Erie school officials to unveil propo...

Erie school officials to unveil proposed budget

There are 197 comments on the Erie Times News story from May 23, 2012, titled Erie school officials to unveil proposed budget. In it, Erie Times News reports that:

More Erie School District employees could soon be out of a job, with the district facing its second multimillion dollar budget deficit in as many years.

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TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#1 May 24, 2012
Without a wage freeze, the district must still wrestle with a $2 million to $3 million budget gap.

Badams said he will present the board with a few broad plans to help close that remaining deficit today.

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Salaries $71,092,544

Employee Benefits $ 30,205,329

$101,297,873.00 Wages and benefits Erie City Schools

A 3% pay cut would be 3 million dollars
TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#2 May 24, 2012
Badams' proposal includes cutting 63 jobs and closing three of the district's elementary schools -- Burton, Glenwood and Irving.

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union pigs refuse to take cuts as they witness their fellow union brothers and sisters slip into poverty.

"I got mine".......... pha-Q
Illegal Kenyan obama

Greenwich, OH

#3 May 24, 2012
Well, along with the Marxist union pigs, what about 6 figure Badams ? Let him set the example and take a 10% pay, perk and bennies cut.

What happens when the takers outnumber the providers ? Hehehehe....you're witnessing it right in the Erie School District.
Tacks Know More

Erie, PA

#4 May 24, 2012
Yes it's the Unions fault. Forget the free loading welfare recipients and the "Non-profit" liars. It's ALL the Unions fault. You know, the economy is based on supply and demand. Prices go up when demand is up and prices go down when supply is abundant. Guess what? The amount of kids in school HASN'T dropped so is there really a recession in this particular sector? NOPE! There are less funds for the school system because the tax base is still dropping. Not because of the Union but rather partially because of the "non-profits" and the welfare sucking pigs! If we're going to assign blame, let's start in the right spot.
You OK with that Dennis?
Illegal Kenyan obama

West Salem, OH

#5 May 24, 2012
Tacks Know More wrote:
Yes it's the Unions fault. Forget the free loading welfare recipients and the "Non-profit" liars. It's ALL the Unions fault. You know, the economy is based on supply and demand. Prices go up when demand is up and prices go down when supply is abundant. Guess what? The amount of kids in school HASN'T dropped so is there really a recession in this particular sector? NOPE! There are less funds for the school system because the tax base is still dropping. Not because of the Union but rather partially because of the "non-profits" and the welfare sucking pigs! If we're going to assign blame, let's start in the right spot.
You OK with that Dennis?
I don't have kids. I don't get a damn thing from my money forcibly taken from me to give to .gov teachers and schools. Why am I being forced to pay for that which I don't use ? It's outright socialism. I agree with you re: Welfare. But .gov teachers are welfare recipients also. They get their money at the barrel of a gun. Don't pau your property/school taxes and the sheriff will be there, with guns, to take your property.
Tacks Know More

Erie, PA

#6 May 24, 2012
I agree that the system is far from fair. I don't have kids in school either and I've been paying my property taxes on time, every time, all of the time just like you and many other hard working Americans. I feel that before you ask Unions and workers in general to tighten their belts, cuts should be made in other areas first which I have listed. You wanna know where funding in schools NEEDS to be cut? The so-called "special needs" kids. Often confused with being handicapped, these kids have nothing really wrong with them other than being the victims of poor parenting. They are afraid to fail the slow kids so a "learning support" specialist gets paid to follow these kids around and help them do their work. And then there's the "emotional support kids"
Jim Dandy

