Wednesday, October 31, 2007
How Can They Accomplish
Anything If Boily Already
Thinks It's A Waste Of Time?
FINDS HER VOICE
ON EMAIL SCANDAL
MPNNow ~~ Hauer responded to criticism about the e-mail by saying she is not the only board member who has conducted herself in a manner that is not entirely professional. (SCATS Wonders If Carolyn Teaches Her Kids That It's OK To Misbehave As Long As Others Do It Too ... )
“The tenor and tone of meetings and discussions has gotten progressively personal and negative.” ~~ Hauer
“I think everyone's going to be careful." ~~ Boily
To Rally Against FAIR Plan
GTA Office, 3670 Mt Read Blvd @3:30PM TODAY
IS THIS HOW OUR BOE SHOULD BE
SPENDING THEIR TIME & ENERGY?
On The Flip Side Of The Coin ...
Where do I go to rally FOR Maggie's fiscally responsible plan?Wait...I know...at the polls: a landslide victory will send a very strong message (which will be ignored by the "educatti")! 10/31/2007 12:33 PM
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
(Does Anyone Actually Attend These? WHO??)
Tuesday, October 30
Odyssey Academy Auditorium
Thursday, November 1
Olympia High School Lage Cafeteria
Monday, November 5
Arcadia Library Media Center
Wednesday, November 14
Apollo Middle School Cafeteria
Thursday, November 15
Pine Brook Elementary School Cafeteria
Monday, November 26
Paddy Hill Elementary School Cafeteria
Wednesday, December 5
Craig Hill Elementary School Library
Thursday, December 6
Athena High School Forum Room
Sunday, October 28, 2007
from Charlie Hubbard-school board
Just for the record 'yes' the taxpayers are paying out over $100,000 per year in the teachers contract to do 'union business' but then again 'who cares'? So the kids have to have a sub so the teacher can go do 'union business' 'who cares'?
Based on my conversations with the others let me tell you who DOESN'T care - the administration and the school board majority. Shuuuuch - lets not talk about it.
Feel free to contact me if you would like a copy of that part of the contract.
email@example.com ~~~ 615-2678 ~~~ 10/28/2007 9:12 AM
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Motions Tabled By Boily Majority
End Important Discussions
CONTINUED DELAYS ON
OPEN ENROLLMENT POLICY
MEANT TO SILENCE MINORITY
UNTIL TERMS EXPIRE??
Open Enrollment Story
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Achramovitch ~~ "We know that we have to improve so we're looking at developing a system that will further enhance that improvement." (HUH?? Was that your George Dubbya impersonation?)
Also: "The free and reduced lunch count has doubled in the last nine years."
Agenda Setting Practices ~~ Hauer: In A Throwback To The Walts Era, Wants To Control It BEFORE Meeting Night; Boily Is Her "Yes Man" & Will Put It On The Nov. Agenda As A Topic
SCATS Question To Hauer & Boily: WHY IS IT OK FOR THE BOE TO BE GIVEN LAST MINUTE ITEMS TO VOTE ON THE NIGHT OF THE MEETING (OR JUST A COUPLE DAYS PRIOR) BUT IT'S NOT OK FOR OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO ADD ITEMS TO THE AGENDA WITH THE SAME SHORT NOTICE??
Longridge Driveway ~~ Nadolinski Told BOE They Should Remove It From The EXCEL Bond Package Because There Are Too many Uncertainties About State Aid, Building Code, Costs, Etc. Hubbard's Angry Response: " Is someone trying to upset me here !?"
West Ridge School ~~ Moscato Reported That Neighborhood Kids Have Been Skateboarding On The Rooftop, Damage Done, Police Called, No Action Taken. No Signage Banning It Is In Place Yet. Teachers' Cars Damaged In Reprisals For Intervention. Why Wasn't BOE Told?
BOE Members Who BLOG ~~ VanOrman: "We don't need to air our dirty laundry & dysfunction out in the public."
Finance Committee ~~ Moscato: "Where do things stand?" Hauer: " I'm still getting responses ..." A Hot Debate Followed. Boily: "I'm sure they're all excited." regarding Moscato's contention that the community is interested in knowing what's going on with the set-up and composition of the committee. Hauer: "There is no policy to get members approved by the BOE." and "People are welcome to volunteer." Boily angrily volunteered Joe to serve and shouted over everyone to move to the next topic. SCATS Remark: VERY MATURE OF YOU, ROGER!
