Sunday, February 14, 2010

Save the Date: Tuesday March 2nd

  
BOE Forum @6:30PM 
Apollo MS Cafeteria

Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES consultants will facilitate a residents forum to gather community input regarding the hiring of a new Superintendent.

Fill out a Community Survey

Read the Position Info Brochure (They will pay $190-230K for someone who "shares credit for successes, accepts responsibility for failures." Residency "preferred.")

Fill out 5 pg. Application (Do we really need to know where he/she attended HS?)
  

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Collecting community input is all well and good, but the entire process is limited by the ineptitude of the volunteers on the school board and their individual agendas. The faces in district office or the board may change, but the district's fate as a poor performer will live on until we remove politics from the equation. Mark my words.

Anonymous said...

I filled out the survey. I want someone who is honest, but I'm not sure the people who will be judging that (board)are honest so I'm not very hopeful.

Anonymous said...

Business experience needed especially dealing with unions.

Anonymous said...

Spine required. A background "cleaning house" strongly desired.

Charlie Hubbard said...

I would very much like to have a super who sees the need to mend this town.
Obviously having 2 school systems has been a big part of creating this problem.
Shipping kids from one neighborhood to all kinds of different schools is something that needs to end.

Most of all we need a super who will insist on respecting the community which of course cannot happen until the 'vote' of the residents is respected.
Someone who believes separating by age is hypocritical when a united community is desired.
I would want a super who would want 20,000+ people voting at budget time - voting in a meaningfull way and demonstrate a respect for that vote and if that vote was negitive - a willingness to fix that budget WHY? because the people said so - yes - a 'respect' for the people who pay your salary.

Say what you mean and mean what you say. Honesty, integrity, and straight talk.

Anonymous said...

What happened to C Todd Beagle?

Did he retire?
Everybody knew for a mere $35,000 down plus expenses, travel and other charges he could find you a sparkling Stupidintendant.

My Gosh, Todd found one for Hilton who had to leave town suddenly, and another one who left town ahead of schedule to take a job with Edison schools and they both got leaving bonuses.

C Todd even found GCSD a fill in when the Super blew town to go to Prince Georges County after that little incident Swine 1 covered up.

Anonymous said...

I want someone who moves their family to Greece, buys a house and loses in the school-of-choice lottery. That person would be an awesome superintendent!

Anonymous said...

I want someone who is already from this community, knows it's history and has a vested interest in it's success. Clearly hiring folks from outside hasn't worked.

Anonymous said...

Article about the budget woes that are felt across the United States.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100214/D9DS59VG0.html

Anonymous said...

The high school will help the background check maybe?

Does anyone else think it is unusual that so much of a tragic and unbelievable nature takes place near where this family killing happened. It was not too long ago that just a half mile away to the west a man killed his wife and child and injured a second child, his son escaped to an uncle's house. Also there was the strange story of the young person that inexplicably ran from a car of friends into the swamp on Island cottage Rd just about a mile north. They found his body later when there was a clear day.
There are murders (Garcia eg) all over the county but with these 2 instances there never seemed to be a reasonable explanation of motive. Bizarre the proximity.

Anonymous said...

I'm from this community. Well, at least my house is closer to Greece than Steve A's is. And best of all, I know how to clean it.

I wanna be the superintendent!

-A

Anonymous said...

"C Todd even found GCSD a fill in when the Super blew town to go to Prince Georges County after that little incident Swine 1 covered up."

I thought I knew this district and its inner workings very well. I even worked in it for over thirty years. But the frequent references to Swine 1, an incident in a park, etc. are lost on me. How about some explanation?

SCATS said...

To 6:55AM ~~ There was also the shooting of one brother by another in that general area about 3-4 yrs. ago. I think that was deemed to have been "accidental" though it sounded bizarre at the time.

SCATS said...

To 12:42PM ~~ I'd rather we not get into all of that again, please. It has been explained quite a few times and usually comes with warnings (threats?) to me soon after. If you have bonafide questions, email me and I'll try to answer them.

Anonymous said...

Scats at1:20 from 6:55
how could I forget about that one. The brother was close to death but the charges were dropped. Yes bizarre and in such a close little area of 2 square miles.

Anonymous said...

Our town is falling apart economically, culturally and psychologically. The support systems that have helped in the past have dissolved. There is a lot of domestic violence areound here, some certainly intensified by economic insecurity. OF course groups that point this out aren't welcome in greece.

SCATS said...

To 2:39PM ~~ Another factor no one talks about is the prevalence of guns in our neighborhoods. I was shocked to learn about some neighbors and their use of guns. People just don't realize that the guy next door might well be armed ... and become dangerous! I think it's not talked about because we're supposed to be such a "Safe" community. Right John?

Anonymous said...

Scats
It's good to hear you speak out against guns in urban areas. Perhaps though you should have applied a similar logic in the recent shooting in Greece.

Guns seem more often to facilitate violence than to protect against it,

We need more gun control

SCATS said...

To 8:04PM ~~ I was talking about Greece, not the city when I said "our neighborhoods." I referenced MY neighbors. The case I think you are referring to is a completely different issue, not one revolving about domestic violence.