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@Bemused - you clearly jump to conclusions. What if they had a conflict or what if they play by the rules? It was not a school board event but a majority of the board showed up to comment publicly about a public matter. Check the law on Open Meetings.
I voted NO today early. NO NEW TAXES and NO extended TAXES for a school board who gives away 70K to quitters and who overlooks 500K in stadium lights and who maxed out our millage rate on their own dime.
Fix it yourselves and live within your means. The sky is not falling, Gary, and you all will spend all we give you and save none. If we give you 1000000000 you will spend it.
I would like to see the BOC cut funding to the Chamber. There are what like 8 people over there. The work climate is negative. The big dog alientates people from Covington to Atlanta. If you knew how legislators laugh about his growth model you would understand. It is time for new leadership at the Chamber of Commerce and we do not need to replace the one who just resigned (that alone is an interesting story). The hallucinations about the Baxter halo are old and worn out and Morgan Co. officials will tell you they are not moving the Baxter execs to Newton County schools. Bless you all let's save dollars and cut spending.
Bravo for him!
All of this splost stuff was under the assumption that enrollment in NCSS would grow - it has not grown - NCSS is losing kids left and right. The system is going down in enrollment not up not too far now from the 18,000s nowhere near the 23K to 25K students they projected when wanting this SPLOST.
THis could have been planned in the Nov. 6th election and saved taxpayers 38K why did the NEWTON BOE not think of that or not do it? Wasteful at every turn they are.
And you don't need new schools especially high schools our seniors are the smallest class due to drop outs. I had someone tell me the other that kids are leaving Newton schools so if the new Newton High will hold 2500 students and the current Newton High only has 1800 there you have 700 seats you can use NO NEW SCHOOLS and NO SPLOST.
This is outrageous in these economic times or in any economic times.
And then there is the moral issue. You give away free 70K to quitters and then turn around in one week and ASK FOR MORE TAXPAYER MONEY? An outrage!!!!!!!
ok now if dennis carpenter starts in hickman mills on July 1 are we paying any benefits to tie them over to july 1? citizen paper please let us know if so we need to get the governor to recall this entire school board you do not do that for people who brought havoc and failure to us then pay them and support them i am glad they are gone but what does every part of this buyout look like - we pay for it so why cann't we know as taxpayers?
I agree let's see the board take the lead and change SPLOST laws but for now I agree VOTE NO on this. Until SPLOST can pay salaries for TEACHERS not worthless central office whacks then I say vote NO.
I say sue the system if your kid is hurt. If LaQuanda Carpenter can run around filing dumb lawsuits and then split town why not? File suit and take care of your kids since NCSS won't do it.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow. His new district is plagued with problems go Google it - they deserve him in every way and his wife.
The school system and the schools must produce several pieces of information that the visiting accreditation team will review and look to for evidence: executive summary, self assessment, assurances, student performance, improvement plan and stakeholder feedback.
Dear NCSS please send out a stakeholder survey on Alcovy High School to faculty, staff, parents and all in the district and make it anonymous so people can be honest about the disaster AdvancED needs to be aware of at Alcovy High School. Student performance? Wow it's all below state and county and nation except for a writing score. What is the improvement plan for getting us a principal who has experience with leading a school the right way at Alcovy High School. The LaQuanda Carpenter lawsuit resulted in total loss of respect for her.
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