Thursday, June 28, 2007

Police Report Shows "Gang Style" Troubles In Greece

From MPNnow.com Police Reports :
"Four males were charged with assault June 24 after police said they jumped a group of youths on Dewey Avenue at Maiden Lane. Charged after the incident were Anthony Scherzi, 18, of 952 Dewey Ave., Greece; Karl Hemmer, 17, of 44 Castleton Road, Greece; Jesse Mockbee, 21, of 1797 Blossom Road, Rochester; Stephen Pattison, 18, of 1500 Crook St., Rochester."

From SCATS Post, June 24th:
"School's out ... BLOG Administration just found this posted on Craig's List:"big fight in greece,dewey and maidenjust wondering if anyone saw this fight between about 10 teens Sunday around 5 pm.they were in the road on dewey fighting with brass knuckles couple kids looked pretty bloody.i was shocked when i called 911 and they said no one else had reported this yet. tons of cars were driving by people at the gas station just watching and no one cared to call police..."

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

But Did He Perform??

BOE Ups Supt's Salary By 1.6%
He Will Receive $203,300/yr.
Plus One Time $5000 Tax-deferred Annuity

BOE Could Nix Cable TV Plan Tonight

Moscato & Oberg To Ask BOE To
Consider Lease Agreement Instead

Moscato: "We have decided to put a nail in this thing for once and for all"

Oberg: "But we have this TV studio, so we need to find a reasonable way we can make use of it and help the towns out with their issues."

Story

Monday, June 25, 2007

BOE Has Full Agenda For Tuesday Meeting

AGENDA

The Board Audit Committee will meet at 5:00 pm

The Board will go into an Executive Session at 5:45 pm to discuss the Superintendent’s Evaluation.

Public Hearing – Contract for Excellence
Sign-up begins at 6:00 pm

BOE MEETING TOPICS INCLUDE:

Capital Improvement Proposition
Bus Purchase Proposition
Disposition of 2006-07 Unappropriated Fund Balance
Cable Channel 12
Code of Conduct Change – Cell Phones & and
any all electronic devices

Sunday, June 24, 2007

SCHOOL VIOLENT INCIDENTS REPORTS

STORY

HOW SAFE IS YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL?
(CHECK STATS WITH THESE LINKS)


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STATS
(Pinebrook Immune To Weapons & Violent Acts?)

Middle & High School Stats

PUBLIC HEARING TUESDAY, 6:30PM (sign-ups @6PM)

GREECE'S CONTRACT
FOR EXCELLENCE
WITH NYSED ~~
"is designed to increase student performance in districts that will receive at least 10 percent more in foundation aid next year and that have at least one school on the state's list of low-performing schools."

Supt. Achramavitch ~~ "The contract requires us to take a look at an action plan to improve student performance and to expend the increase in foundation aid toward that improvement."

STORY

Saturday, June 23, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS TO
ALL GREECE GRADUATES !!

OLYMPIA GRADS LINK

ODYSSEY GRADS LINK

ATHENA GRADS LINK

ARCADIA GRADS LINK
SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER!!!

STAY SAFE, HAVE FUN :)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Auberger Digs In Heels With ACLU Over Prayer Complaint

In His Letter To The ACLU, Supervisor Auberger stated: "it is the Town’s position that we are not advancing any religion or giving preference to any one faith over another. Accordingly, it is our intent to continue our current practice.”

STORY

More lawsuits = higher taxes??

Parents Know Best?

Should "Multiples" Be Split Up In School?

State Education Dept. Leaves Decision Up To School Districts

Greece "principals meet with parents of "multiples" who are entering kindergarten and share research data that supports separating the children. After that, the parents make the decision."

