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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Truthsayers

Lies to the Board of Education are nothing new.
Concerned Hamburger wrote a post regarding the Pinocchio like behavior of Mr. Steve Achramovitch who is out on paid administrative leave.  Mr. Achramovitch's underling Mr. Jetter was taught well.  If you read the post below which in part was first published in December 2010 and remade in October 2012, you will notice the lies that were told to the previous board by Mr. Achramovitch and Dr. Jetter.

Concerned suggests it must look easy and tempting to lie to an entire Board of Education as they are seven volunteers, and likely do not realize they are being lied to by people who by all standards should be honorable and speak only the truth.

In the post below pay particular attention to the definition of substitute: n. one that takes the place of another, a replacement.  So, a long term substitute could only be hired if the absence of a proper probationary or tenured teacher.  You can not substitute something that is not there. 

So in the latest fabrication of staffing appointments, it seems clear that when the Math teacher in HHS resigned in November 2012 and the Math Teacher in HMS resigned in March 2013- both jobs should have been posted, internally and externally.  But rather some odd shell game was perpetrated by Jetter, and the positions were filled with substitute teachers.
Why? Well that is a question Dr. Jetter should answer.  
However, if you notice point 3 and 4 in the post below, the math teaching jobs are not the first time permanent positions were filled with substitute, and likely "non-union" staff.  A reader suggested to Concerned Hamburger that the teachers union ought file an Improper Practice "IP" with Public Employers Relation Board "PERB".  Union jobs can not be filled with non-union workers, and it appears Mr. Jetter has a history of this.

Another whopper told by Dr. Jetter was the "revamping" of the teacher coordinator positions.  Dr. Jetter intentionally attempted to post positions in violation of the teachers union contract- and he got busted and outed for his flagrant attempts to violated the labor law.

So, new Board of Education, lies are not new. Some of the evidence is posted below. The Board needs to decide if lies by an acting superintendent or anyone in the Hamburg school community are acceptable.  If the board of education turns a blind eye to the lies and deception then they are no better than the person doing the lying.

“I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you." Nietzsche



REPOSTED FROM OCTOBER 2012----
With compensation over $175,000 per year, Mr. Achramovitch is



honesty too much to ask for?



Dear Reader,

Concerned Hamburger published the following missive (purple-read below)on the questionable appointment of Steven Achramovitch as Superintendent of Hamburg Central Schools in December 2010.  Since the publication of the post almost two years ago, Concerned has been contacted by scores of school community members who expressed deep concern about issues which have surfaced since the appointment of Mr. Achramovitch. While reading a brief summary of these issues, please keep in mind President Joan Calkin's remarks about Mr. Achramovitch's "legal expertise'.   Her remarks were made public in December 2010, and could be viewed as a premonition of the legal matters created under a superintendent who seems to take folly in manufacturing issues that need not exist. One might argue that Mr. Achramovitch intentionally disrupts the lives of others simply because he can, and with no regard for the consequences of his behavior.

Here are just a few examples of the recent dust ups under "legal expert" Superintendent Steven Achramovitch.

1. At the November 8, 2010 Hamburg Board of Education meeting, Steven Achramovitch, and then Assistant Superintendent Gregg Davis lied to the entire Board of Education claiming the Hamburg Teachers Association approved the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR).  This was a flat out lie, done in public and captured in the School Board minutes. By NYS Law, the teachers must vote and approve any changes to their collective bargaining agreement.  Oddly, the Board of Education does not seem to care that they were lied to.  Strangely those who are meant to be modeling good citizenship attributes seemingly turn their backs on the lies and manipulation of Mr. Achramovitch- their subordinate.

2. On a regular basis student enrollment numbers are misrepresented by Mr. Achramovitch.  Anyone who was present at any of the BOE meetings last school year will remember well the exchanges between Mr. Achramovitch and Board Member Balaya, who monthly challenged the superintendent on the student enrollment at Union Pleasant.  Now, here we go again.  Most recently due to the apparent fabrications of the Superintendent, the district had to hire teachers at the fifth grade levels at Charlotte Avenue, Armor Elementary and Boston Valley.  Strangely, teachers were only hired after parents and staff revealed the outrageous class sizes at several Board Meetings.  Why hasn't the Board of Education seen the disconnect between what Steve says about enrollment, and what is reality.  Joan, just because you want to believe Steve, doesn't mean you should.

