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Wood BOE OKs teacher’s suspension

Name released Tuesday morning

February 13, 2013

PARKERSBURG—Members of the Wood County Board of Education voted 4-1 Tuesday to suspend a Parkersburg High School teacher....

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Itsnottolate

Feb-14-13 10:51 AM

Aaron, once again, you have proven me wrong, you are the smartest person in Parkersburg. I have a question, do you think that all mechanics are dirty and greasy, not very smart, probably have long hair and do drugs or would that just be a misconception! What do you think? By the way, you are my hero, and I hope one day we can meet so you can tutor me with some of your wisdom! Have a nice day!!

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Itsnottolate

Feb-14-13 10:48 AM

Geezer, that is almost the stupidest thing I have ever heard!What exactly would be the justification? Well I get drug tested for 2 different jobs so I say we drug test everybody then, hows that geezer. Next on to mama, as you can see I am posting as I did yesterday, yet I have two different jobs so I guess your comment was also stupid, did you think that maybe people might work other times of the day than the morning, think before you write, just some advice for you. Finally, on to my hero, Aaron Lohoefener. You are a mechanic for a living, I don't go around calling you a grease monkey. All I am saying if you can understand this, would you like to be called defective? probably not, so why would you refer to children this way? You can justify it anyway you want, but if I knew more about you I could easily discredit you and humiliate you like you attempt to do to others to make yourself feel better, I expect because the low self-esteem you have for yourself.

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Geezer

Feb-14-13 5:39 AM

All IEPs should include drug tests for the parents/guardians and students. The students should be checked for nicotine as well, as many parents subject their children to significant amounts of second-hand smoke.

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mamabear71

Feb-13-13 11:42 PM

The fact that a majority of people DISagreed with my one and only post on this matter speaks volumes about who participates in this forum. Honestly, what did I say that is DIS agreeable? Is it offensive that I want folks to work? Is it unreasonable that I question the fact that people are able to spend the first half of the work day responding to posts? Correct me, please. In addition, the one person who addressed me specifically to take issue with my post, I say to you: if you think this forum is anonymous, you are naive. You really should consider taking GOOD care of your own children before you get high and mighty here. Many people may be fooled by an extensive vocabulary and articulate speech, but others are not. Clean up your act, clean up your kids, and tell the truth.

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janeeyre1

Feb-13-13 10:33 PM

WOW! These boards make one thing clear! I have said it before-there are to many moms on meds in the MOV who too much time on their hands. Look at me, I'm a MOV mom who lives for her kids-oh sorry kids mommy can't get yu lunch because she has to post a comment on this BS board!

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AaronL

Feb-13-13 10:25 PM

TOOLATEFOR; Explain then why the so called "Experts" use the term birth defect,and that includes the Great One who cooked up Aspergers in 1944,to try and curb euthanasia programs. One with defect = defective unit. Now re-write text books and sue the March of Dimes in between your vendetta of poisoning stray cats.Sorry I didn't get to you earlier.

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Watching

Feb-13-13 9:11 PM

WACSO is the workshop, but Ewing School is still open and operating just as Martin once did. Separate facilities are not against federal law.

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Itsnottolate

Feb-13-13 12:57 PM

you got that right matt4685!!

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AaronL

Feb-13-13 12:35 PM

Mamma,I've already done my rowing with the slaves, 2 toilets and a universal joint;And good for you, glad you're hanging in there.Keep the faith.

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Mack76

Feb-13-13 12:34 PM

Mamabear, I actually work more than 40 hours a week, and I have been active in my children's classrooms and proactive with their education, so while I accept your statement, I find it to be a little judgmental. Not to mention, nobody ever implied that children who don't have special needs are in any way UNspecial. Enjoy your lunch break, and have a great day.

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Mack76

Feb-13-13 12:31 PM

In my case, it was my child needing MORE special education time and less time in the regular classroom, and you would not believe the hoops that the average person has to jump through in order to acquire that, because of the mainstreaming mandate today. He was struggling to function in his mainstream classroom, that was the bottom line, and had a teacher who was not only ill-equipped, but just didn't care. That is the truth. Once the documentation from Morgantown confirming he had autism arrived at the BOE, my child moved on to the services he desparately needed, and has done much better since. No need to rattle my saber, but it was clear that I would have if I'd needed to. I was glad it was resolved speedily and all parties were content with the resolution.

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mamabear71

Feb-13-13 12:30 PM

All children have "special needs." One of the main things they all need are parents who are busy working 40 hours a week. I'm amazed that there are people who have 4 hours today to post about this matter. Actually, I"m NOT amazed. Perhaps those with special needs kids should spend the 4 hours doing something productive to help the "broken" school system, special education research, etc. If you DON'T pay taxes, then stop complaining about the school system. This is my only post because I am on my lunch break and have to get back to work now so I can pay taxes, buy groceries, set an example for my UNspecial children.

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AaronL

Feb-13-13 12:27 PM

Our case,my boy WAS the problem,not a huge one, but enough to draw attention from the class and so it HAD to end, and a simple changing of class times worked wonders and I got to see just HOW overwhelmed these teacher actually are.Shall I say class was taught to all involved? Well worth the 6hr investment.

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Mack76

Feb-13-13 12:16 PM

I will say that one time I had an issue with my son's education, and I went into the BOE building to the special education office, asked questions, and requested action, it happened. There was no grandstanding needed, no threats made... I was a concerned parent with a legitimate problem concerning actions taken in my child's school, and it was handled...quite well. It certainly never amounted to what is occurring in Ms. Dean's situation, but then, I was satisfied by the action that had been taken, and I considered the problem resolved. Before the haters hop on to comment, the problem wasn't my child and the administration agreed with me, I will just leave it at that. Evidently, Ms. Dean feels very differently about the course of action in her child's case, and she's operating as she sees fit. I don't know what more can be said about that.

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AaronL

Feb-13-13 12:06 PM

At least you're honest about it,but trust me,building the fire under BOE's ass doesn't take the media by a long shot. I merely asked what time the class started,that way I could be there ahead of time to see the problem first hand. Amazing how it went away.

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Mack76

Feb-13-13 11:59 AM

"woulda, coulda, shoulda"

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Mack76

Feb-13-13 11:58 AM

Yes, my dialogue can be pretty abrasive sometimes, but like you, I call it like I see it. If it were my child, I certainly would not want to make my child a target, and I don't think that has been her intention. If I felt that my child had been wronged, and the school was taking no action, I suppose maybe I would have gone to the BOE first as the next recourse of action. What occurred there would outline my next move. I can't begrudge her decision to go to the media, simply because the media overall has been influential in helping things like perception change across the board, in virtually any topic, which leads to a change in policy, and this has happened in all areas in which there have been injustice. If it meant that much to me (and if it concerns any of my children, I would go to the mat), and I had already exhausted my other options, I can't say that I wouldn't do it, but I might pursue it differently. Again, I'm not her, so that's my version of "woulda, coulda, shoulda&qu

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AaronL

Feb-13-13 11:45 AM

Mack,there were many different ways this could have been handled,and you know it as well as I. Even with your sometimes abrasive dialog (Not a bad thing at times)I am highly doubtful that you would have showed your hind end at that school such as they and left this boy up to trial by media,and social networking.So what about the backlash,his kid,is it not?

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Mack76

Feb-13-13 11:33 AM

Well Aaron, you can call BS. I'm not in the man's shoes. I only know the backlash that he already received for daring to show his face the first time, and people's commentary was very unkind. It's quite possible that he felt it was appropriate to lay low since Ms. Dean is leading the charge. I don't know if she's making this about her or not, again, I don't know her nor have I ever met her. I would venture to say though, that if I'd felt my kid had been wronged and chose to be so vocal about it, there are people who would be saying the same vile, wretched things about my kid and me, that have been said about her child and her. It's a lose-lose situation, no matter how it's regarded. The only winning thing here will be a change in policy so that this situation doesn't occur again.

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AaronL

Feb-13-13 11:26 AM

Bottom line,we expect the impossible from teachers any-more. They're given the blue print for a high rise,then given a sharp stick and a spoon and told to make the best of it; while the tenants are clamouring at the gate to move in. The system cannot do it all,no matter what kind of money is thrown at it,sooner or later mommy and popsie has to step up to the plate and try to supplement the learning,instead of sitting back, screaming "foul".

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AaronL

Feb-13-13 11:16 AM

Oh BS mackers, it takes 31 second with a dull pair of scissors to trim up a scoch, and I've had many a meeting with teachers while being filthy from being pulled out from under a truck transmission,or an OTR tire to find the root of the problem,and that was within a few minutes of the phone call. These folks had over two weeks at the war room to decide the plan of action. I've stated this MANY times; I feel sorry for the kid,but I feel this has went past him and his needs by now,it's ALL about her.

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Mack76

Feb-13-13 11:09 AM

I wholeheartedly agree with you, probablecause, and I think your commentary earlier was outstanding.

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Mack76

Feb-13-13 11:09 AM

Perhaps I will check it out, Aaron. Again, if a lawsuit does take place, I would hope it would be one to change policy, as that really is the only thing that I can see needing resolved. As far as his dad having concerns regarding his appearance, I feel the same as you. A parent should champion the cause for his/her child. However, when they protested in front of PHS, and Mr. Richards spoke to the reporter, there was a PLETHORA of awful commentary regarding his appearance on here and judgment because of it. It's quite possible that, because of those narrow-minded comments, Mr. Richards presumed that his appearance would hurt more than help. I, for one, had no problem with his appearance, but when I think of some of the comments that were made about him, I could understand why he would take himself out of publicly appearing and keeping his involvment quieter.

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probablecause

Feb-13-13 11:08 AM

I think that parents ought to be teaching their kids humility and compassion for those less fortunate. Maybe the world would be a better place for all concerned.

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AaronL

Feb-13-13 10:58 AM

Mayhaps you ought to check it out for yourself,I've never seen the word "sue" so many time,short of the O.J trial. THEY posted this stuff for the word to see, which leads me to believe this is/was grandstanding at it's finest. She sure put his buddy on the hot seat for BOE and WTAP,but where was the object of all the attention? Dad couldn't/wouldn't say a word in this fracas, and THAT one kiddies,is what done me in. He posted "what people would think of his appearance" as the reason. Who shivs a git,it's YOUR son,take the lead if you believe a wrong is done.

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