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mad4martinis

USA
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Posted - 02/10/2006 :  3:48:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm going to a Rodney King here & say "Can't we all just get along"?!

I've got some friends going Monday, but I won't be there. Don't have a child in High school yet, or even close to being in High School.

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daughterofconfederate

USA
29728 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2006 :  5:35:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well if ya cant read my spelling I will make my own personal hear and say so ya can hear it instead of trying to read it. Bless.

Casting stones is what I see it as, my PERSONAL OPINION is that its been blown way out of wack.

My husband agrees if it make you any happy that he should be fired but so should the ones who didnt do it in the first place he said! So there, that one of the things we just dont agree on but its nothing to cry to momma about either.

Yes I did hear from many people the comments I made in the post earlier and yes yall have hear say too but like one said, it aint over and guess what.. it aint. Even after its over, it will never be over now will it... things we do and say come back three or 10 fold. I just pray to God for compassion for the principle and the ones who have nooo remorse in their souls for another.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.

Saint Francis of Assisi


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random8


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Posted - 02/10/2006 :  5:47:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Why would i cry to my mom about something that we both agree on. another thing Im not going to have any remorse on someone that did something like that and not get fired over it

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daughterofconfederate

USA
29728 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2006 :  5:52:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok, you may be blonde too and that could be lots of the problem here too! I am blonde as well but I said I.

Thats your personal issue weather you have remorse in your soul or heart. Not mine but I will remember you! :)

Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.

Saint Francis of Assisi
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GrayEagle

USA
9966 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2006 :  6:21:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit GrayEagle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Children, Maddy already ask if we could all just get along.

Now my turn...Play nice!

Random I don't know you so no comment. Daughter, I know you are tired tonight. Sit back and soak in a hot tub of water and breath deep.

GrayEagle
"Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears."
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GrayEagle

USA
9966 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2006 :  6:23:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit GrayEagle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Actually, this all has been hashed out before and was all removed. This might be time to start letting this topic go (again).

If no one responds...this too shall pass.

GrayEagle
"Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears."
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random8


11 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2006 :  7:21:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes we can get along. Thanks for letting me vent. Doc I am sorry for causing an issue. Time to let dead dogs lie in peace now.

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Gaonmymind


199 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2006 :  8:28:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thankgoodness!
The man is- after all only a man-he (and all of us) will make mistakes.( man and women)
That does not indicate that he/she is a bad person, only human.
The only thing hurting our children now-that we know of is all of the propaganda.

I have 2 high schoolers-they don't seem to be impressed with any of it.
(sign of the times maybe)

Regardless, the dues will be paid eventually if need be.


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blue


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Posted - 02/11/2006 :  10:54:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've always just been a bystander on this site, reading with interest but not weighing in. This particular topic, however, strikes too close to home. I have two children in the high school as well, and I have actually seen the e-mail in question. There is no doubt that it was pornographic in nature, and it showed several "well blessed" unclothed women, completely nude, in provocative poses. I am no stranger to the Internet, or the wealth of such material out there, and I ordinarily don't have a problem with it, but it really rankles me that the man charged with leading and hopefully setting a good example for our impressionable teens is sending this stuff around the school on school time on school computers like some sort of immature, depraved frat boy. The fact that he got away with a slap on the wrist is bad enough, but it adds insult to injury that people are trying to write this off as "old news" or some kind of personal vendetta against Rorbaugh. What he did was the height of bad judgement, and the casual tone of the email would lead me to believe that this was not the first time he had sent something of this nature in the same way. It also put the recipients in a difficult position. Obviously, if they objected to receiving such content in their school email, it would be uncomfortable to go to their BOSS and tell him that, without coming across as some kind of prude or "not one of the guys." It was terribly unprofessional, and, in my not-so-humble opinion, just plain stupid. Kids have been expelled for less. Shouldn't the PRINCIPAL have to live up to a higher standard? I would wager that his action violated ethics guidelines in his contract. I suggest that anyone who actually cares show up at the meeting on Monday night.

