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  1. 11 points
    It was one reason why my wife and I chose to leave the state. Love Indiana and Indiana Football, but the teaching load and lack of salary accompanying it weren't something that I wanted to support my family on. In Michigan, I teach fewer students each day, for $12,000 more a year at a public school, and thats with a pay scale that continues to increase. The biggest issue for many Indiana schools is that teacher pay is tied to enrollment. If your a young teacher that gets hired for $35k your school's enrollment is stagnant or shrinking you may never receive a raise. As a teacher, I've dedicated my life to kids, but I didn't take a vow of poverty nor do I consider myself a missionary. We are professionals and should be paid accordingly. Not crazy amounts, but in accordance to the degrees we have and the amount of work that we do.
  2. 3 points
    You mean 25% grass 75% dirt/mud!
  3. 3 points
    I totally agree with the Wedgebuster. It seems like districts are proud of the fact that they only pay a given number of years of experience these days. Once had an excellent school district with an excellent football program tell me the following. "We would love to hire you and bring you into our school and football program..... However, we can only pay up to 5 years experience." In my mind I had the conversation with my wife. "Honey I have a chance to move our family to an excellent district and have a chance at a ring each year.... It will only cost us 20 thousand dollars a year while we are there." Yes I got knocked up side the head in my mind as well. Schools today miss out on a lot of highly qualified and experienced educators due to the fact that they do not pay what people have rightfully earned. It will come back to bite the Hoosier State in the rear end sooner than later.
  4. 3 points
    Because sometimes the F-bomb is what's needed!
  5. 2 points
    I also need to add Daniels as a person that has hurt the Indiana public school system as well
  6. 2 points
    Well, Indiana has been talking about how this is a problem for years. When are they going to do something about it?? I know teachers that have been in for 5-10 years and are still making less than 40K per year. Indiana's leaders should be embarrassed about this, lets see some pro-active measures to address this before it gets worse. They are losing teachers and funneling money from public schools to the private schools thanks to Pence and his crooked buddy Tony Bennett.
  7. 2 points
    Whatever on your post. Take it somewhere else though. This thread is about turf and not turf.
  8. 2 points
    I think there is a conspiracy to limit my free speech....ducking technology
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    40% of the state has turf. I have accounted for all but 6 schools in the state of Indiana (Attucks, Fremont, Prairie Heights, Eastside, Tindley, and Shortridge). 11 schools don't have their own field, so they were thrown out of the equation all together. (Ev Memorial, Cathedral, Ev Mater Dei, Covenant Christian, SB Wash, FW Snider, Chatard, Ritter, Luers, Boone Grove, Scecina) 97% of 6A turf 72% of 5A turf 58% of 4A turf 28% of 3A turf 21% of 2A turf 8% of 1A turf 122/302 schools overall.  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Crown Point Chesterton Carroll Carmel Avon BD LC Center Grove 32 Total Lake Central Penn Homestead Westfield Brownsburg Tech WC CN 31 Turf Merrillville Portage Noblesville HSE Pike Perry Meridian LN CE 1 Not Turf Laf Jeff Valpo Warsaw Fishers Zionsville Southport North Central Franklin Cent 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 LaPorte Concord FW BD Anderson Decatur Cent Franklin Bloom South BNL 33 Michigan City Elk Central FW Snider Laf Harrison Plainfield New Pal Bloom North FC 23 Mishawaka Elk Memorial FW Northrop Kokomo TH North Seymour Castle NA 9 Munster Goshen FW NS McCutheon TH South Whiteland Ev North Jeff 1 No home field SB Adams 