It's been around for years. GH site is not that active, though it tends to be growing. Other communities are more active than ours. The draw/appeal is that it is neighborhood specific - you can't read another communities board unless you change your address in your profile. For example, though I grew up there, I can't read the Northside board unless I change my address to a 45223 one. And people use their real names. Met more of my neighbors on Illona that way.
Roger Bacon High School Alumni Association cordially invites your family to the Children's Mass and Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 4th. The doors open at 9:30 AM with Christmas Carols in the Fine Arts Center, followed by a Children's Mass at 10:00AM, and breakfast with Santa afterwards. Admissions is $7 a person. Please contact Beth Powers or Sue Huerkamp at 513-641-1300 for any questions. Online Registration
What concerns me if the lengths to try to stop a former teacher who is only slightly critical of the system. What are they covering up? This is minor. What would they do if someone came forward to alert the public of a serious wrong? Seriously, whistleblowers are protected and if they take this step to shut down EQ...
Of course I know people work under contracts, especially teachers. That is written to pertain to his current employer. Sounds like someone was loose with their interpretation when they called his employer. He wasn't bad mouthing his current district. Someone just wanted to shut him up,period. Sad.
Please, please, please do not think I am judging you by this post. Taken by surprise, I may have froze too and not done anything. No one knows how they will react unless in the same situation. I had a conversation with a friend recently - after that fine upstanding citizen stripped and urinated at a Kroger U-Scan kiosk - about how Americans need to stop being so polite and start speaking up to stop madness like this. I tend to be more vocal when my girls are with me when I witness bad behavior. (That Mama Bear thing.) But you can ask my husband, he had to step out of the garage when I yelled at a scrapper once. Our sump pump was clogged and he was feeding water through it to unclog the line and I was on the curb, barely in street, checking for water to break through. This scrapper came flying up the street and almost hit me. Didn't see me because of my neighbor's tree. I yelled at him and he hit is brakes. So, I yelled again. My temper was at 110% and I threw down my broom and dared him to come back. He took off. He didn't come back down or street the rest of the night. Not the smartest move, I admit. But near death will knock all other fear out of you. But, I haven't seen him since. I yell at speeders on my street all of the time. One guy called me a bitch. I starting walking towards his car and he took off. (They aren't bright - they always seem to pull this crap at the stop sign which is one house from mine.) We need to stop being so fearful and start calling people out. I don't always do it. AS for calling GPD, well, would they even come for something like that? I may have gotten the DG manager out there to yell at him.
While I've disagreed many times with EQ, this infuriates me. What he says about WWCS is his first amendment right. Sounds like a certain administrator needs to retake Civics 101. Doesn't look good for our school district.
The Archdiocese does not build the high schools. Jesuits built Xavier, Franciscans built Bacon, LaSalle built by the LaSallian Brothers and so on. When I worked for the archdiocesan newspaper, I formatted the annual report at the beginning of each fiscal year. These numbers are available every year. These schools take out bonds/loans for capital improvement from local banks and those are backed by the archdiocese but you better believe the schools pay the money back. Archdiocesan grade schools are run by the parishes or if a consolidated school, run by a board. Funding comes from the entity - not the archdiocese. That's a huge misconception people have about Catholic schools. The archdiocese doesn't come bail them out - look at OLR and St. James as a perfect example of this. The archdiocese does not run the operations of individual schools. Which is why some chose one school vs. another based on how it is run. For example, some chose a parish school like Sacred Heart vs. a consolidated school like John Paul II. I'm on the board of a Catholic school. The grade schools do take everyone who applies - and there are tuition scholarships and grants for the grade schools. I've also never heard of the Catholic high schools being super selective except maybe on disciplinary reasons. Even in my daughter's 8th grade class, a student was suspended and expelled but he was still granted admission to Moeller on a probationary period.The high schools have different tracts for learning - hence, the placement test. Students are placed within their learning tract based on the testing. It's how they determined what tract my daughter should pursue at her high school. How else are the schools supposed to do it? I think you have some serious misconceptions on how local Catholic schools operate.