STORY

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Greece Historical Society's

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
TODAY, 4-7PM

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

GREECE TOWN BOARD
MEETING TONIGHT @ 6 PM


Come Pray With The Politicians!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Local Teens' Website Aids Teens In Job Search

Web site is free to teens, but businesses will soon pay a $25 fee.

http://www.teenworkconnections.com/

WHAM News

ACLU vs Greece Town Board On Prayer At Meetings

ACLU Atty: "If the town opens its sessions with a prayer, that is permissible and constitutional and Congress has been doing that since day one. But the Greece council many times has prayer that is sectarian, with speakers referring to Jesus Christ and Our Savior: That is unconstitutional."

Deputy Supervisor McCann
: "... it is only a coincidence that all of the clergy who offer prayers at Greece's meeting have been Christian."

STORY



Sunday, June 17, 2007

How To Spend $1,000,000 ...

We Asked For Your Ideas ... And You Told Us!!

Anonymous said...
"Scats: I like the idea of using the $1 million for repairs. I'd specify those repairs ought to be the smaller type, like caulking those leaky windows, replacing a broken thermostat or door handle, etc..." 6/14/2007 9:05 AM


Anonymous said...
"... GCSD should spend it on private tutors for the kids that did poorest on their state tests. We owe them that much." 6/14/2007 9:28 AM

Anonymous said...
"Let's use the money to buy the boe and DO "a clue." It can't cost more than a million, can it?" 6/14/2007 12:26 PM

Anonymous said...
"Build an atrium for exotic plants for the living environment classes. Everyone can do biome projects." 6/14/2007 4:15 PM

Anonymous said...
"Restore the elementary music teachers to 06-07 levels! This is one cut that is directily impacting students... The cost? Restore 2.8 music teachers." 6/14/2007 7:01 PM


Anonymous said...
"How about a horse farm for those students who might be interested in veterinary science. We've already been getting a lot of the manure." 6/14/2007 7:47 PM


Anonymous said...
"The board has not yet set the tax rate. Any extra money will have to go to the income side of the ledger. Can't wait to see how they handle it!!" 6/16/2007 1:32 PM

Anonymous said...
"Here's an idea: use the money to buy iPods, Dance Revolution games, and video game Play Stations. Oh... wait... they already bought those as part of a $200,000 spending spree out of the general fund. Maybe they can use this money to buy XBox video gammes or some other additional worthless items." 6/17/2007 11:46 AM

Anonymous said...
"Why don’t they use the money to offset the millions of dollars worth of bond proposals that they are crying for? Nah, we should blow the money on bloated administrator’s pet projects. If they used the Kodak money to fix the buildings, then they can’t blame tax payers next year for not passing the Excel bond resulting in buildings falling apart." 6/17/2007 11:53 AM

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Homeowners Must File To Get Property Tax Rebates

Income Requirement Added This Year

STORY

Friday, June 15, 2007

Home Schooling Popularity Gaining

Monroe County: About 1700 Students
Learn At Home; 19,000 In NY (Outside of NYC)

Reasons: Religion, Philosophy, Academics

STORY

Thursday, June 14, 2007

State Senate Bill Aims To Reduce, Eliminate School Tax

Proposal Would Cut Average
Property Tax Bill By 2/3


STORY
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Greece Schools Get $1 Million+ In Kodak Tax Settlement Case

HOW SHOULD OUR BOE SPEND IT?

Our Opinion: Use It For Building Repairs!

Your Opinion: ????

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

NY State Grades 3-8 Math Assessments, 2006-07

GREECE DATA LINK (Starts on Page 329)

Percent Performing @ Levels 3 & 4 (competency)

GRADE 3 ~~ 85.3

GRADE 4 ~~ 81.4

GRADE 5 ~~ 74.6

GRADE 6 ~~ 78.9

GRADE 7 ~~ 72.7

GRADE 8 ~~ ***59.8*** (HOW LOW CAN THEY GO???)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Tuesday BOE Meeting To Begin With ***ANOTHER*** Exec Session!!

It is anticipated that the Board will go into an Executive Session at 5:30 pm to discuss the employment history of particular person(s) and collective negotiations.

