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The future of Ripley schools

Residents to vote Feb. 5 on tuitioning students grades 7-12

January 26, 2013

RIPLEY — Ripley area residents will cast their vote soon to decide if the district will send its students in 7-12 grades to another school next year....

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Jan-26-13 11:20 PM

Rosebud: the State gets Sales tax revenue from a business like the Buffal Bills. They keep people working and they pay state tax. Plus all the Vendors that are associated with the Bills. It's Revenue for the State.

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Jan-26-13 7:28 PM

For those of you looking to relocate I could recommend N. Carolina, or even better Central Ohio. Go to Dispatch**** and get them to send you a copy of their Sunday edition w/help wanted ads.

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Jan-26-13 4:46 PM

"and I am fleeing in 4 months time."

Where are you moving and why did you choose that location?

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Jan-26-13 4:38 PM

I know 4 of the people I work with are moving out of state due to the conditions worsening... and I am fleeing in 4 months time. I would recommend that those with property, put it up for sale and get out while you can. This area is in decline and its only going to get worse.

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Jan-26-13 4:11 PM

Yes, the school systems are all in decline. Cassadaga is consolidating, Fredonia is looking at merging with Brocton and on and on and on. It is a symptom that two working parents simply cannot make enough money to support a family in WNY, so they are moving out of the area. We all are vastly over burdened paying high taxes at every turn. All business transactions contain hidden charges in the form of taxes that are passed on to their customers. It makes WNY uncompetitive. Chautauqua county is considering a 20% raise in property taxes next year. When will it stop? This is what drives people away and stops others from coming in. Maybe Governor Cuomo should spend more time on the economic issues rather then passing a rushed gun control bill that violates the NY state and United States constitution. We need help and fast!!! Make calls people!!! Write letters and complain before it's to late!!! WNY taxpayers will end up paying for all the mess that's left.

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Jan-26-13 1:32 PM

The time is here and now. It's only going to get worse. I feel bad for the staff that will be let go, but it's hard to argue the facts.

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Jan-26-13 1:12 PM

Rosebud - if you're paying taxes in Mayville, you aren't paying for the "poor Ripley students". It's called tuitioning because CLCS would be paid tuition. And by the way, CLCS has been facing declining enrollment as well, adding 140 students to the secondary program will help. If you are consistently having problems with renters leaving/not paying rent you should adjust your lease to cover. I can only assume that you are still making money on your rental property or you wouldn't be renting it.

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Jan-26-13 11:18 AM

working so hard for it. There are higher standards in a richer district. They get to be a big fish in a little pond..

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Jan-26-13 11:14 AM

I live in Westfield, but own a rental property in Mayville. I am not allowed to vote at the School because I do not live there. I can not get renters to stay more than 6 months because they decide they shouldn't have to pay their rent, so they then do not move until I am out 2 or 3 months rent. Reason is they are educated in "Their Rights' but not mine. I see no reason i should pay for Ripley students just because they are short of money. I get no vote. I to resent the fact that the Teachers & Superintendents get paid so much. And when they retire they still are paid more than I have ever made working all my life. I to see no reason why the State thinks we all should pay for the Bills. It isn't as if they are a winning team & they are privately owned. I wonder how things have gotten so screwed up..If you are a poor district, you should not try to pay as much to your help as a rich district can. They wind up in places like Ripley because they can get the better pay without

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Jan-26-13 8:42 AM

YES -- School Population is dropping like a rock- all schools are feel it --from Silver creek to Ripley --Albany dont care and as far and their concerned we live in Pennsyvania ----when just one more case of they dont care---

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Jan-26-13 8:21 AM

The area is in decline and look where our state leaders are focusing, keeping the Bills for WNY ! After all the bad news we have seen and ripley fits the pattern, our leaders have gone mad.

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Jan-26-13 7:46 AM

Face it folks. The area is in decline. So that in many cases new ways of doing things need to be adopted. New ways of thinking must be explored and some adopted as needed.

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