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Money not being spent wisely in West M district

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

This is in response to the letter where the writer was disgusted that 55 percent voted the West Muskingum levy down. I don't know why everyone else did, but I voted it down because I didn't once hear anything about actual education being in danger.

What I did see is a van that was bought that didn't need to be bought, a truck bought to be used for snow removal that will need mechanical upkeep and gas bought for it, there will have to be salt bought to use for ice removal for it, also someone is going to have to be paid to drive it. Oh, let me see, they are probably going to add that on to the janitor's duties without paying them any extra. Please tell me how much money that idea saved.

Also, if the administration cares so much about the children, why did they give themselves bonuses when the money was needed elsewhere in the school system? Not everyone can afford the income tax being taken out of their paychecks. You want the people who work hard for almost nothing to manage to scrape more money up. We already pay too much for school fees and summer school as it is. Also, why is there only one janitor during the early part of the day and more than one at night? No one should have to clean up by themselves after the kids that don't respect the new school or anyone that has to clean up after them.  

Judy Hamilton
Zanesville


SOME COMMENTS...
 

OFY-They are deciding witch light bulbs to to buy next week. Get involved!

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:49 pm
As I am reading the posts on this discussion board I notice there is some comtempt for the voters who exercized their right to vote no on the November levy. I say if you feel that strongly about the school receiving more money why not take the initiative and go ahead and donate 3/4% of your income anyway. In fact, why stop at 3/4%......why not more. If that's how you want to spend your money I really don't care, I do have a problem with other people telling me how I should be spending mine.

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:24 pm
Concern parent, I apologize for not reading your mind and knowing you meant the parking lots when you typed in "roads". mea culpa

marco, you're just a fount of information there. Perhaps you have a dollar figure on that snow plowing gig last year? Are you sure that students sliding on ice not cleared would not increase the schools' insurance costs, when the school is taking responsibility for clearing the lots? Negligence in not keeping the ice off the parking lots could make a big dollar dent. When they hired someone else to do it, that person assumed responsibility for keeping it cleared, of course. Ah, well, what are a few whimsical facts, anyway? Not to mention that hiring someone includes the costs of fuel, salt, and mechanical wear-and-tear on the vehicle used, and the driver's time. No surprises, when it's contracted.

Incidentally, most vehicles on the road today are not in bad shape at 100K miles. They're built to go many more than that. Every vehicle owned in my family is over 100K miles, and going strong. How many peanuts did that van cost again?

Actually, I don't care what they did with a few thousand dollars, because the barn has burned to the ground, the animals have run off, and it matters not that the lock doesn't work. They spent us into a hole and now they want us to pay to haul everything back up out of the hole. The time for "making due", as marco says, was long ago, when they still had money to save. It's all gone now, and they want way too much more. I'm out of money, so I vote "no".

Incidentally, marco, did you attend West M? Because my children didn't learn proper grammar or to understand homonyms there, either.

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:29 pm
Very good reading that Tiny Tim provided. Thank you. Oh, by the way:
Democracy at its Best. The majority of the voters said NO !!! You all just need to get over it, and smell the Roses!! Razz
No means No, PERIOD.

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:29 pm
GENERAL FUND ADVANCES & REPAYMENT OF ADVANCES
Motion made by Mr. Ankrum, seconded by Mr. Tyner to approve the following advance and
repayment of advances:
From To Amount
General Fund Gifted $4,000.00
Special Ed IDEA General Fund $100,000.00
Title I General Fund $15,000.00

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:31 pm