The Lakota Busing Cuts: Going Forward in Reverse

Seeing miles and miles of backed up traffic the morning that Lakota’s busing cuts were implemented was like watching a world of sanity coming undone and going backwards into a time of primeval foolishness. Scott Sloan and Tracy Jones capture the lunacy wonderfully.

It was the day after the dreaded “B Day” busing cuts at Lakota when I discussed the aftermath on The Big One with Doc Thompson.

So what’s the next step? Without question, the school system is poised to put another levy issue on the ballot targeting the roughly 10% that are anti-tax but only moderately. Those people will have to decide if they will be steadfast, or buckle under the pressure extorted by the busing cut strategy, because it’s all about converting a few percentage points in voter turnout, into a “yes” vote.

Oh, and click here to get a taste of what Doc was talking about regarding college education.

Rich Hoffman!/overmanwarrior

14 thoughts on “The Lakota Busing Cuts: Going Forward in Reverse

  1. I read in the Enquirer that when Lakota hired the new treasurer, they not only paid a consultant fee, but also paid an additional 10% of the agreed upon salary.
    No mention was made as to the previous salary she received. So just how big of an increase did she receive? Same will happen for the superintendent.

    Most districts pay thousands of dollars to join the OSBA (Ohio School Boards Association). I believe that one of the services is to help search for people to fill vacancies in the districts. They also provide legal services, but most, if not all, pay retainer fees to law firms. Then additional money for hourly services. Ennis and Roberts has been doing legal work for many districts and I know they have done work for Lakota.

    Additionally, the districts pay to belong to the Buckeye Association of School Administrators. They put out a magazine advertising vacancies and also will put out a seach for principals and other administrative posts.

    There is also a National Association of School Boards.
    So to pay thousands of dollars, that you say you don’t have, looking to fill positions is totally irresponsible. In the end they may just give the position to Ron Surface permanently.


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  4. Kevin Bright is GONE. Too late. The Mason citizens will be paying off millions and millions of dollars of debt far into the future.

    Bright’s legacy to Mason’s children is even worse because the corruption and immoral behavior was inspired and tolerated by his leadership.

    Sadly it hit his own family.


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