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5.04.2012

Messenger Above The Fold


27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to vote in the Decatur School Board Elections!

May 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 8, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

At City Hall

Anonymous said...

Getting up early today.....got to get my freshly painted 68 camero all shined and polished for the east side of the square, and my son and rented lemo ready for pictures for the west side of the square. Going to have my wife panhandle hotdogs around four o'clock up there, might as well earn a few bucks as we snap a thousand shots. Tux, lemo, flowers, getting ready for the fun!

Anonymous said...

Election Day People
Get out and vote or quit complaining about what you elect

Anonymous said...

vote for wind power.

Anonymous said...

If you read the Messenger's bios of the DISD Board members bios you can see the difference between two "sides."

One has men who have obvious business experience and know how things are actually run. The fact that they also have children in the district makes them also want what is best for the district and their kids.

The other has former (disgruntled?) teachers who are coming from a very emotional place. This is great for concern for your own kids education however not good for running a district.

I for one would like to see people in this position who can look logically at the issues at hand.

Vote Luttrull and Lowery!

Anonymous said...

Vote for a change in wind power!

Anonymous said...

Ya know ya git what ya don't vote for!

Anonymous said...

Please vote to support Athletic!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else think 8:42 sounds like an angry,frightened little fat girl?

Anonymous said...

8:46...THANK YOU!!! You hit the nail on the head! Those men will be voted out off the school board BECAUSE they are business men that fail to see that a school district does not produce PRODUCTS. A school district educates CHILDREN! That is why Hafer and Mosley will get my vote.

Anonymous said...

Does the two ladys think we need all that money spent on sports updates and Afro Turf?? I'll try them this time I was fooled by the guys at the last election.
It's for the kid is what they told me last time.(Only if you play sports)

Anonymous said...

I voted for Mosley when she was one of three teachers nominated for Teacher of the Year the Year at Decatur High School right before she resigned. At the time she was the Department Chair of the English department. Because of my position at DHS I have observed her teaching in her classroom, in meetings with administrators, colleagues, and with parents. Her diplomacy and ability to motivate always will make her a stand out to me. I can tell you hands down Mosley will be one of the most knowledgable, honest, logical, passionate (that is a good quality, folks) and diplomatic school board members that school board has seen in years.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for the DISD election....but today is NOT election day.....nor is it early voting. It IS prom day, race car on the square day, and perfect weather .....so forget about the voting till Monday....go to Reunion on the Square, have some beer or tea.....and relax!

Anonymous said...

Hopefully Decatur ISD can experience addition by subtraction
It seems like the vets are focusing on scare tactics
SAD!

Anonymous said...

8:42, are you from the dark ages? You say MEN who are business men should stay on a board yet WOMEN who have children should not be elected? Why didn't you point out that those MEN you refer to also have children in school and in athletics? You seem to infer that the women are disgruntled? Do you have any idea why those men ran for the board a few years ago? yes, they were disgruntled also! Most people who run for the board are! Fact is, we need a change and since the MEN haven't been handling that well, then maybe the women will! Can't get any worse! Vote for the women! Give them a chance!

Anonymous said...

You can't go wrong with Hafer and Mosley! They have a genuine interest in all concerns of the district and both will listen to parents concerns! They both have children in the district and so they both have a great interest in the district for everyone!

Anonymous said...

What is good business and what is best for children and not always the same
What is best for our children should be more important than the bottom line
It is about kids not money

Anonymous said...

I hope they don't run the school district like they run their hospital

Anonymous said...

Hafner and Lowery Vote local. Not people whose business competes with James Woods.

Anonymous said...

Maybe some of you should find out the purpose of a school board. They are policy makers and financial overseers. They hire a superintendent to carry out their policies and hire the people to carry out the educational part of the school. The school is a business--the business of educating kids with the best using the least.
There is very little room in a school board for emotion.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the one in Decatur didn't read the manual

Anonymous said...

Decatur politics give me gas.

Anonymous said...

4:52: spoken like a true "brain-trained" board member! You have completely adopted the Stepford board members' mentality! What a shame!

People, our schools all over the state are in this Stepford mentality. We elect our local folk to the board in hopes they will represent the community and will keep professionalism in our schools. Unfortunately, many board members become swallowed by the training of "what school board members jobs really are," and guess who puts that training on? TEA, of course!
4:52 says there is little room for emotion on a board. That could not be further from the truth! Our local citizens should be compelled by their emotions to ensure that all is being done to provide for all students in the system! It is evident that emotions have run through this past few years' boards. But their emotions target sports facilities and coaches salaries. Grown men turn into competitive high school jocks when they are elected to serve on the board. I don't have to preach to you on that, because you all know it! You've seen it happen time and time again!
Schools need employees to handle the business aspects, and the superintendent should be in charge of hiring such. But, board members need to keep their own community in mind, and the FACT that ALL students in the system deserve the best the community can offer, not just a few select athletic standouts!
When school board members let go of their emotional ties to the kids and the community they represent and fall under the guise of "school is a business" then they lose touch with the priorities of what is best for our community's children and begin to focus more on giving high paying salaries to coaches who play the right names! In the past several years (12 or so?) even that hasn't produced anything more than happy coaches in high-dollar homes!
It is time to demand some focused emotion from our board and demand that they represent the community and provide what is best for all students! Both of these ladies who are running for the board have already proven to be vocal enough to prove to me that they will not be brain-trained, but will be independent thinkers and will vote to fix what ails our system. All students will benefit!

Anonymous said...

We do that

Anonymous said...

10:18

Of course, some emotions will be involved. But you are really over the top on the athletics. They really do represent a lot of the kids. I don't think these women will be able to disassociate themselves from their hatred of CScope to focus on anything else. I am not enthralled with the two men running again, but I feel they look at the big picture, not focused on only one area.
CScope isn't perfect, but for the first time, Decatur is vertically aligned. It is a guide, not an absolute.
We need cool and calm people, not excitable. I know the education is not a true business, but it does involve a lot of money. It must be managed properly and we need people who can handle it through the big picture.

Anonymous said...

6:53, I've seen many women who are fantastic money managers! Are you inferring women are too excitable and unable to budget?

Anonymous said...

Luttrull voted against the turf when it was brought up orginally.
Lowery supported it.

Who was more fiscally responsible ?