Erie, PA

#7 May 24, 2012
Tacks Know More wrote:
I agree that the system is far from fair. I don't have kids in school either and I've been paying my property taxes on time, every time, all of the time just like you and many other hard working Americans. I feel that before you ask Unions and workers in general to tighten their belts, cuts should be made in other areas first which I have listed. You wanna know where funding in schools NEEDS to be cut? The so-called "special needs" kids. Often confused with being handicapped, these kids have nothing really wrong with them other than being the victims of poor parenting. They are afraid to fail the slow kids so a "learning support" specialist gets paid to follow these kids around and help them do their work. And then there's the "emotional support kids"
Emotional support kids are nothing more than job creators for school nannies. What they should do is assign one adult male "father" to each emotional child. Each "emotional father" will give the child a "Boot in the ass" the first sign the child is going to throw an emotional tantrum.That will cure 99.9% of their emotional problems quick and we can send these mamby-wamby emotional nannies packing and looking for a REAL job.
7 billion people on earth

Stow, OH

#8 May 24, 2012
Illegal Kenyan obama wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't have kids. I don't get a damn thing from my money forcibly taken from me to give to .gov teachers and schools. Why am I being forced to pay for that which I don't use ? It's outright socialism. I agree with you re: Welfare. But .gov teachers are welfare recipients also. They get their money at the barrel of a gun. Don't pau your property/school taxes and the sheriff will be there, with guns, to take your property.
When you start building your own roads, your own water system, your own traffic laws, your own police force, your own society, culture, and civilization, we'll stop requiring you to pay your fair share of taxes. You are the leech. Always expecting something for nothing. Get off this planet if you don't like it here freeloader.
TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#9 May 24, 2012
7 billion people on earth wrote:
<quoted text>When you start building your own roads, your own water system, your own traffic laws, your own police force, your own society, culture, and civilization, we'll stop requiring you to pay your fair share of taxes. You are the leech. Always expecting something for nothing. Get off this planet if you don't like it here freeloader.
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Always expecting something for nothing.

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EXPENDITURE BREAKDOWN

Salaries $ 71,092,544*** 48.17%

Employee Benefits $ 30,205,329 *** 20.47%

Contracted Services $ 9,730,013 *** 6.59%

Debt Service $ 9,915,568*** 6.72%

Utilities $ 3,743,712*** 2.54%

At-Risk / Charter School $ 17,221,623*** 11.67%

Other Soft Costs $ 5,675,119*** 3.85%

Totals $ 147,583,908.00***(MILLIONS)*** 100.0%

$ 147,583,908.00***(MILLIONS)*** to educate 12,400 kids

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Always expecting something for nothing.

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Pennsylvania School District Rankings

Erie City School District

Rank (of 545)

*467

# Students 12,423

# Ranked Elementary Schools 2

# Ranked Middle Schools 15

# Ranked High Schools 4

Rank score 0.236

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Millcreek Township School District

Rank (of 545)

201

# Students 7,276

# Ranked Elementary Schools 7

# Ranked Middle Schools 3

# Ranked High Schools 1

Rank score 0.620

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Harbor Creek School District

Rank (of 545)

93

# Students 2,009

# Ranked Elementary Schools 3

# Ranked Middle Schools 1

# Ranked High Schools 1

Rank score 0.762

http://www.schooldigger.com/go/PA/districtran ...
TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#10 May 24, 2012
$ 147,583,908.00***(MILLIONS)*** to educate 12,400 kids

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Always expecting something for nothing.

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Erie City School District

Rank (of 545)

*467

# Students 12,423

# Ranked Elementary Schools 2

# Ranked Middle Schools 15

# Ranked High Schools 4

Rank score 0.236
TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#11 May 24, 2012
7 billion people on earth wrote:
<quoted text>When you start building your own roads, your own water system, your own traffic laws, your own police force, your own society, culture, and civilization, we'll stop requiring you to pay your fair share of taxes. You are the leech. Always expecting something for nothing. Get off this planet if you don't like it here freeloader.
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You are an ignorant azzhole.
Illegal Kenyan obama

Troy, MI

#12 May 25, 2012
7 billion people on earth wrote:
<quoted text>When you start building your own roads, your own water system, your own traffic laws, your own police force, your own society, culture, and civilization, we'll stop requiring you to pay your fair share of taxes. You are the leech. Always expecting something for nothing. Get off this planet if you don't like it here freeloader.
Hmmmm, lets see here....I don't have .gov water or sewer. I don't have .gov local cops (who needs cops, they don't prevent anyrhing), I don't have .gov street lights, I don't have .gov garbage, my roads are half dirt and the paved ones are filled with holes. In winter those same roads are half-assed plowed. Oh....and did I mention I don't now or ever had kids in your beloved .gov schools ?

