Oswego votes down plan for new high s...

Oswego votes down plan for new high school site

There are 13 comments on the Beacon News story from Jun 19, 2009, titled Oswego votes down plan for new high school site. In it, Beacon News reports that:

The Oswego School District is considering 121 acres surrounded by fields on the community's southern edge as the possible site for a new high school and junior high.

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fed up too

United States

#1 Jun 19, 2009
Great job Village Board you did the right thing...now that useless school board knows they are being watched and the free spending days are or maybe will be over....now what John Graff, how can you appease you own self now....karma is coming
Me too

United States

#2 Jun 19, 2009
fed up too wrote:
Great job Village Board you did the right thing...now that useless school board knows they are being watched and the free spending days are or maybe will be over....now what John Graff, how can you appease you own self now....karma is coming
Well said "fed up too"...I like your thinking! A message to John Graff: Please do Oswego as a school district and community - Resign from your post on the school board! Everyone is tired of listening to you gloat about yourself. It is clear that your focus is merely on yourself and NOT the children at Oswego 308.
fed up too

Westmont, IL

#3 Feb 24, 2010
just another one from the past
JKKML

United States

#4 Feb 28, 2010
I agree about Karma "fed up too", when John Graff remarked at the BOE meeting to make sure the "Valued" staff maintain their cush-cush benefits while they made the decision to vote to let go of 80 support staff of which are Oswego families that will now be financially affected in this community, I only hope Mr. Graff sees the day when something like this will be turned on him. Not only did they vote to let people go who have health insurance for their families on the line, they also voted to hike school registration fees adding more salt to the wound. Saldy enough, this is only the beginning, more layoff's are expected.
eddie

Angola, IN

#5 Feb 28, 2010
JKKML wrote:
this is only the beginning, more layoff's are expected.
Cut, cut, cut.

Taxes are outrageous.

Get the costs under control.
ilene

Angola, IN

#6 Feb 28, 2010
eddie wrote:
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Cut, cut, cut.
Taxes are outrageous.
Get the costs under control.
I agree.
Live within the income coming in. Cut as needed.
Charge for any extras beyond reading, writing and arithmetic.

That was the original intent of schools. Anything else is extra.
el fiero

Angola, IN

#7 Mar 3, 2010
ilene wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree.
Live within the income coming in. Cut as needed.
Charge for any extras beyond reading, writing and arithmetic.
That was the original intent of schools. Anything else is extra.
You are so right.
Anything above a good basic education is not mandated by law.
If the parents demand more than that, then they can pay the extra charges.
fed up too

United States

#8 Mar 4, 2010
thats what I have been trying to say fiero..... these kids do not need castles to learn in
Outrageous

Wheaton, IL

#9 Mar 8, 2010
Cut all the perks that administrators get: credit cards, "business" travel expenses, conference attendance, and cell phones (minor!- they can write personal cell phones off on their taxes - why should taxpayers pay for them?).
Get rid of 2 assistant principal positions - one at each high school. Get rid of assistant principals at middle and elementary schools. Get rid of the 4 newly created central district administrators - many of their job functions are duplicated.
Temporarily eliminate tuition reimbursement for employees.
Charge more for sports and clubs and fees for those who have kids that go to these schools!

These are simple solutions that will eliminate job cuts. Have some balls, board members! These administrators are our employees!
el fiero

Angola, IN

#10 Mar 8, 2010
Outrageous wrote:
Charge more for sports and clubs and fees for those who have kids that go to these schools!
This is a start.
ohsgrad06

Oswego, IL

#11 Mar 9, 2010
Outrageous wrote:
Cut all the perks that administrators get: credit cards, "business" travel expenses, conference attendance, and cell phones (minor!- they can write personal cell phones off on their taxes - why should taxpayers pay for them?).
Get rid of 2 assistant principal positions - one at each high school. Get rid of assistant principals at middle and elementary schools. Get rid of the 4 newly created central district administrators - many of their job functions are duplicated.
Temporarily eliminate tuition reimbursement for employees.
Charge more for sports and clubs and fees for those who have kids that go to these schools!

These are simple solutions that will eliminate job cuts. Have some balls, board members! These administrators are our employees!
Well said!!!! The principals also don't have to pay for their health insurance----why not make them pay for that at least temporarily like everyone else?! They are already making 6figures! It's horrible to see how selfish they are---they would rather cut a hundred low paying teacher assistant jobs instead of paying for their stupid cell phones and health insurance like everyone else!!!!!
KandallCOfleece

Houston, TX

#12 Aug 3, 2012
Wow, Kendall CO is 26th HIGHEST RE Taxed County in the NATION! Are those schools gilded in gold? What are you people doing with all that Tax Revenue? Nice place but I sure wouldn't want to live there.
Johnny Appleseed

Melrose Park, IL

#13 Aug 4, 2012
ilene wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree.
Live within the income coming in. Cut as needed.
Charge for any extras beyond reading, writing and arithmetic.
That was the original intent of schools. Anything else is extra.
The last thing to walk in the door,even then,forced upon the board by the citizens votes was reality. The reality that the citizens will only stand for so many grandiose palatial palaces built to accomodate the country club sets life styles and tastes... "The life styles of the Rich and Famous." Let the Kids learn how to swing a golf club or play tennis etc on their own time,at the parents expense,learn reading,writing and arithmetic in the public schools at the tax payers expense.

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