Teachers, coaches or busing could be lost

Click the link above to listen to the entire Norton City School Board Meeting from October 1.

Click the link below for an edited segment from the board meeting.

 

The Norton Schools Board of Education is considering the steps the district would have to take if the earned-income tax fails in November.

After the cuts already made, the board is considering what would be next to keep the district in the black over the rest of the 2017-2018 school year and the next, in 2019-2020. So far, the district has cut office and teacher aide personnel.

At a special 2 p.m. session at the administration office Oct. 1, the board discussed budget reductions to be made if the proposed earned income tax fails in the November election.

Norton Superintendent Dana Addis listed busing, teachers, assistant coaches and increased participation fees as possibilities.

“Which of these,” Addis asked, “sits at the top of our list as, ‘If we don’t get additional funding for 2019-2020, this will happen’?”

Board member Louis Ule said, “For me, busing is number one. Doubling participation fees and eliminating coaches puts the burden on one group of kids.”

Fellow board member Pat Santelli said cutting busing to the state minimum requirement would save only $43,000.

“But it’s at the top of the list,” Santelli said.

Fellow board member Chris Inks commented, “We’ve talked about this before; no one likes to say it out loud but, we gotta make it hurt.”

“It’ll hurt,” said Treasurer Stephanie Hagenbush, “but it spreads it around. It’s not concentrated on just kids at the high school, so they’re not paying for everything.”

Ule argued for teacher cuts before assistant coaches.

“Unfortunately,” Ule said, “teachers is the biggest number in the budget, and we’re eventually going to have to go there.”

Addis recalled the number of students in the high school English he formerly taught, and said eliminating teachers would increase the number of students per classroom.

“But,” he said, “one teacher with 28 kids in a class is different than one coach with 28 athletes on a field. There’s a larger safety issue.”

Jim Eritano, Herald Staff Writer

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52 Comments

  1. C Stinks on October 10, 2018 at 11:01 am

    not good person

  2. Fact man on October 7, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Jason Hill and Elisa Staats, here are the facts that you say are false.
    Barberton Municipal Court
    Docket entry on civil case number 1501305

