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  • wyoming Oct 2, 8:59 a.m.

    I look forward to the opportunity to vote down this bond.

  • mpbshop Oct 1, 7:58 p.m.

    The "Elementary Capacity Data" published today states that about 30,000 elementary addresses that met "proximity" criteria under the 2012-13 plan will not be assigned to the base of the elementary school students at those addresses currently attend. It puts about 30,000 into the base that are attending another school due to proximity. It is a base assignment plan with limited or no choice due to capping of base attendance.

  • superman Sep 28, 7:56 p.m.

    If it is politics now that he was fired 5 to 4 just what do you call it when he was hired with the same vote.

  • superman Sep 28, 7:54 p.m.

    skipkirkwood2-- dont know where you read that but that is not what I have read. My infor is that he does not have a state supt's certifiction. Training that a "general" has no revelance to public eduction. In fact with his military background I would discarded his appliction. Military supervision is different than civilain. I have not seen any outpouring of support from him from the principals or support staff. The first rule in keeping a job is to have a good relationship with your supervisor. He didnt pass rule no. 1. If you consider the supply a problem how about you send money to the school to help pay for your own childs education. I hold a BS degrees as well as a Master's Degree in Education along with being a CPA. I have been a Finance Director for a very large system. Just what are your credentials. As Finance Director I attended all school board meetings and meetings with the principals.

  • federalsales2 Sep 28, 7:05 p.m.

    Wake county school broad is a laughing joke in the state NC. The whole country is watching and not liking what they see.....

  • common_sense_plz Sep 28, 6:34 p.m.

    I am a Wake County resident and here is a heads up for the WAKE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD......I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ANY SCHOOL BOND.

  • skipkirkwood2 Sep 28, 6:13 p.m.

    By the way - as of today - textbooks not provided or not available. If the kids don't have broadband computer access at home they are so out of luck. Janitorial service only provided two days per week at a magnet high school (the environment is just gross). Science teachers get 50 cents per student for lab supplies (what a joke - they are asking for "donations" to be able to teach).

    The current state of our schools is appalling!

  • skipkirkwood2 Sep 28, 6:11 p.m.

    Superman - not true. Supt. Tata had degrees and experience, including high-level superintendent training that many superintendents who have "come up" inside the education machine do not have. I don't think you have any idea about the leadership and management responsibilities, education, and training of an individual who rises to the rank of Brigadier General in the Army. Hint - it's huge.

    I will not vote for a bond measure until I see evidence that there are some adults present on the board. I will count on the Board of County Commissioners to make sure that the school board is subject to adult supervision. And I will not vote for candidates who support using the schools as "social engineering laboratories" as they were in the pre-Margiotta days.

  • bombayrunner Sep 28, 4:25 p.m.

    The school board has crossed the line ... that Advanced Ed team is likely on their way back. I hope they dis-credit the whole bunch of democrats. I was listening to them on the radio this morning, they're mad.

  • bnorris6 Sep 28, 3:50 p.m.

    Vote NO on any future school bond until this board can get it together and stop acting like spoiled little brats. If those who have kids in the system want new schools and diversity, then charge parents a surcharge per child they have in the system.

  • HiGeorge Sep 28, 3:37 p.m.

    Ever since millions were stolen by some of the good folks in the WCPSS's Transportation Department I told myself I would never vote for another school bond. The school system even let a lunch lady steal a couple hundred thousand. Why throw more tax money at them when there's no financial controls.

  • miketroll3572 Sep 28, 3:31 p.m.

    superman, you're getting your panties in a knot trying to distort the facts. You and the other ultra liberal democrats can't handle the truth that a well qualified superintendent was fired solely because of the partisan divisive politics of the liberal left democrats. I can't put it any plainer than that.

    Well said.

  • miketroll3572 Sep 28, 3:29 p.m.

    I will never vote for the bond because of the libs.

  • Relic Sep 28, 3:10 p.m.

    I would question the logic of all of Wake County if they vote yes.

  • whatelseisnew Sep 28, 1:44 p.m.

