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Two Carrollton residents forwarded a complaint against the Carrollton Exempted Village School District, its superintendent and the board of education to the Ohio Elections Commission Monday.
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Down goes another levy. Waste, waste, waste of my taxpayers money. Carrollton School is worried about two things. There own pay and the other is sports. Waste, waste, and more non sense waste of resources.
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Malvern, OH

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Can anyone in the school district or county government do anything right ?
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Dover, OH

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Great job at catching the crooks. They screwed the district's taxpayers during their last attempt at the levy. The levy at the May Special election cost the taxpayers over $10,000.00 of you school district's money. The tax levy committee operated illegally then and are trying it again. About time they answer to there illegal acts.
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Uhrichsville, OH

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Why don't we just get it over with and close all the schools? When people can't or won't move into this county because there is no opportunity for education for their children, then there won't be any support its businesses either and those will close too. When no one will buy property here because they can't get their children educated, who's going to buy all that farm land? It will sit barren. And if no one is buying or building, that should take care of the all the contractors in the area too. They'll leave to find other sources of income. Come on voters, let's get started on making Carrollton a ghost town! And, yes, in case you missed the sarcasm, I AM voting for the levy! Kids are important to me!
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Carey, OH

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Seriously wrote:
Why don't we just get it over with and close all the schools? When people can't or won't move into this county because there is no opportunity for education for their children, then there won't be any support its businesses either and those will close too. When no one will buy property here because they can't get their children educated, who's going to buy all that farm land? It will sit barren. And if no one is buying or building, that should take care of the all the contractors in the area too. They'll leave to find other sources of income. Come on voters, let's get started on making Carrollton a ghost town! And, yes, in case you missed the sarcasm, I AM voting for the levy! Kids are important to me!
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Really Seriously - it seems you missed the purpose of the content in the article. The complaint has nothing to do with the education of our children, its about right and wrong, legal or illegal. But im sure that its okay to do things against the law for our childrens sake - that really educates them well for a future in court and maybe lock up somewhere in jail.
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Canton, OH

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According to federal grant sites, Carrollton Exempted Village School District received in federal grant funding (above and beyond state funding):

2011 Q3 -$1,592,738 - Education Fund
2013 Q1 -$592,973 - Special Education
2011 Q3 -$444,163 - Education Agencies
2013 Q1 -$225,504 - Professional Development & Student Learning

I do understand that these fund are allocated for specific purposes other than building maintenance. Please show us the responsible and sensible allocations and spending of this money (also tax payer monies) and we will have confidence built up that you should be trusted with me. Believe me, I am "rooting" for you. Nothing will build up faith like witnessing accountability.
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Canton, OH

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more, not me....
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Dover, OH

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not me either.
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It is interesting...Rhetoric and propaganda from school officials aside, most government offices now claim to have "transparency" and so-called Sunshine laws that are supposed to convince or attempt to convince anyone of the interested public that they are operating in an honest, cost-effective, above-board manner (is there such a thing in our Government anymore??). As just curious has pointed out, why does the school treasurer not provide a detailed report and accounting of the school funding, including taxes, Government funding and grants, etc. and all appropriations to the general public?? The county auditor publishes tax appropriations to each township, recipient, etc.- I remember seeing it in the paper about once or twice a year. If the county auditor does it for our property taxes, why does the school treasurer not detail spending and appropriations?? Where are those so called Sunshine laws and Gov't watchdogs now?? Interesting, very, very interesting!!!
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Dover, OH

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Petty complaint, just a distraction.
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Mineral City, OH

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The educational system is to teach our children to follow the rules or there will be consequences. Is it too much to expect the same from the Executive staff? Just follow the rules as we teach our children, enough said?
RJM

Saint Clairsville, OH

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Oct 11, 2013
 
Just an accusation so we assume it's true? You are being sidetracked, wheather it is true or not, we still have a underlying problem, the school is in the red and needs your help.
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Canton, OH

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I was hopeful that there would be an explanation resulting from my question last week (earlier on this post). That is over $2.8 million of federal tax dollars, of which is not evident and obvious improvements in our current school system. If our schools announced being award these funds and openly displayed what they accomplished for these different departments, then the community would be so extremely proud and confident in their abilities. As I previously stated, I am still hopeful to hear of how these funds were spent, because that is enough money that this county should see some sort of difference. However, until I know that they can be trusted with money, I am not supporting giving them more tax dollars. The only feasible explanation would be that the money was first given to our Commissioners, which would explain it being misappropriated and vacated. I do find it interesting that with each of these grant awards, it clearly states that the top five salary positions do not need to be indentified. Thoughts anyone?
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Minerva, OH

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Isn't it ironic that George Keyser is filing these complaints against the same school that fired from him from a bus drivers positions because he beat on a special needs child. Always trying to be a bully aren't ya George? VOTE YES FOR CARROLLTON SCHOOLS!
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While Dr. Q was superintendent at Edison, he recommended to the board to hire consultants to "Consult on the Levy".... Total spent in excess of $60,000.....
RJM

Saint Clairsville, OH

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Oct 28, 2013
 
Where did this figure come from, the air? If he did, so what? If they knew how to motivate the public to get the levy passed it would have been worth it, right?
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Newell, WV

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Oct 28, 2013
 
If they used "Public Funds" directly or indirectly to "Support the Passage of the Levy", they could be in violation of the following Ohio Revised Codes.....

Ohio Revised Code Section 3315.07 Instructional program for employees - supplies and equipment for local school districts Section C(1) Except as otherwise provided in division (C)(2) of this section, no board of education shall use public funds to support or oppose the passage of a school levy or bond issue or to compensate any school district employee for time spent on any activity intended to influence the outcome of a school levy or bond issue election..

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Ohio Revised Code Section 9.03 Newsletters of political subdivisions section (C)(E) Supports or opposes the nomination or election of a candidate for public office, the investigation, prosecution, or recall of a public official, or the passage of a levy or bond issue......

You should file a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General..... He is already spending a lot of time and money in Jefferson County which is just a short drive from Carrollton...
RJM

Saint Clairsville, OH

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Oct 30, 2013
 
Like Clinton said, "what's that got to do with anything."

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