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Friday, June 7, 2013

Galeton School District To Vote On Budget Monday


24 comments :

Anonymous said...

All schools are out of control with spending! Austin has a budget of over 4 million dollars a year with under 300 students! And yes they just voted to raise taxes!!!!! Or as one of the clueless school board members put it (we turned to the tax payers for help with the budget shortfall) what a sad joke! Yet they keep hiring and spending!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like the IT person sure got screwed with a lousy salary. No self respecting IT person would work for that crap. Good luck finding someone at that rate. I wonder why no one decided to stay here after the Adelphia fallout... Idiots can't do their jobs without computers anymore...

Anonymous said...

If you don't show up, bitch and rattle their cages, you get what you deserve sheepole.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... "Business Manager" ?? Isn't that what the Principal and Superintendent are -supposed- to be doing ?

I graduated from a High School of 450 students: the Principal, a full-time Secretary, and a part-time secretary. - I don't see 287K+ in that, let alone for 300 students in THE WHOLE SCHOOL SYSTEM.

Anonymous said...

Funny how the principals son is looking for an IT job..... wander where he will get hired. Yet another example of one group of people controlling the town.

Anonymous said...

Do people realize Cyber schools cost taxpayers money and take away resources for brick-n-motar schools???????

Anonymous said...

I don't think we as taxpayers should have to cover the costs of cyber schools. If these kids don't want to attend the public schools, then the parents should cover the costs.

Anonymous said...

4:46 you are 100% right. We need to get the kids back in school the money that is lost to cyberschoool is outragest.

Anonymous said...

So you believe everything the SD says even after they tried to slide a contract illegally under your noses... If they are losing so much money to cyber school don't you think they should spend more time and effort trying to get those kids back rather than keep pushing more families away, or trying to spend it frivolously behind your backs. For the record the SD does have to give money to the cyber school, but not the total amount allocated for each student, they get to keep some of it.

Anonymous said...

9:08 Agreed!!! Cyber school is a great opportunity for children to be taught and raised by who they should be taught and raised by...their parents. Every time there is another school shooting or a child being bullied... I am very thankful for cyberschooling!!!

It is not "outragest" LOL

Anonymous said...

I love how the tax payers will complain when such things are proposed, some of which that will help students and curb appeal to our school and community such as new tennis courts and fixing our heating/cooling system. However, nobody seems to mind how high our teachers are paid, and how most do not live in Galeton. They come take their checks and go else where with their money. I hope this alert is posted come negotiation time. Which I believe is soon.

Anonymous said...

I agree with cyber schooling too!!! Just pay for it yourselves!!

Anonymous said...

Kudos 9:08 and 9:28!

Anonymous said...

agree 11:16, and you are right it is negotiation time right now. as to 9:08 no one should be sliding contracts under your nose the meetings are open to the public why don't you start attending so this wouldn't happen to you....and there is openings on the board so why don't you run.....put your $ where your mouth is.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with 11:16....I don't agree with cyber schooling. If you want your children raised and taught by who they should be.. their parents. Then home school instead of cyber. You're not costing the tax
payers any money and you are teaching your children ...not the computer teaching them...

Anonymous said...

I hate that I have to pay these school taxes and I don't have any kids! And I agree, if they are in cyber school I should not have my taxes raised. I would opt to homeschool my kids or pay to have my kid go to another school in the area before I'd ever send my kids to Galeton. I haven't been out of school long and it was a joke when I was there. Some how I can't imagine it has gotten better.

Anonymous said...

The cyber school we chose IS a PUBLIC school. And we choose to send our children to a school that offers them a real chance at a modern, updated education. GASD is outdated at best. Tax payers should be complaining down at school where you can actually be heard and demand a updated education for all of the children of this town, demand a staff that will follow its bully protocol, offer appropriate setting for children with disabilities, stop sweeping issues under the rug and maybe than some parents will send their children back. Cyber school is not going anywhere, look at the stats its growing every year. I thank the Lord each and every day that we have this option.

Anonymous said...

10:27 then pay for it.If you don't like the way the school is run, run for school board.

Anonymous said...

To educate a student in GASD costs about $16,000+ per year. To educate by cyber school costs between $4,000-$10,000 per student. Look at it this way at $10,000 cyber school you are saving the tax payer about $6,000 per student that the school gets to keep. To send a child to a private school in Wellsboro it's about $3,000 per year paid by the parents. Those parents don't get reimbursed by the school. Why not reimburse them and still save $ 13,000 for the school district? The average cost per student in PA is $12,000+. Galeton is $16,000+. Are our children getting a $16,000+ education? We have 42 certified teachers, that comes to 9.2 students per teacher. What's wrong with this picture?

Anonymous said...

2:33..we have 2 reps on the board that represent my zone and they are awesome, so were covered. They do not need to be replaced. There are others that do need to be replaced and I cant do anything about those zones. My children (all of Galeton's children )have every right to a quality education which should be offered at our local public school. And as a tax payer I will get them that education any way I have to. I will say it again, my cyber school is a PUBLIC school and the tax money will pay for it just as it pays for the other kids at GASD. You ask me why don't I pay for it, well why don't you pay for your child to go to GASD? Why on earth would anybody outside my family care which public school I choose to send my child to? Especially when it costs less to educate them through cyber schools. How about asking the real questions here...what is going on at GASD that so many parents are choosing to remove their children?

Anonymous said...

Apparently most of the people on here have absolutely no idea what cyber schooling is all about. The cyber schools in Pennsylvania are public schools. Also parents who cyber school their children DO teach them...the computer is only used as a teaching aid. I have cyber schooled my 5 children (two of which graduate this year, both with all A's) for many years and I put in more work in a day than you do at your full time job...so never say a Cyber School parent does not teach their children. Any parent who has experienced a cyber school would NEVER consider returning their children to a brick and mortar school for several reason # 1 the quality of education in cyber school is terrible...my children have been in cyber for many years and are way ahead of others in their peer group that attend your "superior" brick and mortar schools. My son is only in first grade and is fluent in Spanish (something that is not even offered in most schools in our area until at least 9th grade)Most cyber schooled children score far above the national average in standardized tests and are given opportunities not available in the local school districts. One of my children just finished 10th grade with nearly enough credits to graduate thanks to the option to double up on Math and triple up on Science...she will spend the next two years taking early college courses along with her high school curriculum. Another major reason people choose cyber for their children is that in brick and mortar the children's main daily concern is where the next party is, or who is sleeping with who. I personally would much rather my kids focus on English and Math instead of sex, drugs and booze. Cyber schools are a lot less expensive for school districts, they don't pay our utilities, they do not pay our internet and they do not feed our children...besides the fact that your school districts get paid for every child that lives in the district that attends a cyber school. To the people who have taken the stand that all cyber schooled kids should be returned to brick and mortar... If you choose to pawn your off spring off on someone else that is your decision but there are some people out there who have children so they can take an active role in raising and teaching their own children to become productive members of society.

H. William Harrier said...

If ignorance is bliss those of you that constantly criticize public education in Pennsylvania must be the happiest people in the universe.

Anonymous said...

Look where keeping Paris Jackson from intermingling with society got her.

Just saying.

1st Admendment.

Anonymous said...

Ever notice they don't like to hire teachers that came from our district? Oh sure..there have been a few but how many of our local teachers have they passed over for someone who doesn't even live in the area? How many of our locals have moved away because they couldn't get a job with them? Sad...