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 East Chicago Culver Angola Delta Connersville Beech Grove East Central Boonville 63 Gary WS Kankakee Valley Columbia City FW SS Greenfield Central Frankfort Greenwood Jasper 34 Griffith Logansport DeKalb FW Wayne Mt. Vernon Fortville Cathedral JC Eville Central 25 Hammond Gavit New Prairie East Noble Huntington North Muncie Central Attucks Madison Eville Memorial 2 Haven't heard from Hammond Morton Plymouth Leo Jay County New Castle Shortridge SC Eville Reitz 2 Highland SB Clay Northridge Marion Pendleton Heights Lebanon Mooresville Eville Harrison Hobart SB Riley NorthWood Mississinewa Richmond Roncalli Martinsville Northview Lowell SB St Joe Wawasee New Haven Shelbyville Western SD Total 88 Turf 34 Don't have turf 6 Haven't confirmed 11 Don't have own field 25 26 27 28 Hammond Lakeland FW Concordia Guerin 64 Hammond Clarke John Glenn Belmont Brebeuf 17 Hanover Central West Noble Oak Hill Crawfordsville 44 River Forest Mis Marion Peru Chatard Knox Garrett Northwestern North Montgomery 3 Calumet SB Wash Maconquah West Laf Benton Central Jimtown Norwell Hamilton Heights Twin Lakes Tipp Valley Heritage Yorktown 29 30 31 32 West Vigo Washington Brownstown Ev Bosse Ritter Princeton Scottsburg Gibson So Greencastle Sullivan Charlestown Mt. Vernon Danville Pike Central Lawrenceburg Heritage Hills Tri West Vinncennes Franklin Co Salem Manual Owen Valley Batesville Cordyon Indpls Wash Brown Co Greensburg North Harrison Indian Creek Edgewood Rushville Southridge 33 34 35 36 Andrean Bremen Bluffton Alexandria 64 Boone Grove Delphi Central Noble Blackford 12 Bowman LaVille Eastside Eastbrook 46 Hammon Bishop Noll Lewis Cass Fairfield Eastern (Greentown) 2 North Newton Manchester Luers Elwood 4 Ren Central Pioneer Whitko Frankton Wheeler Rochester Woodlan Lapel Whiting Wabash Prairie Heights Tipton 37 38 39 40 Cascade Centerville Clarksville Forest Park Monrovia Eastern Hancock Pekin North Posey North Putnam Heritage Christian Providence Eville Mater Dei Seegar Howe Paoli Crawford Co South Vermillion Scecina Mitchell Linton Southmont Northeastern Switzerland Co North Knox Speedway Shenandoah Triton Central Tell City Western Boone Winchester Union Co South Spencer 41 42 43 44 64 Culver Community Carroll (Flora) Madison-Grant Adams Central 64 Gary Roosevelt Clinton Central Monroe Central Caston 5 Lake Station Edison Clinton Prairie South Adams Fremont 56 North Judson Frontier Southern Wells North Miami 2 West Central LCC Taylor Northfield 1 Winamac North White Tri-Central Southwood South Newton Traders Point Academy Union City Triton South Central (Union Mills) Tri-County Wes Del Churubusco 45 46 47 48 Attica Anderon Prep Cambridge City Eastern Greene Cloverdale Covenant Christian Hagerstown North Central (Farmersburg) Covington Edinburgh Knighstown North Daviess Fountain Central School of Deaf Milan Perry Central North Vermillion Lutheran North Decatur West Washington Parke Heritage Park Tudor South Decatur Rock Creek Riverton Parke Sheridan Tri Springs Valley South Putnam Tindley Oldenburg Tecumseh
  12. 2 points
    EVSC already decided on this. They are NOT going to allow Boonville or Jasper into the SIAC. Big 8 tabled the vote for the merger because 3 of the schools are without AD's at this time.
  13. 1 point
    All postings that come my way via many outlets I have been adding directly to the much improved, one stop shop for all our job openings in both Junior High School and at the High School ranks Take some time to take a look if you are looking to get into coaching or change schools and anything in between Cheer https://ifca.net/job-board/available-jobs/
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    I have a family member that is an teacher at an Indiana public school and the things see tells me blows my mind sometimes about the ineptness and poor management of resources. The substitute teacher situation is a "laughing stock" as well. Tax payer money should not be funneled to private schools, the taxes need to go to public schools.