3. Three elementary teacher positions were created because parents complained.  The Charlotte Avenue and Boston Valley positions were created after the school year started.  Yes, you got it.  A district which claims that they do not want to disrupt the educational setting of the students have disrupted the students by having to shuffle around classrooms after the school year began.  Why?  It seems that Mr. Achramovitch can't get his numbers straight. Or, if he has his numbers straight, he massages them and presents them to the BOE so to support his slashing and burning of Hamburg teachers.

4. So, with the clear need to hire 3 new elementary school teachers at grade 5 level, Mr. Achramovitch and Dr. Jetter decided to circumvent NYS Educational Law and New York State Labor Law, and hire long term substitute teachers in lieu of hiring proper probationary-tenure track teachers, this is what schools do when new positions are created so long as the call back list is exhausted.

Steve: FYI- Substitute n. one that takes the place of another, a replacement.  So, a long term substitute could only be hired if the absence of a proper probationary or tenured teacher.

5. Most recently it seems that once again, Dr. Jetter and Mr. Achramovitch lied to the Board of Education.  At the October BOE meeting,  the Board of Education voted on an alleged Memorandum of Agreement "MOA" between the HTA and the District to "revamp" the teacher coordinator positions.  Well, Board of Education, you were lied to, again. No such MOA was signed, the teachers never agreed to the conditions of the proposed teacher coordinator position. 

Joan and BOE, shame on you if you are OK with these lies!  What does it say about you as a BOE that Steve feels comfortable telling bold faced lies? 

So, Board of Education, how many more lies are you going to tolerate?  You were warned by many that Mr. Achramovitch may not be a good fit for Hamburg.  An alarm bell should have gone off back in September 2010, when your  BOE meeting was recorded revealing lies and more lies to many in the community.

So how much more of this is the BOE going to permit? 

How many more lies will this community continue to turn their collective back on? 

At the heart of these matters is a Board of Education President Dr. Joan Calkins who is too arrogant to admit she was wrong in spearheading the move to bring Mr. Achramovitch to Hamburg. And Mr. Achramovitch himself, who was wise enough to extend his contract in June until 2015. 



From December 2010-----
They actually did it.  They named Steven Achramovitch as superintendent of the Hamburg Central School District [click here for article].  Despite the wealth of information available at their fingertips, the board unanimously approved him to a 3.5 year deal [click here for official board statement].  I really have a hard time believing he is the best candidate for the job.  It is interesting though that Dr. Calkins cites his legal experience as one of his great qualifications.  Of course he would have a wealth of legal experience with all the hot water he swam in in his last two school districts.  However, that is a moot point and a more relevant discussion would be did the board do this legally?  I am not a legal expert, but there may be a few possible problems with his hiring process.
  1. Mr. Achramovitch did not apply by the posted deadline.  Instead he was allowed to "throw his hat in the ring."  Allowing a candidate to apply after the deadline without re-posting the job and providing the opportunity for other qualified candidates to apply may be a violation of New York State law and at the very least is a questionable act. 
  2. I understand Mr. Achramovitch did not take an oath of office last night.  He has five days after his hiring to take an oath otherwise all his actions as superintendent will be null and void.  It must be very hard to swear to uphold the United States and New York Constitutions when in the past Mr. Achramovitch has proven to do just as he pleases.
  3. Did the special meeting last night usurp the place of regularly scheduled board meetings?  There was a board meeting just last week and Dr. Calkins did not think it appropriate to appoint Mr. Achramovitch then?  I contend appointing a superintendent is part of regular district business and should be done at a regularly scheduled board meeting.
The hiring of Mr. Achramovitch is just the latest questionable act of the Hamburg Central School District.  What will today bring?

93 comments:

Greece is watching said...

Of course your new super has legal experience. Hasn't anyone researched his past. In Greece, a great teacher was fired because of his race. He is known to loathe labor unions and the collective bargaining process. He is anti labor to his core... And, I understand he is part of the grand process across the state to centralize school districts with BOCES at the core...I guess your connect with Mr. Oz makes some sense. We extend a well wish to you people in Hamburg.

Anonymous said...

Greece blogger writes "will 3rd time be a charm?" Check it out

http://greeceschool2006.blogspot.com/2010/12/will-3rd-time-be-charm.html

Anomymous from Greece said...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Will 3rd Time Be A Charm?

Hamburg Appoints
Steve Achramovitch
Superintendent of Schools

New contract expires at end of 2015.

“Steve is financially astute, legally experienced, educationally well-read, thoughtful and inspiring. He has worked for us tirelessly and enthusiastically. He really cares about people.” ~~ Dr. Joan Calkins, Hamburg BOE Pres.