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    Click for case information
    Case Number: CVF 1501305
    Defendant(s): Inks, Christopher J
    07/15/2015
    ATTORNEY JENNIFER M. DORTON FILED COMPLAINT WITH COURT
    ON BEHALF OF THE PLAINTIFF.
    AMOUNT REQUESTED FOR JUDGMENT $11500.49
    CIVIL FILING FEE FOR 1 DEFENDANT $156.00
    PAYMENT – RECEIPT NO. 1506375 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 156.00
    SUMMONS SENT BY CERTIFIED MAIL TO CHRISTOPHER J. INKS
    07/23/2015
    DEFENDANT SERVED WITH SUMMONS BY CERTIFIED MAIL ON 7/17/15
    SIGNED BY ANGELA INKS
    08/11/2015
    DEFENDANT FILED ANSWER AND MOTION TO DISMISS.
    08/12/2015
    CASE SET FOR A PRE-TRIAL ON 09/16/2015 AT 2:45 PM
    08/24/2015
    ATTORNEY PIETRAS FILED PLAINTIFF’S BRIEF IN OPPOSITION TO
    DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS.
    08/25/2015
    MAGISTRATE’S ORDER: DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS IS DENIED.
    MAGISTRATE PECK. COPIES SENT TO PARTIES.
    09/09/2015
    JOURNAL ENTRY: DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS PLAINTIFF’S
    COMPLAINT IS HEREBY DENIED. THE PRE-TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR 09/1
    6/15 AT 2:45PM WILL PROCEED. JUDGE FISH. COPIES TO PARTIES.
    09/16/2015
    PRETRIAL HELD. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY AND DEFENDANT APPEARED.
    SET FOR TRIAL ON 01/15/16 AT 9:00AM. MAGISTRATE PECK.
    09/17/2015
    CASE SET FOR A COURT TRIAL ON 01/15/2016 AT 9:00 AM
    NOTICES SENT.
    10/22/2015
    ATTORNEY SHARON PIETRAS FILED NOTICE OF SERVICE OF
    INTERROGATORIES, REQUEST FOR ADMISSIONS AND REQUEST FOR
    PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS.
    01/06/2016
    JOURNAL ENTRY GRANTING MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE.
    CASE SET FOR A COURT TRIAL ON 02/01/2016 AT 10:30 AM.
    NOTICES SENT.
    01/07/2016
    ATTORNEY DAVID HEAD FILED MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE
    01/12/2016
    CONTINUANCE GRANTED. NO FURTHER CONTINUANCES. TRIAL RESET
    FOR 02/05/16 AT 9:00AM. MAGISTRATE PECK.
    CASE SET FOR A COURT TRIAL ON 02/05/2016 AT 9:00 AM.
    NOTICES SENT.
    01/28/2016
    ATTORNEY DAVID A. HEAD FILED MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE
    02/02/2016
    ATTORNEY DAVID HEAD FILED ORIGINAL COPY OF MOTION FOR
    CONTINUANCE.
    02/03/2016
    CASE RE-SET FOR A COURT TRIAL ON 03/23/2016 AT 9:30 AM.
    CONTINUANCE GRANTED. NOTICES SENT.
    02/12/2016
    DISPOSITIVE MOTION FILING FEE – $25.0025.00
    PAYMENT – RECEIPT NO. 1601384 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 25.00
    ATTORNEY HEAD FILED MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT.
    02/18/2016
    MAGISTRATE’S ORDER: DEFENDANT IS GIVEN UNTIL 02/26/16 TO
    RESPOND TO PLAINTIFF’S MOTION. THE COURT WILL RULE ON THE
    MOTION AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THAT TIME PERIOD. MAGISTRATE
    PECK. COPIES SENT TO PARTIES.
    02/22/2016
    ATTORNEY DAVID HEAD FILED SUPPLEMENT TO PLAINTIFF’S MOTION
    FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
    02/24/2016
    CHRISTOPHER INKS FILED MOTION TO DENY SUMMARY JUDGMENT
    CHRISTOPHER INKS FILED COMBINED INTERROGATORIES, REQUEST
    FOR ADMISSIONS AND REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS.
    03/01/2016
    MAGISTRATE’S ORDER – SUMMARY JUDGMENT GRANTED IN FAVOR OF
    PLAINTIFF(S) IN AMOUNT OF $11500.49 PLUS 3.0% INTEREST FROM
    DATE OF JUDGMENT PLUS COURT COSTS. MAGISTRATE PECK.
    COPIES SENT TO PARTIES.
    03/15/2016
    JUDGMENT FOR PLAINTIFF(S) AND AGAINST THE DEFENDANT(S) IN
    THE AMOUNT OF $11500.49 PLUS COURT COSTS WITH INTEREST AT
    RATE OF 3.0% FROM 03/15/16. COPIES OF JUDGMENT SENT TO ALL
    PARTIES. JUDGE FISH.
    AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT $11500.49
    COURT COSTS $181.00
    03/16/2016
    NOTICE OF JUDGMENT FILED SENT TO ALL PARTIES
    03/31/2016
    $15.20 INTEREST ASSESSED
    04/07/2016
    REQUEST FOR A CERTIFICATE OF JUDGMENT LIEN FILED BY
    ATTORNEY DORTON
    04/08/2016
    CERTIFICATE OF JUDGMENT LIEN FILING FEE $10.00
    COURT COSTS $10.00
    PAYMENT – RECEIPT NO. 1602992 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 10.00
    04/30/2016
    $28.50 INTEREST ASSESSED
    05/31/2016
    $29.45 INTEREST ASSESSED
    06/30/2016
    $28.50 INTEREST ASSESSED
    07/31/2016
    $29.45 INTEREST ASSESSED
    08/31/2016
    $29.45 INTEREST ASSESSED
    09/28/2016
    CERTIFICATE OF JUDGMENT LIEN RETURNED FROM SUMMIT COUNTY
    CLERK OF COURTS, FILED WITH THE SUMMIT COUNTY CLERK OF
    COURTS.
    JL-2016-7605
    09/30/2016
    $28.50 INTEREST ASSESSED
    10/31/2016
    $29.45 INTEREST ASSESSED
    11/30/2016
    $28.50 INTEREST ASSESSED
    12/31/2016
    $29.45 INTEREST ASSESSED
    01/05/2017
    SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT FILED BY ATTORNEY MULLEN
    01/11/2017
    $10.45 INTEREST ASSESSED
    AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT $-11500.0
    AMOUNT OF JUDGMENT $-.49
    COURT COSTS $-477.90

