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Warren’s would-be executives grilled

June 10, 2013

BARLOW — Three candidates for the job of superintendent of schools for the Warren Local School District met with the public Saturday at Warren High School....

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Jun-10-13 7:03 AM

Just wait, candidates. The "NO" voters will put you in your place.

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Jun-10-13 8:17 AM

Mr. Clough is drawn to the area, "to earn an doctoral degree in structural design at Ohio University." I would wonder how long this gentleman plans to stay with the district if he wants a PhD in something non-school adminstration related.

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Jun-10-13 9:03 AM

Hard choice for the BOE to pick out the best Gibbs clone. Looks like a total redo is on the way.

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Jun-10-13 9:47 AM

I'm not a district resident, but as a former employee I'm interested in what is happening there. How many community members took advantage of this opportunity and attended this meeting? Having watched the debates/disagreements over all the levy attempts, I sincerely hope that many of the "naysayers" were there to participate and not just wait until a new Supt. is selected and THEN complain!

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Jun-10-13 10:27 AM

swilson60: The naysayers aren't even waiting until the new Supt. is selected (case in point - bigtime). These intellectually challenged individuals live to complain about a system they, themselves, are too cowardly to participate in. Let's face it: why solve any issues ahead of time by becoming involved when you can do nothing and wait for the next opportunity to complain, criticize and condemn?

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Jun-10-13 10:35 AM

getthetruth, How did your wife vote on bringing back busing the last time? Wait...she didn't show up to the meeting.Was she to intellectually challenge or to cowardly to participate?

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Jun-10-13 11:01 AM

Who ran this meeting the boe or the teachers union? It’s not about the community anymore, it’s about covering up all those years of lies and deceptions.

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Jun-10-13 11:10 AM

Bigtime, I noticed you didn't dispute my synopsis of how you like to "participate." Nice to know you are so transparent and predictable.

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Jun-10-13 11:11 AM

rightminded: please provide PROOF of your allegations of lies and deceptions.

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Jun-10-13 1:53 PM

They need someone to stand up for the kids against those bully teachers. With Gibbs and the rest of the higher ups gone the school system has to be better off. Now on to the board members.

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Jun-10-13 2:37 PM

Just another reason to home school your children. Better education without all the mess of this school system. A ODE audit of the system needs to be done to get to the real truth of what all has went on there over the past decade.

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Jun-10-13 4:32 PM

You know I have sat back these past years listening to both sides on this issue of the schools, the levy, the board members and the super. If everyone on here and in the district would quit whining and complaining about what he said or she said and try to come to a solution instead of being the problem just maybe the ship could get righted and headed in the right direction. We have some very good teachers in our schools and there are some that are not, I have one child that has graduated and one still in and they have told us who is good and so on. The main thing is we have to work together on this, what do you want to do have the school closed and then send the kids to Marietta or Belpre and so on, then make it work people.

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Jun-10-13 5:52 PM

A core group of voters have single handedly put the Warren district into the trash heap. They defeat a levy and then stand around hurting themselves by trying to reach around and pat themselves on the back. Anyone taking the super’s job in that district is either an idiot or using this as gap filler on their resume.

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Jun-10-13 6:01 PM

Well said Lee086. However, it is a good indication of what this district is facing considering that anyone would disagree with any single point you make. They want to throw grenades then stand back and blame someone else.

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Jun-10-13 6:03 PM

DaveBa, I think there are audits for you to review. Be careful what you ask for though.

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Jun-10-13 6:31 PM

The best step for Warren would be for the State to run it for a couple years. The system as it is now is a total failure. Rebuilding the same system with fill in's just means many more years of the same thing they have now. They are in a deep hole now, why not just start over and make everyone happy. At this point no one trust the remaining people in charge.It is not a real bright idea to have the people that dug the hole help you try and fix it.

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Jun-10-13 9:19 PM

I vote for the supt. that will "work", for 75k, for 20 hours/week, some know the penalties applied to school districts for passing local levies, and the lowering of certain tax rates that support schools, like the tangible tax, while adding unfunded mandates that keep increasing education costs to said schools, you want me to vote for a levy, change the funding scheme....

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Jun-10-13 9:30 PM

DaveBa, you do realize that if the State comes in to run the school system, they would have the right to raise your taxes to force you to financially support the system if they believed it was the right thing to do, right? Real bright idea you have there...

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Jun-10-13 9:34 PM

Brilliant idea, scrappile. Now if you could only prove that a school system superintendent had the authority to make the changes you want to see happen... Just another excuse to continue voting "no" for the students and your community.

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Jun-10-13 10:04 PM

getthetruth I believe you know better then that. The only anwsers you offer is LEVY, LEVY, LEVY. If the state comes in they would show you how to run a great school system on the high end budget Warren has.

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Jun-11-13 7:32 AM

Mr Ba…Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe W*** spends less per student than any district in our county and any of the surrounding counties – while they maintain excellent ratings in academic achievement. Does not seem “high end” but more along the lines of frugal and extremely efficient. Wouldn’t you agree?

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Jun-11-13 8:33 AM

DaveBa: And the only answers you provide is NO, NO, and NO. And, not that it makes any difference to the intellectually void like you, aspiringhuman is correct; Warren, on average, spends less per student than many of the other school districts in the area. But I won't confuse you with the facts.

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