No treasurer, no money? PTA funds missing in Ohio

Dawn Douglass, presidenta of the Orchard Hill Elementary School PTA in North Canton, Ohio, told police this week that that $3,351 of the organization’s money has gone missing.
The local paper reports:

“They were working through treasury reports at their regular meetings, and they couldn’t get reconciliation,” (City School Superintendent Mike Gallina) said. “They started to go back through and said this doesn’t make any sense.”Hoping the discrepancies were due to merely an error, school district officials suggested that the PTA hire an accountant to audit its books, Gallina said. He wasn’t sure if it had done so.

Complicating matters, the PTA has been operating without a treasurer. The PTA’s last treasurer stepped down around Christmas in frustration, Gallina said. He said he didn’t know why.

I bet a lot of folks in North Canton are guessing why. Read more.

Latest rating: Five stars from Midwest Book Review

Another reviewer chuckles and cringes during her time on the Chain Gang. Like I said: It’s funny. It’s not so funny.

From Shirley Johnson, Senior Reviewer for MidWest Book Review:

Truth or Dare!


I would have to say that most of us have experienced our fair share of upsetting happenings in our schools. I myself have had my days of battling bad teachers, bad students, and bad administrations. I have also seen great teachers thrown to the wind when they should have been given the highest rewards possible. Our hero, Richard Gray, seems to have a lot going on in his life … spinning him around. His relationship with his wife is a story all its own. Now add to that being thrust into the world of the local school and all its pros and cons and you pretty much have his story. I could relate to a lot that was going on in this read, and I did chuckle. I also cringed as I related to some happenings that brought back my own bad memories.

Author Jonathan Grant pretty much tells it like it is concerning what lurks in dark corners. He shines light in areas (of) darkness and pulls it all together. Interesting read, well done.

“This is what Nazis do to Jews” not a good lesson plan, after all

This is strange. Are we all going crazy?

A South Carolina teacher faces criminal charges after her lesson plan on the Holocaust apparently brutalized a student. Who knew that sharpening a pencil was an act of Zionism?  Read more.

One thing about this story makes since. Teachers still can’t seem to get past World War II before the school year ends.