    • Jason hill on October 7, 2018 at 11:44 am

      One, i never questioned anything about this school board member and what he has done and further more i really dont care. Secondly you should have read the disclaimer regarding disseminating that information publicly. My comment about that website was that people did have free reign to search peoples business there, and see if those who question the school board members judgement have anyvroom to talk. You may have subjected yourself to legal action reposting his court case. I don’t care what the board member did or said. He is a school board member voted in by the electorate. I am pretty sure i have seen other names on that site similar too you. And all i can say is if you live in a glass you may not want too throw stones at others. The man is a board member and you are not. His job is to make decisions regading the schools. The people voted for him not you or your little cheering section. If you dont like it run for his position. I will be out at the ciderfest today and will be informing the school levy people about this post and the printing of this article.

      • not a levy zealot on October 8, 2018 at 5:44 am

        I only see information that the Barberton Clerk of Courts put on a web site. Are you trying to threaten people with posting the truth, you can subject your self to court action? Mr Hill or what ever your name is, research the laws before you try quoting them.

        • Jason Hill on October 8, 2018 at 1:24 pm

          I leave the nonsense to the people like you to spout. I seriously doubt you have any factual information. And of course my name is Jason Hill and has been for the last 44 years. I see right through the nonsense you people spout because it is so evident you are full of crapola.

      • Fact man on October 8, 2018 at 2:15 pm

        Maybe you should question them.

  3. Soccer mom on October 6, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    As a parent of a Norton Student that Voted for Chris Inks I can only say this is only part of what he is all about. He needs to turn in a letter of resignation ASAP.

  4. Light in Darkness on October 6, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    After talking with neighbor I was told to go back and listen to audio again. WOW !! They were saying they want to affect the most Students and the Board President Bennett Says “GOOD POINT” That cutting busses affects the most students. And then Mr Chris Inks says “we have talked about this before we have got to make this hurt” And then they were all laughing about it. My Jaw is on the floor that anyone in this town can support these people! They have talked about it before “HURTING” Norton families and Children WOW!! WAKE UP NORTON!!!!!!

  5. Light in Darkness on October 6, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Patrick Santelli wants to save $43000. and take away bussing and coaches and that is on the top of his list. What a joke Mr Santelli do away with the old stadium that the treasure said cost over $30000 a year to maintain! But then the band would have to practice on the field that we paid for them to practice on beside the new school. And that property is worth over 1 Million dollars all for the “Band”. Wake up Norton!!!! Mr Inks statement reminds me of the video of the nurse abusing the elderly when they did not know there was a hidden camera. You told the truth Mr Inks of what the game plans is to hurt the Children of the families that voted for you!!!! SHAME on you.!! So glad my Children have graduated and are away from these wicked actions..

  6. Joe joe on October 6, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Barberton and Norton schools should merge and there would be plenty of funds to go around. Anytime two high schools are less than 3 miles apart, they should become one.

