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Forestville: Fantasy idea amid positives

December 9, 2013

It sounds like a nice idea, but it is an unrealistic dilemm....

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Noapathy

Feb-05-14 2:03 PM

There has been talk of consolidating Forestville and Silver Creek for about as long as I can remember. So lets say that for what ever reason, the taxpayers of Forestville feel there is value in having their own school even if it is limited in curriculum. Then it is NOT a waste of taxpayer money as it is giving the taxpayers exactly what they want. Maybe instead of expending your energy complaining about how someone else spends their own money, you expend a little energy thinking about how WNY can start attracting more people to live in this region. Forestville is not the only place losing population.

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Captain

Dec-11-13 5:30 PM

...none offered.

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PR24601

Dec-11-13 2:43 PM

Anything printed in the press should have to be signed. Sadly, journalism has descended into a muck-racking rumor mill what with anonymous sources being quoted as fact. If the person won't put their name behind it, then it has no business being in a presser.

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joew

Dec-11-13 8:57 AM

Actually Captain your point is not proven as you still do not understand the difference between a editorial and a opposing editorial. Here is again the definition for for you- "An op-ed, abbreviated from opposite the editorial page(though often mistaken for opinion-editorial), is a newspaper article that expresses the opinions of a named writer who is usually unaffiliated with the newspaper's editorial board. These are different from editorials (which are usually unsigned and written by editorial board members) and letters to the editor (which are submitted by readers of the journal or newspaper)". and again no thanks necessary.

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Captain

Dec-10-13 8:18 AM

Thanks PR24061, your post proves my point. You can raise valid concerns and offer suggestions w/o resorting to sarcasm and ridicule. Some of us ON HERE may be guilty of this (including me), but this is a blog, which is quite different than a public newspaper.

The OBSERVER has repeatedly shown its lack of professionalism when it allows "unsigned editorials" like this. Raising awareness on any given topic, which hopefully leads to public pressure & positive change should be the goal, not simply attack a subject or group. Most respected media providers follow such ethical practices. Unfortunately, this local newspaper often chooses not to.

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cruisin

Dec-09-13 4:22 PM

When I attended the Forestville schools, it was one of the geographically largest districts in the state. It including kids from Hanover, Perrysburg, Villenova, Arkwright, Sheridan, and more. I doubt that those boundries have changed much. We not only paid school taxes to forestville but to Pine Valley as well. Worse, our taxes to PV where higher even though we never attended there. John needs to get off his high horse once in a while.

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PR24601

Dec-09-13 3:49 PM

Sticking to the actual content of the Op-Ed, Forestville is another district that should be done away with. Only in NYS would you have two school districts for two villages who's high schools are 4.8 miles apart. A shade over a 5 minute drive.

I understand some of the students come from more rural areas of the towns of Sheridan, Hanover, etc. but let's be realistic here. Talk about excessive waste and overhead. FV/SC should be combined without question, and based on what the schools currently offer, I'd say disband FV and assimilate into SC.

Reduce admin and overhead costs. Expand the tax base. Provide more opportunities - academic and extracurricular for the children. But then, this is NYS, where education never has been, is not now, and will never be about the kids despite the lies they shove down our throats.

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Dcronlg

Dec-09-13 8:55 AM

Given the consistent obvious lack of even basic 4th grade book report research and arithmetic skills when it comes to their "fact-based" editorials, the church lady gaggle OBSERVER board is in no-nada-zilch position, at any time, to lecture any educational professional on how to do their jobs, unless the gaggle is volunteering to be poster children for the obvious need for tougher grade school graduation standards

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joew

Dec-09-13 8:11 AM

Actually I'll use my ability to be sarcastic to try and educate you a bit Captain-lets start with this- "An op-ed, abbreviated from opposite the editorial page(though often mistaken for opinion-editorial), is a newspaper article that expresses the opinions of a named writer who is usually unaffiliated with the newspaper's editorial board. These are different from editorials (which are usually unsigned and written by editorial board members) and letters to the editor (which are submitted by readers of the journal or newspaper)". No thanks necessary!

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Captain

Dec-09-13 7:31 AM

This article's sarcastic content causes me to wonder if JD has invited joew (it's his style) to try his hand at writing commentary.

OP-ED columns used to voice constructive criticism is one thing, but directing sarcastic ridicule at a local school district is going a bit too far. Since this practice has become more common, I gotta believe OBSERVER subscriptions and/or sales are down, especially in the Forestville area.

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Chuck392

Dec-09-13 6:39 AM

I wonder what the staff reduction was over that same period of 12 years?

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