Lunch period could be sacked

Lunch period could be sacked

There are 105 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Mar 23, 2011, titled Lunch period could be sacked. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

More than a quarter of the teachers could be gone, along with busing, athletics, art and music - even students' lunchtime - under a budget-cutting plan being considered by the Amanda-Clearcreek Board of Education.

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Balls Deep

Grove City, OH

#1 Mar 23, 2011
The threats these school admininstrators have come up with to get the levies passed are reaching new low after new low. Pathetic. Vote NO.
Bays

Columbus, OH

#2 Mar 23, 2011
Let's teach our children young to be excellent multi-taskers. Eat your lunch during science class. Lunch period gone. Do jumping jacks during math. Gym class saved. Play an instrument during spelling. Music class saved. Do your writing assignment in crayon, decorate with glitter. Art class saved.

Who says we don't value education?
Buckeyejohn

Columbus, OH

#3 Mar 23, 2011
The question that should be asked is not if they should eliminate school lunch period but why their district only has 1650 students in it. Economically its too small to sustain itself. We have over 600 school districts in this state and we should merge the administrative functions of them to save money and share the costs of smaller districts like Amanda-Clearcreek. Mergers hurt but so does a unnessary tax increase. The school board should look at all options before resorting to another tax levy that will probably fail again.
Smittycat

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 23, 2011
So this district has funding of almost $8,000 per student and can't operate? Based on data I've seen, parochial and other similar private schools operate on far less and seem to do a good job of educating kids. Something is clearly not right with how this district is managing its $$$.
in the middle

Zanesville, OH

#5 Mar 23, 2011
In this era of shared sacrifice I hope the teachers and administration are also going to skip a "formal half hour lunch".

From the Lancaster paper yesterday: "The cafeteria is self-supporting, it takes care of itself; however as all you teachers out there know, you're put on bus duty, you're put on lunch duty, if there are not as many of you, we're not going to have enough staff to go around to do that supervision (during lunch)," Williard said during the meeting." Williard is the board prez.

Why didn't they ask for volunteers to supervise lunch? Once you cut sports, transportation, the arts, and lunch what are you going to use to scare the parents into voting for your levies??
fiery buddha

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 23, 2011
THIS SUCKS! END THE DAMNED WARS AND LET'S FEED/EDUCATE/HOUSE/PROVIDE MEDICAL TO OUR CHILDREN! Forget the budget deficit, crap like this will hurt them FAR WORSE than any budget deficit.

This is ridiculous that we can fund our schools, but politicians can give themselves raises. SUCKS.
fiery buddha

Columbus, OH

#7 Mar 23, 2011
Buckeyejohn wrote:
The question that should be asked is not if they should eliminate school lunch period but why their district only has 1650 students in it. Economically its too small to sustain itself. We have over 600 school districts in this state and we should merge the administrative functions of them to save money and share the costs of smaller districts like Amanda-Clearcreek. Mergers hurt but so does a unnessary tax increase. The school board should look at all options before resorting to another tax levy that will probably fail again.
Thank you. That's one of the most useful, smartest comments I've read on this board in ages. Shame on me for not being more like you in my postings. Shame on ALL of us...this person has it going on. Now, if only someone would listen to intelligence and common sense...
What

Columbus, OH

#8 Mar 23, 2011
It seems like anything that is "good" "fun" or "benefits"; people want to take away. Take away lunch periods for kids. Take away benefits from workers. Come on people.

Go ahead and take away all physical activity, and social skills from the kids. They will be non-verbal...fat adults, who only know how to search and date on the internet.
Expat American

Netherlands

#9 Mar 23, 2011
I can't believe what I'm reading. The school provides the lunches? I grew up in Columbus and went to a Catholic school. My mother packed me a lunch every day. In high school, we had the option to buy lunch, at prices that probably would have covered everything. The school lost nothing by providing a lunch hour. All the "lunch ladies" were mothers of students looking for a tuition decrease. So why cut out lunchtime here? Kids need a break from lessons.

Although a 5 1/2 hour school day, maybe they don't.