So, your answer to me is SOCIALISM and those you call government taking care of your sorry azz, eh ? Based on your reasoning one should give their money to a local retailer and expect nothing in return. Then again, giving one's money as opposed to having one's money TAKEN at the threat of arrest and/or shot by .gov agents are two different things.

BTW....your .gov didn't start civilization. Our Lord and G-D created man. Governments have created a criminal enterprise. Which sheeple like you endorse wholeheartedly.

Seems to me if one is a leech here, you may want to look in the mirror.
Illegal Kenyan obama

Troy, MI

#13 May 25, 2012
TaxNoMore wrote:
Without a wage freeze, the district must still wrestle with a $2 million to $3 million budget gap.
Badams said he will present the board with a few broad plans to help close that remaining deficit today.
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Salaries $71,092,544
Employee Benefits $ 30,205,329
$101,297,873.00 Wages and benefits Erie City Schools
A 3% pay cut would be 3 million dollars
Your information is great. But the morons will continue to enjoy the fleecing they receive from the Marxists in the .gov schools.
Illegal Kenyan obama

Troy, MI

#14 May 25, 2012
Tacks Know More wrote:
Yes it's the Unions fault. Forget the free loading welfare recipients and the "Non-profit" liars. It's ALL the Unions fault. You know, the economy is based on supply and demand. Prices go up when demand is up and prices go down when supply is abundant. Guess what? The amount of kids in school HASN'T dropped so is there really a recession in this particular sector? NOPE! There are less funds for the school system because the tax base is still dropping. Not because of the Union but rather partially because of the "non-profits" and the welfare sucking pigs! If we're going to assign blame, let's start in the right spot.
You OK with that Dennis?
Gee, why is it you .gov types always try to compare yourselves to the free market ? What is free for property owners who have their money taken from them at the barrel of a gun ? Sounds like armed robbery to me.

Again....you justify your theft by comparing .gov schools to capitalism. Are you a fool or just simply stupid ?
CRANK

Erie, PA

#15 May 25, 2012
Hmmmm. Reassessment..... I feel another 10% revenue increase on the way, via the ESD!
Napalm bodywash

Ford City, PA

#16 May 25, 2012
7 billion people on earth wrote:
<quoted text>When you start building your own roads, your own water system, your own traffic laws, your own police force, your own society, culture, and civilization, we'll stop requiring you to pay your fair share of taxes. You are the leech. Always expecting something for nothing. Get off this planet if you don't like it here freeloader.
Perfect example of the puhblick skool sistem...
Tacks Know More

Erie, PA

#17 May 25, 2012
For the Illegal Kenyan......
Then why does the private sector compare themselves to the government system?(The economy is down and I had to tighten my belt so the government should too.) you can't have it both ways.
Illegal Kenyan obama

Troy, MI

#18 May 25, 2012
Tacks Know More wrote:
For the Illegal Kenyan......
Then why does the private sector compare themselves to the government system?(The economy is down and I had to tighten my belt so the government should too.) you can't have it both ways.
Give us an example of the private sector emulating the .gov please.
TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#19 May 25, 2012
So easy an eerieite could understand

Economics explained in 5 min.

A New Leaf in 1971

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TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#20 May 25, 2012
Then why does the private sector compare themselves to the government system?

WTF?

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(The economy is down and I had to tighten my belt so the government should too.) you can't have it both ways.

Have you heard of this communist guy..........obama?

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