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daughterofconfederate

USA
29728 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2006 :  11:20:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Personally, I do see the point yuns are making, I said along time ago that I didnt agree with the place or timing. I also think that that there are other things that would need to be investigated as well. He IS not the only one who has done this in the school system or within the school system. Slap him with what ever is gonna make everyone feel better or proud but also while you want to keep eyes on him, you may wanna wonder them around and stay alert to the things that seem OK to do while this is HIGH PRIORTY for yall at this moment.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.

Saint Francis of Assisi
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ShadowMan

USA
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Posted - 02/12/2006 :  12:04:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit ShadowMan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Shouldn't the PRINCIPAL have to live up to a higher standard?

You're right. He completely screwed up. He is without any moral character. He is like a dog in the street. He should executed immediately. I think a lynch mob might even be in order. After all, we've never screwed up in our life. How can we let such a moral failure live? Hell, he probably laughed at a cartoon of the Prophet too. Allah Wagbah!

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daughterofconfederate

USA
29728 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2006 :  12:37:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You Da Man Shader and of course, I agree completely with you. Why wasnt the PRINCIPAL rated as such a bad character who let the students who actually had sexual RELATIONS in the OLD highschool, well why wasnt he just hung for letting such go on? Lets bring him to this meeting and put him on trial... NOT.

People are opening a can of worms and I have a bad feeling, its not people who know so much of the past.... this email stuff is small potatoes compared to what this is gonna open the worst up to. Theres gonna be the ones who think they can get a teacher fired if they push stuff that may be more innocent than they think! These emails Im sure did NOT go to people who were without their own ways. or were they? Was that ever a question? Why did one feel compelled that another would enjoy such?

Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.

Saint Francis of Assisi
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blue


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Posted - 02/12/2006 :  3:37:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"People are opening a can of worms and I have a bad feeling, its not people who know so much of the past"

What is that supposed to mean? And what does "the past" have to do with anything? The facts are in the present and they should speak for themselves. The high school principal was sending porn on school computers during school hours, and he got caught. His "punishment" was an extra day off over Thanksgiving vacation. Some people don't think that was adequate.

I have a beautiful, well developed teenage daughter, and I don't like to feel uncomfortable about what the principal of her high school thinks when he looks at her. I don't think any parent should have to feel that way. If his judgement was poor once, why wouldn't he cross the line again? I don't want the man's head on a platter, and I agree that he is only human, and not the first middle aged man to behave so foolishly, I just don't believe the incident should be swept under the rug. At the very least, he should have face the parents at the school board meeting tomorrow and issue a public apology. This will not make me feel powerful, or in control, or give me any small-minded satisfaction, it will simply bring home the fact, to him and the administration, that parents are watching, and Union County is changing.

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daughterofconfederate

USA
29728 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2006 :  3:56:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Past is the past, hasnt this been in the past too and been dealt with?

I am thru with this myself. I think theres enough said and you can say all you want to or post all ya want.... you have the right to be heard too just like anyone else does. My minds made up. I have read yuns replys and in no way have the altered my own feelings over this.

Its defin. gonna be dealt with even more and even tho it along with any other mischeif in the school from YEARS ago are in the past... its gonna be spread thru like the past references are... remember when is all this will be in 5 yrs. Its not gonna be the cruisaders or evangilist but the fact that SOMETHING in this lil county happened and I cant wait till that happens cause Ive said it before, emails will be the least of least worrys even moreso then and you will be saying too that this was small compared too....

As far as your kids are conserned, I understand and it was not a school official that put harm in my lifes way as it was one of my moms friends. It wasnt by not or email either.. people who you trust right close to home and thats something we dont see coming at us at times until its way too late.


Good Luck and peace be with you.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.

