in court cause their kid missed 2 much school. When the hell did this start? Schools are going to f$&g nuts!
Mommy

Prestonsburg, KY

#2 Jan 13, 2013
Same thing happened to my cousin before Christmas. She didn't have any money left to buy gifts for her children. Can anyone tell me what's up here? When did the stupid Łu€&$ start this crapppp

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Since: Nov 09

Huddy, KY

#3 Jan 13, 2013
Idk when it started but..GOOD.! Sorry but this is one of those things I agree with. Children need to be educated, they need school and if you dont send them, you should be held responsible. Even if its in the form of a fine. And if the child in question is 16 or older, they should be th eones to get the fine and be made to pay it. Maybe they'd learn a little responsibility.
Mommy

Prestonsburg, KY

#4 Jan 13, 2013
Ambie_babii wrote:
Idk when it started but..GOOD.! Sorry but this is one of those things I agree with. Children need to be educated, they need school and if you dont send them, you should be held responsible. Even if its in the form of a fine. And if the child in question is 16 or older, they should be th eones to get the fine and be made to pay it. Maybe they'd learn a little responsibility.
I know but the kids only missed bout 10 days think it is so crazy

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Since: Nov 09

Huddy, KY

#5 Jan 13, 2013
Mommy wrote:
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I know but the kids only missed bout 10 days think it is so crazy
how many of those days were excused? Idk how it is NOW but i know when i was in school, you could only have so many unexcused absences and a parent could only right so many notes before they no longer count, the rest had to be from a doc or something. SO maybe they had to many UNexcused absences. I agree with this "fine" though. I mean, you miss to much work, you're fired. Miss to much school, you're fined.

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Since: Nov 09

Huddy, KY

#6 Jan 13, 2013
oh wow, i just realized in my "just awake" state i used the wrong form of a word..haha...sorry.!

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Since: Sep 12

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#7 Jan 13, 2013
Rick wrote:
Why is the board of education having poor families fined? My neighbor said they had to pay a $500.00 fine in court cause their kid missed 2 much school. When the hell did this start? Schools are going to f$&g nuts!
What does being poor have to do with sending your kid to school?!?

I'm glad they've started fining those parents who think it's okay that their child misses entirely too much school... kids NEED education, and won't get anywhere in this world without it.

If you want them to grow up and be like 80% of the population around here, sitting on their butts and waiting for their next high, then keep complaining. But if you want them to grow up to be productive members of society and able to support themselves and their families, then SEND THEM TO SCHOOL! Truants SHOULD be dealt with, and I'm glad they're finally doing something about it. You all can boohoo about not having money for Christmas and crap, but all-in-all, it's the PARENTS' fault they have to pay the fine. Be decent parents, send your kids to school, and you wouldn't have to worry about paying a high fine... it's not rocket science.
Rick Starr

Sevierville, TN

#8 Jan 13, 2013
Here's how I feel. The state makes your children go to the school and get brain washed. So if something happens to them at school then they should be liable for law suits! It's not like the parents choose to send their children to the concentration camps you know.
Mommy

Prestonsburg, KY

#9 Jan 13, 2013
Still $500.00 is slot of money
Mommy

Prestonsburg, KY

#10 Jan 14, 2013
Rick Starr wrote:
Here's how I feel. The state makes your children go to the school and get brain washed. So if something happens to them at school then they should be liable for law suits! It's not like the parents choose to send their children to the concentration camps you know.
yes, next I guess the parents will get jail time caus they won't send their kids to school. Who knew it would come to that!

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Since: Nov 09

Huddy, KY

#11 Jan 14, 2013
Mommy wrote:
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yes, next I guess the parents will get jail time caus they won't send their kids to school. Who knew it would come to that!
if they wont send their children to school, then let them get put in jail. Way i see it, maybe if they hafta spend a little time in there, they'll start sending their kids to school. Without an education, these children will end up unemployed., probably on drugs, and stealing to support their habit, which is just gonna land them in jail. Sorry, but i firmly believe in doin what you gotta do to make sure the next generation is educated.
Rick Starr

Sevierville, TN

#12 Jan 14, 2013
Rick Starr wrote:
Here's how I feel. The state makes your children go to the school and get brain washed. So if something happens to them at school then they should be liable for law suits! It's not like the parents choose to send their children to the concentration camps you know.
Well my kids schools are pretty safe. They have an armed officer on duty all day. They also lock the doors and the officer has to let parents or whoever else into the school if they need to come in. But if your school doesn't lock the doors and have armed officers I'd be scared. Sickos are targeting little innocent kids on purpose. And if the school board isn't going to do all they can to protect the children. They should be held liable for lawsuits of any injury inflicted upon any child while they are at school. If principles was told they'd loose their job if they have a certain number of children skip class, I think we wouldn't be talking about the kids roaming around on 119. The school board and system should be held more responsible for the safety of our children while they are at school is all I'm saying. Not let them be setting targets for lunatics with guns. Kids will be kids, and for the adults they need to be held accountable for everything bad that happens while children are in school.
nemesis