Boy, has Steve ever snookered them! And to think, he was their top choice out of 20!
Does that mean we are off the hook for the retirement and health care costs? Sorry for them, but YIPPEE for us!!

When Achramovitch left he got 80% of his medical for life as long as he was retired from education. Now that he is back in the education business, we are off the hook and Hamburg can pay his bills.

It's sad to realize that Hamburg's School Board is dumber than the majority of our 2006 board that hired Achramovitch. What idiots!! It's kind of scary that he was the best candidate for the Hamburg job. spropHow in hell do losers like this keep landing on their feet?

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Camp Turner said...

My guess, is Stevie A will hang at the local joint called Mammosers with Matt Dils and Gregg W, they are in there all the time booozing it up and shooting their mouths off. Dils works as a correction guy at the Sheriffs Dept.....one would think he'd be more careful in his running of the mouth. He has been reported on a weekly basis of talking trash about teachers. And JoeShmoe aka Gregg W, is blogging around town about teachers and district employees. Shame on you boys....welcome to summer camp stevie a..you are in good company.

samual gompers said...

Word has it that the Hamburg Teacher;s Union is in a state of flux. It has been reported, that the old time administrative cling on's who benefitted from the old ways of doing things are giving resistance to the speakers of truth. It was reported that some of the rank and file of the HTA are more concerned about BOE members than they are about their comrads. One teacher is upset, brought to tears actually, that her friend a school board member is upset because the BOE is being exposed as a fraudulent corrupt body. LOL.....If members of a union are supporting a corrupt BOE, perhaps they should ask themselves to whom the are committed. My guess, is themselves.

AIS on the RAISE said...

I work at one of the Hamburg Elementary Schools, not Armor. The teachers at Armor are in bed with the administration and members of the BOE. I was not present, but it was reported that this fragment of the teachers were eating cake and crumpets with the adminstration as they appointed a loser as the super the other night. Armor teachers are brain washed by admin, BOE and the former union leadership. They are clearly uninformed and fearmongerers. Its nice to know that a group of woman who teach small children feel equipped to partake in labor relations for the hundreds of people who belong to the teachers union. As primary school teacher, I say, Armor.....break away and for your own unit, or dissolve the union all together. you clearly have no intentions but your own illwill !!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm committed to my students. The speakers of truth need to teach, not bite the hand that feeds them.

Anonymous said...

It would also be nice to see Hamburg do right by our special needs kids and educate them instead of setting them up for life skills alone! If you read any special needs kids IEP you will clearly see that their goals are always the same! Kerr has been know to say Hamburg could do more, but they certainly have no intentions of it. Just double dip on these kids by trying to use their Medicaid Benefits...but still not try to improve their lives!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad to see that their Medicaid can be used to line others pockets!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's sad to realize that Hamburg's School Board is dumber than the majority of our 2006 board that hired Achramovitch. What idiots!! It's kind of scary that he was the best candidate for the Hamburg job when one considers what's available out there for us next year.

The Hamburg job must pay less than the $206,0000 Steve made when he left here. While it's true that we are off the hook for his health care since he officially retired, in order to peg his retirement pension amount at 60% of $206,000, he would have to get a waiver from the State Retirement System. Without the waiver, three years at a lower salary would reduce his monthly pension check at the end of his Hamburg job. If he got the waiver, and I'm sure he did, two things are in play. First Hamburg would not be required to contribute to the pension fund on his behalf. Secondly, the Retirement System could allow him to collect his retirement check from his "Greece job" along with his salary from Hamburg. The phrase "double dipping" has taken on new meaning. Question: How in hell do losers like this keep landing on their feet

Teacher said...

Yes the Armor group is in bed with administration. They kiss up to them and do their dirty work for them by going after one of our own. Wake up we need to stay united now. Arbritration is not a bad word. My husband is a high ranking union official, and he said if this new dude Stevie A. pulls his usual underhanded business with the union then you need to exercise your rights to arbitration.

The administration and the board were caught lying about our own members. Is a bold face lie ok just because they want these tapes to be considered illegal? Well are we expected to believe or trust the dishonest individuals on this recording. I know the content of the recording and it isn’t pretty towards the community, teachers, and grading fraud.

I grade my students fairly and my grades should stand, regardless of who’s kid it is.

Anonymous said...

Just keep in mind WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND! GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT!

Liu Xiaobo said...

