West Frankfort schools facing tough times because of IL budget

There are 18 comments on the Feb 24, 2010, KFVS12 story titled West Frankfort schools facing tough times because of IL budget. In it, KFVS12 reports that:

Governor Pat Quinn is proposing cutting more than a billion dollars out of the state's education budget next year.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at KFVS12.

so what

Muskegon, MI

#1 Mar 28, 2010
"If things don't progress, if the folks in Springfield don't have the courage and the political will to fix the problem, then it's going to impact our employees and it's going to affect the quality of education," said Superintendent Goins.

where is your courage and polital will,school board?
so what

Muskegon, MI

#2 Mar 28, 2010
If things don't progress, if the folks in Springfield don't have the courage and the political will to fix the problem, then it's going to impact our employees and it's going to affect the quality of education," said Superintendent Goins.

where is your courage and political will,school board? How are you affecting our childrens education school board and GOINS?
A Mom

United States

#3 Mar 28, 2010
He doesn't care! We are beating a dead horse.
Seaman

Trafford, PA

#7 Mar 28, 2010
"their" not "there".....sounds like you should have spent more time INSIDE the school rather than spreading rumors about the employees....
wondering

United States

#8 Mar 28, 2010
sounds like a lot of bull shit 2 me
Well well

Elizabethtown, IL

#9 Mar 28, 2010
didnt no wrote:
<quoted text> did the school board say anything about what he did on there time???
Do you meen that they were doing something on the schools time? Or did they just meet on school time and messed around later?
Please

Oneonta, AL

#12 Mar 29, 2010
What is up with all the cheating scum in this town? I think if you want to mess around GET A DIVORCE and then sleep with whomever you want and quit blaming your affairs on everyone else, take responsability for your actions and Grow The Hell up people! Heck not everyone is happy in their marriage admit it and get out! If you were happy you wouldn't be seeing someone else to fill the voids in your life so get real and get out!
looking

United States

#13 Mar 29, 2010
if any girls between 45 and 60 wants to mess around with me please leave a message
wondering

United States

#14 Mar 29, 2010
my goodness aint this a hoot
thats right

United States

#15 Mar 29, 2010
Please wrote:
What is up with all the cheating scum in this town? I think if you want to mess around GET A DIVORCE and then sleep with whomever you want and quit blaming your affairs on everyone else, take responsability for your actions and Grow The Hell up people! Heck not everyone is happy in their marriage admit it and get out! If you were happy you wouldn't be seeing someone else to fill the voids in your life so get real and get out!
very well put!!!!!
twinkles

United States

#16 Mar 29, 2010
This is about the budget??????????
Kicked Out

United States

#17 Mar 29, 2010
The school district would have more money if they hadn't given raises to the administrators. It is more important to have enough teachers teaching our kids than padding Goins' and Stevens' pockets. For a little town with high unemployment, we sure pay a lot of money to our high school principal and our superintendent.
twinkles

United States

#18 Mar 30, 2010
Kicked Out wrote:
The school district would have more money if they hadn't given raises to the administrators. It is more important to have enough teachers teaching our kids than padding Goins' and Stevens' pockets. For a little town with high unemployment, we sure pay a lot of money to our high school principal and our superintendent.
We just all might as well become complacent because it is never going to change. It is the way it is and we have let it become that way. I would like to know when our board quit working for the good of the community, we elected them, right? I feel like they are responsible even more than Goins, all they had to do was vote no. We have a teacher who has taught for years who is now without a job in these tough times. Remember though we also have "young" teachers, whose jobs weren't touched. Because of "who" they are?
Just Wondering

Herod, IL

#19 Mar 30, 2010
How is it that the Superintendent and a small handful of other administration personnel get railed on here, yet nothing is said about the teachers, secretaries and custodians who also got raises according to their union agreements?
Lights out

United States

#20 Mar 31, 2010
I don't think any of the teachers or cust. or sec. got a 7,000 dollar a year raise.
Just Wondering

Herod, IL

#21 Mar 31, 2010
Lights out wrote:
I don't think any of the teachers or cust. or sec. got a 7,000 dollar a year raise.
If I'm not mistaken, everyone gets raises based on percentage. The more you make, the bigger your raise.
shame

United States

#22 Apr 5, 2010
What is wrong that our highschool is no longer "our" highschool? Why is it being held hostage by two people who are not even from here? Stevens and Rains are sucking the life out of the school spirit and the kids. What else can they take away from the kids, homecoming, prom? Why will no one stand up to them, where is our schoolboard? These are Goins buddies, that he brought in here, and we all know how much he cares. I think what upsets me more is that our SB doesn't seem to give a crap what Goins and his buds do, it is like they are afraid to open their mouth. SB step up and stop these out of towners from ruining our HS and making the kids miserable!
Lorie

Herod, IL

#23 May 21, 2010
they are cutting great teachers so eff off!!!!!!!!!!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Franklin County Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Boy, Missing 2 years, Found Alive Inside Grandm... (Sep '09) Oct '14 opps 9
News West Frankfort Building Collapses (Sep '14) Sep '14 sinner 3
News Murder Trial Date set for Franklin County Woman (Dec '13) Sep '14 Justice 60
News West Frankfort man charged with child pornography (Feb '10) Jul '14 peace 78
News Trial set for woman accused of drowning daughter (Jan '14) Feb '14 wow 6
News Morthland College Gears Up for Growing Student ... (Aug '13) Sep '13 mee 3
News Benton marker to commemorate George Harrison visit (Sep '13) Sep '13 AsMyself 1
More from around the web