Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Why Is GCSD Security Vehicle Taken Home?


Dear SCATS,

I have some questions about a situation I've observed before and witnessed again this morning. I would like to hear your thoughts on it, too.

For some reason, that colorful GCSD security car (the one that looks kinda like a cop car) was sitting in the driveway of a home on a nearby street, once again. Due to last night's heavy frost, I was able to determine the vehicle definitely spent the night in the driveway of that private residence. Both windshields were covered with frost as of 9:10 am today.

Since yesterday was a holiday with no school in session, I'm not sure how many days and nights this vehicle was in the hands of an employee for private use. Was school in session last Friday? Is taking the car home permitted? If, so, under what circumstances? What is the budget for this? Is it part of some contract? Why wasn't the employee and car back to work before 9:10 am today? School was in session then, right?

Observant Resident

SCATS ~~ You asked some very good questions, especially in-light of last week's melee at Athena!
I think the only info the community was ever given came out when Robach gifted GCSD with the car back in 2008. My BLOG from that time revealed: "The Greece Central School District has a new security vehicle, thanks to a $26,500 grant secured by state Sen. Joseph Robach, R-Greece. The money was used to purchase a 2008 Crown Victoria for use by district security guards, who patrol the school system's buildings and grounds, supervise special events and transport students if needed." Maybe there was a "special event" at the security person's home?
  

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

prior to Ed K's departure, the security car was always parked at the GCSD offices at Latta and Mt. Read. Used to see it there all the time.

SCATS said...

To 9:51PM ~~ I've seen it parked at the top of Paddy Hill at times, but not always.

Anonymous said...

Babs personnel driver?

Anonymous said...

This car is often reported to be at numerous locations around town since it was purchased, in the driveways of personal residences for extended periods of time(lay? over?), at Wegmans(gotta do your shopping), Tops(better deals maybe), and even in the median of 490 between 390 and Mt. Read(pretending to be what you once were). My guess is that professional business can take you anywhere if you have retired from law enforcement and the support of supervision retired from the same line of work operating without any oversight i.e. EK and SC... BTW, it's only retired PD driving that waste of taxpayer dollars!!! It's seen as a perk for the privileged underpaid PD retirees who also collect pay that is superior to union scale for non PD retirees. How about questioning the use during summer break and why only select few get the priviledge... Cost/Benefit analysis, or is that too much to ask from a school district!!!

Anonymous said...

What's with all the secretive dancing around?

Who's using the vehicle and what supposed home is it being parked at over night.

Anonymous said...

To 12:01

There are really only two drivers I have ever observed during the school year. More maybe around 5 during the summer, with only one pulling most shifts. Get the civil service records and GCSD listing of licensed security for the district off the web and then cross reference to locally retired PD civil service and you can figure it out if you really care. Better yet FOIA those same lists from the district and do your own work. Don't forget to look at their pay also... you can get that from public service websites... It's all open info!

SCATS said...

To 5:45PM ~~ I am aware that at least one of our retired PD security workers is NOT showing up on Seethroughny.net. I have no idea why not since he has worked for Greece for many years.