Saint Francis of Assisi


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Food4Thought

USA
59 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2006 :  5:35:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have not posted on here for some time due to being crucified for having an opinion on something school related. (I just felt better to keep my opinions to myself so as not to get everyone in an uproar). I have also been sitting back reading the posts on this issue and have decided to make a few comments myself. I am really on the middle of the fence on this. I don't think there is a person that can cast stones -- a sin is a sin regardless of size. The fact that the principal sent something inappropriate during school time using a school computer is not something that bothers me. I doubt there is anyone that has not used a work computer to send some type of email that is not work related. Beit a joke, message to a friend or family, an inspirational email, etc -- those would not be considered work related. I myself am guilty of that -- I love sending emails. I am also guilty of sending a joke that may be somewhat offensive to others but I also know who to or who not to send certain emails to. The only thing that would upset me is if the emails sent by Mr. Rohrbaugh were underage girls, sexually explict of nature, and were sent to students. Yes, he is a principal of a school and is to set examples to the students in the school system but I doubt the students are finding this as much as a problem than the parents are. I am upset that the board and higher administration kind of swept it under the rug and they should have dealt with it in a different manner. I do not know Mr. Rohrbaugh personally but have spoke to him and have seen him at school events and he seems to be very concerned with the students and faculty. I doubt that the principal is lusting after students. If we were to check into all employees of the school system I am sure there would be bigger concerns than those involving pictures sent to adults that probably would have sent them on had they received them first. I have mentioned before in earlier posts -- attend the board meetings so you can find out exactly what is going on and perhaps voice an opinion.

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Dirt

USA
42 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2006 :  09:21:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have to weigh in on this subject. I agree that sending the pictures was not a bright idea but I'm glad I was not sent to death row for every "non-bright" idea I had. The man is a GOOD principal! He WAS punished for his actions! He did apologize! No children saw the email unless they seen it on one of these silly flyers people have been putting on cars all over town. My question is this..... WHY ARE THOSE PERSECUTING HIM HIDING BEHIND UNLISTED PHONE NUMBERS AND ANONYMOUS EMAILS? You have to ask yourself what these people have to gain by all of this. I bet if we knew who was behind all the ruckus... we would find perhaps a disgruntled parent whose child has been suspended from school or maybe even a political radical whose has some beef with the Board of Education. I truly do NOT feel that Mr. Rohrbaugh is the issue here. I would like to say to all of you who have worked so hard to destroy this good man... HAVE THE COURAGE TO SHOW YOUR FACE AND SAY YOUR NAME. Don't just hide behind the curtain and try to get the rest of the world stirred up to fight your worthless battle. I truly believe the ones at the root of all of this has more to be ashamed of and to hide than Ed Rohrbaugh does.Go to Top of Page
wranger


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Posted - 02/13/2006 :  09:59:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am amazed that so many people would choose to blast the efforts of some concerned parents while defending the actions of the principle. Its easy to see why they would want to remain anonymous until the meeting. I bet they got plenty of nasty calls on those unlisted numbers.
Parents are very protective. Pornography is a very destructive thing. This is democracy in action. If you attend the meeting, I'm sure you will see parents there speaking their mind and if they are in favor of a harsher punishment, you will probably see them laughed at and belittled by certain officials and a newspaper man.
By all means disagree! But don't trash. And really, comparing these concerned citizens to Islamic extremists is pretty outrageous.

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Dirt

USA
42 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2006 :  10:24:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wranger,

With respect, please do not put words in my mouth. This is how things get blown out of proportion. I believe I used the term "political radicals" not "Islamic extremists." And I feel that the people who started this are radicals who have worked tirelessly to get "concerned parents" stirred up so that they will be the ones out front fighting their battles while they themselves remain behind the curtain and watch in their anoniminty. They are attempting to use concerned parents and spiritual leaders in our community as their puppets to fight their battles for them. You see... I am a concerned parent also. I have children in the school system and one is even at the high school. How many of you have actually talked to our principal? I have and he has done an OUTSTANDING job at UCHS and he does NOT deserve to be destroyed for the political gain of some or the vindictive retalliation of others who have children that have been kicked out of our school system. They know who they are and as a concerned parent... I would be more concerned about my child attending the same school with them. You see.. our principal or whoever was responsible for kicking those kids out was actually PROTECTING our children. They deserve a medal, not criticism. Don't just listen to all of the hoopla. Think about the source and what the people behind it have to gain.