*** SOME EXCELLENT COMMENTS ARE POSTED ON THE NEXT THREAD BELOW *** Feel Free To Add More Here Or There
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Resolution At Tuesday's Meeting
"In the two-plus years I've been on the board, nobody has been able to demonstrate to anybody on that board that there is any educational value to open enrollment." ~~ Frank Oberg, BOE
"I support a comprehensive look at our open enrollment policies, but not shutting it down by next September." ~~ Roger Boily, BOE Pres.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Second Board Meeting of the Month - Ms. O'Toole
Open Enrollment Policy - Mr. Oberg
Capital Improvement Bond Project Oversight Committee - Mr. Moscato
*** Longridge Driveway Project Added To Agenda
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
BLOG Administration is shocked to learn that GCSD has gone to such incredible lengths as those described in the second posting below in their efforts to subvert the free flow of information! Please share the web addresses of the BLOGs they've created. Please inform us about the consequences of posting to our BLOG. Please elaborate about the threat to employees who are being "followed around town by BLOG writers."
FOR THE RECORD, SCATS is not employed by GCSD. SCATS doesn't know who you are and there is no reason for us to find out or to follow you around :)
YOUR ANONYMITY (and ours) IS THE KEY TO SCATS' SUCCESS!
"Let's be realistic.
1. Greece needs EXCEL.
2. Greece lacks authoritative and publicly accountable people to manage EXCEL properly.
It is possible for the public to vote to accept #1 while realizing that the administration is full of #2?" 10/15/2007 4:08 PM
"Many people avoid board meetings and won't put their names on their statements because the district has proven itself vindictive and untrustworthy. When we speak out, the district attempts to silence us. They took seats at board meetings to block us from being on TV. They tried to take over channel 12 to shut down our public forums on channel 12. They have attempted to subvert these blogs by creating blogs could sensor. They have attempted forming alliances to silence our board representatives. Supervisors have performed witch hunts to find employees disclosing information on these web sites. Administrators have told district employees that blog writers are following employees around town. Under this environment, I choose to remainanonymous." 10/16/2007 5:16 PM
"Yes, Joe, we mistrust the schoolboard. We mistrust administration. We mistrust the budget and bond figures. We mistrust the school district's facts and propaganda. We mistrust those who send email while trying to quiet others. We mistrust those who remain silent when they should be yelling. We mistrust raises given even when performance flags. We mistrust promises that things will ever really change. We mistrust closed door meetings. We mistrust anyone who tries to silence the critics and that includes you." 10/16/2007 11:53 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Funding has also been included to keep technology up-to-date. The proposition would allow for the purchase of a new student management system, upgrades to the security and reliability of the District’s existing computer network, and the purchase of new hardware and software.
While there’s no such thing as free money, New York State is currently offering school districts one-time EXCEL (Expanding our Children’s Education and Learning) Aid. It can be used for school construction projects, to improve educational technology, and address health and safety concerns. When the one-time EXCEL Aid is combined with standard state building aid, the entire cost of the proposition is expected to be covered."
EXCEL Project A List
EXCEL Project B List
INFORMATION REGARDING COSTS FOR
TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES IS NOT
PROVIDED IN THESE LINKS
Friday, October 12, 2007
"Sex Is Not A 4 Letter Word"
The Other "Hot" Topics Will Be:
Oct 28th - "Just Lust"
Nov. 4th - "Bedroom: Battleground or Playground?"
Nov. 11th - "What Happens In Vegas Won't Stay In Vegas"
Nov. 18th - "Pure Passion"
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Has Email Scandal Irreparably Damaged
This Group Before It's Even Convened?
Carolyn Hauer's removal of the Finance Committee update from last night's board agenda confirms credible reports of mass defections from the committee. Anyone wonder why? Does anyone know who some of these financial wizards were? We may never know now as they distance themselves from her.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
"It was a repugnant act!" ~~ Oberg Regarding Maggie's FAIR Plan
"We no longer can spend like drunken sailors ... We need to operate as one school district!" ~~ Moscato on need to reduce spending & reform school options
"We don't have to be that strict." ~~ Boily regarding ignoring BOE's previous vote to have retreat by Dec. 1.
"The Greece school board deserves an F!" ~~ Hubbard on district's contracts & busing expenditures
" _ __ ____ _____, _ _____ __." ~~ Hauer on her email scandal
Greece Schools Ready For WMDs
WHEC Story & Video
Monday, October 08, 2007
1 - Who did the appraisals for each of the two properties? When were those appraisals completed? How were the figures arrived at? Did GCSD get to pick an appraiser?
2 - What does the Town of Greece want the 20 acres for? Do they have plans to use it?
3 - Why doesn't GCSD sell their land (or a portion of it) on the open market & use the proceeds to buy the Town's plot?
4 - Is there any connection between the land swap idea & the cable access deal?
