Tuesday, May 17, 2011

VOTE TODAY!!


POLLS OPEN 6AM - 9 PM

VOTE NO, VOTE OFTEN ;)


22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll be voting yes. Thanks anyway;)

SCATS said...

To 1:06AM ~~ Only one vote for you!

Anonymous said...

HA. Scats. You truly are such a joke. Heehee....I will await your sheepish apology when it passes.

Anonymous said...

I'll also be voting yes along with my family, friends, and significant other.

The students are far more important to me than community grudges. I'm not about to let them lose their academic and extracurricular opportunities. :D

SCATS said...

To 1:29AM ~~ Why would I need to apologize? Do you apologize to people who don't take your advice?

To 3:55AM ~~ The BOE and DO have already stolen away several of them ... this year ;) Wait until you see what opportunities they steal next year.

Anonymous said...

I voted NO. Will the budget pass? Maybe. But a no vote is the only voice with any clout I'm given in this district, so I used it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to vote I go. It will be a NO! And I will not be pulling any levers for school board candidates!

We can't afford ANY tax increases regardless of where they come from. School, Town and County. And let's not forget our over bloated, highly taxing arrorgant fire districts too.

Anonymous said...

I voted yes!

SCATS said...

To 11:14AM ~~ Good for you. Didn't they give you a sticker on your way out? Do you really need a pat on your back too?

Anonymous said...

We voted NO!!! Did any of you yes voters see how much more GCSD budget is than all the other school districts? It's disgusting! The first thing that should go is school of choice. The money spent on buses traveling all over Greece and beyond is crazy! Bring back neighborhood schools. I wish the new superintendent of this district a lot of luck to get anything done. You better earn that nice fat salary that you are getting, M'am, and do something for a change to cut, cut cut!

Anonymous said...

I voted yes. There may be things I don't like about the budget - but it is better than the alternative.

SCATS said...

To 2:41PM ~~ I laugh at such comments as yours given that DO "restored" so many positions/items to the budget with only an additional $1.4 million in State Aid. The rest they "found" by juggling their numbers, a typical game every year. Wouldn't it be better to get the budget under control, providing the basic academics in programs that do it well, then to replay this vicious cycle every spring? But alas, this is Greece, the Dysfunction Junction of Monroe County.

Anonymous said...

I understand the reason for the amount, but I don't agree with the priorities. As long as we have to cut programs and chose to spend money on buses taking kids all over the district and keep open schools that we could close, then I have a real problem with the WAY we spend the money. POOR priorities shouldn't be supported.

Anonymous said...

I voted and also filled out the exit poll. The question asking the residents to indicate the most important and the least important parts of the budget was prima facia evidence of what is wrong with the district. All the items are what the district likes to busy itself worrying about,
There is only one reason for schools to exist, only one product that we turn out - an educated person. No where did they ask how important graduation rates are. Yet all the factors aren't worth a hill of compost unless and until they can be shown to increase the graduation rate and improve the education of each child in the school district.
Give me a budget that raises graduation rates, cuts drop out rates, and improves the education of the students and we'll talk about how you did it. But don;t ask me to pay for all these bits of window dressing that may or may not improve education. Or at least, the BOE can't, or won't, tell us if/how they will improve education.

Anonymous said...

EXIT poll? I voted at Holmes Road at 11 am there was NO EXIT POLL!

Anonymous said...

I voted yes

Anonymous said...

No exit polls at my school either.

Anonymous said...

"We voted NO!!! Did any of you yes voters see how much more GCSD budget is than all the other school districts? "


Greece is the largest....Duh
Greece is not Wheatland Chili.

Anonymous said...

Voted no, not that it matters, the board will do what it wants anyways....

SCATS said...

I'm predicting this is pretty much a sleeper as far as vote days go. Between the miserable weather and the fact only 3 are seeking the 3 BOE seats, few people seem to have voted. One TV news group reported that a mere 200 people had voted at Paddy Hill by noon today.

Anonymous said...

APPROVED!!!!!

Anonymous said...

BUDGET PASSED- YIPPEE !!