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Sunday, February 17, 2013

WDT: Carthage Central Ponders Punishment by Heat for Budget Woes

      Turn the A/C off (except in the superintendents's office where cool heads are needed). Seems the new budget threat is not giving the children their air conditioning.
Hate to sound like the days of yore, but I went to school in the same latitude as Carthage and we opened the windows and day-dreamed about heading across the street to Puff's.
      Besides...threatening no A/C is hardly a solution to the structural budget issues facing the state's 700 plus school districts and their 700 plus superintendents and 700 plus administrative staffs.    
Watertown Daily Times | Carthage Central may decrease cooling at schools

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mayor, wake up. Dr. Seuss. Puff's. What decade are you living in ?

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, yes... and while we are at it, let's trim some administrative fat from our states political ranks as well, they all need downsizing, at all levels.

Anonymous said...

There is no bigger cesspool of wasted money than our school systems. But nothing can be said of it, as the combination of love of children (wink wink)and the stranglehold enjoyed by our part time teachers is unbreakable. We are left with a continuing spiral of shoveling money to them, receiving less in return, and listening to self serving complaints about their terrible and abusive working conditions. You might as well get used to it. You haven't had the balls to do anything about it. Live with it.

Anonymous said...

It all could be fixed with teacher evaluations. Yup, and borrowing against future pensions. That should do it.

Oops...I almost forgot, "consolidation". Even though virtually every study showed that consolidating municipalities would actually cost more money, I am sure the same thing isn't true with schools. Whats an AstroTurf field and a swimming pool cost? Nothing, right?

Anonymous said...

By all means cut A/C in some of the classrooms and offices. If voters approve an addition to West Carthage, they'll be paying to maintain those classrooms. Lights,heat, upkeep, teachers, etc. Nothing will be saved. It is a smoke screen. And while they are at it keep the lights off of the half dozen empty rooms at Black River Elementary. That will save.

Anonymous said...

Consolidation couldn't cost more money. The school people have simply floated bs against it, and you, 1:40 believe it. We do not need the multiple administrative staffs, the multiple contract negotiations, the multiple building contract negotiations, the multiple evaluation deals, the multiple bus contracts, athletic leagues and directors, budgets, tax levels,,, the list is endless. And if you think you have local control of schools, you are an idiot. All blame goes to Albany. Just ask a school teacher or administrator. They are never responsible for anything.

Anonymous said...

The only one I have ever known to correctly point out that consolidation would cost more money is me. You don't have to agree with me just because I am right.

The bigger the school, municipality, library, police force (you name it) the bigger the spending, waste and over generous perks. As I said, you don't have to agree with me just because I am right.

Anonymous said...

Cite a study, one that isn't financed by the teacher's union, that shows consolidation will cost more in the long run. Baloney.

The resistence to that change comes from the education industry itself. They want superintendents every 7 miles. And you swallow what they spurt. Touching.