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Warren may bring back busing

2-year-old austerity effort could be scuttled by Kasich’s budget idea, loss of students

January 10, 2013

A potential change in Ohio’s school funding formula could put busing back on the table for Warren High School....

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CluelessOH

Jan-10-13 8:21 AM

I figured that busing would come back. I mean, it is the only way to get votes for the levy that is coming up for busing. I mean, if you get more kids riding the bus, you will get more votes for the levy. It makes perfect sense. If there were no busing for high school students, their parents wouldn't vote for the levy.

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DaveBa

Jan-10-13 9:21 AM

It’s ironic that the BOE used bussing to get the emergency levy passed the first time. Now they are going to use it again. It would be best for the community if Mr. Gibbs, Mrs. West and Mr. Allen would step down and let the healing process begin. With the current administration still in place, the levy will fail.

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mrhomer

Jan-10-13 10:13 AM

Maybe they heard the same radio program i heard yesterday...about how textbooks and basically schools would become extinct due to the online schooling already in progress..hated to hear that but probably true.

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jerseymiller

Jan-10-13 11:12 AM

spell it anyway you want, it was a bully move that failed, and yes its time to fix it.

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ProudMarietta133

Jan-10-13 1:14 PM

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ProudMarietta133

Jan-10-13 1:17 PM

Kasich wants public education to fail. While I may not have agreed with all of Strickland's policies, when it comes to education, he was more supportive than the current administration. The current funding system has already been ruled unconstitutional - it is designed so that administrators like Gibbs are managing a slow, never ending train wreck. It's set up to fail. Blaming the administrators is the easy road, educate yourselves and you will see that. Don't go after low hanging fruit, educate yourselves. Solutions are rarely as easy as "cleaning house"....

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IsaacEastwood

Jan-10-13 3:13 PM

Why did the people of Warren not want to approve the levy?

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jerseymiller

Jan-10-13 3:51 PM

eastwood- to go in debt without knowing what the new funding rules were , did not make good sense.

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ProudMarietta133

Jan-10-13 4:13 PM

Jersey, you should seriously get informed. You would be a much more effective voice and champion of public education if you did. That funding system changes every two years - look at Ohio's school funding history. You would need a crystal ball before every decision. The rules change with such frequency that nothing would get done if you tried to wait before acting. Sometimes you have to make tough choices using the best information you have at the time, and they don't always please everyone. School funding in Ohio is more complicated than the IRS tax code. Please get informed.

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BeRight

Jan-10-13 4:52 PM

ProudMarietta133: Kasich wants public education to fail?

Gees. I guess the subject is now closed and Warren need not bother with any more levies.

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BeRight

Jan-10-13 4:53 PM

The only thing Strickland supported was the teachers unions. he also left the state billions in debt.

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jerseymiller

Jan-10-13 6:26 PM

133-- went to columbus talked to the education department, felt i had a good understanding of the government intention. did you bother to do that??? i also check on district that built new schools,not doing so well,some didnt have the money to open the doors. obama said (one place i agree) its not the builting its the teacher that in it. i will save all my votes for them.

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scrappile

Jan-10-13 8:57 PM

Attn. Mr. Gibbs, Who was harmed the most by you and your board of the time decisions, Simply those that were already at risk for the education to break the cycle of poverty in your district. As far as not knowing the cost and savings of the taking busing for H.S. students, you had to know that state funding was and is continually on the decline, at least until the race to the bottom for wages and the lowering of, "job creator" yeah right, tax load. With the implementing of earlier than expected "tangible tax" that will further cut funding. how long before you cant cut enough to keep the doors open. Until you get more members with the mindset of Mr. Nichols. you will never get the people of this district to see things your way....

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jerseymiller

Jan-10-13 9:06 PM

the one ? that was asked at the meeting in columbus was. DO YOU WANT TO BUILD COMMUNITY BUILDINGS OR EDUCATE CHILDREN. i chose children.

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bigtime

Jan-10-13 9:15 PM

Does ProudMarietta133 = Big Steve?

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scrappile

Jan-10-13 9:15 PM

Lottery receipts at all time high, that was supposed to be income for schools and not general revenue enhancement, state has 1 BILLION in rainy day fund, state senators trying to give themselves pay raises, Kasich gave large pay raises while cutting monies marked to come back to counties, cities, schools, etc., so if you look you can find funds, even if it too educate our best and best resource, those that we leave behind.

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hockeypuck

Jan-11-13 8:21 AM

No matter what happens, the "NO" voters will have their way. Warren schools are doomed.

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ProudMarietta133

Jan-11-13 9:36 AM

jersey, you won't find any public or "on the record" comments on the matter, but rest assured, there is a hidden/unwritten agenda in Columbus to privatize public education. You talked to "education department"....what is that? Ohio Department of Education....do you think they control anything? lol.

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jerseymiller

Jan-11-13 10:39 AM

133-i was not alone(several locals) at the meeting that makes it public. what have you done to build your opinion,besides listening to gibbs and the boe, who in my opinion are living in the past, will and have sacrificed our youth for their own glory, just to have their name on a building. from the president to some local educators. buildings are not the answer. to do away with busing with 6million reserve was not the answer.

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jerseymiller

Jan-11-13 11:23 AM

133- it was a meeting with public servants therefore minutes were taken, which makes it have a public record.

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ProudMarietta133

Jan-11-13 1:19 PM

I'll be the first to throw Gibbs and the BOE under the bus if I see a negligent decision. Who said anything about the buildings...not me. I blame the state for pushing these building projects on us. The department that provides the state funding for building projects gets PAID for constructing new buildings. You can't fault the local district when the state promises to give them 50 cents on the dollar to build them.

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jerseymiller

Jan-11-13 1:38 PM

133--i dont see why not, and how many NO votes does it take to get supposely educated people to listen. gibbs and the boe have divide this school district, it will take years to repair the damage. the sad part is education of the children will suffer from the bully tactics. in rollment has drop cash flow down progress slowed. it was all over buildings and my way or the highway. at anytime the boe could have said --NO NO NO NO NO NO.

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