    I never vote yes on these bonds. It is foolish to go into debt to at any time let alone at a time when effectively we have National Bankruptcy. If in fact these schools are even needed, then we should pay for them as they are built. As it is now we are spending around 125 million a year in debt servicing at the county level. I have zero wish to be put further into debt.
    I would prefer to NEVER build another PUBLIC school, but I realize that despite the fact the Public School system is effectively dysfunctional more schools will be built. The keep in mind you have to fork over the money to maintain and operate those schools. Next of course, we lose land off of the tax rolls thus increasing the burden on what is left. Better to pay as we go. The County Commissioners should demand a specific building plan along with costs and increase taxes by the amount necessary to pay for it. SAY NO TO DEBT.

  • wa4mjf Sep 28, 12:51 p.m.

    Yes, they fired him for political reasons. The Super is an exempt job that serves at the pleasure of the BoE. The Dems are entitled to have their own person in there. School Supers, City Managers, Deputy Sheriffs, etc that serve "at the pleasure" know that an election can change their job situation in a heartbeat.

  • jdupree Sep 28, 12:39 p.m.

    When they can throw away $250,000 on Tata and likely another $200,000 on a search, they obviously have money to burn and don't need a bond!

  • tootiefrootie Sep 28, 12:28 p.m.

    Superman, Im convinced you are aligned with the Greater Wake Schools coalition led by liberal hack Yevonne Brannon. Now, now, you know Mr. Tata made quite a few accomplishments during his short tenure and you know that at least three of the board members take their orders from Yevonne. These new board members promised the parents of Wake County they would not interfere Tata or the choice plan. They lied. I'm not voting for any bond until the board recalls Tata to fulfill his contract and some of them step down, because they have clearly lost focus on the real issues with busing. Republicans took over to stop the busing nonsense and now we are back to the same old agenda. Back to dividing up neighborhoods because too many you know whats are in kindergarten, we got to have balance! Susan Evans said it herself.

  • mtnmama Sep 28, 12:23 p.m.

    I understand people are upset...so am I. But throwing around pointed political slurs..."leftist," "socialist"...diminishes what has happened to sound like sour grapes...when it should be beyond that maturity level. I hope you realize those statements sound as ugly as this firing. Rise above it. Express your intent to vote "no" on a bond. If they have any genuine concern for schools they should resign to allow funding to move forward. If they don't, schools have no chance with them bickering anyway.

  • lweaton Sep 28, 12:16 p.m.

    superman, he was a well respected man in school administration, a fact that escapes people absorbed with politics; so be happy the unions and Reverend Barber got their way and made Wake County a national joke.

  • Taffy Sep 28, 12:12 p.m.

    I know that until the boys & girls on the the school board learn to play together and compromise and vote something other than straight party line, I will vote NO for everything that is presented to the general electorate to vote on. Any we wonder why kid growing up can't get along. Look at the role models!

  • Paladin2 Sep 28, 11:43 a.m.

    superman, you're getting your panties in a knot trying to distort the facts. You and the other ultra liberal democrats can't handle the truth that a well qualified superintendent was fired solely because of the partisan divisive politics of the liberal left democrats. I can't put it any plainer than that.

  • driverkid3 Sep 28, 11:39 a.m.

    charliespindle::::And where is Governor Purdue in all of this? Has she fallen off the face of the earth? Not a peep out of her. Another disgrace!!

    I think she is waiting for the call asking her to replace Mr. Tata. After all, she is going to need a job when Nov. comes around.

  • driverkid3 Sep 28, 11:36 a.m.

    He thinks a bond could pass next year if the board can figure out how to work together by then.

    If they haven't figured it out by now, they never will. If I lived in Wwake county, I would vote NOPE on bonds.

  • superman Sep 28, 11:14 a.m.

    Lets just get this straight for the record. Tata was political when he was hired. He was hired 5 to 4 and he was terminated 5 to 4. So whats the difference when he was hired and when he was fired. Tata was not qualified by any stretch of your imaginatiion.

  • superman Sep 28, 11:11 a.m.

    Based on his qualifications including education and experience Tata would not even qualify to be hired as a teacher's aide. He was political. If parents are unhappy they should show that by not voting for a bond issue and removing their children from the public school. Nancy seems to have crowned herself Queen and knows it all. A person who is paid 250K should at least meet some min standards for education and experience in order to be Supt. Tata had nothing. He would have been useful to teach students how to shoot and clean weapons during PE.

