Sandusky Catholic more alike

Register
Jul 6, 2014

 

The Sandusky Central Catholic school district has a rich and respected heritage in our community. Its beginnings in the city are the city's beginnings. 

The cornerstones of Sts. Peter and Paul, Holy Angels and St. Mary's churches and the schools show the reach back they have in the city's neighborhoods, filled with Irish, Italian and German immigrants — the new Americans of that era.
 
But the mission today is much as it was then: To serve families. Just as every other school district, the Sandusky Catholic district is undergoing transformation in how educational services are delivered in the tight-budget world that is today's reality. 
 
The united school district is a private institution, making it difficult when private information becomes public, whether through a reporter or a court filing. The public role of the district's board is to the families the school serves, and it is answerable to them. 
 
The swirl of speculation surrounding recent teacher contract changes that appear to reduce salaries for older experienced teachers, and a federal age discrimination lawsuit, is not too unlike any reaction that might occur if the same thing were to happen in another school district. 
 
District officials have the right to comment, or not comment, on issues that become public, and district employees also have a right to speak out. 
 
The Register's reporting can at times generate a community conversation, and that conversation can be challenging at times with concerns that trouble readers and a fog of misunderstandings. 
 
As arduous as it can be, however, we believe difficult dialogue on issues that matter is better than no dialogue at all. 

Comments

sugar

The point of this is?

Dcfred20036

Agree with Sugar.

OSUAV8TER

The Register's recent reporting on Sandusky Central Catholic Schools has done nothing but to hurt its image in the community through all of the negative commenting in these recent article’s forums. Call it freedom of speech but a lot of these comments seem like defamation to me. These articles may be "reporting" the news to the editors at the Register, but what has ultimately happened are irrelevant, damaging commenting by certain members of this forum who desire nothing but to see that fine institution go down in flames. These individuals work hard at doing it too, the hate is incredible! SCCS serves Sandusky, and serves the community well. Sandusky needs SCCS as a part of a healthy community. If the Register really shared that same opinion, they would take steps to better police the forums, or not even enable a forum, to prevent those individuals from degrading SCCS. This article is silly; it basically says, “we care, but we don’t care,” in a feeble attempt to avoid any kind of responsibility for SCCS’s tarnished reputation. The SR is like the parent allowing the kids to fight at the playground, and saying that’s ok.

mikeylikesit

with the tarnished reputation the church has already, by their own hand, i don't think anybody can hurt them any worse than they do to themselves..

Dcfred20036

OSU...Comments expressing disagreement with the school's actions does not equal hate. If, as a Catholic, you truly believe that the truth is always of God then why not embrace this value? Pope Francis recently said that he prefers a church that is bruised and hurting than a church that is unhealthy because of clinging to its own security: secrecy has been the chronic disease of SMCC. keeping secrets for the "good of the school" does not help, it only keeps it sick and confined in its false sense of security. People need to have a thicker skin when reading comments critical of the school, and consider that an open debate may lead to a better, healthier school in the future.

OSUAV8TER

Dcfred, the worst alumnus and biggest hater of the school. You troll the Register for any article about SMCC to put your negative spin on it. The defamation comment was aimed at you.

The school is a private organization and it doesnt have to release anything! Based on a few articles on the SR you think the whole place is falling a part. If I remember correctly, you dont even live in Sandusky, you just troll the SR and weigh in like you have professional knowledge of what is going on. The larger picture may suggest that you have a hatred for Catholics and organized religion in general. If you have hate, just let it out DC!

OSUAV8TER

Oh yeah, what have the local churches done lately? Oh you keep going back to the child abuse issues which is not what the Catholic Church is about.

pigeon farmer

Rich & respected history of covering up child abuse. Bad catholics covering for bad priests. Can't pray away those bad touches.

OSUAV8TER

Yeah Bad Catholics. I bet there are bad Muslims, Jews, Protestants, and Athiests too. Get over it.

mikeylikesit

get over it? that's probably what the rapist priests tell their victims.. if it were my children who were raped, i would shoot the rapist priest in the head, then tell him to get over it..

Dcfred20036

Acutally, the school only has itself to blame for its recent national notierity. Publicly disagreeing with Brian Panetta's forced resignation is not defaming the school. And the idea that I hate the school or Catholics is simply silly. You simply need a thicker skin, that's all. Reasonable people can disagree on important issues.

OSUAV8TER

The school was forced to fire Mr. Panetta because he went against the Church's teaching. It is a Catholic school. If you don't support the school or the Church, then you are against it. I don't understand how people think that SMCC could have held onto Brian. Once he told them, it was game over. It's like the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell. Once Brian told, he was out. From my understanding, no one at the school wanted to fire him.