By , Mount Vernon News
April 20, 2011, 10:34 am

FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown school board has eliminated 17 staff positions in the past three years, and made a number of cuts while still maintaining quality programs and staff.

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7 Responses to “More cuts in store if Fredericktown levy fails”

  1. Anonymous

    2 years ago Mr. Peterson was hired to replace Mr. Humphrey. Mr. Humphrey was going to the voters and got them to vote on building the new school which was desperately needed for our growing village. Then before the school was completed Mr. Humphrey again went to the voters for more money to finsh the school and again the voters for the sake of kids passed the levy. 2 in a row. Now due to the economy Mr. Peterson has come from a bigger district to a small villiage with limited resources, and a growing number of lower income families. nnRecently the paper published that Mr. Manns was leaving the district to take a postion in Mansfield. Mr. Manns held 2 of the 7 positions listed as positions that would need to be let go. Now why would the district wanna let go of a special needs and english teacher when there are way too many office workers on both sides of the building, again in my opinon making the childrens education a price tag instead of being about learning and improving. nnVote No on the fredericktown School Levy. nnI know I am

  2. Anonymous

    When Mr. Humprey ran the fredericktown local district he got voters to build a new building. before the new building was completed they had used all the money up and asked the voters again for more money and again voters gave it to him. Mr. Jim Peterson has only been with fredericktown schools 2 years and hes begging the voters to give money. Now why is that. Maybe if they go back and check the records they would see that i’m sure there was alot of mis-spending. The paper recently said that 7 teachers or positions would have to be let go, when just prior the paper annouced that Mr. Manns was leaving to take another job. He held 2 of those positions. so that means that 5 more jobs would have to be let go. why is it that the Special needs teacher would need to be let go, when i’m sure an office personnell could be let go. all they do is answer phones instead its the kids and their education that will suffer. For instance Fredericktown Elementary have 2 in the front office, why is this. can’t one handle the job instead of firing a Special ed Teacher or an English Teacher. I just dont think anyone is thinking of the overall impact of what this will do to the kids next year. Mr. Peterson has done all he can do and maybe he has been backed into a corner but the postions outlined in the paper doesn’t seem to add up that would be terminated if the levy fails. I know this small villiage gonna have a hard time getting more money from the tax payers . I will Vote NO, On the fredericktown local Schools Levy.

  3. Anonymous

    if mr. humprey wouldn’t have been spend happy when the new building was built we wouldn’t have these current problems. with the economy in the situation it is in, its gonna be gosh dang hard to get the voters to give more money. they gave plenty! maybe if they go back to when he (humprey) was in charge i’m sure they would find alot of mis-spending. Not the new Superintendents fault but he is now faced with a problem that im sure goes back to the old superintendent. the paper read that 7 positions (and i may be wrong) would have to be eliminated but its been reported Mr. Manns is already leaving the district he did 2 of those 7 jobs. I’m not sure if its just to make the voters feel bad but i can think of 5 more who could use to be replaced and i’m sure for less money then their being paid to do their jobs when their jobs are not being done to the best interest of the school or the children. I will be voting NO on this issue!

  4. Anonymous

    All I have to say, dear Freddies, is “Who’d you vote for?” Republicans cut taxes at the local and state levels, then whine and complain about how they need to fund precious resources like schools and roads. Speaking of roads, in the process of laying off doom and gloom somebody must have laid off the workers who should be filling all the potholes surrounding the village.

  5. Anonymous

    Good more cuts to all the county schools are needednIt needs to start at the top not at the bottom

  6. Gregory Gregg

    Fredericktown (where i vote) would have my local income tax IF i had a local job…..right now Mt Vernon is getting it