In effort to silence the truth, the district has sent out an email asking for help in finding the author(s) of this blog. This attempt to censor citizen journalism is an outrage. This kind of thing is done in China, where the Government cuts deals with the likes of Google to restrict citizens from voicing opinions AND publishing facts. The American Civil Liberties Union would have a heyday with this one

Basketball Jones said...

I was TERRORIZED by students on facebook and myspace two years ago and last year. They said horrible rotten lies about me. I was distraught, and had to go to the doctor because I lost sleep and became depressed. When the district was contacted, they said they could do nothing. The children involved were "talked to" and told not to do it again. Now because the districted is being exposed they seem to have a concern about what is said on the internet. Hmmm, I guess I shoulda figured as much.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Basketball Jones for sharing your story! It is so important to hear students' experiences on this blog. I think it is terrible what happened to you, and even worse that you were let down when you sought help. It adds insult to injury that now that it affects those who "could do nothing" for you, there is suddenly something they can do. Now that they feel targeted, it is harassment and they are taking action. The saddest things I have read on this blog are the very negative impressions the actions of the district are having on the youth of Hamburg. After all, aren't the students the ones this whole system is SUPPOSED to be about???

Anonymous said...

About students not a Boss.

Anonymous said...

More BS...

Anonymous said...

"Achramovitch is the Man"

NOT!

Anonymous said...

Achramovitch is awesome. Give him a chance and you'll find that he's smart and trustworthy.

Anonymous said...

Really...Achramo. I bet Kenmore and Greece thought he was the man too. Give me a break.

Klozman said...

Beware the glib, silver tongued impostor. The intellectually ignorant are grist to Achramo’s mill. Achramo, the eloquent, could have conned Mae West out of her bra. There is only one accurate method of ascertaining the true nature of any articulate, persuasive swindler, and that is to review and evaluate his past. Acramo's history in both Kenton and Greece gives us a precise accounting and reveals the nature of the beast.

Anonymous said...

Based on any fair reading of his record at the other places he served, Mr. Acramovich performed quite successfully. And, he has come to our District, entered a difficult situation and responded reasonably and appropriately. The openess that he and the Board are showing with their separate budget meetings is admirable. It seems as though the bloggers here are unfairly attacking him. The persoanl attacks are shameful. We should give him some time. Respectfully, a Concerned (younger) Teacher

amy said...

Concerned Younger Teacher, Are you following the same records in KenTon and Greece. If so, what are you looking for, a date?

Anonymous said...

thanks for the Post,

when you create lies in my organization and decisions rest on those lies, you are shown the door.

Supt. should be let go ASAP for misleading his school board and anyone on that board who thinks otherwise needs their head examined.

former admin said...

To March 31 2011

Well we have given this Achramovitch 2 1/2 years and it has gotten worse. He lies, our legal fees and his vengeful ways are the bane of this school district.

Former Administrator

McGovern rep said...

Did anyone notice that president obamas sinister stare at Romney calls to mind the same stare of Rick Jetter, maybe it isnt sinister rather stupid...like Obama.

Anonymous said...

Jetter & Holden

more to follow

Anonymous said...

Mr. Achramovitch, why all the lies? Mr. Achramovitch how about
honesty.

friends in Greece said...

Friends from Greece,

we are still following, reminder as we found out the hard way. Almost 3 Million in legal bills in one year.

"he will lie to you even though he knows that you know that he is lying"

Glad you picked up on his no bid contract with "energy education" did you ever see such a one sided deal with a contractor? As you discoved we canceled the energy education contract that he brough here as a no bid contract also. It was costing too much money. You will eventually wake up to the fraud you have

Anonymous said...

Let me join in, just can him

Soup and salad said...

Concerned, check into the relationship between Joan calkins and guidance counselor Katie battin. We heard they meet a lot about a certain situation. Did someone on this blog say kb was the new teachers union steward at HHS. Watching closely....

Anonymous said...

Any update on the situation with teacher CC and releasing those emails that are "damaging to teachers across the state?"

Anonymous said...

Does Harris Beach get paid to watch this blog...they sure are on here alot!

Anonymous said...

Wow this is powerful, terminated in the private sector. Why are we tolerating this?

sad said...

Steve Ahramvitch should surely know that he cannot get away with these kind of whoppers, especially with the internet. Why does anyone with any integrity tolerate this? I use to repsect Dr. Calkins but after all this I wonder about her also. John & Peg, please don't trust him, he is screwing all of us to the wall.

Karma said...

