Fentress County officials say state h...

Fentress County officials say state hasn't discussed York Institute plan

There are 21 comments on the WATE-TV Knoxville story from Mar 26, 2010, titled Fentress County officials say state hasn't discussed York Institute plan. In it, WATE-TV Knoxville reports that:

Despite plans by the state to turn the Alvin C. York Institute over to Fentress County for funding, county officials say the state hasn't talked to them about the transition.

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parent of a student

Livingston, TN

#1 Mar 28, 2010
i think and hope that they save the school so the kids have a good educations that what alvin c york want for the kids in this town they shouldnt be punisment for the some of the people in this town...parent of a student....

“ i have lost ”

Since: Mar 10

but heaven has gained

#2 Mar 28, 2010
exactly right
Wildfire

Cosby, TN

#3 Mar 28, 2010
And they say on the news they are providing a transitional team to help the county. Wonder we they plan on sending this team ....Next September???
They Say

Jamestown, TN

#4 Mar 31, 2010
Wildfire wrote:
And they say on the news they are providing a transitional team to help the county. Wonder we they plan on sending this team ....Next September???
"They say" FC has received no notification or news of a plan to tranfer the responsibility of York to Fentress County. Therefore, there is nothing for FC to do. This could be a good sign. The Courier reported that it will be late April when the state will know if money can be located to fund York. At this point a transition team isn't needed and we hope it won't be needed. This is a terrible situation for York and in an election year we need to talk to the right people. What are the candidates for governor saying? Do they commit to any strategy? We don't need promises.
lost

Saluda, SC

#5 Mar 31, 2010
This is the way they are getting us ready for only "partial funding"

I say, start cutting NOW !

There many that can be let go, immediatley. The vocational can be let go NOW.

The welding teacher/baseball coach is worthless, as tits on a boar hog...

Make concessions now, so the state can see we are willing and able, to manage our funding.
Maybe they just cant get rid of family, first.

True leadership, is disfunctional in the school system...
tnhillbilly

Cosby, TN

#6 Apr 1, 2010
I dont blame the state for coming in and straightening out some problems.You look at the salaries of most of the teachers at York and it is outrageous.Why should Phil Brannon get almost twice as much as the superententant at Clarkrange much less hire his own son.That should be illegal.I think the state should come in and investigate what has been going on before deciding how to handle the matter.Do you know the maintainence budget alone is a million dollars a year?I hope it works out for the kids but it rarely does.Taxes,taxes and more taxes!
Rover

Grimsley, TN

#7 Apr 1, 2010
tnhillbilly wrote:
I dont blame the state for coming in and straightening out some problems.You look at the salaries of most of the teachers at York and it is outrageous.Why should Phil Brannon get almost twice as much as the superententant at Clarkrange much less hire his own son.That should be illegal.I think the state should come in and investigate what has been going on before deciding how to handle the matter.Do you know the maintainence budget alone is a million dollars a year?I hope it works out for the kids but it rarely does.Taxes,taxes and more taxes!
you forgot to add 'peace to those willing to fight for it'

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Since: Oct 08

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#8 Apr 1, 2010
Cut the bloated salaries there and they could save $$.
tnhillbilly

Cosby, TN

#9 Apr 1, 2010
Peace to those willing to fight for it.Gotcha!Rove on down the line.You any kin to Karl Rove?
Hondo

Shreveport, LA

#10 Apr 4, 2010
Does this have anything to do with the campaign to save the old York Institute? Is that where all the money went instead of going to the "new school" where our kids go to school now? I have heard that the state spent all the money for the "Old School" and that's why they had all this money problems with providing money for the new school.
yep

Saluda, SC

#11 Apr 6, 2010
well while back they should have not made a big fuss about the old school should tore it down,that save the state alot money,,,
yhnc

Livingston, TN

#12 Apr 6, 2010
yep wrote:
well while back they should have not made a big fuss about the old school should tore it down,that save the state alot money,,,
But if you remember, they said it would cost more to tear it down than to restore it, so how would that save money?
Schools are not teaching history as is now and you want to tear down what little history we have now. Ask a kid what happen Dec 7, 1941 and see how many of them know the answer. You will be amazed. By the way, do you know what happened?
Yes Sir

Jamestown, TN

#13 Apr 8, 2010
yhnc wrote:
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But if you remember, they said it would cost more to tear it down than to restore it, so how would that save money?
Schools are not teaching history as is now and you want to tear down what little history we have now. Ask a kid what happen Dec 7, 1941 and see how many of them know the answer. You will be amazed. By the way, do you know what happened?
Or ask them about the Vietnam War? Most don't have a clue. Do the students know about the current happenings?
curious

Jamestown, TN

#14 Apr 8, 2010
when they gave out the pink slips, wasn't that the state's way of saying they were done with that school!!!
queenb

Cosby, TN

#15 Apr 8, 2010
I say some of the teachers r there for the kids some are there 4 a pay check others need 2 just 2 get out u no the reasons why we c it om tv all the Ms.Rogers is not allowed 2 teach ever when a few teachers at yai should have been do the same as her u know who u r so why keep u in there get out before time runs out if i knew who i could have got hold of i would have liked 2 have seen all u men face plastered all over like the women whom were caught doing what u have been doing clean house and get some teachers that want 2 teach not just a pay check about all the teachers have family in yai so just clean house all u so called big wheels need find a job and get off your high join the rest of us in the real world u get 2 much pay 4 a half a;; job same every where it depends who's name is at the end of the first
apple baby

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#16 Apr 8, 2010
who cares i mean god run something else in the ground tear the damn thing down. gee.
stub my toe

Gainesboro, TN

#17 Apr 9, 2010
remember if we had let the state tare down the old schoold they where going to replace it. The county had let that happepen we could have combine both high schools. But now we are screwed.
lost

Saluda, SC

#18 Apr 9, 2010
We are screwed because of those that 'LET" us be screwed.

The old high school had nothing to do with it. Dont matter how hard people "try" to make the old school at fault. You better look deeper.

Since: Apr 10

New York, NY

#19 Apr 12, 2010
Change subject big south fork land sales fentress county phases 1-8 410 home sites gladly accept any opions on this project from buyers or local people living in area.thanks Allen pratt buyer phase 4!
lost in jamestown

Jamestown, TN

#20 Apr 14, 2010
I do agree that I think our govenor is lining his pockets. Why is the state broke? Everyone pays taxes and most of the money doesn't come from our state it comes from the government. We have had so many grants for upgrading in the last two years why would they just turn over our great schools to the county. The county with the biggest unemployment rate and getting bigger. I am worried that my kids may have to go to another county to go to school. My kids so far get a good education here and to transfer them to another school is unfair. I do agree with some of the cutbacks. They could cut out the piano, drama, choir and even the rotc program and that would cut some of the cost. We do have good teachers here and a good school system that needs protected. Yes some of the teachers are a little stern but children learn from the sternness and appreciate them more after graduation. Our job as parents is to protect our children and make sure they get a good education. I have lived in bigger towns and feel that these schools take the time to educate and instruct the students that need. So if everyone sticks together and rallies for our school by calling nashville we may be able to keep our school open. By the way I am not a school teacher, I am just a concerned parent.

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