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linbernard December 10, 2013 at 07:04 am
Don't care how they sugar coat Common Core, it's all about indoctrinating your kids. When one getsRead More money from the federal government one listens to what the federal government dictates! Also, kids are NOT common and I don't agree with the teachings of it.
Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
cheryl timko November 14, 2013 at 07:18 pm
I know that writing checks is rarely done anymore, but how can a person sign a contract or legalRead More document without being able to sign their name in cursive writing? I definitely think it should continue to be taught in schools.
Paul R November 14, 2013 at 10:06 pm
your signature does NOT have to be in cursive. it just needs to be consistent, printed orRead More otherwise.
The Strongsville Board of Education has reversed an administrative decision to exclude strike substitutes from working in the district this year. Photo credit: Debbie Palmer
Jabba Da LinsLob October 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm
Not mentioned at the meeting was the demotion of Cameron Ryba to head groundskeeper at AllenRead More Elementary.
The Strongsville School Board will have a special meeting Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 to discuss personnel matters. Photo credit: Debbie Palmer
lyn September 27, 2013 at 07:59 pm
"We believe that this is a necessary step to continue to assist our district in moving forwardRead More in a positive direction," Ryba said. A better option would have been to replace the teachers who displayed poor and disgusting behavior. The wrong group is being punished. We should be rewarding the subs for all they endured rather than punishing them.
lyn September 27, 2013 at 08:04 pm
If the admin is afraid that the teachers will make it difficult for the subs to fill in, then maybeRead More its time for the admin to start taking control of the asylum. If the inmates are acting up and breaking the rules, then its time to hold those teachers accountable for their actions. Instead, the admin is doing everything to protect them because they know how these teachers might act.
Mom in the ville September 28, 2013 at 01:20 pm
Any teacher that intimidates a colleague should be disciplined.
Photo credit: Debbie Palmer
Mom in the ville September 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm
Ryba's decision is a message to our kids that bullies win as their victims are exiled.
Ed Oliveros September 27, 2013 at 01:10 pm
This is a bad call that gives Strongsville a bad reputation as being unfair.
lyn September 27, 2013 at 07:37 pm
What a slap in the face to those who were qualified subs and stepped in when the regular teachersRead More abandoned their students.
Strongsville teachers shout at potential substitutes as they fill out applications March 3, 2013. Photo credit: Debbie Palmer
Paul R September 26, 2013 at 09:23 pm
based on Ryba's logic... the few union teachers that crossed the picket line should be let go asRead More well.
Stephanie Novinc September 30, 2013 at 10:11 am
Despicable I guess this teaches subs to not help out for the sake of the kids. Good luck next timeRead More Strongsville. I'm sure there is an attorney who would see this as a landmark case. Shame on you Strongsville.
Kathy Zimmerman September 30, 2013 at 05:35 pm
Wow, that's the way to thank some hard working people for their service and efforts. The next timeRead More the school needs help, I hope no one is there to help them. As the old saying goes "no good deed goes unpunished". They should all be ashamed with themselves!
Garth Vader September 2, 2013 at 03:59 pm
Lyn, if you google "strongsville teacher contract" the Cleveland.com article from 4/28Read More about the end of the strike has a PDF of the current contract attached.
SAC September 5, 2013 at 12:13 am
The way I see the strike is that teachers got what they want by holding or children's education asRead More hostage. It is a known fact that student's performance highly correlated to the parent's social/economic status, not the amount of teacher's salary. Strongsville IS a upper middle class school district, however our school performed did not match the similar upper middle class community's schools. Since the students are pretty much all good students, The problem of performance is squarely on the teachers. BTW, I grow up in a teacher/professor family. As for myself, I tough in graduate schools and my spouse is also a public school teacher. I say it is Strongsville teacher's fault, period! Furthermore, the fact that we, as a tax payer in Strongsville, have a hard time to find a teacher's contract is disturbing. The board is not doing their job neither.
lyn September 5, 2013 at 06:15 am
Garth- Thank you. But, I am looking for the complete final contract that has ALL the articles andRead More appendices. The only "contract" that was available at the time of signing, I believe, was an agreement made up of pages and parts that were said to be where changes were made over the previous contract. I hope they produced a more formal, complete and thorough contract than what we saw online at the end of the strike.
Daniel F. August 28, 2013 at 10:50 am
WOW! I went there from the 1963 - 1964 school year through the 1968 - 1969 school year! I rememberRead More the teachers all getting together between classrooms the day President Kennedy was shot! Many memories! Mostly fun!!
James Murphy August 25, 2013 at 09:32 am
the SEA elected their leadership, now its up to the residents to elect leaders who will continue toRead More take a stand against teachers greed (after it was said and done "it was all about the money") it is my hope that whoever we elect to the school board puts the taxpayers before the teachers .... and a working sprinkler system in their front yard
sadvilleresident August 25, 2013 at 10:19 am
@Louie, although i can understand your opinion as a young person, strongsville mother is absolutelyRead More correct. The school board is elected by the taxpayers and is therefore elected to represent them and be their voices within our schools. It is the job of the parents to be the voice of their children and to make that voice heard. It is no different than any other elected official whose choices while in office effect our kids.
TSW August 26, 2013 at 02:01 pm
Where are the vomit bags for the parents?
Students will not be allowed to take photos in school this year. Photo Credit: Patch File Photo
neil gordon August 12, 2013 at 02:53 pm
I'm not sure what effect this would have. I suppose to obey the new rule won't kill anyone. If aRead More teacher or staff worker was displaying behaviors outside what would be considered normal, the student could always choose to break the rule and clandestinely snap a photo or video. Just post it carefully or share it in a limited way and with authorities as appropriate. I think smartphones are great but a huge distraction in the classroom and having less of them out where they would distract would be a good idea.
lyn August 12, 2013 at 07:08 pm
Seems banning cell phone photos and cell phone use completely during school hours is appropriate andRead More doesn't take much time to make as policy. After all, school is for learning for the kids and teaching for the instructors - and phones are not part of this. They can all wait to use the phones at the end of the school day. That way, students and teachers can concentrate on why they are in the 4 walls of the school buildings.
lyn August 12, 2013 at 07:12 pm
If people won't comply with policy - block usage. And Beverly, I agree. Besides, it looks like theyRead More now want to develop some of that "green space" of Jardines. First, who would want to build there. Second, I think we need more green space, not less for each parcel to be developed.
School Board President David Frazee said he won't seek election to the Strongsville School Board. Photo credit: Debbie Palmer
Donna August 4, 2013 at 11:07 am
Good luck and God Bless. You did a terrific job during the strike----never letting the unionRead More intimidate or bully you. You do deserve a break and maybe if you come back in 2 years, the monster-lady Linscott will have moved on to another place where she can lose even more respect!
Tina Lewis Kozarik August 9, 2013 at 11:58 am
Thank you for your service, Mr. Frazee. You did a wonderful job! We appreciate your resolve duringRead More that difficult time.
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