HOLY SHIT HAMBURG....I just read Joan Calkins letter to the public. Is she a nut case??? I heard about it from the big mouth guidance counselor who was bragging about using it against a teacher. Calkins is a nut job...she can not string together a sentence. And since when are executive sessions sanctified...I personally will be working so that freak is never near hamburg schools again. We are hearing all kinds of sick stories about her. Joan has a few teachers and staff in the high school...guidance and music who are poison. More to follow concerned. I teach in another district and was told there are some recordings of Joan and a few people in the high school. I heard part of them and asked they be sent to you. A tsunami is on its way, and you won't believe it. Karma

Anonymous said...

HEY ACHRAMO....CRAWFORD CLOSED WEST SENECA. ARE YOU GONNA WAIT TIL 730 AM? WHY DONT YOU WAIT TIL THE KIDS ARE ON THE BUS TOMORROW.

Anonymous said...

How did Steve sell the MOA (curriculum coordinators) to the school board? We never signed anything or had any agreement with him or Jetter. How the hell can he sell lies like this to the school board? Achramovitch caught again,he is the destruction of our morale and the education of all our students.

Anonymous said...

Steve Achramovitch has gotten away with lying for years, why would anyone expect anything different?

Anonymous said...

Stay strong, and most important don't believe any of Steve Achramovitch's promises, they are worthless. We will remain united and we have support.

Do not let him threaten anyone of our positions. Make the School Board memberes aware of any of his promises or threats. We must keep them informed.

Anonymous said...

Steve Achramovitch, up to more bull shit, just sit and wait we will report all. Stay tuned to his next stunt. In the know

Anonymous said...

Our morale is so low it is affecting everything in this district. The cause Steve Achramovitch. If the Supt. doesn't have anything on you he will create it. Please make the few school board members who care aware of Achramo's shannigans.

This post is so appropriate

Anonymous said...

A message to TOm Flynn

TOM YOU ARE STEVE ACHRAMOVITCH'S BOSS, NOT THE OTHER WAY ARROUND.

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone,
FYI
ACHRAMOVITCH Emergency meeting of physical education to keep the objections of PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPT. secret. A threatening tone this am from STEVE ACHRAMOVITCH. Some fearful that Achramo will take from them what they love teaching. MORALE VERY LOW. He is threatening us teachers. School Board will be notified.

Anonymous said...

Gym teachers don't buy the cow dung spewed by Steve. There is already a committee that told him to take the videos and stick them where the sun don't shine. He was trying to play nice with his stud.....muffins and coffee, but he is just trying to fix the bullshit people are learning he creates. Write a letter to the BOE...the the BOE know what is going on.

Anonymous said...

Not a PE teacher, but supporting them. This is a slippery slope that Steve Achramovitch is leading us down. This is just the beginning, this is us next. What has worked for centuries actual human interaction with a real teacher and not a machine. One in which you interact with the students in real time, actual socialization and not with a machine/computer. We are all next, just saying teacher

Anonymous said...

love it

stud muffin
achramo
achramorat
achramowalkie
achramobitch

All lead to a dishonest,sly,vindictive,sob


please provide some of his other nick names. A fan

parents said...

I would hope that the rest of our school board would want to give our children the basic min of gym that is required in education. Two sb members Holly & Sally have spoken what about the rest? We need to stand behind these two women and demand that our kids get at least what is called for by the State. Our kids are being short changed now, we must demand that they give us our kids what the law reads. Parents

violence in high school stop it said...

What is going on in the high school?

A young freshman taken to the hospital after another student smashed this young mans head into the wall 3 times in the cafeteria. My daughter reports that this is the 7th fight at the high school this year. Where does this stop. This tells me one thing these boys don't fear any consequences, or they have lost respect for any authority at this school. Leadership perhaps not there. The school district needs to do more to stop this and provide a safe learning environment. Mom

Anonymous said...

Who is running the hsa school? I would suggest the students are running wild with no regard for authority

Anonymous said...

Every teacher has to be the students friend; otherwise they could become the destructive target on facebook. Students also have the ability to stretch the truth or out right lie about a teacher. Achramovitch all too eagar to ruin our careers. He is noted for just that sort of thing.

Remember we may be silent but we can and will vote for any candidate that will put a stop to his Gestapo attacks.

Hey Dick Sullivan! said...

