Cahokia parents upset with cuts propo...

Cahokia parents upset with cuts proposed by school district

There are 47 comments on the Belleville News Democrat story from Jan 31, 2013, titled Cahokia parents upset with cuts proposed by school district. In it, Belleville News Democrat reports that:

Superintendent Art Ryan said the district may have to layoff teachers, eliminate all extracurricular activities including high school sports, cut art, music and physical education classes at the elementary schools, close Jerome Early Childhood Center and the high school portion of the Cahokia School of Choice and consolidate students.

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Richard

Saint Louis, MO

#22 Feb 4, 2013
Idiotttt wrote:
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You are trying to ruin another good discussion. Get a job you moron. You are sickning.
Trucker, why don't you add up all the unemployment money you've collected over the years, and give us the grand total. Has to be several thousand dollars. You're no better than the politicians you bash day after day after day.
Idiotttt

Belleville, IL

#23 Feb 4, 2013
Richard wrote:
<quoted text>
Trucker, why don't you add up all the unemployment money you've collected over the years, and give us the grand total. Has to be several thousand dollars. You're no better than the politicians you bash day after day after day.
I am not Trucker. Add up all that money that you have spent on drugs you brain damaged idiottt. This thread is not about your obsession with this Trucker dim wit.
Bryan

East Saint Louis, IL

#24 Feb 4, 2013
Richard wrote:
<quoted text>
Trucker, why don't you add up all the unemployment money you've collected over the years, and give us the grand total. Has to be several thousand dollars. You're no better than the politicians you bash day after day after day.
I am not Trucker. I am Bryan Fuddrucker. Hear me roar.
Annoyed Already

Caseyville, IL

#25 Feb 4, 2013
Did anyone notice the school grades overall for this district. It is a 2 out of 10.. Whooppeee what is the loss. YOu can bring up a better grade homeschooling
Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#27 Feb 5, 2013
Instead of schools why not just open reformatories. There certainly is plenty of need for them.
guess who

United States

#28 Feb 5, 2013
Brian wrote:
Instead of schools why not just open reformatories. There certainly is plenty of need for them.
Bet you would love that wouldn't you Poopsie? That would give you a large number of children to sexually abuse or kill!!!
Take a stand for the kids

Memphis, TN

#29 Feb 7, 2013
It's funny how they will cut school funding before they cut everyone else's salaries! Cahokia schools need major renovations yet nothing has been done. Huffman has the exact playground equipment that I played on 24 years ago. I was apauled when I got a letter that says your school has failed state standards, but you can pick another school in district yet all the district schools failed. I moved to another school district and now my kid is bombing subjects. Yet most of the school board members are making crazy figures and bringing home a pay check that most cahokia families will never even get close to having!
Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#30 Feb 7, 2013
Take a stand for the kids wrote:
It's funny how they will cut school funding before they cut everyone else's salaries! Cahokia schools need major renovations yet nothing has been done. Huffman has the exact playground equipment that I played on 24 years ago. I was apauled when I got a letter that says your school has failed state standards, but you can pick another school in district yet all the district schools failed. I moved to another school district and now my kid is bombing subjects. Yet most of the school board members are making crazy figures and bringing home a pay check that most cahokia families will never even get close to having!
My guess is that as a general statement the cahokia educators are the best paid people in Cahokia. Interestingly enough these same highly paid individuals are failing at their jobs based upon the district report cards and college entrance exam scores.
Ponder this thought. Next strike let them all walk. Then get some decent replacement teachers in there. The local colleges have plenty of young fresh certifyable graduate teachers every semester. These young teachers have fresh new ideas, are enthusiastic, want to teach and are not yet corrupted by the money hungry ways of the NEA.
Before the naysayers pop up consider; what you have now is obviously not working. Replace the old retread teachers with new ones. Remember, its for the children
Tractor girl

United States

#31 Feb 8, 2013
First and far most these kids dont get an education from football basketball etc.they need to be in class besides this school district is terrible they need.to shut down all sporting programs it seems like thats the only concern these parents are worried about get your kidd in class and pay for college like the rest of the world
ex chs student

Saint Louis, MO

#32 Feb 20, 2013
Want to fix this problem? It is simple... If you do not live within the city limits of Cahokia, Sauget, or Centerville you should not be allowed to go to a district 187 school.
Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#33 Feb 20, 2013
Merge 187 and 189 to solve the problem
Larry

United States

#34 Feb 20, 2013
All you welfare recipients need to pay for your kids educationThe white man has already left town,
Carlie

O Fallon, IL

#35 Apr 26, 2013
ex chs student wrote:
Want to fix this problem? It is simple... If you do not live within the city limits of Cahokia, Sauget, or Centerville you should not be allowed to go to a district 187 school.
If it was that simple there wouldn't be illegal students at Belleville East or O'Fallon!!!!
Resident

United States

#36 Apr 27, 2013
First of all they have a wonderful music program at the high school. Numerous students have received scholarships and continued on at college. The music teacher and her husband give a lot of their time helping students.

Secondly dont forget about the 2 positions that were created for local politicals relatives (Cutis McCall's sister in law and Mark Jackson, Centreville Mayor, wife. Those were two totally unnecessary positions.
Like that matters

Granite City, IL

#37 Apr 27, 2013
Resident wrote:
First of all they have a wonderful music program at the high school. Numerous students have received scholarships and continued on at college. The music teacher and her husband give a lot of their time helping students.
Secondly dont forget about the 2 positions that were created for local politicals relatives (Cutis McCall's sister in law and Mark Jackson, Centreville Mayor, wife. Those were two totally unnecessary positions.
That doesn't matter to them because they think we're at the lower end of the food chain & they can & will do anything they like until such time they are either voted out or arrested. And I doubt either will ever happen.
Resident

United States

#38 Apr 27, 2013
Take a stand for the kids wrote:
It's funny how they will cut school funding before they cut everyone else's salaries! Cahokia schools need major renovations yet nothing has been done. Huffman has the exact playground equipment that I played on 24 years ago. I was apauled when I got a letter that says your school has failed state standards, but you can pick another school in district yet all the district schools failed. I moved to another school district and now my kid is bombing subjects. Yet most of the school board members are making crazy figures and bringing home a pay check that most cahokia families will never even get close to having!
School Board Members dont get paid, they get to take free vacations. Oh sorry, their "continuing education" seminars.
then and now

Glen Carbon, IL

#39 Apr 27, 2013
This is the same damn school district that wanted the taxpayers to spend 50 million dollars for a new school a few years ago.
East St. Louis has some new schools, send them there but not the few white kids that still live in Cahokia.
I say

United States

#40 Apr 27, 2013
Do away with gym, art, music, and sports. These activities will not get them jobs. Half of the kids that graduate cannot speak proper English. Concentrate more on English and math. I would not send my dog to the Cahokia High School.
then and now

Glen Carbon, IL

#41 Apr 27, 2013
I say wrote:
Do away with gym, art, music, and sports. These activities will not get them jobs. Half of the kids that graduate cannot speak proper English. Concentrate more on English and math. I would not send my dog to the Cahokia High School.
I disagree with you. The kids need a well balanced education like we had but I'm sure most of them would be happier in East St. Louis where nothing is expected of them.
Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#42 Apr 28, 2013
Convert the parks building to a prison and send them there. Sooner or later they will all be in jail anyway

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