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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
North Canton's Walsh University Class of 2015. Photo Credit: Andrea McCaffrey
george September 12, 2013 at 04:34 pm
Walsh University has been a positive in North Canton, for decades, as educator, community mindedRead More organization and role model. Kudos ! How lucky we are here in North Canton to have this fine University in our midst.
North Canton City Schools Superintendent Michael Hartenstein. Photo Credit: Morgan Day
george August 22, 2013 at 03:40 pm
Liked it better when teacher's were non-union, had to receive pay, merit raises and benefits basedRead More on their education & performance in the job, just like the rest of us. NC schools changed,( not for the better) when the union muscled its way into the district 3+ decades ago.
Todd August 23, 2013 at 11:01 am
Good comments. There are definitely pros and cons to unions. NC has had more cons than pros in theRead More last 3 decades.. The teachers have conceded at every bargaining table and have received nothing in return. This last time, it appears they received something but in reality, the devil is in the details. Read the fine print. The board of education is not guaranteeing any scheduled percentage increases on the base pay for all teachers. “The only guarantee is they are going to reinstitute steps,” Superintendent Michael Hartenstein said. “What we did was reinstituted step increases, which is a minimum of 1.5 percent.” Teachers can receive raises in the second and third years of the contract if the school system receives an unexpected boost in revenue from the state. This is what Hartenstein referred to as a “contingency” in the contract. “If we don’t receive any new money from the state, the teachers, besides the steps, don’t get any new money,” Hartenstein said. “If we get some funding, we are happy to share some of it.” This is open to interpretation and allows the District to make these figures look any way they see fit.
george August 23, 2013 at 03:30 pm
Thank you, for the information, Todd. It does not address the issue of incompetent/apatheticRead More teachers. A teacher remarked that she was going to have surgery in late April,early May---she didn't want her summer spoiled by recovery. How effective was that sub at the end of the year? Another example: Unknowing parents were upset there was competition to have children placed in the best teachers' classrooms. Thinking it was a choice the school made, it wasn't the correct way to go about filling a class-room or as happened many times-----changing the roster after the fact. Or when a recent college graduate w/ no experience announced to concerned parents that she didn't have time to give students individual attention---that wasn't her job. She promptly married, had children, draining the system w/ her benefits,( had to hire subs). She was ineffective in the classroom and then the w/ part time attendance. Some older teachers that are burned out, not enthusiastic but riding out their time for benefits. There are good teachers with or w/o unions but the unions have taken something away from the community feel of school, parents & student.
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george August 13, 2013 at 01:38 pm
So disappointed that NC Patch could only show a picture promoting the NCMSF,which has declined inRead More attendance in recent years but fail to publish a few pictures of "NoCa High" as the seniors in NC called the school. So much history & yet, the powers that be can only think to tear it down. How many uses a restored, historical designated building would have had. No-one cares about history or traditions anymore. It is all about the bottom line. SHAME. BTW, since your promoting the MSF---better planning w/ events, bands, etc. may help.
Duug August 14, 2013 at 10:19 am
Helen, I am sure if you would volunteer to pay the property taxes and the maintenance/security costsRead More plus become active in finding a use for building it would be appreciated. Otherwise remove any valuable historic or useable materials and take it down.
george August 14, 2013 at 01:40 pm
What utter nonsense! First, the school could have tried to save the building--it chose to raze.Read More There is now a permanent tax levy, so voters do listen to the school's pleas for $. They could have turned to the community as they did for the levy; 2nd, younger generations have no sense of history in our 24/7 techno world---what a wonderful way to teach about & preserve a part of old NC, (we are already such a disposable society); 3rd, you presume to know what I do or don't do visa vie volunteerism or anything else.
Jessie May 7, 2013 at 01:47 pm
Is 959 supposed to be good?
Rick Madison May 8, 2013 at 02:03 pm
Jessie, there are over 750 districts in Ohio alone, more than 14,000 nationally. This puts us in theRead More top 7% of schools in the U.S. I'd say that's pretty good. Information found on census.gov
jan heighway May 13, 2013 at 11:07 pm
You bet that's good...great if you ask me...I have three children who have graduated from Hoover andRead More my last one this year! I'm proud to say that we are great and my kids are a product of this district! Go VIKES!
Brian Touchette May 22, 2013 at 07:36 pm
Helen. You obviously have Internet access. Hence, you obviously had access to the same info asRead More anyone else. If you didn't have Internet at home, you could have gone to the library. There is no excuse to not have all the information. You say you are educated, but due to your atrocious grammar and punctuation and poor use of vocabulary/cliche, you totally lost me at the end of that post. BTW, you fulfill an obligation. You exercise a right. Rights imply a choice.
george May 23, 2013 at 04:07 pm
@Brian: "I'm an educated voter, which is why I found out exactly what a permanent levy is &Read More means", ( yes, I knew the issues, as the sentence clearly states); "if only educated voters went to the polls, we would be in a different economic shape in N. Canton, as well as Ohio or the nation", ( that was in reference to voters not aware of the issue, being easily swayed and at times not knowing it is Election Day; a country needs informed active participants in gov. instead of the apathetic, the under-educated/ ignorant when choosing representatives and/or voting on issues);
george May 23, 2013 at 04:13 pm
forgot: always willing to simplify for those not understanding nuance and implied meaning;
Hanrahan April 26, 2013 at 01:40 pm
Great job kids. This is awesome. With your help and support the family will be able to carry-onRead More after this terrible tragedy.
Kelly Parsons (Hatcher) April 26, 2013 at 02:37 pm
We have awesome children that show compassion! It shows that the character of our children is not aRead More lost cause! We as parents have done well :) great job!
Allen DeGuzman April 24, 2013 at 07:19 pm
3rd paragraph, 3rd word, the word "recieved" is spelled received.
Mike Eastman April 25, 2013 at 08:01 pm
the author must have went to jackson
KC April 26, 2013 at 11:37 am
Must have "gone" to Jackson............. And the rule is "i before e, except afterRead More c"
Renee Rojas April 19, 2013 at 03:11 pm
We should still vote for the levy so school can continue to remain competitive. We are in a goodRead More place to live.
John Deike April 19, 2013 at 03:48 pm
Good afternoon Ann, The timing was coincidental. The Post published the rankings on April 12, and IRead More thought the community would be interested in the achievement. Best, JD
jim April 20, 2013 at 01:52 am
The school can be very competitive on the funds they have now. Another layer of icing on the cakeRead More will not make it better.
Glen April 21, 2013 at 02:45 pm
Is anyone aware of the money spent to generate this levy? I am. When students had last Friday offRead More and the Police chief and others had mock drills at the high school, it was pretty comical. And what a waste of the taxpayers money! Sure wish there was video so every voter in North Canton could see how ridiculous and wastful this was
Rick Madison April 23, 2013 at 05:16 pm
I'm assuming this comes from your YEARS of law enforcement experience? Also, citizens are givingRead More money to support the levy, not tax dollars. Do you have any sources? Or should we trust someone who won't use his last name on a website?
jan heighway April 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm
I am so thankful for that training that I received. As a teacher, mother, and grandmother I feelRead More more confident and more aware of what I could do if we did how an intruder in our building. Our school leadership should be commended for their foresight in preparing us for the unthinkable.
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