    • Jason Hill on October 6, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      I am doubting anyone wants to merge with Norton. Barberton funds and Norton has to many sabotagers. What would the benefit be to anyone? Norton needs to fix their own problem before anyone would even consider something like that. To many troubled people trying to get in the mix and stirring up trouble including blatent lies and so called facts. The people voted for the school board members and if there’s a problem get rid of them at the next election. You could recall them, or whatever action you wanna take but taking it out on the kids isn’t the correct answer. The school board has a job to do by law and they are trying to do it but everyone else thinks they know better. Sabotaging things or having people encourage others to let the state take over shows ignorance from small minded people. Maybe it is those people who you should get rid of.

      • David Houpt on October 7, 2018 at 2:04 am

        The beauty of State take over of the Norton School finances. We have 2 factions, one that thinks the Norton School board is not spending the money right. A school board that is spending the money as they see fit. We have a disagreement. The beauty of a state take over, a non biased, group of professional school funding people from the State of Ohio, state level Board of Education send in experts, no ties to anyone to get the school back on track. The outcome should be a non biased, down to earth plan to operate the schools.

        Simple plan, cost effective and our schools should be showing transparency and be responsible for the money they spend.

        Remember the Norton Schools failed to sign up for open check book. A program offered by the State of Ohio to allow the school board’s finances to be seen by all. I have to ask what are they hiding?

        • Jason hill on October 7, 2018 at 9:42 am

          Blah blah blah blah. Same old rhetoric. Why don’t you just run for school board? I think I’ll just answer that for you. No one would vote for you or Connie. People want proactive, not whiney bitching from you or your 5 member crusade. Facts are not even credible. Who cares if some pipeline went through the city. Just one thing after another by people who had some pee in their Cheerios. Your gonna pay 1 way or another like it or not. I can’t believe how thick people can be.

        • Craig on October 19, 2018 at 9:32 am

          David, sounds like common sense when you say it like that. However, it seems to me that state takeover has been proven to not fix anything. Who holds the state accountable? From what I’m reading, you’re saying that the “unbiased” state would fix the baurocracy. Correct me if I’m wrong. I’m all ears if you can tell me about another district that has been “saved by the state”.

  7. Jason Hill on October 5, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    I would encourage everyone to vote for this levy. People like Connie Deen and David Houpt are so thick that anything they say is pure nonsense. They both linger on a site called Norton Focus on facebook. If you make a comment they don’t like or agree with you are banned. They seem to have a bit of hitler syndrome power. If you question her facts you are blocked. If you provide her sensible information she will block you. She is constantly calling for resignations from the school board. Everything the School board does or how they spend money is wrong. She has nothing positive to offer. These are the leaders of the future at the Norton schools. They deserve the same education that we had and it is our obligation to give to the children. People who throw stones like Norton Focus group should be clean themselves before complaining or throwing people out of discussion groups. You know you can always look people up on the Summit County Clerk of Court and see how well they manage their own finances or how well they don’t

    • Elisa Staats on October 5, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      Jeff, I agree with you. I was thrown off of Focus Norton because I pulled data from the Ohio Department of Education’s website to show Connie, and David that their take on the state of affairs was wrong. When I pointed out to Joe Kazy that I was thrown off of the site for no reason, (even after Mr. Stewart, a regular on Focus Norton, called someone the “C” word in a post, (that has since been removed), and Mr. Stewart was not banned from the site), Joe did nothing. I have pulled the Summit County docket and I find it interesting that those who complain most about the school board’s lack of fiscal responsibility, are themselves, fiscally irresponsible…SMH.

      • Jason Hill on October 5, 2018 at 9:21 pm

        anyone who can produce information that clearly shows how wrong they are get booted and blocked. and Joe Kazy is nothing but a sniveling varmint. I questioned him about being blocked from posting and he claimed he was out of town and would straighten it up the next day. Nothing happened till after the election a month later. As i understand he was put on council or something and lost his seat during the next vote. Another one of the I am mad because the people didn;t vote for me guy. Norton Talk is a pretty nice site you can go to and the people actually engage in conversation, Norton Focus is just a small group of people puffing their chests oiut like they know something. Connie Dean lives there all day long most likely. I think it’s funny how she rambles on and on. I guess the rest of her pow wow are to afraid to cross her or they will get kicked of her site. The best part of the site was Joe Kazy acting as the liason for getting to the bottom of things and trying to get results. hahahahahahaha he couldn;t even keep his council seat.

