Jason McMillan

Jason McMillan 3 months ago on Grant will allow programming to expand at Hayden vocational center

Hayden should be proud of the the Vocational Training Program that has been built.

Across the country other schools have slashed or even eliminated similar programs. This has had far reaching consequences. Businesses have suffered from the lack of skilled labor. Projects are delayed or behind schedule due for the want of workers. In the rush to fill the gap, unskilled people are put to work. This is often less efficient as task s are slower to be completed or even done so poorly that work is done over to make it right. This also creates unsafe work environments that is bad for all involved.

The Hayden High School vocational program is one that should be emulated across the country. If this could be replicated all of our society would benefit.

Mr Kleckler has a passion for kids and idea of "honest blue collar work." That passion has been the biggest driving factor behind the size and scope and success of the program.

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Jason McMillan 4 months, 4 weeks ago on Editorial: Brent Curtice should reveal punishment of upperclassmen

Mr Curtis is not withholding any information from the public.

For someone to withhold something they must first have the ability to release it.

The Family Educational Records Privacy Act (FERPA) says that the School cannot release such details.

The Editorial Board has insisted that Curtis break the law. This shows a certain amount of ignorance on their part, or a lack of maturity.

The first two choices here are a sign of human weakness. There is a third one: an axe to grind.

Reasonable folks would know that a school can't issue press releases about students.

A reasonable person would wait for the police report to be completed, then the details of the incident will become public record. Even then the names of individual students would be redacted.

On a personal note, I don't like bullies much. If the late Mr. Fejet were here; he would not be able (FERPA) to tell you that I was not allowed to corner a bully in the SE stairwell of the school when his buddies were not around and point out the error of his ways.

When I was a FB player under Mr Yester, hazing was filling a guys cleats with water before practice. Anything else was going to earn you and everybody else laps or hills.

Coach Yester taught us integrity by doing the right thing even when it hurt. My senior year we played our last game without six of our best players. They broke school policy in a big way while on the bus ride back from a game.The coach got some nasty phone calls over it. From the kids parents and from folks who think football is more important than ethics. It did not matter who they were. They were not benched. They were off the team: lockers emptied, gear turned in.

I would say all of us benefited from it. the coaches, the offenders and the rest of the team not involved.

That is the purpose of school sports. A tool to create adults out of kids.

I do not know the details of this incident. I will trust that the school admin will deliver measured justice for those involved.

That is the reasonable thing to do.

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Jason McMillan 4 months, 4 weeks ago on Craig briefs: Curtice will not reveal hazing punishment

Mr Curtis is not withholding any information from the public.

For someone to withhold something they must first have the ability to release it.

The Family Educational Records Privacy Act (FERPA) says that the School cannot release such details.

The Editorial Board has insisted that Curtis break the law. This shows a certain amount of ignorance on their part, or a lack of maturity.

The first two choices here are a sign of human weakness. There is a third one: an axe to grind.

Reasonable folks would know that a school can't issue press releases about students.

A reasonable person would wait for the police report to be completed, then the details of the incident will become public record. Even then the names of individual students would be redacted.

On a personal note, I don't like bullies much. If the late Mr. Fejet were here; he would not be able (FERPA) to tell you that I was not allowed to corner a bully in the SE stairwell of the school when his buddies were not around and point out the error of his ways.

When I was a FB player under Mr Yester, hazing was filling a guys cleats with water before practice. Anything else was going to earn you and everybody else laps or hills.

Coach Yester taught us integrity by doing the right thing even when it hurt. My senior year we played our last game without six of our best players. They broke school policy in a big way while on the bus ride back from a game.The coach got some nasty phone calls over it. From the kids parents and from folks who think football is more important than ethics. It did not matter who they were. They were not benched. They were off the team: lockers emptied, gear turned in.

I would say all of us benefited from it. the coaches, the offenders and the rest of the team not involved.

That is the purpose of school sports. A tool to create adults out of kids.

I do not know the details of this incident. I will trust that the school admin will deliver measured justice for those involved.

That is the reasonable thing to do.

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Jason McMillan 2 years, 2 months ago on Do you think The Memorial Hospital in Craig has a problem retaining employes?

I used to work for TMH. At that time they were a good employer. Back then The largest reason that TMH lost employees, (doctors don't count) is folks move away to other communities, and those moves are driven by the work demands of the employees spouse.

I am not sure what is going on today.

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Jason McMillan 2 years, 3 months ago on Fire tower takes center stage during Craig fire board meeting

Howdy folks: some government budgeting 101:

Capital budget 101: land, buildings, vehicles, safety equipment. operating budget; salary, insurance, fuel, utilities, work-mans comp.

The cost of maintenance for capital items can be either capital or operating.

The Fire Board is using their funds correctly. Anybody with a basic understanding of the process knows this.

Further more: an auditor has come in and said so. Why is this still an issue?

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Jason McMillan 2 years, 3 months ago on Fire tower takes center stage during Craig fire board meeting

I also want to take a moment to inform the CDP to hire an editor.

I quote" During audience comments members of the Craig community were invited to say their peace about the structure and "

The word "peace" is not appropriate in this case. the correct word would be "piece" .

you are welcome

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Jason McMillan 2 years, 3 months ago on Do you agree with Craig City Council's decision not to take public comment at an Aug. 28 meeting before unanimously approving Craig Fire/Rescue's site plan for a live fire training tower on Industrial Avenue?

The City Council did their job. They approved a project that was in accordance with the city code. It is not the purview of the City to tell another division of government what they should and should not do. Would the city folks want the county to come in and tell them what businesses can be built in the city? Can the city council tell the state what to do in Fort Collins? NOPE! The biggest problem is the ill-informed public. Why are they ill-informed- well let just say the press has a lot to do with it.

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Jason McMillan 4 years, 9 months ago on All 13 Craig businesses screened pass alcohol checks

I am glad to see there are still compliance checks. Back in the day; I was the 19 year old who CPD detectives would send in to buy. Unfortunately, I was able to buy at 9 out of 12 stores.

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