Citizen groups to present budget findings

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INCREDIBLE! Only in education are decisions made from outside entities!  School reform should begin with the makeup of school boards!  Administrators and school boards cannot or will not make decisions because they are too busy being “politically correct” so as not to piss off community members who sometimes do not support decisions when they are made! Most recently, defeating the bond issue.  This is a complete joke!  School professionals know where cuts can be made and what the least effects on students will be but will not make decisions because it may hurt the community.  Well, the community defeated the bond issue and the community should share the burden of the consequences of cuts!  Closing schools, 4 day work week, pay for busing, dropping programs, etc. etc.  If none of these were options then communicate what cuts will be made if the bond does not pass!  Pretty simple.

If professionals in education cannot determine where and what cuts need to be made then it is high time those individuals are sent packing or are removed from governing bodies! (Adminstrators and board members)

I can just see the airport authority board members going into St. Mary’s Hospital and examining their budget to make cuts for them can’t you? Or maybe the doctors from Community and St. Mary’s heading to District courts to help determine budgets for our DA?

We have people on committees, God bless them, giving up their time to dissect the school district budget to make recommendations for budget cuts who have never spent one day in a classroom or followed a teacher or administrator to find out what REALLY happens in schools!  It is much easier to sit and listen to other “community professionals” determine where the cuts should come from?  Makes sense to me…...NOT!

It is about time professional educators quit taking it!  By “IT” I mean, being told what a poor job you are doing, and you don’t need this to do that, and you have 3 months off a year, and you are overpaid, and you have too many administrators, and you discipoine our kids too much, and I need this for my kid!  When are teachers going to say enough is enough?  Stand up and be counted!  I can think of no other profession where “outsiders” determine the outcome of evaluations, pay, and company decisions!  RIDICULOUS!

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