Wednesday, February 25, 2015

GCSD Gives "Superficial" Reasons For March Vote

Greece Post Letter to the Editor - 2/20/15

Here are a few excerpts and perspectives on the reply I received to my ‘open letter to the Board of Education’ (GP 1/29) asking for reasons for a special March vote. The 230 word reply is on the GCSD web site, “2015 Capital Vote Information/FAQ."

First, the Board reply makes no mention of, and therefore expresses no concern over, possible increased costs or reduced voter turnout... from holding a special vote.

Second, the reply says, ‘the projects [CIP and Stadium] were THROUGHLY REVIEWED by the Finance Committee’.

As a member of the Finance Committee, I disagree. The committee received only ‘sticker costs’ (total $43M) vs. fully-financed costs (total $61M). Also, State Aid for the Stadium now calculates as 23%- not 78% as widely publicized.

Lastly, the reply claims that ‘a separate vote limits confusion.’

Unlikely! Consider voter awareness of district FUND BALANCE - that magical source of ‘sweetener’ extracted from past budget surpluses. This totaled $29M last June, and will be updated for voters in May. But in March, voters may puzzle over why CIP project is sweetened by $5.2M and Stadium gets zero!

In summary, the Board reply offers no compelling reason to hold a special vote that benefits students or voters!

George Hubbard

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lunch Special @ Odyssey Cafeteria 2/24/15

There's a larva in my lettuce !

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!



IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WILL BE AWAY,  HOSPITALIZED ETC. ON MARCH 24th, YOU CAN STILL VOTE!

GET YOUR APPLICATION FOR AN 
RETURNED TO GREECE CENTRAL AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION!


TELL YOUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, RELATIVES!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

BOE Special Meeting, Tuesday @6:30PM


It is anticipated that the BOE will go into Exec. Session at 6:00PM to discuss collective negotiations pursuant to Article 14 of the Civil Service Law; the proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property; & the employment history of a particular person.

View AGENDA on BoardDocs


Thursday, February 19, 2015

How Cold Is It?

Niagara Falls Drone View ...




Glen Iris Inn's Frozen Fountain @Letchworth State Park ...

http://www.whec.com

The High Cost Of Hiring Bus Drivers


We've noticed that the Greece Central School District has run either a full-page or half-page ad for hiring bus drivers in the Greece Post weekly going back at least to the late fall of 2014!

The cost of this ad campaign must be enormous! 

The payoff must be small, otherwise why continue running these ads?




www.gawker.com

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

As The Water Pipes Burst ...



Many Greece Schools Flooded!

No one realized the heat was out after Monday's power outage, so the pipes are bursting in the extreme cold!

Didn't something like this happen several years ago, too?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Dreams Of Mayberry Tough To Achieve


Anonymous said...

I tried to make an appointment to speak to Bill Reilich about some police matters and was refused. Nice way to treat a taxpayer. The Police Dept still is corrupt and has officers who believe they are above the law. What I would like to know is how can I find out about a certain police officers record as far as complaints filed against him.   
2/15/2015 7:41 PM