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Who is at fault?

March 13, 2013

Concerning the Williamsport Area School District’s $3.5 million budget deficit, just who is at fault? It is the fault of any area school board that doesn’t stay within its budge....

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eriklatranyi

Mar-13-13 6:02 AM

The fault lies with the school board.

Some districts do not have deficits and yet they function well.

It is time to stop accepting poor leadership from elected officials (of all parties) and bring in new blood!

If the new blood is not responsible, replace them. Keep going until the message is received.

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SteelerFan

Mar-13-13 8:52 AM

For the most part I agree Erik. The fault can be spread around however. Salaries and benefits, I believe, make up the majority of the school budget. As salaries climb and enrollment shrinks, it creates havoc on the budget.

I left Avis in 1999 and moved to South Williamsport mostly because of the incompetent school board there.

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LaughIn

Mar-13-13 9:53 AM

Maybe Erik needs to become a politician? When you get the real handle on a school budget, check yourself out of your seat fast sir. The Steeler is the union and you can witness that power at JS board meetings.

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jeff33

Mar-13-13 12:03 PM

Looks like taxes are going to be raise! Get your checkbook out or move out! I choose the later.

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Luey22

Mar-13-13 3:59 PM

Privatize all schools, get real people to teach, do away with teaching certificates, take back local control of wages, combine districts with one Superintendent and get rid of school boards (or start paying them).

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RastaJOE

Mar-13-13 9:02 PM

"I left Avis in 1999 and moved to South Williamsport mostly because of the incompetent school board there."

Did you move from Avis because of the incompetent school board there, or did you move to S.Williamsport because of their incompetent school board? Sorry, I know this is goofy...but so is the school board, and the situation, and any hope of it getting better...EVER!

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idiottwo

Mar-14-13 8:11 AM

why doesn't the school board and school officials have blame? It always seems nobody is an "owner" 3.5 million is HUGE. And how is it they can over spend to begin with? What kind of leadership allows that? Oh, wait a minute, its now typical.

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LaughIn

Mar-14-13 9:37 AM

What is $3.5M? The district is closing how many other schools next year? Savings...Savings...Savings in the long run!!!

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Billtown101

Mar-16-13 10:08 AM

Either 'Light the torches and breakout the pitchforks', - or STOP voting Party and START voting the best people for the jobs!

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