Chambersburg Area School District add...

Chambersburg Area School District adds positions

There are 69 comments on the Public Opinion story from Aug 25, 2010, titled Chambersburg Area School District adds positions. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

The Chambersburg Area School District will be dividing the job of director of libraries among two people during the upcoming school year.

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Embedded Citizen

Hagerstown, MD

#24 Aug 26, 2010
It's the CASD version of three card monte.
parent

Chambersburg, PA

#25 Aug 26, 2010
And whoever is in charge of the IT dept is also an idiot... the kids and the teachers were supposed to be able to see what their classes were two weeks before school started. Well it wasn't until yesterday Wed (6 days before school that teachers and students found out their schedule). What did the IT dept do over the summer.
This school District S***s. And you wonder why our kids can't meet AYP.... I also agree with the comments on Mr Purvis and Mr Hodge. Phys ed teachers promoted way above their skill level
Travis

Greencastle, PA

#26 Aug 26, 2010
From today's Public Opinion:

Patriot Federal Credit Union seeks donations of school supplies
Public Opinion Online

In wake of the tough economic times, Patriot Federal Credit Union has placed donation boxes in its five local branches to help offset the cost of back-to-school shopping for area families that need it.

Patriot is encouraging donations of items such as binders, notebooks, pencils, markers and crayons.

"All of the donations, including school supply donations from Patriot, will be delivered to the school district near each branch area before or immediately following the Labor Day weekend," said Michael Silvers, chief operating officer of Patriot.

Not from me!
C-burg grad

Muncy, PA

#27 Aug 26, 2010
Travis wrote:
From today's Public Opinion:
Patriot Federal Credit Union seeks donations of school supplies
Public Opinion Online
In wake of the tough economic times, Patriot Federal Credit Union has placed donation boxes in its five local branches to help offset the cost of back-to-school shopping for area families that need it.
Patriot is encouraging donations of items such as binders, notebooks, pencils, markers and crayons.
"All of the donations, including school supply donations from Patriot, will be delivered to the school district near each branch area before or immediately following the Labor Day weekend," said Michael Silvers, chief operating officer of Patriot.
Not from me!
So you are not going to donate? why make the students suffer because the district is mishandling its money? The students had nothing to do with it!!
curious

New Bloomfield, PA

#28 Aug 26, 2010
Agent 0 wrote:
The old boys network is alive and doing well. And welcome Mooch as the police officer at the High School.
Well, let's see, do you think Billy and Barry had anything to do with Mooch's arrival, seriously huh.
yes

New Bloomfield, PA

#29 Aug 26, 2010
curious wrote:
<quoted text>Well, let's see, do you think Billy and Barry had anything to do with Mooch's arrival, seriously huh.
That is a no brainer for sure. The "good ole boy network is alive and well in this District.
just maybe

New Bloomfield, PA

#30 Aug 26, 2010
C-burg grad wrote:
<quoted text>
So you are not going to donate? why make the students suffer because the district is mishandling its money? The students had nothing to do with it!!
You are right, the children should NOT have to suffer. But, how much more do you really think the public can handle with the so called new positions created, HR position moved to Assis. Super., all of these promotions are glorified with nice pay increases. Isn't it high time that they start looking after the children. All of this is just too much and it really is overdue that something be done. Like I said, no child should have to suffer, that is a given but maybe these Admin. positions could donate and help the cause. I know, I am just blowing smoke, like that is going to happen. Just a thought.
Curious Too

Chambersburg, PA

#31 Aug 26, 2010
parent wrote:
And whoever is in charge of the IT dept is also an idiot... the kids and the teachers were supposed to be able to see what their classes were two weeks before school started. Well it wasn't until yesterday Wed (6 days before school that teachers and students found out their schedule). What did the IT dept do over the summer.
This school District S***s. And you wonder why our kids can't meet AYP.... I also agree with the comments on Mr Purvis and Mr Hodge. Phys ed teachers promoted way above their skill level
It was my understanding that Mr. Purvis has been with CASD for about 30 yrs and holds a Doctorate. Wasn't he also voted teacher, principal of the year, or something like that a few yrs ago?

Surely his credentials, experience, and tenure qualifies him for his current position! Don't really know much about Mr. Hodge; what are his qualifications?
yes

New Bloomfield, PA

#32 Aug 26, 2010
just maybe wrote:
<quoted text>You are right, the children should NOT have to suffer. But, how much more do you really think the public can handle with the so called new positions created, HR position moved to Assis. Super., all of these promotions are glorified with nice pay increases. Isn't it high time that they start looking after the children. All of this is just too much and it really is overdue that something be done. Like I said, no child should have to suffer, that is a given but maybe these Admin. positions could donate and help the cause. I know, I am just blowing smoke, like that is going to happen. Just a thought.
Very well put but sadly to say, these so called "Administrative" people could care less as long as their pockets are lined.
facts

New Bloomfield, PA

#33 Aug 26, 2010
Curious Too wrote:
<quoted text>
It was my understanding that Mr. Purvis has been with CASD for about 30 yrs and holds a Doctorate. Wasn't he also voted teacher, principal of the year, or something like that a few yrs ago?
Surely his credentials, experience, and tenure qualifies him for his current position! Don't really know much about Mr. Hodge; what are his qualifications?
Ok, I'll go along with Mr. Purvis but yes, what about Hodge, how did that happen and fast.
yes

