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#1 CaptainPicard

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 07:56 PM

http://www.newsandtr...c.html?mode=jqm

 

 

Well, well, well.  After all the underhanded, money wasting, cheating, under the table, half truth, strong arming, pressuring things done by GCCS leadership and this is the results you get. Apparently people are a good deal smarter than a certain leader thinks they are.  And, they are tired of the absolute bull**** of the corporation.  I would imagine that this  :GirlTemperTantrum_zps8d438803:  is what's happening right now.


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#2 Avid Reader

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 08:14 PM

Now, will the voters also stand up and start replacing the board members who allowed this charade to play out? 


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 08:17 PM

I have not seen the total....what was the result % wise



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Posted 03 November 2015 - 08:19 PM

I have not seen the total....what was the result % wise

Overwhelming.....

Like 75% / 25%


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 08:22 PM

Great news!!   Thanks to all that worked so hard to get the truth out about this referendum!


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#6 kelley

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 08:26 PM

Happy dancin'!!

Actually, I'm not 'cause I'm stuck in a class.

Ya'll party hearty! Love ya!!!
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#7 Riverfool

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 08:29 PM

Overwhelming.....

Like 75% / 25%

 

 

Holy Cow...... Be interested to see how GCCS deals with such a lose, a honest approach or Head in the Sand


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#8 CaptainPicard

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 08:36 PM

Now, will the voters also stand up and start replacing the board members who allowed this charade to play out? 

 

 

I hope so, I really do.


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#9 karen

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 08:36 PM

Who has time tomorrow to file an open records request for the secret documents?


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 08:41 PM

Who has time tomorrow to file an open records request for the secret documents?

 

As a matter of semantics, can the report be considered a working document now that the initiative was defeated?


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 09:09 PM

:super-happy-dance-smiley-emotic


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 09:17 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all those who worked so hard to make this happen.   David beats Goliath!!!  

 

 

INTEGRITY REALLY DOES MATTER!!!!!


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#13 RiverFox

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 09:26 PM

So now we hate children, teachers and progress?  Oh well.   :shrug:


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 09:28 PM

Yeah, I'm seeing some ugly comments out there. Sore losers.
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Posted 03 November 2015 - 09:36 PM

I live in Clarksville, but I've been following this closely. FANTASTIC job voters!!! I'm proud of you all for sending this travesty down the tubes where it belongs!!!!
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Posted 03 November 2015 - 10:19 PM

I struggled with this vote....And I don't feel good about it...Probably the only time that's ever happened where I second guessed myself or wish I could have voted differently...Differently in I wish the whole thing had been packaged different and I could have supported it.

 

I feel I turned my back on public education...Even though my kids spent more time in Catholic school than public ( but with 3 graduating from Jeff High ) I still feel an obligation to the public schools...A pretty big one...My husband and I are both products of them...And my mother and "aunties" were all teachers in GCCS ( and other places ).

 

This is the only thing I voted for that basically won out...And it makes me sadder than the races my other candidates lost. :( 

Nuts I know.

 

I hope they're able to rethink it a bit and come back next year with something that's more palatable to more voters.


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 10:34 PM

I struggled with this vote....And I don't feel good about it...Probably the only time that's ever happened where I second guessed myself or wish I could have voted differently...Differently in I wish the whole thing had been packaged different and I could have supported it.

I feel I turned my back on public education...Even though my kids spent more time in Catholic school than public ( but with 3 graduating from Jeff High ) I still feel an obligation to the public schools...A pretty big one...My husband and I are both products of them...And my mother and "aunties" were all teachers in GCCS ( and other places ).

This is the only thing I voted for that basically won out...And it makes me sadder than the races my other candidates lost. :(
Nuts I know.

I hope they're able to rethink it a bit and come back next year with something that's more palatable to more voters.



Please don't feel bad, Jules. This would've hurt the most vulnerable - the lower-income kids downtown (they still want to, at best, consolidate the two downtown schools), renters, the elderly, etc. It also was very eco-unfriendly, relying heavily on vehicle transportation. A no vote was an appropriate one for a liberal ;-)

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#18 Jules

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 10:56 PM

 A no vote was an appropriate one for a liberal ;-)

 

I hope so...Lol

 

( And that really does help a little)...Thank-you Kelley.


Edited by Jules, 03 November 2015 - 10:57 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 10:56 PM

We ALL care about public education, Jules.   But unfortunately this was not well presented and there were far too many inconsistencies and too much deception.  It is so difficult to trust when there is little or no transparency.   Renovations and repairs can be done annually until a better way is found to make more extensive upgrades. 

 

  We have property tax caps for a reason.  Unfortunately, those caps do not apply to a school referendum.   It is time to work to get the laws changed to benefit both the schools and the taxpayers.  Thank you for voting no -- you made the right decision.  We must find a better way.   (and so sorry your other choices did not make it!)


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#20 Jules

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 11:02 PM

  (and so sorry your other choices did not make it!)

 

It's ok, I think I can cope...Lol

 

Keeps things more interesting anyway. :)






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