It should have been noted in the article that the architect used by the district is the husband of the Blair Oaks Middle School principal. He's a good architect, but perhaps the district should consider avoiding an obvious conflict of interest.
Sounds great, I appreciate it. My apologies for coming across so bluntly. I am a subscriber of the NT and while there are a lot of things our local paper does well, there are also things it can do better. Thank you for reporting our local news!
Mr. Editor, I've read nearly all of those articles. They are a step in the right direction, however they don't appear to be published on the same day of the week or in the business section. The Columbia Tribune has a consistent Saturday business section with regular columns. "Street Talk" is consistently one of their most popular stories. Something like this would drive readership.
This is a poorly-written article that is old news. I wish the NT would actually do some regular business reporting. If they'd look at the Columbia, Joplin, St. Joseph and Cape Girardeau newspapers, they'd see that all of them have regular columnists that report new businesses opening, licenses filed and they also feel out any rumors in the community. That Dick's was building a store is old news. They've been working on it for quite some time, and it had been rumored for longer than that. Why can't our newspaper try to go after those leads? It would only sell more newspapers and build interest in the growth and betterment of our community.
I'm not sure who you think I am, but I wasn't a write-in candidate. Sorry, you'll have to pick on someone else.
Ginger isn't speaking for just a "few" people. There are hundreds of us in the district, yes IN the district, and we are MAD at the underhanded tactics that have gone on. Look at the school board elections tonight and tell me if you think people aren't paying attention. WE ARE WATCHING and things will be changing, I guarantee it.
Yes, she had them RE-SIGN documents that had been signed the first time and once she turned them over to the board office like she was supposed to, they disappeared. This witch hunt is ridiculous, it has NOTHING to do with test scores, JCLifer. Dr. Jones admitted so himself at the hearing, and has more to do with the fact that he wants someone in as principal that he can have his thumb on and will do his bidding. What a sad, corrupt situation.
While I won't deny that there were some academic standards that could be improved, those were neither discussed with Mrs. Winslow nor were they part of the reason she was given for her non-renewal of employment. I agree, academics are why the kids are there, but look it up: Nearly every school in Central Missouri has areas to improve upon. This was not one of the reasons given for her dismissal. This whole event has been handled in an unsavory and underhanded manner.
This is likely not the last controversial event that will surround the current superintendent Jim Jones, I guarantee it. I challenge someone to look deeper into the school district's finances.
I'd like for you to explain to me how it's right to work "for less." A business has to waste less money dealing with an inefficient intermediary and can directly interact with their employees, resulting in more profits. In addition, the employee receives more take-home pay because they don't have to pay the expensive union dues that simply support all of the leeches in union management and bankroll the democrat party.
The way I see it, the worker gets more rights, likely a larger ability for promotion in their company, and they get to choose (or not to) which political party they'd like to support.
Once again, NT, you've failed to proofread or use spell check. "Lauch," as used in the caption for this story, is not a word. PLEASE look over the stuff you print. I am starting to wonder if my subscription is worth it. You have silly errors like this almost daily in the paper. Then you copy them to your website and STILL don't fix them.
Do you take any pride in your work?
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