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Katie Bell October 10, 2013 at 08:29 pm
The rotten fish stinks from the head. Time for Jones and Bulgrin to go. Bravo, Mr. Armstrong.
YOUR BEST FRIEND October 14, 2013 at 12:21 am
Mr Licate,just wondering if you where going to answer any of the question being asked?
YOUR BEST FRIEND October 14, 2013 at 08:26 am
Pat mathews, as a former board member did you have a part of authorizing "in kind"Read More contributions, to the levy committee.Watching the video of candidates night you said you where 100% against outsourcing the buses,since the superintendent brought up this idea are you going to stand up to him?If you you do this will be the first time in the history of you being a former board member to go against him or treasurer!!
Stow resident Dave Licate is running for the school board. Credit: Dave Licate
Melissa Bysura August 20, 2013 at 03:09 pm
I'd like to hear more about how he wants to identify "at risk" children? Just throw moneyRead More at it by hiring additional police to walk the school halls all day or by actually recognizing and DOING SOMETHING about kids with psychological disorders?
David Licate August 22, 2013 at 08:43 am
Thank you for the question. I believe multidisciplinary teams of professionals should be putRead More together to evaluate at risk students, faculty, and staff when the need arises. Prevention and providing psychological services to those who might need them is key. I believe the system has failed if we are relying on police to respond to an event (although that type of planning is certainly necessary). In my opinion, police involvement on such teams should be kept to a minimum until they are absolutely needed. We have a similar model at UA. We call them "care" teams. The idea is to provide services to people in need so they do not get to the point of being violent to themselves or others. This was discussed by the task force, along with other prevention actin points, but the only thing that gets press is the "tax increase" for more police. I would like to see more resources focused on mental health (not just in the schools, but in society at large). I cannot go into a tremendous amount of detail here, but if anyone has questions about my positions, the task force, the police staffing issue...please email me at dlicate@gmail.com. You can also visit my Facebook page or personal web page at http://davidlicate.com. I will be honest. I hate politics. I am doing this because I think I can help. Whether you vote for me or not, the school safety and police staffing issues are important discussions to have. I hope to provide a research-based perspective and information for voters so they can make informed decisions. Thanks for reading this. David
Stow debaters Dani and Ali Herman earned high honors at a recent national debate tournament. Credit: Suzanne Theisen
Leslie Hart Miller July 10, 2013 at 05:04 pm
These students were 11th, 14th, and 97th in our nation!!!! They competed throughout the winter andRead More spring every Saturday (getting on buses at 6:00 AM each Saturday) to get to the point where they ended up! They first had to qualify at the local level, then the state level before they could head to the national tournament. So, they not only represented Stow Monroe Falls schools, but also the Akron area and the state of Ohio! This could not have been done without their wonderful teacher, Sue Theisen and the team of coaches who all volunteer their time to work with the students. And their parents play a big part too as they all take time out of their Saturdays to judge the local tournaments. Thank you to all those who helped these marvelous students reach their dreams! The students love what they do but couldn't do it without your help!