Saturday, February 25, 2012

Greece BOE Plans Study Session

  
Tuesday @6:30PM (Exec. Session @6PM)

TOPICS
  • Mid Year Goal Status Reports
  • Preliminary Budget Presentation
SCATS ~~ Mid-year?? It's almost March!! I'm sure they will be patting themselves on the back, too.
  

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

SCATS, while I might share some of you animus toward our current board,I sometimes think you are a little over the top in your comments about them as a whole
I think you should cut them a little slack. let me explain.
In the case of few of them an intelligent constructive thought would soon suffer a lonely death.Three of them are just riding out their last year with exception of one, simply have nothing to offer and don't even like attending meetings. The others have literally been "Brain washed"
By the Monroe County School Board Association, in particular, Jody Seigle. They are told that they should refrain from making a request to their only employee, the Superintendant to do a specific action . To do so is micromanagement. BS!!!
By subscribing to this idea, they are not doing the job they were elected to do,represent all the stakeholders in this district. They do this by listening to those they represent and express their concerns with the Super.not just rubber stamping every item brought to them with discussion
As I recall, the last State audit was highly critical of previous boards for this very reason. I fear the next audit will reflect the same finding.
In conclusion,they simply can't help themselves so show a little pity.

SCATS said...

To 11:10AM ~~ I'm hearing that some are already requesting a NEW COMPTROLLER'S AUDIT ... and it can't come too soon. The keyword in your comment was "ALL" ... they have not represented ALL of the stakeholders, but those who want what most on the BOE got from GCSD: access to elite schools.

Anonymous said...

When I was on the board and Dr Kehoe in charge, she called the Comptroller and asked that the Greece. Audit be moved up on the list as we were not scheduled for another year. She particularly wanted an immediate audiit of the 2000 CIP. Although she was never specific as to why, I always suspected that she had detected several irregularities with the administration of the project. She would latter tell me that if her suspicions were correct, she wanted those responsible who were still working for the district held accountable.What she did not know then was the fact the word ACCOUNTABLE does not exist in this District..
The scathing results regarding the handling of the CIP
By the auditors was overwelming in content. Of course we all remember inspite of significant evidence of wrong doing by those responsible was discounted and as a result, no one was ever held accountable for wrong doing as well as ripping off the tax payers to the tune of 2.5 million in illegal over charges in clear violation of State Law But what else were we to expect after all this is Greece where no one is ever held accountable for their indiscretions.

Anonymous said...

Scats on that last post about the audit I meant to sign my name. please add my name thanks Joe Moscato

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Sandy. How are you today?

SCATS said...

To 8:01AM ~~ Sandy is out with that stomach bug, so Steve is filling in. Thanks for asking!!

Anonymous said...

Let's be glad there are goals and that there is a status check during the school year. To the best of my knowledge, a review during the school year, has never been done. There have been many, many years, in recent times,when there were NO written goals. There were always private agendas and private goals that were accomplished but not for the benefit of the students.

Enjoy,

Doug

Jack Burns said...

Joe, I am curious what board members are not running and are just dead wood?

SCATS said...

To Doug ~~ Anyone can have goals. The bigger question is whether or not they set meaningful, measurable goals. I'm sure they will be patting themselves on their backs ;)

To 10:06AM ~~ I'd be shocked if Roger "Gotta-Be-Home-By-9pm" Boily ran again. As for dead wood, it would be easier to list the ones who aren't ... but no names come to mind.

Anonymous said...

Jack,board members whose terms expire in June are as follows. Career politician Rodger" THE DODGER" Boily, Ann Marie THE HOCKEY MOM"Steinglin , Julie." THE DRAMA. QUEEN" Van Orman. Of the three only Julie really cares about the education of or kids.
I doubt Steinglien will run as she can.'t wait until June. Roger has had enough being relegated to inconsequential since he lost controlof the board majority. Only Julie might run depending on who the new board candidates will be.

JOE said...

Jack, I screwed up. I answered your question and forgot to sign it. Joe

Anonymous said...

whats happened to the comments page? it looks so different??

SCATS said...

To 1:06PM ~~ Apparently Google/Blogspot changed it for all BLOGs. At least the word verification image is almost legible now ;)

Anonymous said...

Possibly the lack of a background makes page loading faster? Just a thought.