      • Connie Dean on October 6, 2018 at 6:40 am

        LOL…I pulled the Summit County docket as well…and you should talk…SMH

        • Jason Hill on October 6, 2018 at 8:06 pm

          i give you full permission to publish it here. That will prove what you are about which is deception just like your so called facts are. You have no clue about anything you are posting so you make up “facts”. When you post I am quite certain I can make a complete fool out of you. What I am saying is You and I both know you are full of crapola. The challenge is on.

    • David Houpt on October 6, 2018 at 3:56 am

      Again the pro levy people resort to character assignation and not addressing the facts. Three years ago this board and union got together and launched “contract gate”. An sham supported by 98 teachers and a school board. They made false statements to give administrators contracts 18 months early, when they should have not issued contracts it was the next boards duty to vote on the contracts. We were told at that time by Ms. Hagenbush our treasure we had 5 to 6 years of solvency so paying raises and giving contracts early would be no burden on the school system. Well that was a lie, the board said we were broke and tried to pass a contract with in 2 years. Now they come and miss represent this SDIT levy. I ask you to look at the January meeting on audio tape. A board member, Addis, Jennifer Bennett and Stephany Hagenbush said school districts that receive the support via an income tax do not come back to the people for more money. THEY DO, every district that has a SDIT has come back for more taxes. Another lie.

      People this school board is out of control, is only a lobbying group for the teachers union and administrators. We need a group of people that are here for the children. This board is clearly not here for the students, listen to C, Inks, he said he has to make us hurt if the levy is not passed. Remember they took away busing for some children and forced them to walk on busy Cleve-Mass Rd with no sidewalks while the teachers got a raise in last years contract.

      I encourage every one to defund, not vote for this levy, let the state come in and straighten up the finances in the Norton Schools, vote out the current board and vote in a board that will operate the school with financial responsibility.

      • Jason Hill on October 6, 2018 at 7:16 am

        Facts? You have no clue what the facts are.

        • Fact man on October 6, 2018 at 10:20 am

          C Inks can’t manage a $10,000 credit card with out the help of the Barberton court. Run his name read the fact!

    • Beth on October 6, 2018 at 11:59 am

      Jason Hill is 100% right.

  8. Tina on October 5, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    David your comment history precedes you. You will never vote to support the schools no matter who is on the BOE.

    • Jason Hill on October 5, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      Tina, this guy has a screw loose. most people would just call him a cheap ass

      • Tina on October 5, 2018 at 7:55 pm

        You are spot on!

      • David Houpt on October 6, 2018 at 4:20 am

        Mr Hill, do you take kids for airplane rides to get the $100 dollar hamburg? Do you donate time teaching children about electric over hydraulic lifts? Mr Hill do you take a child in your airplane and take a photograph of the school and then show a map comparing the actual view of the school and come to the class and teach mapping? Do you fly for veterans air lift? I do consider my self frugal, how ever cheap, no.

      • David Houpt on October 6, 2018 at 4:36 am

        Jason had Mr Inks attended the school of David Houpt on how to pay credit card bills he would not have ended up in Barberton Court and had a judge force him to pay his credit card.

        My school of thriftiness is not a bad thing. Maybe the school should listen to me on how to spend your money. The only time I have had to be in court is because people did not pay me.

    • David Houpt on October 6, 2018 at 4:13 am

      Tina you got that wrong. I said I would not support a levy while anyone from this board was still on the board. The amount of money paid, vs the grade card for the graduating students, a “D” for seniors, this board only looking at the teachers salaries, I will refuse to vote to support a WPA program for a person who gets a raise EVEY year, step raises and works 184 days a year that can receive a pay of $75,000 a year. And cap that with a killer health care plan.
      All of that supported by people in Norton that make less than an average of $35k a year.

