Gafan4life

Gafan4life 7 months, 3 weeks ago on Citizens to change commenting procedure

The sad part is that a lot of good inside info that the BOE admin didn't want the public to know about was stated in the comments by employees. We will not have the inside scoop on what is ACTUALLY going on--without Ms. Viniard sugar-coating it--because what school system employee in their right mind would risk their job by adding their name?? It's a shame! Guess Facebook will become Fakebook so that people can still comment without fear of losing their job!!!

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Gafan4life 1 year, 1 month ago on School system looking at options for growing Flint Hill

Look at the data from the school where he was principal if you want to see how much school improvement has come from his leadership. As for the amount of improvement he has provided to the district, he has not held the current position for a full year yet--Rome wasn't built in a day!!

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Gafan4life 1 year, 1 month ago on School system looking at options for growing Flint Hill

Many of the older elementary schools are small and could not house as many students. I teach at one of the smaller schools (around 450 students) and I am still at maximum class size for my grade. Shuffling students is not the answer.

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Gafan4life 1 year, 1 month ago on SPLOST could purchase safety equipment, help property taxes

This NC teacher hasn't had a raise in 8 years. Started my career 16 years ago (all in Newton), and with insurance increases and furlough days and such, I am bringing home LESS than I did 10 years ago. I know the ecomony is bad, but why are we sacrificing the education of our children? (my class size has increased from 19 to 24) My school is rich in technology, we have all the "bells and whistles" ----but morale of staff is dropping...... when will teachers be paid their worth?

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Gafan4life 1 year, 2 months ago on School Crime Report for Jan. 25, 2013

It's amazing how EVERYTHING is the teacher's fault in this county! Just because students are not taught at home that it is wrong to steal, or that they shouldn't touch things that are not theirs, its the TEACHERS fault that she/he cannot have any personal space in their own classroom! UNBELIEVABLE!!! When are we going to hold students and parents accountable for their actions?

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Gafan4life 1 year, 9 months ago on Porterdale restaurant owner files charges, complaint against officer

I'd be willing to bet that "mustardandbiscuit" and "Kornbread" are Portderdale officers, if not one or both of them beigh Cripps himself. Who else would take the time to go through all these comments and make negative and demeaning comments on almost every other posters "opinions". From what I hear he speaks in a derogatory way to others. Struck a nerve--have we???

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Gafan4life 1 year, 9 months ago on Newton County schools below state on critical tests

One would think that if someone was making negative comments about the state of Newton's student's academic performance, one would use correct capitalization, punctuation and spelling. "Problem"--"rockdale"---"what"--"differant". My second graders can write better!

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Gafan4life 1 year, 10 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for June 10, 2012

"Sensitive" information also refers to children's social security numbers, personal medical info, etc. Everthing about the school system doesn't have to involve this "lawsuit".

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Gafan4life 1 year, 11 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for May 20

To the parent of the eighth grader complaining about CRCT scores: I too have an eighth grader in a N.C. middle school, and he EXCEEDED state standards in ALL SUBJECTS. As a matter of fact, he has exceeded in all subjects since he began taking the CRCT in third grade. In your comment you state " Come on Newton county school system get it together for our children! and ".......so someone is not doing their job at the BOE or in each middle school". I have always heard the saying "It takes a village to raise a child".....so when the information you provided in your opinion came to your attention, did you contact the school or BOE office and ask what YOU could do to help 'improve' our schools? Also--I would like to give Newton County Schools a round of applause as well, thank you to all the NCSS staff from Heard-Mixon to ICMS that have educated, supported, and helped my child reach his fullest potential!

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