Hey Harris Beach, boy you need to start getting your "stuff" together. If you can't even address envelope(s) how do you expect to stay on as Legal counsel for Hamburg? If these board members ever figure out that they are in charge of the district (not the superintendent) it might occur to them to seek competent representation. Sally asked for quotes from other firms several months ago, but Acromo just blew it off, and gave his usual "we are looking into it" answer. Something tells me that after the latest address blunder you idiots might be on the chopping block. My advice is DONT LET THE SENILE OLD GUY GUY ADDRESS THE ENVELOPES ANYMORE! The Hour glass is emptying Dick!

Batman said...

AcromoITCH

Anonymous said...

WHATEVER HAPPEN TO THE LAWSUIT AGAINST DILS TO GET HIM REMOVED FROM THE BOE? IF HE RUNS AGAIN FOR THE BOARD, I WILL TAKE OUT A FULL PAGE AD IN THE SUN AND NEWS REVEALING HIS FILTHY SECRETS. HE IS A LIAR...I HEARD THE RECORDING PUT IN YOU TUBE. LIAR MATT DILS

In the know said...

ENERGY EDUCATION IS TROLLING HAMBURG EDUCATIONAL ETHICS..... GEE, STEVO..YOUR EXPENSIVE CONSULTANTS...HARRIS BEACH COMBERS AND ENERGY ED SEEM TO BE VERY NERVOUS ABOUT THE TRUTHS COMING OUT IN THIS BLOG. STEVEO, TAKE YOU INSANITY AND STUPIDITY ELSEWHERE...YOU ARE A SHAMEFUL EXCUSE OF AN EDUCATOR...YOU AND BONER JOANER MAKE A GOOD PAIR...SHALLOW, STUPID AND HATED BY ALL.

20 years + STILL STANDING said...

20YEARS seen a lot.

Morale tanked why?

STEVE ACHRAMOVITCH

Raymond S said...

Matt Dils can be on any board for 50 years and still won't get it. He is a good old boy with not a lot upstairs. Raymond

Anonymous said...

Oz behind a lot. Oz is old and should be going

Anonymous said...

MATT'S DILS YOU FLITHY PIG....USE YOUR OWN MONEY FOR LAWYERS...YOU ARE A LIAR AND A BULLY....HOW MUCH ARE YOU SUCKING IN AX DOLLARS...STEALING TAXPAYER DOLLARS FROM YOU CHIDRENS EDUCATION.

Anonymous said...

Matthew Dils you filthy PIG.....you are an elected official..be careful defaming a private citizen. Havent you learned your lesson. HOW MUCH MONEY HAVE YOU COST THIS DISTRICT,,,,HOW MANY LAWYERS? YOU ARE GONNA GET SUED AGAIN BECAUSE YOU ARE STUPID.

Anonymous said...

Is DIls still on that Board? He is a blow hard. Has he ever had one thing to say that is 1/2 way intelligent? We were at the meeting the other night, and I have heard how stupid those people sound, but I had to hear it for myself. The dumbest comment of the night goes to Superintendent to the young French Kids visiting...

STEVE ASKED THE FRENCH STUDENTS WHO ARE VISITING THE USA FOR TWO WEEKS..."WHATS YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW IN THE US"? WELL IF THAT DOESNT SUM UP HIS STUPIDITY.DO HE ACTUALLY THINK KIDS COME TO THE US FOR A MONTH OR SO AND WATCH TV?

Retired Navy and Teacher said...

Teachers and Staff, if you hate Achramovitch so much, why dont you get a petition to get rid of him. You can do an online petition and have John Mrozek President o the HTA to present it at the December Board Meeting. It will be Achramovitch's second anniversary as Superintendent. You have had him longer than you ahd Mark "careless" Crawford. A petition will work...ask around to Springville or Lakeshore those teachers oustered the losers Superintendents. Start a petition immediately instead of just wishing. Whats the Board gonna do ignor the over 700 people who work in Hamburg. If you were smart you'd get the Student Government to start a petition too. When I was in High SChool we protested and did sit ins during the Vietnam War Era. THis is war....the Board of Education and Steve Achramovitch are ruining Hamburg. ITs time to stand up, or shut up.

Anonymous said...

I agree with retired Navy, Steve Achramovitch is dishonest to the core. Ask Greece&Kenmore.

Dan the Man said...

So it seems that elected Town of Hamburg Attorney J. Collins is as trashy as his sister in law, the one and only drunkard, Pop Pop Patty Brunner Collins, so she appears. One must ask the question...why did the village judge, who is being investigated by the judicial ethics committee in rochester write a letter filled with lies upon lies about teachers to drunkard pop pop? An investigation has revealed a "nexus" between, the cheerleader aka drunkard (so it appears), the judge and the town councilman (and his investigators)...all elected officials, and all scum. Gee Hamburg, how can you stand another Collins scandal. Dirt bags unite, and move to Hamburg. This town and village is in for one big story ready to go. Fleming, Collins and the other scums.

