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karl liebhardt November 11, 2013 at 01:05 am
common core makes sense. Young American workers recently came in near the bottom compared to intlRead More neighbors, esp in math. They'll still get plenty of art and music via their ipods, cell phones and car shows. :)
Melissa June 4, 2011 at 04:45 pm
I understand the graduates reaction as they were looking forward to this day, but I have to agreeRead More with the principal & staff. It was heavy rain & the weather just wasnt fit for a proper graduation. I'm looking forward to seeing my daughter graduate this Wed!!!
Wayne&Liz Haugen June 4, 2011 at 06:25 pm
My question is -- why in the heck didn't they have a back-up plan? For an event this big -- HOWRead More DARE THEY TO NOT HAVE ONE!??!! I know that there is a gym -- somewhere where they could have gone. Or even a huge church auditorium somewhere. For goodness sakes it doesn't even need to be IN Dixon. Anywhere in Solano County would have been fine. So many students had family coming from out of town -- they'd been looking forward to this event all year. One more reason to be annoyed with Dixon schools. UGH.
Clifton D. Schell June 5, 2011 at 12:54 am
When they said the graduation ceremonies would be held rain or shine, the school left themselves inRead More a non-bargaining position. I don't blame everyone for being upset-- all those folks came to the stadium armed with umbrellas and smiles on their faces. A rubber walkway mat could have been thrown down on the stage, volunteers could be stationed on either end of the stage to assist with the steps and a small portable covering over the podium surely wouldn't have been a problem. I give the school district boneheads an F on this one.
llmorgan2011 October 11, 2013 at 09:33 am
Why didn't dispatch call the school with direction to LOCKDOWN? Thank goodness the principal wasRead More alert. But, what if she wasn't ? Procedure needs to be in place so people aren't approaching police w/ guns drawn on a school safety issue! Please post follow up what corrections will be put in place. Thank you to Ms. Linyard. Tha
mandamae24 October 11, 2013 at 02:37 pm
Agreed. I was at the DUSD board meeting. A lot of fall through with regards to protocol. DolanRead More blamed DPD for over reacting. In any case, children don't need to be on a play ground if cops have weapons drawn. I'm still waiting for my answer as to why I was not notified after the all clear had been given. CDC is on G. Higgins grounds. She along with 15 other toddlers were put in the bathroom in the dark as precautionary steps. I'm grateful for that, but again, why wasn't I notified? I found out only because my mom picked herup when cops were still there and she asked what was going on. DUSD and CDC both stated they are in conjunction with each other but CDC is not part of DUSD.
Stephanie Machado April 14, 2012 at 01:36 am
It is very sad to see our DHS athletic program having so many problems this year. Hopefully they canRead More be figured out before my children graduate. We don't have time to sit around and see how someone does...we have got to get moving!!!
Ian Arnold August 20, 2013 at 06:49 pm
I see two posts dated today that are simply reposts from 18 and 14 months ago respectively. IsRead More there a point to the reposts? If so, a little bit of an explanation would be helpful.
Marie Court September 19, 2013 at 03:36 pm
Why are you reposting this? That slow of a news day or trying to add fuel to the fire?
eric April 20, 2012 at 12:55 am
First off, those that keep saying he said "penis" need to understand that althoughRead More anatomically the same, using the term, "my dick" makes things different. A teacher or anybody in administration in a public school that uses such bad judgement as to make a sexually innappropriate joke like "my dick is bigger than any of yours" and "they don't even make condoms big enough for my dick" has no place working in a public school. I can tell you this, if my daughter had been in that class when that "joke" was made, it would not have gone well for Mr Crumpacker. How can the school expect to hold their students to a high standard or code of conduct when they have teachers that are such horrible examples. I think some serious pressure needs to be placed on Mr Barsotti and Mr Dolan to make sure appropriate action is taken and that it's not blown off as nothing.
Ian Arnold April 20, 2012 at 02:34 pm
I agree that using a crude term to describe the male genitalia is as bad or worse than using theRead More correct anatomical term. I also agree that IF Mr. Crumpacker made such statements, it's incumbent on the appropriate administrator to fully investigate and recommend the appropriate level of disciplinary action. At this point, all most of us know for sure is that the allegation has been made. Only the students and Mr. Crumpacker know what, if anything happened. The problem is that, unless Mr. Crumpacker waives his rights under the law, nobody outside of the District's administration and Mr. Crumpacker himself has any right to know what action--if any--is being taken. Neither the principal, the superintendent nor the board can tell us anything. If the investigation is underway and Mr. Crumpacker has competent legal counsel, his counsel could potentially make the argument that any discipline proposed or imposed is driven by publicity rather than the facts of the case. At this point, I believe it's up to the principal to investigate the incident. If that's been done, it's up to the superintendent to review the actions of the principal to ensure the investigation was conducted appropriately and it's up to the school board to review the superintendent's report. All are prohibited from letting us know what has happened or is happening.
Katy Edson June 24, 2012 at 02:29 pm
I agree as well. I also appreciated the teachers at DHS that were real with me. Crums tough loveRead More made me a better person. If he wasn't involved in all this athletic department BS no one would care. All of these articles lashing out at DUSD makes me so sad. I loved growing up and going to school in Dixon. I got a good education, went on to college, taught in the Peace Corps, have my masters and am teaching Special Education now. I substitute taught in the district for 2 years and it was great. Ps...your kids say MUCH more inappropriate things. I promise. They aren't learning it from their teacher. They are learning it from all the crap they watch on TV.
Gary Erwin July 18, 2013 at 03:28 pm
Doing things right....keep it up, good job.Read More http://www.thereporter.com/columnists/ci_23658268/cailtin-ohalloran-reluctant-cowgirl-rides-off-into-sunset?source=rss
Justin Cox (Editor) June 6, 2013 at 10:02 pm
We removed all comments from this story because it got out of hand. Nobody was singled out. We justRead More needed to wipe away the conversation and move on. Please keep it clean and don't insult anybody or we'll suspend users from the site. This is a delicate and difficult issue. Please approach accordingly.
Jim Stover June 7, 2013 at 01:12 pm
Kharma is alive and well in Dixon! I hope the victim(s) get justice. The threats are what got thisRead More guy the $1M bail. Hopefully they keep him where he belongs so he cannot terrorize others.