Carrollton board abolishes two positions

Carrollton board abolishes two positions

There are 14 comments on the Carrollton Free Press Standard story from May 21, 2013, titled Carrollton board abolishes two positions. In it, Carrollton Free Press Standard reports that:

Although there wasn't any discussion about placing the failed Carrollton Schools levy on the election ballot in November, it was obvious the levy's failure was on the minds of school board members and administrators last week.

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Portia on the Porch

Dover, OH

#1 May 22, 2013
Wow - this board and administration do not know if they are coming or going!! Abolishing 2 positions looks really good, until you read on into the article and see that nepotism is rearing it's head again, this time to the tune of $43,000 per year! This is a pay INCREASE of $13,680.96 from the retiring cafeteria supervisor! I'd love to have that kind of pay raise in MY position! Also, why is a NEW expense of $78,000 being allocated to "focus on getting teachers to use the latest technology devices in their daily curriculum.” Shouldn't the teachers KNOW what is required of them when they are hired? Isn't that what continuing education is all about??? Please, board members of CEVSD, get in the game or go home.
Carroll Countian

Dillonvale, OH

#2 May 23, 2013
The new cafeteria supervisor is a registered dietician. Teachers are human they don't know everything and keeping up with technology is often placed on the back burner with the day to day routine of staying ahead of a classroom full of students. Maybe Portia you should get off the porch and do some research before spouting off.
Chuck

Uhrichsville, OH

#3 May 23, 2013
Uh, Carroll Countian, you should have done some research yourself - it is spelled 'Dietitian'. As for teachers staying ahead of a classroom full of students, if they are not able to perform their job duties, they should (as Portia said) get in the game or go home.
ELM

Canton, OH

#4 May 23, 2013
OH and chuck, YOU are wrong! Carroll Countian spelled it dietician correctly. Chuck, how do you stay up to date with technology with your job? I am not saying that I agree with 78,000$ for that but possibly that means eventually lap tops and Ipads will be used in a day to day basis as other schools in the neighboring counties are doing.
wondering

Dover, OH

#5 May 23, 2013
CHS and probably BHMS in the next year are going to allow students to have access to their phones during the school day. In ten years, students will not remember a time when they could not access the internet from their phones in a classroom. The technology company hired by the board will solely maintain the technology (internet access etc.). They will not be training teachers.
Pam

Dover, OH

#6 May 23, 2013
Portia on the Porch wrote:
Wow - this board and administration do not know if they are coming or going!! Abolishing 2 positions looks really good, until you read on into the article and see that nepotism is rearing it's head again, this time to the tune of $43,000 per year! This is a pay INCREASE of $13,680.96 from the retiring cafeteria supervisor! I'd love to have that kind of pay raise in MY position! Also, why is a NEW expense of $78,000 being allocated to "focus on getting teachers to use the latest technology devices in their daily curriculum.” Shouldn't the teachers KNOW ws all about??? Please, board members of CEVSD, get in the game or go home.
Yes, Nepotism is in full swing! Also your teaching degree goes pretty far when your families foot is in the door.
CHUCK

Dover, OH

#7 May 25, 2013
ELM wrote:
OH and chuck, YOU are wrong! Carroll Countian spelled it dietician correctly. Chuck, how do you stay up to date with technology with your job? I am not saying that I agree with 78,000$ for that but possibly that means eventually lap tops and Ipads will be used in a day to day basis as other schools in the neighboring counties are doing.
From Webster's Online Dictionary:
dietitian
noun \ˌdī-&#6 01;-ˈti-shən \
Definition of DIETITIAN
: a specialist in dietetics
Tired Of It

Salineville, OH

#8 May 27, 2013
WOW......hmmmm Let me think..... You paid a secretary $56,900.00 ???? and paid a teacher $91748.00 ??? And now hiring cafeteria worker for $43,000.00 a year?? And all this for 9 months of work with 3 months off in the summer??? AND YOU WONDER WHY YOU CAN NOT GET A LEVY PASSED??? I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR A TAX LEVY FOR THIS REDICULOUS SPENDING. THEY HAD AN OPPORTUNINTY TO SELL A COUPLE ACRES OFF OF THE BACKSIDE OF THEIR FARM FOR HUGE MONEY TO A LOCAL BUSINESS THAT WANTED TO ENLARGE AT THE INDUSTRIAL PARK, BUT NO, THEY WOULD NOT SELL...... THERE WENT THAT TAX MONEY THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN GENERATED FOR THEM...... AND WHAT ABOUT THE BIG LEASE MONEY THEY RECEIVED AS A SIGNING BONUS FOR THE OIL AND GAS LEASE??? AND THE MILLIONS THEY WILL GET FROM OIL AND GAS ROYALTIES OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS???..... AND YOU EXPECT THE PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR A TAX LEVY?????
Get a Clue

David, KY

#9 May 27, 2013
Your stupidity amazes me and should embarrass you! The trouble is, it doesn't and I'm sure you will continue to spew your ignorance on this site and in other places. Sad.
THE TRUTH

Uhrichsville, OH

#10 May 28, 2013
There is no secretary that makes $56,900 or teacher paid $91,748. This is what the school district is saving because they aren't paying their salary AND their benefits/insurance. That is why these expenses seem so high.
Randy Miller

Uhrichsville, OH

#11 May 28, 2013
The signing bonus is a one time shot and is not that much when you look at the big picture. You're exagerating if you think they will get millions from the royalties. Again, the amount they get from royalties will be less than 5% of their total budget when it starts sometime next year. Tired of it sould get the facts straight before going on his emotional rant.
ARES

Cadiz, OH

#12 May 29, 2013
After reading some of the comments on this story, it is clear that people in Carroll County do not fight for their kids. School districts that surround CEVSD are continuously making improvements to their athletic facilities, their technology programs, and their buildings. Carrollton Elementary was built in 1913. Augusta Elementary was built in 1910. What bothers me the most is that people in Carroll County have this IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR US!!! mentality.

People in Carrollton County should fight to make sure their students elementary school experience is first class. K-4 education is the most important time in a students educational career. Learning to read, write, and do basic math at a young age is essential for a students success in the later grades. People in Carroll County should send their students to schools they can be proud of. Instead, people in Carroll County continue to send their children to schools that were built before WWI and expect them succeed in the 21st Century.

What if the military sent our troops into war with equipment that was used in the Spanish-American War? Upon sending them away, the government said,It was good enough or Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders! The American society would think that strategy was absurd. Until people in Carroll County get over the notion of IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR US mentality, things will not change. Until the county chooses to work with the school district instead of look to criticize it, then things will stay the same.

Your children deserve better!
The Voice

Dover, OH

#13 May 29, 2013
The Village of Carrollton and Center Township would have passed this most recent levy 55% to 45%.

The issue lies with the surrounding townships that closed their districts in the 1960's and consolidated with Carrollton. All of the buildings that were built in this district where voted on and passed before those areas were absorbed into the district. If the district was the same as it was from 1913-1960, who knows what we may have for our chikdren.

Why is this? I think it makes a good discussion point. Also, what can be done to change the rest of the district that voted 37% to 63%.
ARES

Strongsville, OH

#14 May 29, 2013
I understand how people could be upset their local school was shut down in the 60's, but that was over FIFTY years ago! Its time that people in Carroll County stop living in the past and make the tough decisions to support their students. Again, the children of Carroll County deserve better.

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