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Acting Marietta superintendent named

Fleming off work recovering from injuries sustained in fall down stairs

October 29, 2013

Marietta Middle School Principal Will Hampton will serve as acting superintendent of the Marietta City school district while Superintendent Harry Fleming recovers from injuries he recently sustaine....

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Oct-29-13 5:44 PM

Thanks for the info River Rat if it is correct that the last three years of the forecast are worthless given their method of forecasting, then the Times and the school system should acknowledge and inform the public of this fact

too many times the forecasts are used to justify this constant state of financial crisis, justifying the constant need for ever increasing levies and ultimately only serving the perpetual selfish interests of the unions running the school system

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Oct-29-13 12:48 PM

I am not a snob on the lunch thing. I just think the school should be able to provide it.

I see no reason to leave campus unless going to WSCC or MC.

And as far as their selection as Superintendent; is that the mild mannered Will who never loses his temper?

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Oct-29-13 11:25 AM

Mary we disagree about lunch but I think we agree about the "fortress".

The money they spent on the entrances is a great example of how schools can waste money when they have it to burn.

The Colegate entrance is now an embarrassment to the community. It could not be any uglier or look more like a prison. Just terrible, and I'd encourage alums to take a look at what they did. I asked a teacher what architect designed that and they said they thought it was designed internally. It looks like it. A terrible waste of money.

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Oct-29-13 10:59 AM

I need spell checker....badly

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Oct-29-13 10:58 AM

Sorry...talking about

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Oct-29-13 10:57 AM

I am basically falling about the waste of money to build a fortress, then permit students to roam freely with no security going in and out.

People go and leave unchecked, why waste the money?

It us the obligation of parents to reach their children, but how many people send their children to school trusting they will be protected there.

Sending them to the streets because we can feed them all seems dumb. Money spent on the fortress could have built a better cafeteria system.

I am responsible for my kids and they know consequences, but many parents don't anddon't eexpect consequences for their child.

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Oct-29-13 9:44 AM

Best wishes to Harry!

Mary, students go back and forth to Washington State and Marietta College during the day. They drive to get to sports and extracurricular practices. Some even have to drive to the games/matches/meets themselves when they don't have a bus. What's wrong with driving to lunch? Wait, that would be expecting high school students to be responsible like they are expected to be in the working or college world that they will soon enter.

If you don't want your child leaving for lunch then tell them no. Accidents are just as likely to happen when they are rushing to get to school on time or in a hurry to get off campus. Should we ban them from driving to school as well?

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Oct-29-13 9:21 AM

Stone - schools have to do a 5-year forecast but state budgets (and school funding numbers) are only given out every 2 years. You are predicting three years of unknowns on funding, which most treasurers go with flat funding but the adjust all expenses for inflation.

Not a ruse, just a stupid practice required by the state to predict more than double the time you know what revenue will be.

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Oct-29-13 9:12 AM

best wishes to Harry for a quick recovery

re: the finances i have yet to ever read about any school system not going broke in 5 years or less. yet they always find a way to survive. is this some sort of ruse...always claiming financial collapse to scare everyone to vote for more levies ??

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Oct-29-13 9:06 AM

MaryPoppins - You are the primary educator of your child. If you are concerned about your child's safety during open lunch, don't let them go. Ultimately it is YOUR decision if YOUR child goes to open lunch.

The teachers take attendance each period, if the student is not in the class after lunch, their absence is reported to the office.

To many people passing the responsibilities of parenting onto the school!

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Oct-29-13 7:51 AM


The lunch thing ud also unbelievable. We cannot feed them all so send them to the streets.

That's not an earned privlidge. Its dumb.

Its the schools obligation to keep my child safe. They cannot guarantee safety if a teen decides to jump in a car at lunch.

I trust the school will protect my child. They cannot do it properly if students are on and off campus with no supervision.

Who patrols their reentry into the building also?

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Oct-29-13 6:54 AM

oh and carry on Todd as you always do! thanks for your service.

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Oct-29-13 6:53 AM

Sorry, Harry to hear of your fall. Congrats Will, you are a good and decent leader.

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