YOU are the horrendous one Matty! said...

Matt Dils has been on the Hamburg Central School District Board of Education for over 10 years. He is the senior member of the board by far, as he has many more years on the board than any other member. Having said that, what does it say for him that he has never been the Board President? He is so dumb that he has watched people come and go for years on the board, but no one has ever considered putting his dumb ass in the president position as he is an uneducated fool.

Anonymous said...

I agree. I have heard this topic discussed at Mamosers in Hamburg. Even idiot Flynn was given the post as vice president and Dils has 9 more years experience than him. Joan may be crazy, smelly and incompetent but at least she went to college and therefore she can address the public (albeit mostly lies) in a civilized manner.

Anonymous said...

Steve, I know a way you can save some money......stop suing community members for matters that you cannot prove. You are wasting 1000's on lawyers and you have to proof to support your theory on who taped the executive session in 2010. Furthermore it is quite galling that you are mad that you were taped, when you were actually lying about someone in an effort to ruin their life (you said you had affidavits in your office about a certain community member, but they were actually about someone else). Usually when people are caught on tape doing horrible things they give up, as their voice saying lies is indisputable evidence of their guiilt. YOU and your cast of fools on the other hand try to turn the matter around and pass it off as though you are the victims. Think of how crazy that is. The bottom line is that if you didn't lie, the tape would not be of any consequence as no one would have used it against you. If you told the truth you would not have to worry about lying, you coward.

Anonymous said...

The only one on the board with a brain is Sally....We went to that meeting tonight, and it was pretty clear the district is heading to disaster. We got out saturdays home finder and are looking for a house in orchard park.what a bunch of idiots running the district into ruin. Quakers here we come.

don't care/stop wasting my $44 said...

I looked around at lastnight budget session. The financial person Barb S. did a commendable presentation. On the other hand, the ambasassodors and financial academy were stationed at every table. Eileen Rucker another one of the bunch along with Matt Dils (absent) responsible indivicuals for turning their collective backs to the mismanagement of $ 3 MILLION DOLLARS to this district that we are now finally having to come to terms with. I was surprised that EILEEN RUCKER WOULD SHOW HER FACE AGAIN IN A SCHOOL RELATED BUDGET. Yes she stepped down with the rest of the board with the exception of MATT DILS. he is a carry over. The district is in a financial mess. The legal attacks are costly and will continue to be. It is STEVE ACHRAMOVITCH playing victim, when he is the FIRST CAUSE. He lies gets caught and plays victim. We are the victims, I don't care who, what, when or where someone taped a gossip session (as it is called here) in 2010. Get over it and move on this is not my kids problem and it shouldn't be us taxpayers. Use your own money and see how long you contiuue with this ridiculous spending.

I will be voting against anyone on the sb that supports this type of waste.

shame on Hamburg said...

Our real estate is going to tank. Who wants to raise children in a school district that is failing kids. Orchard Park has it going in the right direction.

There was a time under the direction of Principal Larry Hood that Hamburg Senior High School was always in the top ten ranking, often in the top four. Our neighbors Orchard Park and East Aurora are in the top 50 in the State. We are not living up to our once high standards.

alum & disturbed said...

Alum with a long family hx. Problem lack of leadership, morale and trust gone and my 4th generation children are the victims.

Anonymous said...

Real estate agents be weary, the administrators are taking care of themselves at the expense of our children's education. We need teachers not over paid administrators.

Our community is nothing without a good school system. Wake up and can a few administrators for our kids sake. Teachers not administrators.

Adam said...

FAT WASTE DILS, HE IS NOT ONLY SUCKING MONEY FROM THe Taxpayer because he is a liar and a no show. The fat slob is sueing a teacher ANC community members because he lied on the tape. Matt, wanna hear the lies?? how would your kids like it if they knew you are a liar. Remember what you said on 9-21-10 fat head? Perhaps we can get concerned to publish it. You are a pig, and so is Joan the freak and others. You slobs should be in prison....elect officials stealing taxpayer dollars. Pigs

Anonymous said...

MORE TEACHER JOBS WILL BE CUT AGAIN NEXT YEAR!! WITH THE EXCEPTION OF DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE ELECTIVES...SOCIAL AND SCIENCE TO GET CUT AGAIN.

Anonymous said...