  • taylor3297 Sep 28, 10:29 a.m.

    Nancy- the bond that might be proposed is to build new schools and to refurbish those that need it. So some of the things that I mentioned will be fixed.

    You are correct about supplies, that money comes from a different source.

  • josephlawrence43 Sep 28, 10:07 a.m.

    The 5 National Socialists may have succeeded in ousting Gen. Tata, but it appears now that the price to be paid for that far exceeds whatever satisfaction they may for the moment hold.

  • rickbrown64 Sep 28, 9:39 a.m.

    I think it's time to keep fresh in the voters mines what has gone on for a decade in this county. Approving more money is not the answer to better education. It's better trained staff. And politic out of education. I to believe we should be electing the school board president. Just like we do judges.

  • Nancy Sep 28, 9:35 a.m.

    "So it is okay for teachers to use storage closets for their classrooms? it is okay that the A/C or heat doesn't work properly?"

    Funny you mention all that - Mr. Tata focused on teachers and students needs like no prior Superintendent in history - and he got canned by this bunch of yahoos. So why would the public be willing to support failure of this board, who has shown they can't think of the teachers/children first?

    And supporting bonds will not improve the condition of existing schools, nor provide supplies etc.

    Giving a failed group any money is asking for more failure.

  • Nancy Sep 28, 9:32 a.m.

    Where is our 'education governor'? Nowhere in sight. She's not a lame duck, she's a dead duck.

  • YippiYiyoKiYay Sep 28, 9:24 a.m.

    This school system is a joke! And where is Governor Purdue in all of this? Has she fallen off the face of the earth? Not a peep out of her. Another disgrace!-charliespindle......Absolutely! She's vacationing around the world on our tax dollars, and has told staff that she is not to be disturbed.

  • Nancy Sep 28, 9:21 a.m.

    Martin basically says to the public, "I can be political, but you can't" (adult version of nanny-nanny-boo-boo).

    He's gone full immersion into arrogance.

  • Tax Man Sep 28, 9:19 a.m.

    I think it is time for vouchers - give the entire amount per student allocated from the feds, state and county and let the parents decide which school gets the funds to educate their kids! Great schools will thrive, not so great schools will fail.

  • taylor3297 Sep 28, 9:18 a.m.

    "Too bad. Let Jim Martin come up with another solution because that is exactly what is going to happen. Only, you're not going to like it. They don't deserve another cent and now they won't be getting one."

    So it is okay for teachers to use storage closets for their classrooms? it is okay that the A/C or heat doesn't work properly? It is okay that specials teachers have to carry their supplies from classroom to classroom on a cart because the school is too overcrowded for each to have their own classroom? It is okay for the wiring in buildings to be out dated?

    That will really show the school board.

  • Tax Man Sep 28, 9:16 a.m.

    No Bonds! Why would you give these fools more money to waste - probably use it all for the new administrators and none for the kids. Time to replace the entire school board and start fresh.

  • Fun Sep 28, 9:03 a.m.

    No is my bond vote- Beyond, the current travisty- Tata, there is more deception- All they can talk about is the need to build more schools, new students, and they through out numbers. ex 6000 new students. I want to know "net students" It's like there are no graduates- The systems population decreases by about 1/12 every year(12 grades) because of graduates. With 150,000 students that would be about -18,000 reduction in head count every year.

  • Screw WrAl Sep 28, 8:50 a.m.

    "Voting no on a bond because of the failures of our school board will not help over crowded schools and schools that are in disrepair. "

    Too bad. Let Jim Martin come up with another solution because that is exactly what is going to happen. Only, you're not going to like it. They don't deserve another cent and now they won't be getting one.

  • larieke Sep 28, 8:33 a.m.

    The less-informed of Wake County don't understand what a bond is. They think it's some kind of free money, when they should be thinking what is really is--"delayed tax increases" It is simply pushing down the road increased taxes, higher rent, higher vehicle taxes, higher sales taxes and higher housing costs in general. All this is a future burden on their children. We must in good conscience vote NO on all bond issues. Governments have borrowed enough. Just say NO!

