Monday, January 24, 2011

Greece School District Bullies Employees

 
Anonymous said...
I have experience with being bullied by administrative employees at GCSD...After meeting standards for two years and being a successful teacher, I was forced to resign or I would would have been fired in my Tenure year. I was told that the district's standards had suddenly changed and I no longer met them. Funny I was never told of these changes and the union was of no help!!! This was after I had to take personal days due to court appearances for my divorce. I was bullied by the adminstration all that year and harrassed on my job. My divorce is now final and I am free now to pursue this.   1/24/2011 10:14 AM

SCATS ~~ But we can rest assured that Frank Oberg & his merry band of 8 other boardsmen will ensure that no one else gets bullied! Oh wait! I almost forgot ... they do plenty of it to others when they aren't being victimized themselves ;)

GREECE WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY: FAIL!!
  

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is not illegal to bully employees in New York State.

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Anonymous said...

so we should keep all incompetent teachers just because THEY say they aren't . Then you would complain that the teachers we have in the classrooms aren't up to par.

Anonymous said...

Great link 7:07!

I too am currently in the same situation with GCSD and administration is well aware of it! So is the BOE and yet they are doing nothing about it! I would just like to know when the "bullies" will be dealt with? These women have targeted at least 3 teachers and 3 teaching assistants and are still allowed to work. I was just forced to resign as well.

See you in court!

SCATS said...

To 10:14PM ~~ Actually, the teachers we have in the classrooms now often aren't up to par anyway ;) If we're going to get rid of someone, do it using the rules, laws, policies in place to do it correctly. That helps prevent lawsuits (i.e. wated $$)like 8:47AM threatens.

Anonymous said...

Come on folks! This is Greece....do they ever play by the rules?

Anonymous said...

Often the teachers who are left in the classrooms are the ones that cozy up to the bullies or are afraid to speak up for fear of being the next target. Most teachers are dedicated to their profession and want to do well. It is their livelihood. AND believe me it is not an easy task at all. They earn their salaries. Until you walk in their shoes you have no idea what is involved. No teacher should be harassed or bullied out of a job. That is how we lose the good ones. GCSD wake up and clean house.

Anonymous said...

Bullying? In GCSD? No way! Can't be! After all, We're "gathering data" and "working at the building level" to reduce such behavior.

The day I believe bullying isn't a problem in Greece is the day I'll start chain-smoking because tobacco is not a carcinogen.

Anonymous said...

Many of my colleagues and myself live in fear of being targeted by administrators in GCSD. How can teachers work effectively in such a toxic environment? One of my colleagues stated she was NOT going to take a personal day, when she needed to take one, due to the fact she was afraid of being put on an “Improvement Plan” if she did so. Bullying and harassment DOES occur. So many teachers are afraid to speak up out of fear of losing their jobs. All the laws and practices used to weed out teachers, who are not up to par, are also being used to target GOOD teachers for capricious and political reasons. We all know the PPR and the “Improvement Plan” are subjective. It matters more who you are “friends” with, in this district, than whether you are a good teacher or not. What is sad is that all this nonsense is detrimental to the students.

Anonymous said...

I know of a Special Ed teacher who works out of District Office as a Transition Specialist who leaves work early (still being payed) to go to Paddy's Irish Pub for happy hour. Nothing will happen to him/her because they are Deb Hoeft's "people".

Anonymous said...

Nothing will be done because Debbie Hoeft will cover for all her people.

When Acromovitch was here, Debbie and Steve used to talk about all their favorite drinks. Debbie apparently likes a good Merlot. Steve likes a good craft beer. One of his favorites is "Arrogant Bastard"!

Unfortunately, I am not joking about this.

Anonymous said...

Dear SCATS,

Although I admit to being biased, you may want to post this under a new heading for maximal visibility.

Once again, special education in GSCD, under the helm of Deb Hoeft, proves it's gross incompetence, the great cost of us all.

This news was attempted to be hidden from the citizens of Greece. It was assuredly an agenda topic of BOE executive session. Due to failure to abide by New York State Medicaid policies and procedures, GCSD has been charged, in recent weeks, to PAY BACK to New York State Medicaid a sum of very near ONE MILLION DOLLARS!! The reason? REQUIRED Special Education policies (of which Deb Hoeft was in charge of creating and implementing) were not in place to properly bill Medicaid for specialized services to students (such as speech therapy and physical therapy)over the last many years in GCSD. How did this happen? Last year New York State Medicaid audited GCSD, and found that since these required policies and procedures (which are spelled out to all school districts as bulleted points!) were not in place, Greece is required to pay back services billed to NYS Medicaid..which comes to a colossal 1 MILLION DOLLARS. Here's the kicker, had Medicaid been billed correctly for these services, under competently implemented and supervised procedures,(or simply following Medicaid's BULLETED, OUTLINED, CLEAR AS DAY POINTS!) the audit would have revealed that all services were billed correctly and reimbursable, and GSCD would NOT be in it's current position of needing to pay back ONE MILLION DOLLARS to NYS Medicaid. This is literally throwing away ONE MILLION DOLLARS in state aid that has already been paid to Greece. It was line itemized in past budgets. It now has to be given back. I wonder where this ONE MILLION DOLLARS will come from??? How about from payroll? How about starting with the payroll of the person whose JOB it was to be sure Medicaid policies and procedures were being followed so that GCSD would not have to GIVE BACK ONE MILLION DOLLARS. And whose job was that? Deb Hoeft, What do you have to say for yourself? Not much considering you were hoping this news would never see the light of day.

SCATS said...

To 8:20PM ~~ Thank you for the heads up! Given our crack reporter's time lag issues, you can expect the media to pick up this item within the next 6 weeks, if then, despite my posting it on Facebook & the front of this BLOG.