6 Responses to “Do you think local school districts are doing enough to cut expenditures? Why?”

  1. Anonymous

    No. They are not doing enough to cut expenditures. As with any government run/supported program there is an outrageous waste of money everywhere. Government entities need to be ran more along the lines of profitable businesses. Where results and outcomes are more important than feelings, traditions and memories.

  2. noel

    kids need the busses because the more kids that have to walk or ride a bike to school the more danger we put our kids in….and alot of people dont have the money or time to drop thier children off at school and trust me mount vernon busses are very full of kids my bus that i used to ride would have to have people sitting in the isles (which is illegal) and i really think them trying to do this with the uniforms is more of a waist of money..kids should be able to dress how they feel comfortable while learning…..if kids are comfortable no one will learn anything. thats just how i feel about all of this…

  3. Anonymous

    I’m sure that they are spending as responsibly as possible- and they have been doing so for a long time. There are many out there who are claiming that the schools are “spend-happy” or greedy for more money, when they have been spending less each year. No! The State government of Ohio is drastically cutting their funding to the schools. Fredericktown’s budget from the State of Ohio has been slashed by about 11%! That is a lot of money to make up in a small school district like that!nnA problem with this is that local funding for schools is based upon property taxes. This is fine for affluent communities, with low-density schools, but it doesn’t work well for rural communities with lower property values. The Ohio Supreme Court has stated that this way of funding schools is unconstitutional. And yet the system is not getting fixed. Funding for schools is a state-wide problem, but the state is asking small communities like Mount Vernon and Fredericktown to fix it themselves. This is why we have the levies on the ballot this spring, and I for one hope that they pass. We cannot afford for them not to.

  4. Anonymous

    I think they are also doing the best they can. My wife is a teacher in the district and since the Freshwater issue to the failed levy there have been some sleepless nights at home. I work out of town, but still try to find a way to help support the district. I think parents of students should think about supporting something that can make their kids better so they can have a better chance to succeed. One way to accomplish that is supporting the levy, and the 2nd is to be there and help their kids succeed at home and not rely so much on the schools to do it for them. Parents need to make sure they are holding their kids responsible rather than the school or their teachers. Its only the students responsibility to get their work done, the teachers/schools provide the service and the goods, effort needs to come from the students with help from their parents, and teachers second.

  5. Anonymous

    have you ever driven past school at dismissal time. so many buses, hardly any kids on them. But if you are driving by a school, there are a lot of parents picking their kids up. Use the money somewhere else instead of busing.

  6. Doug Nofzinger

    I’m sure they are doing the best they can with the resourses they have. I always vote FOR school levies, since better schools, mean better home values. Plus I save on Federal and State taxes, and the money goes locally instead of somewhere else in the world, or in the state. If you think about it most of the teachers do live close to the schools where they work, so you support local people.