  • tired2 Sep 28, 8:29 a.m.

    Remember, all this was started because a new board - led by Margiotta and Tedesco bull-dogged their way into massive changes (not saying changes were not warranted)by bullying other members of the board; treating Area Superintendents like kids by making them line up in front of them at board meetings; Tony Tata and his "behind the door" personality that was very different than his public demeanor; the Rep Board catering to a minority of Wake County residents.....can go on and on....and I am not suggesting that the current board is without fault....but the gauntlet was thrown and now it is coming back - what a waste.,....shame on any of these members for taking political affiliations just to get supported/elected....says a lot about each of them

  • Paladin2 Sep 28, 8:26 a.m.

    Liberal elitist democratic board member Jim Martin has shown his true divisive colors already along with the other lemmings. Such dishonesty was expected in denying the partisan firing of Tata. The democrats' main goal was to carry out the directives of the Great Schools of Wake and other liberal democratic numbnuts and nothing else. Now they accuse everyone else of divisiveness. Right out of the democratic playbook!

  • GALNC Sep 28, 8:26 a.m.

    I have kids in Wake schools and I wouldn't vote for a bond! This current board is all egos and it is time for the to go. Count me out on feeding more money into a system run by egomanias with no thought for the children. Where is the Joker (Perdue) in all of this.... Tata shouldn't be gone..the board should be gone.

  • taylor3297 Sep 28, 8:25 a.m.

    Voting no on a bond because of the failures of our school board will not help over crowded schools and schools that are in disrepair. Remember the county commissioners also have to agree on the bond. If the bond passes, the county commissioners will dole out the money. So, why not contact the commissioners to make sure they only approve the money spent on what is needed.

  • br549znc Sep 28, 8:20 a.m.

    My vote for the next school bond....NO.

  • RAA0013 Sep 28, 8:18 a.m.

    I have kids in Wake schools and I wouldn't vote for a bond! The board can't be trusted to do the right thing much less be trusted with money as they are running our school board based on their own egos, social experiments and political ambitions. Get rid of the entire board and have new elections with no political affiliation listed on the ballots for those running. Then maybe the people will consider a bond.

  • charliespindle Sep 28, 8:17 a.m.

    I will not be voting for this bond issue. The board's actions this week was a disgrace. This board has bigger issues to worry about now....like keeping its accreditation. If my children were still in school, I would be looking at moving them out of this system. This school system is a joke! And where is Governor Purdue in all of this? Has she fallen off the face of the earth? Not a peep out of her. Another disgrace!!

  • tony57 Sep 28, 8:17 a.m.

    I do not trust the current board to spend my tax money efficiently or prudently. I will not vote for the school bond unless the entire board resigns. Tata was the school system's best hope for sanity and reason.

    Dissolve the current board, have a special election, and start with all new people and personalities. I, as a lifetime Wake County citizen and parent of a high school student, am totally disgusted with the behavior of Hill, Martin, Evans, Kushner, Sutton. Remember this when it's time to vote.

  • must b crazy Sep 28, 8:16 a.m.

    Does anyone know the process for ousting the existing school board or getting it eliminated altogether and having the superintendent report into the county commissioners? They are an unnecessary layer that blurs accountability and adds useless noise. This Tata move underscores how useless they are.

  • tootiefrootie Sep 28, 8:13 a.m.

    Not voting for any bonds until Jim Martin, Christine Kushner and Susan Evans step down. Their affiliation with the Greater Schools in Wake County is disturbing. After researching this group its become clear that these above board members take orders from this group who support busing to achieve diversity. Two of these board members were given awards by GSIW. I'm outraged that some of these board members are influenced by a group this small in membership. This group does not represent the majority of Wake County by a long shot. If Tata has to go, then so do these three.

  • atlas_shrugged Sep 28, 8:07 a.m.

    Allow me to save the Wake County School Board a lot of time, effort and money ... do not bother attempting to pass another bond issue. IT WILL NOT PASS ... this year, next year or the following year. So long as people like Ken Hill represent Wake County Schools, I will not vote for ANY school bond issue.

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