OTHER AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE:

Approval of Line Item Contingency Budget
NY State Report Card
Capital Improvement Proposition
Bus Purchase Proposition

Tax Certiorari Claims & Reserves
Disposition of 2006-07 Unappropriated Fund Balance


Establish Date of Re-Organizational Meeting
Establish Date for Board Retreat
Appointment of Board of Voter Registration
Textbook Approval
Professional Development Plan Approval


AGENDA

Sunday, June 10, 2007

MESSAGES TO THE GREECE SCHOOL BOARD

Anonymous said...
The best part about them having all those secret sessions is how it has come back to bite them in the butt on issues like their attempt to acquire Cable12. When their own members begin complaining about their secrecy like Oberg did, you know they are way out of control.

THIS IS WHY WE DO NOT TRUST THE GREECE BOE! 6/09/2007 9:25 AM

Anonymous said...
If they close the doors for a two hour executive session, are we to believe they never mention an item that should be discussed in public? YEAH RIGHT!!!!!

The 3 newly elected board members should pledge to work diligently to stop this in an effort to regain some credibility for the BOE. Articles like this only confirms the public's suspicions about what's happening in those meetings. 6/09/2007 11:07 AM

Anonymous said...
Dear Board:First agenda item at next meeting should be to call for an immediate education session for the board (including the community) on the "dos and don'ts of executive sessions". The next agenda item should be for a call to fire the lawyer that has been advising the board on these sessions. That may have to be done in executive session! 6/10/2007 4:47 AM

Anonymous said...
Some board members just don't seem to get the connection between their behavior and the lack of trust! 6/10/2007 5:23 AM

Saturday, June 09, 2007

3 Of 4 Greece BOE Meetings Held In Exec Session

Eight Topics Permitted For Exec. Session Discussion Outlined

Robert Freeman, exec. dir. - state Committee on Open Government says:
"Any motion to go into executive session should be sufficiently detailed so that there is a clue about what the meeting is about ... The eight grounds (for entering executive session) are clear, and if the shoe doesn't fit, you can't wear it."

George Hubbard: "The board has been very slippery in the way they're moving into executive session. They're just citing the language that's in the law rather than citing the situation they have that fits under the law."

D&C Article

Friday, June 08, 2007

READING NEWSPAPER COULD HELP GREECE BOE STAY "IN THE KNOW"

Blogger Resolves TV Studio's
"Mysterious" Appearance!!

Anonymous said...
"Hiding in plain sight, for the last two years:

http://www.jazz901.org/press/

Notice the mention of a television studio?"
6/07/2007 11:45 PM
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Amidst D&C Coverage In June 2005 Of WGMC's Move To Olympia HS:
"Last month, a radio and television studio opened in the school's new library and media center. At the same time, the staff of the predominantly jazz station WGMC-FM (90.1), which goes by Jazz 90.1, moved to the new facility."

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Greece Graduation Rates Down Again In 2006

Olympia HS Rate Is Among
Worst In Monroe Suburbs

D&C LINK

Monday, June 04, 2007

HEALTH DEPT. CLOSES GREECE KFC
AFTER CUSTOMER COMPLAINT

Leaky roof, improper refrigeration,
poor sanitation all cited

Story

Sunday, June 03, 2007

It's Happened Again ...

Answers Sought In Teen Death During Ghana Trip

Parents Believe Death Was No Accident;

Chaperones Were "Negligent"

Body Found 11 Hrs After Student Was Last Seen In Pool

STORY

Friday, June 01, 2007

$660,167.24 - Estimated Cost For Olympia Studio

Dick Dohr: "So there’s been information out there all throughout the whole process. I don’t see how they could miss it. It was part of the construction documents – it wasn’t like a change after the (construction) bids.”

Supt. Achramovitch: "Though it may not have been made public, the studio was part of the plan."

Kathryn Firkins: "They talked to us about the fact that they were putting a television and radio station in Olympia. Really, Keith Imon (the former assistant superintendent of communication and technology who has since left the district) was also on the Edu-Cable board and would mention the progress with their capital project."


GREECE POST ARTICLE