  16. 1 point
    I’m not totally sure about the public/private school part...but yes. When are they going to address this issue. Ultimately, it’s our friends children, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, and children that are hurt most by this. They deserve the best they can get and by underpaying educators, classrooms become more packed and the number of quality educators and role models thins. In many ways, the issue is exponential and will only get worse until there is a breaking point.
  17. 1 point
    There's nothing cheap about it. Our grass was absolutely awful until we got turf this past year. Ask Ev Memorial lol It's really not that big of a deal. Pretty sure it's an advantage for you guys. Again.. just not the thread for it.
  18. 1 point
    I was being facetious...but why not add the Hoosier Hills conference, too?!?
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    More power for men in the mid to late 40's that can drink until 3:30am and apparently want to throw down in a parking lot I guess. It seems we read about that a ton in the news....lots of shootings in Indy that time of morning unfortunately. What I typically don't see are judges involved in such incidents. Could be good news for people appearing in court in their jurisdictions.....guessing based on their own examples of behavior, that would have a tremendous amount of tolerance, patience and empathy.......
  21. 1 point
    it all balances out Gonzo....while some guys think you are hypocritical first class a**, you have your little posse jumping on every post to support each other. It's really cute....very special. So you just keep up the good fight......
  22. 1 point
    Jimtown will have turf installed this summer. @btownqbcoach https://wsbt.com/news/local/jimtown-high-schools-football-field-is-getting-artificial-turf
  23. 1 point
    I read the post wrong earlier in the thread. Thank you. I will adjust and edit my post.
  24. 1 point
    WTF man? "I work in profanity the way others might work in oil or...clay"
  25. 1 point
    Thanks! No need to take it on the road, though. I have a captive audience right here on the OOB that reacts or responds to every post I make. So what if they're hecklers? It's an audience that gives me laughs. A mudarater seems to be my #1 fan, but don't feel bad, you're #2!
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  27. 1 point
    Do your research and you too shall find the candidate.
  28. 1 point
    hasn't been a member for many years now I believe he is still living rent free in Southern Indiana football heads
  29. 1 point
    Frankly, the judges I know have to listen to so much crap, if I were them I’d be hitting Happy Hour every day.
  30. 0 points
    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/f-word-once-taboo-unfortunate-national-habit/ I surely hope so. I frankly don't understand the casualness in which this word is used today, and I will often tune to something else if a youtube video I happen to be watching or a podcast I may be listening to starts to use the word with frequency.
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    I have never claimed such "dissertations" were "my" posts. I always provide a link first, then put the content into a quote box, then frequently highlight what I believe are the relevant and important points. If you do not approve of this method then please voice your concerns with the GID management. Thank you .
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    You don't get to claim or not claim your posts. They are by definition, your posts.
  35. -1 points
    Please explain how the words I quote in a quote box from a linked article are somehow "my words", aka "mine".
  36. -1 points
    Under exactly what kind of circumstances? And this is a serious question. I'll admit I am not a 100% prude when it comes to profanity, and I have let the occasional 4-letter word slip out on occasion. It almost always has had to with being angry, and I regretted uttering the world the moment it came out.
  37. -1 points
    1. Never have. 2. I avoid IT conventions like the plague. Most are boring and a complete waste of time/money. 3. I generally abhor the bar scene. If I want to drink alcohol I'll do it in the comfort of my own home or the homes of close friends/family.
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  40. -1 points
    Ignore it if you can't handle the truth. I will always respond when someone cheap shots my school.
  41. -1 points
    https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2019/05/02/clark-county-indiana-judges-shot-at-white-castles-indianapolis-what-know/3649427002/ Hmm. If I were a resident of Clark County I would want to why two elected officials, judges of the law nonetheless, were doing "out on the town" at 3am. Doesn't seem to be behavior conductive to their purpose for being in Indianapolis in the first place, a purpose very likely being paid for by Clark County taxpayers.
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