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School district cuts 30 positions

Board faces $1.8 million deficit

May 15, 2013

ESCANABA — Approximately 30 positions at Escanaba Area Public Schools have been cut for the 2013-14 school year as part of a number of budget reductions approved by the Escanaba School Board Tuesda....

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May-17-13 5:04 PM

Fireguy, none of the teachers getting laid off make $72,000. They make $32,000 to $38,000 a year, plus health insurance, which they pay 20% of ($250-$350 a month).

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May-16-13 12:11 PM

“Cut from top!”


Don’t you understand nut-ting?

If you “cut from the top”, most ‘administrators would be out of work.

Don’t you understand, that most ‘administrator’s’ couldn’t “make-it” full-time in the class room, so they became ‘administrators’.

And… those who couldn’t “cut it”, either teaching or administrating, sometimes became ‘bored-members’.

Time to start “culling” administrator’s and board members !

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May-16-13 11:18 AM

Why ?


Don’t you know,

it always works this way….

Take-a way’s

Are ALWAYS, political in nature, and affect the most people directly involved.

If boards and politicians TAKE-AWAY from the people who use and benefit the most,

the feeling is that wage-earners and taxpayers will respond with



To keep the system “going”.

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May-16-13 11:17 AM

Wouldn’t you just know it ?

On the same day,

the Escanaba school system administration and board announced



they announce take-away’s

for the majority of the students!

And, for yet ANOTHER WAY

to “educate” those individuals that ignored previous taxpayer attempts to educate them.

HOW MANY TIMES, must taxpayers



For those individuals who REFUSE to conform to what is considered a NORMAL EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY method?

It is HIGH-TIME, that these people accept the NORMAL EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY system, and conform to ONE SYSTEM,


For years, taxpayers have coddled those who refuse to adopt to standard educational systems.

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May-16-13 11:14 AM


must taxpayers pay for an individual to learn?

These people are just dumb, or smart like a fox,

knowing they can keep going to school, ad nauseum.


The dumb people are the taxpayers,


We have taxpayer dollars going to:

K-12 systems,

Home schooling,


Charter schools,

Intermediate school systems, and yet again

bay college

is syphoning off taxpayers dollars in yet another attempt to educate those losers who should have been educated BEFORE they reached bay!

How do we educate THEE?

Let’s count the ways,




Four or more,

Will it never ever end?

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May-15-13 8:09 PM

I am not seeing any cuts from administration, why? Why are all the cuts to those persons who work directly with the children ie teachers, aides, janitors... did Mrs. LeMire take a raise this year? I would like some answers. I was at last nights meeting and when Jamie Peterson spoke, I watched Mrs. LeMire and Mr. Hermans talking amongst themselves, how unprofessional. I hope parents and the local community show up next Monday for the school board meeting and ask questions. Our children are going to be greatly impacted by the amount of teaching staff and aides who are being let go. One more question, I remember three or so years ago when the sign at the high school had to be unplugged because it cost to much to run. This year, the board voted to pay an unbelievable amount of money, I believe it was above 24,000 to repair this sign. If we couldn't afford to run it years ago, why can we afford to run it now? Its time we start look at our administration and ask questions. Cut from top!

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May-15-13 12:34 PM

Fireguy016 sounds like that you would be correct. Mid Peninsula School has their Budget & Salary Compensation posted on their website. For the 2011-2012 the SUPERINTENDENT 2011-2012 Salary Total Salary/Benefit 51,487. Back in 2011-2012. Now this year they added a "Principal" (more money for the principal/teacher? or the Superintendent maybe leaving soon?) to the mix... unsure why they did. The Superintendent was is doing just fine. And the Athletic Salaries/Benefits are 50,384. I'm sure Escanaba is not the only one going to be doing cut backs. Sad.

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May-15-13 11:58 AM

LANSING (AP) - State fiscal analysts reported Tuesday that Michigan is on pace to bring in at least $382 million more in tax revenue than projected earlier this year, which was welcomed news as the governor and lawmakers prepare to pass a new budget.

The nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency estimated that the general fund, Michigan's main account, would take in $262 million more this fiscal year than forecast in January, and the school aid fund could get $120 million more. But a report issued a day earlier by the Senate Fiscal Agency projected $452 million more in the general fund and an extra $90 million for education. The State is taking more in on taxes. The Schools will get an extra 90 mil for education and we are cutting why? Looks to me like someone is pocketing the $$$$$.

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May-15-13 11:16 AM

Am I reading this right?15 teachers will save 1082000.thats approximately 72,000 a school year per?

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