New Bloomfield, PA

#34 Aug 26, 2010
Curious Too wrote:
<quoted text>
It was my understanding that Mr. Purvis has been with CASD for about 30 yrs and holds a Doctorate. Wasn't he also voted teacher, principal of the year, or something like that a few yrs ago?
Surely his credentials, experience, and tenure qualifies him for his current position! Don't really know much about Mr. Hodge; what are his qualifications?
Would someone be able to enlighten us on Mr. Hodge and the advancement from HR to Assis. Super. Please disclose his qualifications.
C-burg grad

Muncy, PA

#35 Aug 26, 2010
just maybe wrote:
<quoted text>You are right, the children should NOT have to suffer. But, how much more do you really think the public can handle with the so called new positions created, HR position moved to Assis. Super., all of these promotions are glorified with nice pay increases. Isn't it high time that they start looking after the children. All of this is just too much and it really is overdue that something be done. Like I said, no child should have to suffer, that is a given but maybe these Admin. positions could donate and help the cause. I know, I am just blowing smoke, like that is going to happen. Just a thought.
I agree with you...I just feel that the community's anger should be directed in the right place and not inadvertently taking it out on the students and what they need!
Shorty

Scranton, PA

#36 Aug 26, 2010
DGS wrote:
<quoted text>
They would have saved $50,000 if Ms. Rockwood had been terminated, however, she was promoted and given MORE money. If nothing is subtracted, how do you have less? Basic mathematics requires you to understand that MORE money is being spent on administration, not less.
You are so right...She should of been terminated. She is not needed.

Dr. Joe can speak for himself, he didn't need Sylvia and she should of

been left go and save the taxpayers some money.
Why donations

New Bloomfield, PA

#37 Aug 26, 2010
Travis wrote:
From today's Public Opinion:
Patriot Federal Credit Union seeks donations of school supplies
Public Opinion Online
In wake of the tough economic times, Patriot Federal Credit Union has placed donation boxes in its five local branches to help offset the cost of back-to-school shopping for area families that need it.
Patriot is encouraging donations of items such as binders, notebooks, pencils, markers and crayons.
"All of the donations, including school supply donations from Patriot, will be delivered to the school district near each branch area before or immediately following the Labor Day weekend," said Michael Silvers, chief operating officer of Patriot.
Not from me!
My question is where are the donations going?? My kids are in elementary school and I have never purchased school supplies. The teachers tell us every year the items needed for the school year are provided. This year I do need to provide a pencil box but that is it. Donations are great but in this situation, CASD provides all necessary supplies for the students, at least at elementary and middle school level.
facts

New Bloomfield, PA

#38 Aug 26, 2010
yes wrote:
<quoted text>Would someone be able to enlighten us on Mr. Hodge and the advancement from HR to Assis. Super. Please disclose his qualifications.
Is anyone able to comment on this post? Thank you.
DGS

Carlisle, PA

#39 Aug 26, 2010
Mr. Hodge is a graduate of Waynesboro High School and got a degree from West Chester University in Health and Physical Education before becoming a gym teacher and then HR director and currently is the ASSistant Stupored Intended of the Chambersburg Area School District. This should give hope to the score of undereducated that they too can make something of their lives.
curious

New Bloomfield, PA

#40 Aug 26, 2010
DGS wrote:
Mr. Hodge is a graduate of Waynesboro High School and got a degree from West Chester University in Health and Physical Education before becoming a gym teacher and then HR director and currently is the ASSistant Stupored Intended of the Chambersburg Area School District. This should give hope to the score of undereducated that they too can make something of their lives.
And this qualifies him how? Gym Teacher, yes but Assis. Super. common now, really. Are all Assis. Super. coming with this type of backgrounds? I guess it is true, not what you know but who. That says it all to me.
DGS

Carlisle, PA

#41 Aug 26, 2010
In the "real" world, a business degree (undergraduate), if not a masters in business administration, would usually be required to be an HR director of an organization of over 500 employees. Apparently knowing how to have your students count off by two and toss a basketball into a round hole is sufficient in Chambersburg to run the HR show. When your superiors find out that you can't do that job real well (refer to the trip to Puerto Rico to find some teaching candidates), you get promoted to Assistant Superintendent.
yep

New Bloomfield, PA

#42 Aug 26, 2010
DGS wrote:
In the "real" world, a business degree (undergraduate), if not a masters in business administration, would usually be required to be an HR director of an organization of over 500 employees. Apparently knowing how to have your students count off by two and toss a basketball into a round hole is sufficient in Chambersburg to run the HR show. When your superiors find out that you can't do that job real well (refer to the trip to Puerto Rico to find some teaching candidates), you get promoted to Assistant Superintendent.
You are right on all counts for sure. How this happened I will never know other than I guess what bar stool your sitting on.
for the people

Easton, MD

#43 Aug 26, 2010
Just like the County and the Feds. Spend, spend and spend. What are you going to do when the taxpayers say no more. We are withholding our money. The administration, the government is corrupt and incompetent beyond all reason.

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