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topaz

USA
3621 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2006 :  10:31:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have kept quiet concerning this topic, but after reading the posts by Food & Dirt, I just have to say 'Well Said'!!

quote:
I have a beautiful, well developed teenage daughter, and I don't like to feel uncomfortable about what the principal of her high school thinks when he looks at her.

Blue, no matter what you or anyone else says or does at the meeting (or anywhere else for that matter), is going to have any effect whatsoever on what another human being...male or female,thinkswhen looking at your daughter or anyone else.
I can't speak for anyone else, but I can tell you what I myself think when I look at the teenage girls of today...
1st...I wonder if prenatal vitamins have changed over the past 15 or so years, cause the girls today are definitely more 'developed' than those of 20 + years ago! There's 12 yrs old that look to be 19, 20 or older!
2nd...(and most likely the one that most of us ponder on the most!)...
WHY do parents allow their daughters to dress as they do??
Low rise too tight jeans, form fitting belly tops and skimpy tanks...both with necklines that are cut way too low, short skirts and shorts, etc.
Parents that are allowing their daughters to dress in this manner, are giving them permission to flaunt their physical 'attributes' and in my opinion, this provocative style of dress is just asking for attention...and possibly trouble.
I don't know you or your daughter, and have no idea if she dresses in this manner or not. But if she does, then you may want to step back and think about what this says... not only about her, but you as well.

As for Mr. R...I dare say we are all guilty of spending 'personal time' on company time and on company computers. Be it reading and sending email or surfing the net. He is not the first, nor will he be the last to send something 'off colored' via email.
It is not my place to judge him nor anyone else...that is God's position and His alone. And we will all stand before Him come Judgement Day...and each will be accountable for their own sins.
Let me suggest some reading...
John: Chapter 8

"Donít be afraid to be yourself, the people who matter donít care;
the people that care donít matter."

~*Topaz*~

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daughterofconfederate

USA
29728 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2006 :  12:09:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amen Topey. It all starts at home as to the morals of children. If you let them create a body of work, well..

and Dirt. I am thinking that these folks are no better by showing the community what they are so "rawled" about. They are passing around what they are against and soo... yeah!
I feel the same as you and so does MANY more. I think that people will be surprised at the way this is gonna go...


Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.

Saint Francis of Assisi
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Admin

USA
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Blairsville.com Administrator

Posted - 02/13/2006 :  12:15:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Admin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
"I dare say we are all guilty of spending 'personal time' on company time and on company computers"

Interestingly, I had someone from this site send an email to my company saying I was using company resources to post to this site. Fortunalty, I work for a great organization that realized that I don't spend all day doing non-work activities.

This had nothing to do with emailing pictures. But I agree that most of us do take a little "personal time" during our work day.

CYA: It is now lunch time. I am not on company time :-)

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daughterofconfederate

USA
29728 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2006 :  12:23:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good point there Jim. Your work place probably saw right thru that perdicument that the other was trying to cause too. It was easily read thru.

Another thing is, I myself sent automatically an email sent from another friend around without looking in depth. I had received the email a long time ago and when it came around this time, I just passed on by cause I had seen it before. Little did I know it had been altered with foul language added. It wasnt until a friend emailed me back and said it was out of my character and she laughed about it. I made apologies and learned my lesson.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.

Saint Francis of Assisi
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mad4martinis

USA
13730 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2006 :  12:33:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Guess it will be cancelled tonight. PTO meeting was, so probably this too??


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Food4Thought

USA
59 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2006 :  2:31:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Board Meeting has not been cancelled and is scheduled for tonight at 7:00. My understanding is that you have to be put on the agenda to be heard.Go to Top of Page
mad4martinis

USA
13730 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2006 :  2:40:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wonder if the parents who are up in arms over this thing know that they have to do that. ? Thanks Foodie for meeting update.

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