Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SCATS Endorses Kristo Miettinen


For GCSD Board of Education
 
 

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why?

Anonymous said...

Quirk not running but two PTA types, friends of Julia are.God help us if they win. Two glaring examples, Julia and O'Toole. Just when you think things couldn't get worse, it most certainly could if they win. One is also a friend of Mc Cabe who is running for president.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's the uniform?

Anonymous said...

Judging by the number of ribbons, he looks like a take charge guy who can make tough decisions. Not the milk toast and honey types we had on the board of late
I'm looking forward to reading his resume.

SCATS said...

To 4:21PM ~~ Click on the blue link ... his name. You will be able to read some basic info. he posted on LinkedIn that's as impressive as it is extensive.

Anonymous said...

You better check this blog out first he is a closet fundamentalist and has some bizarre views abut the founding fathers and religion. I won't vote for him under any circumstances.
http://americancreation.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Who all is running? Where can we look them up?

Anonymous said...

So what qualifies him to run for school board?

SCATS said...

To 6:52PM ~~ The media has not done their job.

To 9:44PM ~~ He's smarter than our current 9 BOE members combined.

Anonymous said...

Most impressive resume for sure. Works with family member at Excelis, formerly ITT. According to him, absolutely brilliant and a natural born leader who relishes new challenges .
A side note, he might be over qualified to serve on our less than intellectual school board including the Super.
He will shake things up for sure but sadly he will find that he is but one person one vote and five votes are needed to right this company of incompetents know as the Greece Central School District. He has my support as we need a leader of his caliber desperately.

Anonymous said...

To 9:44 PM -- Are you kidding? Seriously...are you? Well I'll try to explain it to you. As a military officer he understands how an organization SHOULD operate. He can spot and analyze dysfunction, and develop courses of action to fix problems. As a Technical Fellow he understands systems and proper function. As an Inspector General (IG) he is able to analyze complaints and match them to organizational policies. Imagine someone actually pulling out GCSD's policies and applying/comparing them to their actions! Have I lost you?

SCATS said...

To 7:20AM ~~ Excelis?? As in BC/BS?? WHAT could he possiblt be doing for them???

I would love to see this guy get a seat and talk to them using vocabulary none of them EVER heard before LOL :)

Sadly, the need for 5 votes is ALWAYS a stumbling block. Trying to rub together even three like minds in Greece is almost impossible.

Anonymous said...

Scats I don't see how YOU could have missed it. The
D&C devoted three pages last Sunday to that company on Lee Rd. I suggest you check that out and your questions will be answered.
It is confusing as evidenced by your confusion regarding the name. It's strictly phonics . They spell the new company name Excelis as appossed BC Excellus.
They recently split off from ITT and a company specializing in classified aeronautic and space technology for the government and NASA.

SCATS said...

To 1:56PM ~~ I do not, and have not, subscribed to the D&C for over 6 years. Aside from that, there are folks mentioned on his LinkedIn page that work for various divisions of "Exelis" ...

He needs to update his profile :)

TY for the explanation.

SCATS said...

To 1:56PM ~~ I just checked the D&C's online archive and found this article from April 18th: http://media.democratandchronicle.com/passport-to-innovation/exelis

They spell it "EXELIS."

So I guess we are ALL confuzzled ;)

SCATS said...

To 4/23/2014 4:37PM ~~ Sorry, just found your comment in the SPAM bucket.

Where were YOU when our current BOE Prez. brought in the clergy to consult with???? I don't see YOU in a tizzy over Auberger's prayers, either.

It makes NO DIFFERENCE since he gets just ONE vote anyway ;)

Anonymous said...

To 4:37...He doesn't look too "closet" to me. A quick google search will bring up tons of stuff on the guy. In my book, that's not "closet".

Anonymous said...

Military does not make leaders! They make followers! Anyone who has served below the rank of CIC can attest! WE DO WHAT WE'RE ORDERED, not what we want, nor what we deem best. Anyone between the bottom and top receives orders and then passes them down.

SCATS said...

To 7:53PM ~~ GCSD doesn't make leaders either! It will be a perfect fit :)

Anonymous said...

Even one person on the board that asked questions and would not give in to the bullying of the other members to be quiet would be welcome.
Listening to the meeting this past Tuesday I heard 2 questions from board member. One about the Boces budget which was considerable and if there had been any examination of this. The member was cut off by a fast reply that "you have had this report" for a while. Implied was why are you bothering us with a question.
And the other question was about the new voting places and why it seemed like since they matched up with attendance areas there were 2 schools criss crossing Alfonso drive. Again that member was shut up with a curt reply that this is nothing new and implied why are you daring to ask such a question. Was it the board clerk that was so impudent to her employer?
The board member in both cases gave up since it was clear there would be no answer and there was a possibility that he would be further criticized if he continued. I think that this candidate would persist in asking questions until they were answered.
Our board does a lot of intimidation with the community and parents and other board members. We're looking for a hero. Maybe Kristo is it.
And BTW whoever is chairing the board meetings it would be nice if you recognized who was speaking as a board member with a question so we in the radio audience knew who was speaking. A little adherence to Roberts Rules would be appreciated.

SCATS said...

To 7:22AM ~~ I believe similarly that this fellow won't allow them to stonewall him ... without a battle. GCSD DETESTS not being in control 100% of the time ... and those PESKY questions can make trouble ;)

As for adhering to Robert's Rules ... they won't even follow their own policies! They know there are NO consequences, so why bother? Great role models, huh? ;)