Advocator 2 years, 8 months ago on School board discusses use of leftover bond money

Rod Latty has it right. Five smart boards would benefit a much greater number of students now and for years to come than the educational benefit that the students would get from a scoreboard. Well over a half a million dollars has been spent on the baseball field to date. It is time to spend for the students in the classrooms! Who knows, maybe spending in the classroom could help increase the graduation rate. The fans shouldn't have to look at the scoreboard to see what teams are playing. If they do have to look at the scoreboard to see who is playing, maybe they are at the wrong place. Come on school board, step up with Rod Latty!!!


Advocator 2 years, 8 months ago on Fired employee sues Fulton schools

I haven't read or heard anything different. I agree it is hard to believe, but several employees of the FPS schools have lost their jobs over things just as strange in the last couple of years. The lawsuit should answer some of the questions.....unless the FPS settles it out of court, which in my opinion would answer the "believable" question. The more to the story may be this was a way to get rid of someone that you no longer wanted around. One thing for sure is several things do not add up in this whole situation.

Administrators have been known to make mistakes. If it does turn out to be true then maybe the school board should be taking a look at the "administrators."


Advocator 2 years, 9 months ago on Fired employee sues Fulton schools

Am I reading this correctly? A FPS employee receives a phone call at work from a woman reporting seeing a student with what looks like a handgun. The next day another employee sees a student that she saw the day before with what looked like a handgun and says such out loud. Employee (Mrs. Burt) over hears other employee and sees student. Employee (Mrs.Burt) reports it to the assistant principal and he tells her he is too busy dealing with a fight and he sends the potential weapon carrier to class. Mrs. Burt goes to the superintendent's office to report it and neither the superintendent or his assistant are in. Mrs.Burt then reports the info about the student and the gun to the school resource officer (police) and then Mrs. Burt gets fired. What???

If the assistant coach at Penn State would have gone directly to the police instead of his higher ups would Penn State have been better off? If the student had a real gun and he used it at school who would have been at fault?

The schools are "required to have annual training for all employees regarding the discipline policy along with approved methods of dealing with acts of school violence." Has this required training been an ongoing annual process of the FPS?

Thank you, Mrs. Burt, for having the intestinal fortitude to do the right thing when it comes to the safety of the students of FPS. The real lesson to be learned here is, in my opinion, if you are an employee of the FPS don't disagree with the superintendent or you will no longer be an employee of the FPS!

Some might even say if you see a student or hear about a student with a projectile weapon don't report it and you will keep your job. I hope this is not what the FPS have become.


Advocator 2 years, 9 months ago on Fulton approves refunding bonds, examines attendance and grad policies

I wonder if the superintendent pushing the school board to vote to close the alternative school several years ago has effected graduation rates. Never mind, we have a baseball field that cost over one half of a million dollars and that's a lot more important (not).


Advocator 2 years, 9 months ago on Youths bag 345 deer in Callaway

The problem is we have messed with nature and have created some animal populations that are out of balance. Without hunters to harvest an over population of deer the problem would be much greater. I sincerely hope that none of you hit a deer (or anything else) because that is nothing but a lose lose situation. Please don't let your dogs run loose in the woods for a few days or you may not see them again and if you are walking in the woods wear Orange or Red. Stay safe.


Advocator 2 years, 9 months ago on Callaway County voters back most Republican candidates

Interesting! I wonder why the number are so different than the way the vote went nation wide. If the GOP would have just run in Callaway county they would have won. Food for thought.


Advocator 2 years, 9 months ago on McCarty hopes last chance ends in state title

Best of luck to you this weekend, but as you know you make your own luck. Run smart! You represent the very best of what high school athletics should be about.


Advocator 3 years ago on Hamacher named Interim LU president

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