      • Jason Hill on October 6, 2018 at 8:42 am

        Who cares what you support. As of anyone is paying attention to You. Lol

        • Fact man on October 6, 2018 at 10:31 am

          If no one was paying attention the last levy would have passed. You levy supporters would not waste time posting. Ms Dean, Mr Stewart Mr Houpt and like thinking citizens have exposed the bad decisions of the school board.

          This board has to be voted out. Thank you FOCUS norton for getting the truth out.

          • Jason Hill on October 6, 2018 at 11:48 am

            cutting the busing is the perfect thing to do. Then cut the band and the sports. The levy will pass immediately.

            • Fact man on October 6, 2018 at 1:36 pm

              Jason Hill, Cut the band YOU SAY! You just committed the cardinal sin. Kill kittens, kill puppies but not cut the band.

  9. Who cares on October 5, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Chris Inks needs to go; not even for this comment. Truthfully and honestly a terrible person.

  10. Connie Dean on October 5, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    It is simple…..Auditor discovered the number of riders on the buses were intentionally overstated…They built a “Field House” with the so called extra money that could have gone back onto the principal of the loan and lowered the DEBT….They implied they did not know if the NEXUS PIPELINE was going to happen…guess what…IT IS DONE!!! THE NORTON SCHOOLS and the CITY of Norton WILL BE RECEIVING MONIES!!!!

    This SDIT..School District Income Tax is BS…This will tax your kids who are yet attending school and have side jobs. This WILL tax all the retirees who have part time jobs to supplement your social security….DO THE MATH…They chose to eliminate the LOWEST possible tax they could…LOL ….”Bait and Switch”…that General 12 they say that they will get rid of will more than likely save you $3-5 per month…That does not even cover the trash bill you are forced to have now!!! In addition…remember Summit County is out for the re-appraisals…I wonder how Nash Hts., will fare with all the new sanitary sewers!!f

    The high school report card is a “D”….what your child did academically in elementary does not interest potential employers or colleges! These kids are getting the shaft….vote for their futures…..VOTE NO on ISSUE 3!!!!!

    • Jason Hill on October 5, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      Connie, you are a joke and your facts are nothing but BS. I understand you are just bitter because you couldn’t come close to getting elected but come to grips with it. No one is going to vote for you ever or respect you. Thats why you blocked everyone from commenting during the last levy. Of course after the election Joe Kazy let everyone back on. So much anger and so little intellect.

      • Connie Dean on October 6, 2018 at 6:34 am

        LMAO…Jason Hill…What is your real name? Voters records do not show any Jason Hill registered in Norton, OH. You are the one who wanted to play childish games of saying you pay more than anyone in Norton..but you are too afraid to use or even just tell your name that would permit you to vote in the City of Norton…hence have a voice. I really could care less who your are or what you do…but the childish games are not material for FOCUS…start your own page. I have nothing to hide…look me up…I moved 4 houses ..one of which was moved to Norton 1992…and I am a single mother…and guess what…I AM STILL HERE. The mere fact that I have one income in my household and any financial matters in the past…and the FACT I am still here only solidifies your talk is ALL BS. LOL

        Here some more FACTS for you…Paul? Jason? Jeff? Fictitious FB male or female? I’m afraid to reveal who I really am…? LOL

        Yes I did run for council at large…here is what is really funny and can be verified…I did not do ONE second of campaigning…I think those results were pretty damn good considering…Why don’t you run and we will see how well you fare. Oh…but that will require you to reveal your true identity

        I do not believe I ever posted that I called for the resignations of the school board…but I do agree with the statement!

        All your BS comments do not change the fact the high school in Norton received 3 “D”s …nor does or can it dispute any of the FACTUAL DOCUMENTATION that has been presented. You cannot dispute documentation or recorded audio…therefore you lose!

