toolrn (Matthew Mikel)


Comment history

School district won't say what it plans to pay Hayden in new COO position; new questions about timing of superintendent's resignation

If the $87 million bond FOR THE SCHOOLS had not have passed, would the "COO" position have even been created or would have Mr. Hayden even resigned, but conveniently staying on to help allocate the funds to where he sees fit? How gracious of him. Instead of spending such a large sum of money to make the schools look prettier, why not kick a little more of that money towards teachers salaries? I'm thinking that prettier schools aren't going to improve test scores or help motivate teachers to do better since their schools are more ornate. It appears that the school board has adopted the same standards of accountability, or lack-there-of that our shoddy governor and lackadaisical state legislature seemed to have embraced. If Mr. Hayden FEELS he is unable to fulfill the role as a superintendent, why allow him to even stay on as a COO? Why not use the salary that Mr. Hayden is requesting for his gracious services as a COO to hire another Super, which might help save local taxpayers money instead of paying a COO and a Super simultaneously, and send Mr. Hayden on his way. Also, if the board is going to serve an 8 course meal of bull fodder (lack of transparency, pulling a "Trump-no-show-tax/no-show-Hayden's-contract", etc.) at least provide condiments.

May 20, 2017 at 3:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A prominent goodbye sign from defunct Payless Furniture that labels Lawrence 'Obamaville' and much more

'MERICA!! I'm sure if he were a smart and successful business man he wouldn't have to worry about the marxist, commie, Obama-lovin, candy assed citizens of Lawrence. He's just butt-hurt that his business went under. He's probably a proud Brownback (athletic)supporter and would be singing a different tune if his business had done well, but it did not. Hurray for america and the 1st amendment.

May 11, 2015 at 7:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback calls to repeal school finance formula in State of the State address

Part of being a mature adult is being able to accept responsibility for your shortcomings and NOT blaming someone else. Stop trying to place the blame on someone or somewhere else and just fix the problem Mr. Brownback. I'm sure the lack of funding for public education didn't happen from any part of your financial experiment (faux pas) that failed. The state legislators and our sorry excuse for a governor just need to fix the problem with a little less blood letting at the taxpayers expense

January 16, 2015 at 3:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Athletic Director Perkins victim of alleged blackmail scheme

prolly MIZZOU fans!! LOL

May 30, 2010 at 7:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Community invited to meeting to discuss homelessness in Lawrence

I am all for HELPING the homeless, not ENABLING them. I work at a facility where we care for a large homeless population. Much more often than not, they are chronic drunks, who however, manage to be able to afford cigarretes, more alcohol, but never seem to be able to afford food. Homeless are the refugees in Darfur...most of the homeless I am use to seeing are "enabled".

May 17, 2010 at 7:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )