Monday, June 06, 2011

Meetings Reminders ...

  
School Choice Hearing
Tuesday June 7th
6:30PM ~ Olympia HS Auditorium

SCATS ~~ Come out to watch a select group of "adults" (i.e. Lottery Winners) posing as parents and employees while they cry into microphones, wring their hands & beg the BOE to retain a program that has outlived the purpose for which it was intended. There is NO BENEFIT TO THE DISTRICT FOR RETAINING SCHOOLS-OF-CHOICE.


Northgate Neighborhood Group ~ Update on Northgate Plaza Work
Wed. June 8th
7PM ~ Aldersgate Church
4115 Dewey Ave.
 

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, to be fair, there is a benefit to the 100+ kids a year that graduate from there. Last year 113 of 115 grads went on to college.

SCATS said...

To 2:31PM ~~ That does not benefit the district, which is what the Comptroller's scathing audit report admonished Greece admin. about. By the way, check back 3 more yrs. out & let us know how many of those who went to college (How many went to MCC?) completed it. That's another of Greece's dirty little (but very costly) secrets. They do not want to know how many failed after they were brain-washed into believing that all are college material. Most are not, and it's a disservice to let them go when some other opportunities would provide a better outcome.

Anonymous said...

Folks if we pulled all the goos kids from each of the 3 high schools and opened OA like school for them, those schools too would be successful...there is nothing magic about OA it is the students and families period. Ending OA does not mean that those that went on to college last year would not have done so if they had gone to the other 3 high schools.

Anonymous said...

These parents will cry because they are intent on their childrens education and since you post about these issues online, we all should be seeing you tomorrow night? so you can proclaim your opnions to the public in a meeting instead of in your basement. See ya tomorrow!

SCATS said...

To 5:13PM ~~ Is that your most original insult? How do you know I haven't been to lots of meetings? Let me guess ... you don't ;)

Anonymous said...

The even funnier thing is....You don't know who WE are;)

SCATS said...

To 10:24PM ~~ Many of you had to state your names to tv media or before speaking at the hearing. Now we know ;)

Anonymous said...

I heard every one of the speakers was in favor of choice. Where were SCATS and his/her posse?

Anonymous said...

"There is NO BENEFIT TO THE DISTRICT FOR RETAINING SCHOOLS-OF-CHOICE"

Clearly if this was the majority opinion held by the Greece community, then they would have been the ones at the public hearing yesterday.

NOT ONE - NOT ONE - person spoke in favor of eliminating schools-of-choice or sibling priority.

SCATS said...

To 1:31PM ~~ Why would anyone subject themselves to such an unruly mob as showed up in their purple Barney shirts last night? We speak at the polls. SOC's ARE the #1 item (by O'Rourke's & Oberg's admission) as to why people vote "no" on school budgets in Greece.

Best case scenario (which last night certainly wasn't), if the 400 people at last night's meeting each represented one unique family in Greece, then at best we've heard from the parents of ONLY 400 families, truly a SMALL MINORITY of the Greece population who spoke in favor of SOC's. Put into perspective, that's about the same as the number of students attending West Ridge School, the SMALLEST of the 3 SOC's. It's the tail trying to wag the elephant in the board room.

Yes it's true: THERE IS NO BENEFIT TO THE DISTRICT FOR RETAINING SCHOOLS-OF-CHOICE! And everyone with any sense is well aware of it ;)

Rpbeert Bertoni from North Greece said...

SCATS said...
~~ Many of you had to state your names to tv media or before speaking at the hearing. Now we know ;)

My name is Robert Bertoni from North Greece. I strongly favor SOE and am fully willing to say so in public.

So you know my name. Whoopee.

What is yours?

What is that I hear, crickets chirpping?

SCATS said...

To 5:15PM ~~ My name is on the letters I author, phone calls I place and on my voter registration which I use every time I cast my NO vote at a public polling location ;)

If you want to have a peeing contest, let me know.

Anonymous said...

Shame on you Frank Oberg ! You are the GCSD BOE President and you didn't have the guts to attend a BOE public hearing about an issue you feel so strongly about ! And you knew on May 31st that you weren't going to attend. That makes you a coward; a poor excuse for a BOE President !

SCATS said...

To 10:59PM ~~ Are you upset that he didn't come out to give you lipservice when OA's future course has already been decided by DO & the BOE? Now you know what it's like to live in a town with a CLOSED, CLUBBY & CORRUPT GOVT! Will you do anything about it to result in change? I'm guessing no.

Charlie Hubbard said...

To 10:59
Your smart a## comments about Mr. Oberg not being at the fiasco Tuesday night is out of line.
I went to the fiasco for about 15 minutes and left - reason? - nothing new. Same old argument - I want what I want and I don't care about the cost and by the way I don't give a damn about the 'others'.
I can tell you without any reservations if I were still a board member I would have left IF I went at all which is doubtfull.
My bigger concern is when board members vote Tuesday night some will say they 'listened' to the community (this fiasco) and vote to continue these items that are dividing out community big time IE continue to close our eyes real tight and make believe no problems exist.

Lastly let me make this very clear - your 'worm like' comments about why Mr. Oberg was not there shows the 'shallow' thinking of which you are part of. Another voice of the ME generation.

chubbard005@rochester.rr.com

SCATS said...

To Charlie ~~ These SOC folks are fuming mad that no one tried to confront them. I am starting to think they would have enjoyed bullying people until a physical altercation ensued. They feel oh so entitled.