How can a recent writer to Vox Pop be critical of the Crosby-Ironton teachers' raise of 0 percent the first year, 0 percent the first half of the second year, and 3 percent the second half of year two? I feel bad for teachers who continue to be bashed in this community. They deserve our thanks for a thankless job.
Ask C-I school board members
Why did the Crosby-Ironton list of budget reductions include teacher cuts, but not a single administrative position? Our children could have two teachers brought back for the price of one administrator. Please ask your school board members who compiled the list of reductions.
Three different points
How many bridges does Brainerd need? I have never had a bridge problem except on the College Drive and the Laurel St. bridge after a football game. Also, a paid vacation for the mayor at taxpayers' expense.
BHS is cuttings its marketing program? Do you know how many of our youth got a job through this program? Do you know how many employers got teens that knew the value of good work ethics due to this program? Do you know how many students found the option of working hard and being rewarded for that work whether they went on to college or whether they worked their way up in a business in Brainerd? Don't do a disservice to our youth and our community. Keep the marketing program. You have other options.
First we give up Kevin Garnett. Now we give up Johan Santana. Are our Minnesota sports leaders as stupid as they are looking? What in the world are they thinking?
Need new blood
We definitely need new blood for superintendent. I have a daughter who is a varsity coach in a suburb of the Twin Cities. Much of the districts there have been doing for 15 years what this school district is being asked to do. She does fundraisers for uniforms, transportation, among other things. Why aren't we going to those for leadership direction? Experience is the best teacher.
Wife was right
I am happy with the new mental health hospital in our Baxter community so far. I wrote Vox Pop about a year ago and was worried about the safety of my children. That hospital has been a good neighbor so far since they've opened. There have been no problems for my wife or kids. My wife made me promise to apologize in writing if I was overreacting last year. So again, I have to admit, my wife was right.
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