        Stay tuned more documentation to come….LMAO!

        • Jason Hill on October 6, 2018 at 7:34 am

          No one is listening to you. they all moved over to Norton talk. You and your small little circle is all that is left and all you do is sit around all day on “Norton Focus ” and glorify yourselves. It’s sort of funny but sad. No one is listening to you. The funny thing is this levy may not pass this time but it will pass once people have to pick up their kids because busing is gone or their kids sports are taken away. It’s inevitable. Your facts are just that, your facts. and they are all SIMPLE. The only thing simple is you and your mind set. I can understand why you are single and I am pretty sure that is why you are puffing your chest out like you re the voice of reason. No one is buying it or your facts. Each time the levy fails it only increases what you will pay in the end. You are making a huge fool of yourself along with David Houpt. I love how you both pontificate as if you are the only people who know anything. People are laughing at you two and how lame you are.

          • Beth on October 6, 2018 at 12:01 pm

            Jason is right again.

        • Jason hill on October 6, 2018 at 9:55 am

          The only flattering you are getting is from yourself. No one is paying attention to your so called facts. Anyone can skew data to their cause. Well you do have one pal in houpt so atleast you got that. You are powerful in your focus group with 4 or 5 members and the rest moved over to the norton talk group who has great topics and conversation. And of course you have some other new site where you are the admin with your 4 members. Hahahaha what a joke. Support the Norton school levy people. Anyone who wants sandbag the students is someone who should move somewhere else. They are bad for the community. They ruin your schools community and your property values.

          • Fact man on October 8, 2018 at 2:24 pm

            1800+ payed attention to Connie, Dave, Bobby, Joe and like minded tax payers. You lost the election.

      • Connie Dean on October 6, 2018 at 6:42 am

        LOL…How do you know that it was Joe that let everyone back on…LMAO

    • Susan on October 5, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      “Vote no for this futures”
      Quite possibly the most ignorant statement in the history of the interment. You are an idiot.

      • Jason Hill on October 6, 2018 at 7:59 am

        Susan, it gets worse. These 2 dopes want to have the state take over the Norton Schools. What sort of person would want to sabotage the school system? noodnicks

  11. Victoria Goff on October 5, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    It amazes me that we live in a city that people don’t support the schools 100%! We have amazing schools in Norton and in order to keep them that way we have to have the funding! If the parents of students don’t wake up and vote for a levy then yes the board needs to make cuts that will hurt and inconvenience them! I am a parent of students in the Norton schools and I vote for the levy of course because I want what is best for my kids and I support the board members 100% for making cuts that effect the parents that vote no or don’t bother to vote at all! Those parents need to wake up and do what is best for our children!

    • not a levy zealot on October 5, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      Who do you know or are related to that benefits from the school system? Do you get a pay check from them?

      • Elisa Staats on October 5, 2018 at 7:14 pm

        The children benefit.

  12. He hurt me on October 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Call the whambulance! So just vote NO then….Who cares. Drama King.

  13. EdAnonymous on October 5, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    We need to make Chris Inks and the rest of the School Board HURT. The School Board has screwed up so much in the last 8 years it is ridiculous. All they think about is themselves and not the community. All they want to do is threaten the community and try to force them to vote the way they want it to go. Threatening won’t work, WAKE up board and get your head out of your behinds.

    • C Stinks on October 10, 2018 at 10:53 am

      Chris Stinks is only hurting himself. No one likes him on the soccer side. Big BS’er

  14. David Houpt on October 5, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Please listen to the actual audio, C Inks said they all talked about it and they have to hurt the hand that feeds them. They want to hurt us, the tax payers because we do not vote as they wish.

    Time to vote them all out of office. I will never vote for a levy until this board is long gone.

    • Craig on October 19, 2018 at 9:34 am

      I read it like they have to say what everyone doesnt want to hear. Not, “let’s hurt tax payers”.

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