16 positions cut from Sandusky Schools

The Sandusky school board eliminated 16 more jobs at their Monday morning meeting. The district will cut the position of literacy specialist at each of the five elementary schools. Those salaries were paid by the Reading First grant, which is ending.
Susan McMillan
Jun 8, 2010

 

 The Sandusky school board eliminated 16 more jobs at their Monday morning meeting.

 The district will cut the position of literacy specialist at each of the five elementary schools. Those salaries were paid by the Reading First grant, which is ending.

The other 11 positions are for Title I and Title II-A instructors at various school buildings. Title jobs are funded with federal dollars for schools with a high percentage of low-income students and for improving teacher effectiveness.

 

Comments

Sassy

Well, hey, reading isn't all that important, anyway, is it?

disabledamerican53

Why do they need that stuff anyways, this comes under the three laws, affirmative action, minority hiring, and census. They don't even have to try? There is nothing racist in this question.

outsider

 Sounds like the entitlement crowd won't be very happy. 

Taxpayer

Have them go over to Perkins.  I hear their enrollment is growing.  I am just afraid of their massive plan for a central Perkins campus in another location.  That will mean higher taxes alone for the purchase of land and then a new modern facility for all the grades, sports, stadium and all the other curricular activities.  My kids are out and will be on their way to college.  (Each with a new car of course)  It will be VERY expensive for all residential taxpayers, er PROPERTY owners. 

laker1

Well, what happened to all the jobs Obama was going to create? What happened to the stimulus money for the Sandusky Schools?  Same type of reasoning as all the jobs created last month in the US. 430,000 jobs created bbut 411,000 were census workers. LOL. This stimulus money is just like when you stimulate yourself. When you stop the fun is over.

laker1

Well, what happened to all the jobs Obama was going to create? What happened to the stimulus money for the Sandusky Schools?  Same type of reasoning as all the jobs created last month in the US. 430,000 jobs created bbut 411,000 were census workers. LOL. This stimulus money is just like when you stimulate yourself. When you stop the fun is over.

Wes Poole

Questions for the School Board. 

Which programs did you think were important to keep?   What's  the point, if the kids can't read? 

outsider

 Bill P,

If these kids had any parental involvement their would be little or no need for Title1 instructors. Sorry, my mistake. Maybe if the parents of these kids in need had parental involvement when they were kids we would not need these Title1 instructors. It's been a least one maybe two generations of entitlement. Here's a suggestion...read with your kids at home. Stop relying on the schools to do your job.

shsalum

the kids in this town need every bit of help we can give them. This wil not help!

disabledamerican53

A cut in pay for all them top earners would help them children. Teachers that really care could share like they teach in kindergarten or is that preschool?.

columbus avenue

Are you a union person?

outsider

 The federal tax dollars are drying up. This is just the start of the city, county, state and federal governments cutting back on funded programs. For those people who spend time with their kids and assist them in their educational experience there will be little difference. Those people who expect their governments to provide for all their needs will be in trouble.

starryeyes83

 

Not a good time to be a teacher, I  guess,  OR even think  about  becoming one.

nonconformist

Hey outsider... It's not the federal tax dollars that are drying up; I know someone who is moving out of state and has already applied for three different jobs in the school system where they are going. It's not every city, county, and state... It's much more simple; get out of this city, county, and state while you can.

nonconformist

By the way, to all of you saying "these kids" don't lump all of this city's kids and parents into one category. My child has been tested for giftedness twice; in reading I might add. My niece is in the first grade and she reads at a third grade level. Can any of you say the same? It's just too bad this state is so unconcerned about our children's education; the children who are gifted and talented and willing to learn. The school system is more concerned with how to get the others to pass the tests necessary to pass them off (Not to mention make them feel more "comfortable" or as "capable" as their peers.) By all means some (many) of these parents are too blame also. However, look at some of the other areas in this country; Texas and Florida just to name a couple. They have MAGNET schools that are public and tuition free. Ever hear about those in Ohio? I haven't. There are many issues within our school system but dont' ever lump all of the city's student's (children)  together, nor their parents.

FUSR

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around the block

The federal tax dollars are drying up.  That is putting many schools in a hard position.  They are going to have to make cuts.  I just hope we can keep our teachers in place.  They are great!  I voted for the levy and will do so again.  We need to keep our school system strong to keep our community good.

jpear

Around the block.  How to make cuts and keep teachers.  85% of the schools budget is wages.  There is no way.  you cannot have your cake and eat it to my friend.  

around the block

That is why we elect people.  They have to be creative and find ways to make things work.

rocketman2468

85% is not wages.  Its wages, benifits, retirement, coaching contracts.  There is no way they can cut the budget without cutting teachers.  No person is that "creative"

around the block

It is clear that not only do the we have to be creative at the local level, but in columbus and DC too.  All of those elected officials need to get together and solve these problems.  Our kids and our town will continue to suffer if they do nothing. 

moonrick

The problem with Sandusky is too many kids are leaving and going to perkins.  In a diffrent thread we are talking about closing the Arizona border, maybe we should close the one on Perkins Ave?

rocketman2468

Moonrick, I think there is something to be said about your thoughts on ending open enrollment.  If people dont like the school they are in they can always move. 

jpear

Open enrollment is not the problem.  If parents do not like the school that thier children are in the last thing they should have to do is move.  What if they like the town they are in?

rocketman2468

Off our money goes to other schools......seems like s stange way to run things.   What is the purpose for having schools in our towns.  Why not just have one big county school?

jpear

Do you want kids from Vermilion spending two hours on a bus to ride to a central county school.  Thats just insane!  They would have to get up at 4:00am!