It’s time for drums at Ramona Unified School District. The U-T San Diego, Oct. 28, 2012, published a list of county school district superintendents and their compensation: www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/oct/27/poway-schools-chief-nets-top-pay-package/.
Taxpayers are akin to an injured swimmer in shark-infested waters with the “sharks”—or public agencies—nipping from every direction. Look at the Nov. 6 ballot: 11 state and one local proposition, most wanting to dip into our pockets—again.
Oct 31 2012 | Posted in Editorial
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Ramona schools are excelling in the classroom as evidenced by test scores that are better than most schools in San Diego County. The Title One Academic Achievement Award at Ramona Elementary and California Distinguished School awards at other Ramona schools show the progress our schools are making.
To the two young men who were off-roading on private property on Barona Mesa at 12:45 in the morning on Sunday, Oct. 14, you were trespassing. Not only did you wake our entire household with your engines and screaming discussions about wondering where the (expletive deleted) your buddy was when you looked back, one of you crashed on our property.
Yes, we heard that, too. You were only yards from where we had been sleeping in our beds.
Relations between Ramona school district and Ramona Teachers Association, the union that represents 265 teachers, need to thaw.
On Nov. 6, Ramona voters will decide the fate of Proposition R, one point on which the union and the district agree. The union is so supportive of Prop. R it gave the campaign committee a check for $1,000 at the Oct. 18 school board meeting.
Oct 26 2012 | Posted in Editorial
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Obama’s clock will be cleaned
Not only will Obama lose the election, but he will get his clock cleaned.
Because his political party has displayed such a void of intelligence that is equivalent to “drinking the Kool-Aid,” I believe the public will boot them out of the presidential office for at least the next 4 terms. Had they had the ability to call lazy, incompetent, and tyranny by name, the public would be more forgiving. But they won’t.
Our schools in Ramona are in trouble. We have failing facilities, a bleak financial outlook and declining enrollment. For those of you that would like to save the $15-25 per month in taxes for the long overdue bond measure, you will probably be able to save even more than that if it fails. How, you may ask? With high gas prices, a school system run by the state, and deteriorating campuses, fewer people with children will want to live here. You can count on your property value dropping another 20%. Then you could have your property reassessed and pay lower taxes.
Just received Ramona school district’s flyer for Proposition R. They make it sound so rosy by saying that it will only cost property owners $5 a month per $100,000 assessed valuation.
It (the flyer) needs to be more to fact and state that if your property has an assessed valuation of $500,000 your taxes are going up $300 a year.
Our nation’s children attend public schools, private schools , charter schools, parochial schools, juvenile court schools, and others prefer to home school.
Ninety percent of our nation’s k-12 children are in public schools. The majority of parents support their particular public school.
The Gallup Poll of Public Attitudes toward the public schools shows that Americans have a number of conflicting viewpoints in their appraisal of public schools.
To our community
We want to thank you for your love, prayers, and support. We are humbled to know how many lives our son Christopher touched.
To Ramona’s youth we want to say thank you. Your actions to honor Chris have shown us the power of love.