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GazetteXtra | Evansville survey to aid in referendum discussion

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2014 by chasinthenews

Everyone should be getting this in their mail box this week.  If you do not please call the school district or contact Kelly Mosher at 608-882-3387 or mosherk@evansville.k12.wi.us.

So they are thinking about going to a referendum?   I think Jerry Roth has had this on his mind since day one of him taking the position of school superintendent.

The district does have many WANTS.   There is such a difference between wants and needs.

Survey questions include whether residents would support increasing taxes to give more salary and benefits for employees, upgrading curriculum and technology, whether a police liaison officer should be hired and whether the middle school built-in 1921 should be renovated or replaced”. – See more at: http://gazettextra.com/article/20140127/ARTICLES/140129732/1059#sthash.RKkgIXVg.dpuf
Survey questions include whether residents would support increasing taxes to provide more salary and benefits for employees, upgrading curriculum and technology, whether a police liaison officer should be hired and whether the middle school built in 1921 should be renovated or replaced. – See more at: http://gazettextra.com/article/20140127/ARTICLES/140129732/1059#sthash.RKkgIXVg.dpuf
Survey questions include whether residents would support increasing taxes to provide more salary and benefits for employees, upgrading curriculum and technology, whether a police liaison officer should be hired and whether the middle school built in 1921 should be renovated or replaced. – See more at: http://gazettextra.com/article/20140127/ARTICLES/140129732/1059#sthash.RKkgIXVg.dpuf

Really more salary for employees and benefits?  Really?  What happened to Act 10?   No way.   Employee salary and benefits need to come from the regular budget .  You can not expect Evansville tax payers to thinks its o.k. to pay for daily/monthly/ yearly expenses from a referendum.  They need to budget better.

Money for upgrading curriculum and technology.    Yes it would be nice to see the district move into this decade.   The computers and software are really  old.

Renovate or Replace the junior high?    Yes the district needs a new junior high.   There is so much wrong with the current building its disturbing.

A police liaison?  Just make administration behave and you would not need a police liaison.  It’s a black eye on the district that they would even consider this as the high school and junior high already think the police dept is at their personal employees.   Just make administration behave, that is where the trouble starts.

4k?    It is really is not fair to carry out 4k when there are so many needs in the district, which that point has been expressed by many already.   4k is a want, not a need as there are other options parents can seek out.    A good quality daycare, with 4k curriculum .  Because that is all 4k is , is daycare with a good curriculum.  4k is a want.

The district needs to take care of the students it already has, which it is not doing.

My aunt , uncle and cousins live in Evansville as well and asked me what I thought.  I told my uncle that I thought 4k and a new junior high were things people do need to consider.  The rest of these wants need to come out of the budget.  But if they are going to lump them all into one referendum I would vote no.

The only pressing issue I see from the questions I am aware of is the need for a new junior high.  Even with that if the district will continue to have declining enrollment is it better to just renovate the current building and hold off on building?

The district lost 100+ students this year to open enrollment.  They need to fix some thing internally before more money gets thrown at them.

The fact they want to include some of these items in the referendum shows everyone they have a problem budgeting.

They really need to sit down and make a plan and stick with it.  So far all they have shown is they have a list of wants,not needs.

http://gazettextra.com/article/20140127/ARTICLES/140129732/1059

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Dad Is (Mostly) Totally Honest On 11-Month-Old Daughter’s Daycare Questionnaire == Today 4k … tomorrow infants..

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 13, 2014 by chasinthenews

 

 

I am glad to see this dad did not take it seriously.  Good grief.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/08/dad-daycare-questionnaire-11-month-old-daughter_n_4560620.html

Evansville administrators showed their true colors and concern.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2013 by chasinthenews

 

 

Their concern was for them selves.   When they made sure they got their contracts all worked out and done before the teachers.   Shame on them.    It was all about them and what they wanted.

The Evansville school board should have said ” NO WAY”  you wait like the teachers and we will work all the contracts out at once.     But now the teachers get what if left over after administration took what it wanted.

Shame on them.  It’s not about what’s best for the district but what’s best for their pocket-book.

Alena Nightoak takes her own life. A victim of bullying.– Another sad story out of Wisconsin schools.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2013 by chasinthenews

This is just yet another sad story of the effects of bullying.   This was a kind, beautiful young lady.  Yet she was bullied endlessly by certain kids who really should be held criminally responsible.    She suffered from anxiety and depression.   Any one who is bullied suffers from anxiety and depression.   It comes with being bullied.     She actively spoke out against bullying and had made u-tube videos on being bullied.

I am just waiting for the Marshall High School to come out with a statement saying they ” had no idea.”   That seems to be standard for schools caught not doing enough about bullying.  The Evansville School District has a huge bullying problem, always has.   They have done very little to solve the issues.  The administrators in our school will tell anyone who will listen it’s not that bad,  example of the silly , understated report they gave at a recent board meeting.     But ask any number of parents in the E.S.D. and they can tell you just how bad the bullying is in the district.

If it comes to light the school knew and did little to nothing to prevent the bullying the administrators, and any teacher also need to be held criminally and have civil liability.   That is the only way schools are going to start taking it seriously and do some thing about it.

From elementary on up to high school.      Evansville School District administrators and certain staff should be ashamed of them selves.

There were two different kids that we are aware of that attempted suicide last year in the Evansville School District because of being bullied.  It’s funny how those numbers were not pointed out by the staff at the board meeting.

 

This is just such a very sad story.    It could have been prevented if kids were just taught it’s not o.k. to bully.  Some times the bulling starts with the parents. They are or were bullies.   Our thoughts and prays are with her family and friends.   So very sad.

http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/Bullying-Is-One-of-The-Factors-Behind-Why-A-Teen-Took-Her-Own-Life-201561271.html

Jerry Roth set to take the helm at E.C.S.D. .. — School Scoop

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2012 by chasinthenews

SO GLAD Heidi Carvin  is done and gone.   She was absolutely horrible.

But man oh man does JerryRoth have his work cut out for him.   Heidi has let administration do what ever it has pleased for years,  hell she did what ever she pleased.   She thought she took direction from no one, even though she collected  a check courtesy of the Evansville tax payer.

Administration for years has disrespected the board because they were after the lead of their leader , Heidi.

NO ONE in administration in this district has thought they had to answer to anyone.    LOOK at the poor test scores,  LOOK at declining enrollment, Look at the bullying issues.

This school district is so far off track and nothing like what it used to be.   It’s embarrassing.

I know that several of the school board members are putting a lot of faith and hope into Jerry Roth, but what a huge mountain he is going to have to climb.   It will not be easy.

Good luck to him.

Please read Melissa’s thought’s on Heidi’s retirement.

Check out School Scoop.

http://schoolscoop1.blogspot.com/2012/06/this-and-that-on-heidis-retirement.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SchoolScoop+%28School+Scoop%29

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