Charleston, WV

#13 Jan 14, 2013
The Board is going to run another Levy, even though they closed half the Schools. Why do they need this money, and where is the savings they promised when they consolidated. Seems we should be getting a cut in taxes, because a lot of the people don't even have kids in the system.
mother

Bellevue, KY

#14 Jan 14, 2013
Rick Starr wrote:
Here's how I feel. The state makes your children go to the school and get brain washed. So if something happens to them at school then they should be liable for law suits! It's not like the parents choose to send their children to the concentration camps you know.
Here’s how I feel.

I’m willing to bet that you and the “poor” families get government assistance. I doubt that you or they have a job. The reason I make those assumptions is because the sense of entitlement from your post, and they are not responsible enough to get up and get their children off to school. Furthermore, if they are too “poor” to provide basic care and support for a child, they should be responsible enough and not have any children. It is not the state’s place to feed and clothe any child. Taxpayers are exhausted from the burden of supporting irresponsible people.

I have two children and worry about their safety in school. I would rather have them home where I can protect them, but children need to go to school and get an education. What type of parent would I be if I didn’t teach my children responsibility so they can grow up and be productive members of society? To go a step further, what kind of society could exist if everyone decided to be irresponsible and expect handouts from the government?
Rick

Sevierville, TN

#15 Jan 14, 2013
I never said nothing about Poor families. I think the county should be held liable for anything that happens to a child while they are at school. They make them go to school and if not the parents get arrested. If something bad happens at the school the system should be held liable. It's got nothing to do with caring for the child, it's got to do with child safety while their at school. The county needs to do more to protect children, I don't even think they have an armed officer on duty at the school do they? Well they didn't used to in Mingo County.
Rick

Sevierville, TN

#16 Jan 14, 2013
But I understand your saying you don't believe in communism, and your for capitalism. And that's fine, you have a right to your own opinion. And I respect that.
meolme

Inez, KY

#17 Jan 14, 2013
nemesis wrote:
The Board is going to run another Levy, even though they closed half the Schools. Why do they need this money, and where is the savings they promised when they consolidated. Seems we should be getting a cut in taxes, because a lot of the people don't even have kids in the system.
The levy does not go in teachers pockets if that is what you are thinking. The levy money go towards the school for sports, extra activities, technology, etc. It's for the KIDS.
okay.

Logan, WV

#18 Jan 14, 2013
Mommy wrote:
<quoted text>yes, next I guess the parents will get jail time caus they won't send their kids to school. Who knew it would come to that!
Pretty sure we just went through this. Seriously if you're that upset or that poor , go to someone to stop it. Gets old , my dear.
Parent

Elkview, WV

#19 Jan 14, 2013
Yes 500.00 dollars might be a lot of money but think of it this way, if you send your kid to school then you don't have to pay the fine. I mean I understand if the kid is sick and they have to go to the Dr or something like that. That's what excuses are for....... So just send them and you won't have to pay it.......
mother

Bellevue, KY

#20 Jan 15, 2013
Rick wrote:
But I understand your saying you don't believe in communism, and your for capitalism. And that's fine, you have a right to your own opinion. And I respect that.
Thank you for your polite and respectful response.

I’m sorry, but I’m neither a capitalist nor a communist. I will keep this short and not get into my personal view on politics. I will say our government should provide and protect the less fortunate, and by that I mean, a company shouldn’t be allowed to pay top executives millions of dollars while the majority of workers can’t even afford healthcare. Our government should provide support for people who are laid off and seeking employment, but never should our government be expected to support someone that is too lazy to work.

I gave you two examples of the way I expect the government to protect citizens, but I think the majority of responsibility relies on the citizens to support and protect each other. In my opinion, parents have the biggest and most important responsibility, and too many times they fail.

I have not lived in WV for several years and not sure about their school system, but I doubt they have an armed officer. I’m very active and involved in the school system and have been for years and have never seen an armed officer posted at a school nor do I want to see one. I hate watching the news and having to see children in other countries escorted to school by armed men. Those children are in war zones, and our schools should not be war zones. There was no need for an armed officer during my school years, and I think we need to figure out where things started going wrong, stop trying to place the blame on someone else, and all work together to fix it.

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