And if I misread it and the families do provide the lunches, why take out lunchtime anyway?

I also agree with Smittycat. What are they doing with their money?
Real Person

Mansfield, OH

#11 Mar 23, 2011
What the F--- has this Country came too?
LLS

Westerville, OH

#12 Mar 23, 2011
Buckeyejohn wrote:
The question that should be asked is not if they should eliminate school lunch period but why their district only has 1650 students in it. Economically its too small to sustain itself. We have over 600 school districts in this state and we should merge the administrative functions of them to save money and share the costs of smaller districts like Amanda-Clearcreek. Mergers hurt but so does a unnessary tax increase. The school board should look at all options before resorting to another tax levy that will probably fail again.
I completely agree. I have long said this about the ridiculous number of counties in Ohio. 88. Such unnecessary duplication of services - it will never happen but some of these smaller districts need to be merged.
Mom

Westerville, OH

#13 Mar 23, 2011
Parents should have to pack lunches for their own children every day, and the school should get out of the food business.
SuLee

Columbus, OH

#14 Mar 23, 2011
Go -- Kasich -- Go! Yeah, no more lunch for the little boogers! And make them walk to school. Fire those teachers! and eliminate their jobs! Eliminate athletics, art, music -- YEAH!

The only course in school these kids need is Political Science, where they will learn that all Republicans are good and all Democrats are bad.

Go -- Kasich -- Go!

Sheesh!
Nameless Editorial Editor

Columbus, OH

#15 Mar 23, 2011
Yes, it's hard, but difficult choices have to be made (sniff sniff). Governor Kasich (rah rah rah) doesnt care for local governments to raise taxes. And we prefer those choices that enrich the Koch Brothers and our other ugly rich friends.
SuLee

Columbus, OH

#16 Mar 23, 2011
Bays wrote:
Let's teach our children young to be excellent multi-taskers. Eat your lunch during science class. Lunch period gone. Do jumping jacks during math. Gym class saved. Play an instrument during spelling. Music class saved. Do your writing assignment in crayon, decorate with glitter. Art class saved.
Who says we don't value education?
Science class? Science isn't real -- didn't you know that? Only creationism is real. They've got a museum down there in southern OH and everything there to prove it to you. There's even more money saved if we don't need to teach the kids that terrible science stuff.
Silky Johnson

Columbus, OH

#17 Mar 23, 2011
Balls Deep wrote:
The threats these school admininstrators have come up with to get the levies passed are reaching new low after new low. Pathetic. Vote NO.
I don't live out there so I don't have a horse in this race, but I ask you, if the levy fails and these proposed cuts (which you call "threats") are in fact implemented, will you eat crow?
Moving in with Kasuck

Englewood, OH

#18 Mar 23, 2011
Balls Deep wrote:
The threats these school admininstrators have come up with to get the levies passed are reaching new low after new low. Pathetic. Vote NO.
They are not threats. With Kasucks plan they have no choice
kay-newark

Newark, OH

#19 Mar 23, 2011
What is cutting the lunch periods have to do with the budget? How about the top dog take a cut.
Moving in with Kasuck

Englewood, OH

#20 Mar 23, 2011
Smittycat wrote:
So this district has funding of almost $8,000 per student and can't operate? Based on data I've seen, parochial and other similar private schools operate on far less and seem to do a good job of educating kids. Something is clearly not right with how this district is managing its $$$.
Of course private schools do a much better job educationally. Their parents have invested thousands annually in their education. They better be doing well. Where's the data on the parochial schools? You have a link? Do you mean charter schools? Because if that's the case, your reading the wrong data.
Moving in with Kasuck

Englewood, OH

#21 Mar 23, 2011
SuLee wrote:
Go -- Kasich -- Go! Yeah, no more lunch for the little boogers! And make them walk to school. Fire those teachers! and eliminate their jobs! Eliminate athletics, art, music -- YEAH!
The only course in school these kids need is Political Science, where they will learn that all Republicans are good and all Democrats are bad.
Go -- Kasich -- Go!
Sheesh!
Love the sarcasm sue. Good post.

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