5 - Why doesn't the school district ask the Town of Greece to grant them an easement for a driveway & maintenance of it?
6 - Does the district's plot have frontage to a road or access to one? If so where? If not, did the Town offer to provide access at the time they made this "gift" to GCSD?
7 - Why is public discussion of this deal so quiet? With elections coming up, let's get this out into the open!
8 - Where is the mutual cooperation between the two sides to make it happen, GCSD & the Town of Greece?
FEEL FREE TO ADD ANY OTHERS TO THE LIST
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Trying To Scam GCSD?
At the Northwest/Greece AARP meeting in September, former Town of Greece Supervisor and current Mark IV Construction V.P. Donald Riley spoke. His comments began with him recounting his early days in local politics during the 1970s, a time when others like Fred Eckert were also active.
Don mentioned what great foresight they had back then. He told the audience that the Town of Greece purchased a large parcel of land for only $2500 per acre. Eventually, the Town of Greece built the new Greece Town Hall, library, senior center and now, a courthouse that all sit on that piece of property. Don went on to say that today, such a "prime" parcel would go for some $40,000 or more per acre.
That mention really got our attention. Here is a former town Supervisor and current real estate developer (who should know what he's talking about) telling a roomful of citizens that the land where our new town center is located would cost $40,000 or more per acre in today's market!
What makes this so astounding? Well, the Town of Greece asserts that the nearby 20 acre parcel of land owned by the Greece School District is only worth $292,500! That's LESS THAN $15,000 per acre!
Of course, it is the SAME acreage the Town of Greece is eyeing in a proposed land swap deal where the Town has offered to trade their former Human Services building and two sheds that sit on 4 acres for the School District's "prime parcel." They claim the Town's parcel is valued at some $631,000!
So we ask ... who is right? Don Riley, who says such land should be worth $40,000 or more per acre in today's market? Or the Town of Greece who says the land is worth less than $15,000 per acre?
Agenda Items Include:
Finance Committee Update - Ms. Hauer (What will she "cut off cleanly & publicly" THIS TIME??)
Summer School, Elementary & Secondary Report - Dr. Mitchell & Ms. Pallas
Communication Committee Update - Mr. Nadolinski
Official School Opening Enrollment & Enrollment Projections - Mr. Sanderson
Special Education Initiatives - Mr. Nadolinski
Budget Calendar - Mr. Achramovitch
NYSSBA Resolutions - Ms.O'Toole & Ms. VanOrman
Second BOE Meeting of the Month - Ms. O'Toole
Board of Education Retreat - Mr. Boily
Monroe County Intercept - Mr. Achramovitch & Mr. Boily
Thursday, October 04, 2007
The school boards should also meet and agree to lobby Albany to quit giving tax rebates to residents who do not pay school property taxes (and those who pay less than the rebate amount). That is one source of revenue to make up to for the Maggie action. 10/04/2007 8:53 AM
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Are Many & Growing.
We Want To Hear From YOU!
Guess why! Because the bully knew how to do it without being observed.It starts with the whole "toxic culture" thing. Greece administrators bully the staff, then the BoE turns a blind eye saying "we don't see it". The result? 6-figure settlements with staff (those brave enough to confront their tormentor).
Board of Education: do you want to really know about the toxic culture still brewing? Go find the people who left and interview them privately. Those who were "asked to leave" have an interesting story to tell too.
Too afraid to open that Pandora's Box? I don't blame you. I would be if I were you. 10/01/2007 10:53 AM
The distrcit should not spend one dime in legal fees on this matter! Will each district hire their own lawyers to sue?. Are they out of their minds? I think the lawyers must have dreamed up the wording of this resolution. Once again they are getting ready to shoot themselves in the foot.That resolution needs to be re-written if they expect any community support for their postiiton. 10/01/2007 1:46 PM
How can administrators address issues that they themselves don't understand? Greece administration doesn't understand how technology works (it's why their top level people require secretaries in order to schedule meetings), let alone know how it can be (or that it is) used to bully others.
Oh, by the way, "please let us buy more computers", "give me my exceeding expectations raise" and "pay no attention to the decline in graduation rates." 10/03/2007 6:16 AM
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
the negative foolishness our kids face every day.
The situation we are facing in our
community, we are in a crisis. ... "
(Adam McFadden, Roch. City Councilman)
WITH GANG ACTIVITY
ALREADY AN ISSUE,
WILL THE DEWEY/STONE
INTERSECTION BE NEXT??
Monday, October 01, 2007
Nancy Willard ~ exec. dir. of the Center
for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
Call To Register: (585) 753-3753
IN LIGHT OF THE HAUER EMAIL,
SHOULD OUR BOE MEMBERS
BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND?