Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Achramovitch's Past Questioned ...

   
Steve's next gig said...
Hey-Greece people- we hear it was a "voluntary retirement". But really there are juicy details? Can you share?   10/27/2010 8:04 PM

Buffalo Steve said...
Can you guys take Stevie A back? What's the real story on his "retirement"?    10/27/2010 8:09 PM

SCATS ~~ 1 - The BOE allowed him to "retire" when in reality they did not give him a pay raise during his evaluation (June 2009, I believe) and refused to renew his contract (fired!). 2 - Steve only ever made two appropriate decisions during his tenure in Greece. Our BOE reversed BOTH of them, thereby neutering him as any sort of effective leader. 3 - Steve showed he has problems telling the truth, even when caught red-handed in a "story." 4 - Our district's performance fell to the bottom third in results for our county (approx. 19 suburban school districts) during his time in Greece. 5 - Greece never should have hired him (my opinion) had we taken the time to find out what he really did in his previous district, Ken-Ton. He's another Bill Clinton of sorts ;) I'm sure you can read and find all kinds of info on here about him.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rumor going around is that Hamburg wants Steve as their new Superintendent. Seems he's doing such a great job as Interim they've slowed down thier search and are seriously looking at him for their new leadership.

SCATS said...

To 11:18AM ~~ Based upon the number of comments I've received asking about him over the last couple of weeks, I'm pretty sure you're right.

CAVEAT EMPTOR!!

Anonymous said...

I did a lot of wonderful things under Steve.
-C

SCATS said...

To 4:40PM ~~ And ALL of them were unspeakable!

Anonymous said...

Scats, how do YOU know what they did (or didn't do)? Do you blanketly believe EVERYTHING you hear via rumor mills? Leave the guy alone. He's not an issue in Greece any longer. Get over it. Move on to another victim.

SCATS said...

To 7:14AM ~~ Maybe my "rumor mill" is more reliable than yours :)

As long as we're paying his retirement, health care, etc., he'll be fair game.

Anonymous said...

1. if blogs like this existed in every district, EVERY supt and most leaders would be continually criticized and slandered. Considering how frequently central office personnel move around from district to district, mud slinging via blogs would be rampant.

2. Good progressive leaders will challenge the status quo, make decisions that are not politically popular, and increase demands in order to improve performance. This will make many subordinates and teachers uncomfortable because MOST like the status quo and do not want to work harder. High expectations with accountability is threatening.

3. Our next supt will be subject to the same mudslinging that has been part of this culture for years. We'll attempt to dig up dirt and discredit him/her before they even arrive. And then a predictable pattern will continue as the board heavily controls our new leader to the point where he/she can't really lead, yet can only manage operations until all egos are satisfied. Then, bloggers will complain of our new supt's lack of leadership and as long as we're at it --- blame him or her for Greece's low achieving history and current predicament. When hiding behind anonymity, lets also accuse him or her of past indiscretions as we think we night have heard something from someone (a friend of a friend) who works with somebody (a sister in law, I believe) in a neighboring school district (close to) where our new super used to lead.

and on ---and on --- it will go. Where will it all lead us? nowhere.

SCATS said...

To 3:07PM ~~ Not all BLOGS are created equally. Nice try at attempting to discredit this BLOG. The fact is that Greece was on the skids long before this BLOG existed. That downward spiral has continued uninterrupted. I find it amusing that you've overlooked (intentionally?) the fact that this BLOG has been doing exactly what you say a good progressive leader should be doing: "challenge the status quo, make decisions that are not politically popular, and increase demands in order to improve performance."

Had a past school board really looked into Achramovitch's past, they may have never hired him. The "truth" was there but for the asking. In fact, the ink wasn't dried on his contract here before folks from his former district wrote in to tell us what we'd bargained for.