Towns County Schools
Thinking

Young Harris, GA

#84 Jun 28, 2013
Parent wrote:
<quoted text>I agree. But there is no place here for a dumbass either. While we are on the topic. What person in their right mind would hire a Principal with no specialists or PhD degree and who's only real experience was being a gym teacher for seven years to run a school that is such a mess?
MAYBE, since heís so young and inexperienced, MAYBE heís still idealistic and thinks he can make a difference. MAYBE he hasnít been around long enough to be worn down by stupid interference by the state, the local system, kids that donít want to learn and bitching parents who just donít get it. MAYBE heís naive and will attempt new things, new techniques, new programs he learned in college that are different (for here) and might work. MAYBE heís ambitious, thinking that if heís able to take a miserable school system out of the gutter, that itíll look good on his resume thatíll lead him to bigger and better jobs elsewhere.

I say give him a chance before you carve him up like a turkey on Thanksgiving. It sure canít get any worse than it already is.
Go back

Homer, GA

#85 Jun 28, 2013
Parent wrote:
<quoted text>I agree. But there is no place here for a dumbass either. While we are on the topic. What person in their right mind would hire a Principal with no specialists or PhD degree and who's only real experience was being a gym teacher for seven years to run a school that is such a mess?
Good old Towns County politics!!
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Homer, GA

#86 Jun 28, 2013
Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>
MAYBE, since heís so young and inexperienced, MAYBE heís still idealistic and thinks he can make a difference. MAYBE he hasnít been around long enough to be worn down by stupid interference by the state, the local system, kids that donít want to learn and bitching parents who just donít get it. MAYBE heís naive and will attempt new things, new techniques, new programs he learned in college that are different (for here) and might work. MAYBE heís ambitious, thinking that if heís able to take a miserable school system out of the gutter, that itíll look good on his resume thatíll lead him to bigger and better jobs elsewhere.
I say give him a chance before you carve him up like a turkey on Thanksgiving. It sure canít get any worse than it already is.
It already did. He did not offer to retain the best science teacher ever at TCHS. Now she works for Union County Schools and is about the bring their science department to the top of the State. Instead, he was focused on bringing his buddy from Columbus here to coach football with his wife who will teach math at a six figure package cost to the taxpayers. Monkey see monkey do. He got his job because he is the Superintendents best friend's boy. He didn't earn it or deserve it.
Would the students of TCHS been better off with a great Science department headed up by a great teacher or another tough guy football coach who was promised to be able to move into administration when he was hired? I will bet you this. Even with the weakest schedule in the State of Georgia he and his wife's salary package will cost us over $25,000 per win, per year. That is pitiful.
If Johnny boy had taken that $100,000 and hired two great teachers for Math and English and retained the science teacher we would have 10 kids attending division one schools next year and every year after. Our SAT scores would jump 20% in two years.
Instead our gym teacher/Principal can brag about beating a couple schools that are more pathetic than TCHS in football. I know I can't wait for the season to start. Nothing I like better than watching local kids sustain life long injuries while their parents live their lives vicariously through them. GO INDIANS
Who

Homer, GA

#87 Jun 30, 2013
Answer wrote:
<quoted text> It already did. He did not offer to retain the best science teacher ever at TCHS. Now she works for Union County Schools and is about the bring their science department to the top of the State. Instead, he was focused on bringing his buddy from Columbus here to coach football with his wife who will teach math at a six figure package cost to the taxpayers. Monkey see monkey do. He got his job because he is the Superintendents best friend's boy. He didn't earn it or deserve it.
Would the students of TCHS been better off with a great Science department headed up by a great teacher or another tough guy football coach who was promised to be able to move into administration when he was hired? I will bet you this. Even with the weakest schedule in the State of Georgia he and his wife's salary package will cost us over $25,000 per win, per year. That is pitiful.
If Johnny boy had taken that $100,000 and hired two great teachers for Math and English and retained the science teacher we would have 10 kids attending division one schools next year and every year after. Our SAT scores would jump 20% in two years.
Instead our gym teacher/Principal can brag about beating a couple schools that are more pathetic than TCHS in football. I know I can't wait for the season to start. Nothing I like better than watching local kids sustain life long injuries while their parents live their lives vicariously through them. GO INDIANS
Great post. Using taxpayer money to hire good teachers would be something new around these parts. Our school prefers to hire more administrators and coaches. I promise not to vote for anyone who will not swear they will fire the current superintendent and her cast of clowns.
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Young Harris, GA

#88 Jun 30, 2013
Who wrote:
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Great post. Using taxpayer money to hire good teachers would be something new around these parts. Our school prefers to hire more administrators and coaches. I promise not to vote for anyone who will not swear they will fire the current superintendent and her cast of clowns.
So in other words you're going to put off actually doing something about it for a few (more) years? What about the kids in school NOW? Are you okay with them languishing in a sub-standard school, getting a sub-standard education that'll condemn them to a sub-standard life? Are they, what, expendable?

All parents do here is make empty threats and claims, about law suits, parents banding together, "secret" undertakings, exposing... and all sorts of crap! Meanwhile, while you hide like cowards and avoid confrontation at any cost, YOUR kids are paying a hefty, debilitating price for YOUR inaction and the scars they're receiving will be there for the rest of their lives!

Find a backbone (courage) to stand up and be counted!
Right on

Commerce, GA

#89 Jul 4, 2013
Comment wrote:
<quoted text>
So in other words you're going to put off actually doing something about it for a few (more) years? What about the kids in school NOW? Are you okay with them languishing in a sub-standard school, getting a sub-standard education that'll condemn them to a sub-standard life? Are they, what, expendable?
All parents do here is make empty threats and claims, about law suits, parents banding together, "secret" undertakings, exposing... and all sorts of crap! Meanwhile, while you hide like cowards and avoid confrontation at any cost, YOUR kids are paying a hefty, debilitating price for YOUR inaction and the scars they're receiving will be there for the rest of their lives!
Find a backbone (courage) to stand up and be counted!
My kids went to school in White County. They are great schools over there. What's wrong here? Why don't you people vote the dumbasses off the school board?
Nepotism

United States

#90 Jul 6, 2013
Its amazing how some school employees can get a DUI and their career ends.Others, It is forgiven.Some Program leaders get caught with and sending porn on school computer and its kept hush-hush.Some coaches have relationships with students or their parents and that is OK.Where is the sanity and morality in all this? If we keep silent, Whats next?
County

Young Harris, GA

#91 Jul 6, 2013
Nepotism wrote:
Its amazing how some school employees can get a DUI and their career ends.Others, It is forgiven.Some Program leaders get caught with and sending porn on school computer and its kept hush-hush.Some coaches have relationships with students or their parents and that is OK.Where is the sanity and morality in all this? If we keep silent, Whats next?
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What is more amazing is how nobody gets upset enough to do anything about it when husbands of teachers are sent to prision for child molesting or when a member of the school board is arrested for selling knockoff bags and her husband is arrested for trying to kill a reporter by running him over!
Nepotism

United States

#92 Jul 6, 2013
I have heard from other parents with kids in her class that no follow ups were ever conducted with the kids in that class or previous classes.It was more important to keep it secret.Where was the board, sheriffs office, administration family connection, counselors?
Is there more victims out there?
It may take years to find out because of them.
Parent

Young Harris, GA

#95 Jul 7, 2013
Nepotism wrote:
I have heard from other parents with kids in her class that no follow ups were ever conducted with the kids in that class or previous classes.It was more important to keep it secret.Where was the board, sheriffs office, administration family connection, counselors?
Is there more victims out there?
It may take years to find out because of them.
He should be up for parole by now.
We Know

Carnesville, GA

#96 Jul 7, 2013
Nepotism wrote:
I have heard from other parents with kids in her class that no follow ups were ever conducted with the kids in that class or previous classes.It was more important to keep it secret.Where was the board, sheriffs office, administration family connection, counselors?
Is there more victims out there?
It may take years to find out because of them.
The School Board was afraid to do anything that might open the door to investigating other crimes committed at the school. Some of them participate in crimes against children themselves. Which our fine sheriff is aware of and has done nothing and the whole community will soon be aware of. The Sheriff was the same place he always is when crimes are committed at the school by their staff or his. Hiding under his desk hoping nobody exposes him for the real coward he is when it comes to crimes against children. The Family connection was probably to busy sending porn to other teachers just as was done a few months back. The counselors are simply to lazy and dumb to do anything proactive or constructive at that school. They are the left over administration welfare recipients who are not capable of doing anything else so they make them counselors.
Answers

United States

#97 Jul 8, 2013
We Know wrote:
<quoted text>The School Board was afraid to do anything that might open the door to investigating other crimes committed at the school. Some of them participate in crimes against children themselves. Which our fine sheriff is aware of and has done nothing and the whole community will soon be aware of. The Sheriff was the same place he always is when crimes are committed at the school by their staff or his. Hiding under his desk hoping nobody exposes him for the real coward he is when it comes to crimes against children. The Family connection was probably to busy sending porn to other teachers just as was done a few months back. The counselors are simply to lazy and dumb to do anything proactive or constructive at that school. They are the left over administration welfare recipients who are not capable of doing anything else so they make them counselors.
What he should be doing is praying under his desk that the people who have the video of him drinking beer from a pitcher and smoking a joint while playing at the Yacht Club in 2004 then being asked to leave by the manager because he was so messed up he could not play anymore, does not get uploaded to the web and go viral. Many in this town are growing tired of his press releases and lack of action when it comes to crimes committed by certain people and some of his staff. Do the right thing Chris or pay the price.
Disappointed

United States

#98 Jul 8, 2013
I think its time he vacates the office.His time has been a big let down.There just wasn't any competition last time.
Calling you out

Young Harris, GA

#99 Jul 8, 2013
Answers wrote:
<quoted text>What he should be doing is praying under his desk that the people who have the video of him drinking beer from a pitcher and smoking a joint while playing at the Yacht Club in 2004 then being asked to leave by the manager because he was so messed up he could not play anymore, does not get uploaded to the web and go viral. Many in this town are growing tired of his press releases and lack of action when it comes to crimes committed by certain people and some of his staff. Do the right thing Chris or pay the price.
Put up or shut up!
Bear meat

Commerce, GA

#100 Jul 8, 2013
Calling you out wrote:
<quoted text>
Put up or shut up!
The other night there was a meeting at the Chophouse on lake Burton of a bunch of mad parents. I heard some video was shown on a lap top that involved some County employees. Not sure is Clinton was one of them. If you can find Ron Mansouri (sp) he was the manager back then. I worked there and do remember Clinton playing once or twice and getting pretty screwed up. Not sure about a video of it.
Callin you out

Young Harris, GA

#101 Jul 9, 2013
Bear meat wrote:
<quoted text> The other night there was a meeting at the Chophouse on lake Burton of a bunch of mad parents. I heard some video was shown on a lap top that involved some County employees. Not sure is Clinton was one of them. If you can find Ron Mansouri (sp) he was the manager back then. I worked there and do remember Clinton playing once or twice and getting pretty screwed up. Not sure about a video of it.
Bull!
Not so wise

Commerce, GA

#102 Jul 9, 2013
Calling you out wrote:
<quoted text>
Put up or shut up!
Now would not be the time to show your cards. I would wait until the election cycle. People forget.
There are three seats up on the School Board next year. That is the fight you will see over the next year. Clinton just got caught up in it I think.
Calling you out

Young Harris, GA

#103 Jul 9, 2013
Not so wise wrote:
<quoted text>Now would not be the time to show your cards. I would wait until the election cycle. People forget.
There are three seats up on the School Board next year. That is the fight you will see over the next year. Clinton just got caught up in it I think.
More bull, a lame excuse to do nothing but huff and puff using the same old crap recycled from before the last election, and the one before that, and the one before that! Lucky for you people tomorrow never comes, otherwise you'd have to actually make good on your threats!
Wake up people

United States

#104 Jul 9, 2013
Calling you out wrote:
<quoted text>
More bull, a lame excuse to do nothing but huff and puff using the same old crap recycled from before the last election, and the one before that, and the one before that! Lucky for you people tomorrow never comes, otherwise you'd have to actually make good on your threats!
Maybe but the group I know of has a leaderwith a major axe to grind and the money and experience to makeit interesting
Calling you out

Young Harris, GA

#105 Jul 9, 2013
Wake up people wrote:
<quoted text> Maybe but the group I know of has a leaderwith a major axe to grind and the money and experience to makeit interesting
Sorry, but that identical blurb has been used many times before, in fact, over-used to the point no one takes it seriously!

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