Achramovitch is planning to cut social studies.....we just heard this at school today. He and the Board don't want kids knowing about the world....and certainly don't want them nvolved in democracy. Look at his abuses and Joan....they have ruined hamburg.

suspicion said...

A serious message to Dr. Calkins.

It may be too late for you to realize that Steve Achrmovitch has played you like a fine strad.,now that being the case ask youself Joan how did Steve Achramovitch become so friendly so fast with Andrew Flemning, Hamburg Village Justice? Mr. Flemming's has no children in any of our public schools in Hamburg. Mr. Flemming has been in and out of the high school, to what purpose? Achramovitch a newcomer has become Flemming's instant good friend; Achramovitch an outsider. The possible reason the good old boys network? Possibly using public tax dollars to help Andrew? Arrows are starting to point in that direction. Under handed and in our opinion going to cost Joan down the road. Sorry Dr. Calkins to much of a coincidence not to look at.

Helping a private citizen in anyway with our tax dollars is way over the line for anyone.

collective said...

Tighten your belts: Joan & Steve coming after us again. Unite and send her packing along with Matt no show Dils. Vote Dr. Calkins and Dils out this May. They have continued down a path of vengence. Collective

what is his connection? said...

What does Andrew Flemming have to do with our schools?

Village Resident

Anonymous said...

Achramovitch playing the VICTIM, we are all his victims. Starting to make the connection between Andy Flemming & Steve Achramovitch and our school $$$$. Report all

a fan said...

Buffalo News 11/13/12 by, East Aurora Senior:

STUDENTS MUST ACCEPT THEIR RESPONSIBLILITES

"In Rod Watson's column,he stated "that Parents need trigger law to help kids win." With this statement, he was blaming teachers for their failing students. A Nov.5 letter to the editor,on the other hand, reponded that it's the parent's fault for failing students.

I am a senior in HS and I believe students have to take responsibility for themselves. Each year, I am faced with new challenges. It's not my parents who push me, I push myself. I want to get good grades, and I know I need to work for them. It's not my parents job to do my homework, complete hs, college or choose my career for me, it's my responsibility to do these things.

At some point in our lives, we have to stop blaming others for our failures, and take resonsibility for ourselves.If not now, when?" Ryan Fishback East Aurora.

Now we can see why E. Aur is a top 50 school in NYS.

a reader& fan

SICKO said...

Dear Concerned, I am a teacher in Hamburg High School. Since last week, our lunch group has been complaining about head aches and coughing. The constuction in the high school is causing people to get seriously ill. Please post this. I have migraines, and have to wear patches and go to the doctor. NO ONE IS DOING ANYTHING. PLEASE HELP. We wonder what the absenteeism has been like for the last couple of weeks? The superintendent refuses to address the conditions.....Maybe all teachers should not show up. ITS SICK.....I had a kid in my science class get sick right in front of me and other kids....

on that comm said...

Why did the dist supt. Ogilvie force Steve Achramovitch down our collective throats? This is the big question we have been asking ourselves. Whole process in Steve Achramovitch's selection as Supt. was pre determined, regardless of how we voted. It was a situation that the dist supt totally controlled. No one ever saw any of those votes other than Don. He did the selection not our search committee, just a farce.

UPES teacher said...

Cliff Huen is a sicko....he ruined our union. Just heard he and psycho Mary are trying to recruit Marie hennesseyy teacher wife of teacher to run for union. Lets get the skeletons out of the closet...UPES

Anonymous said...

SICKO MARY LAVIS....teacher at HHS TREASURER OF UNION..WAIT FOR THIS STORY.

Anonymous said...

hamburgwatchdog.com has a story involving springville superintendent and hamburg superintendent targeting a teacher.

Anonymous said...

where is the union leadership on this? something needs to be done fast. we wanted change not business as usual. we expect that things will be right. stop all the mistakes or lies.

Anonymous said...

to anony 12/17/10 2:56 PM

"what goes around comes around! good things come to those that wait"

We were patient and he is gone, Jetter is right in there with Steve's sloppy habits and told a whopper to the sb members. We all know that this was not done properly shame on them. 3 members of sb did not vote for this. Shame on the 4 that did. Violates every aspect of our union and every aspect of seeking out the best for students. R. Jetter is Achramo II advising our sb.

concerned parents said...

Watching to see if they are going to make this right. Do it over and seek the best for our kids.

Concerned Parent

hta said...

Where is our Union? Someone please

BV parents said...

FYI BV principal stiring up parents and inciting them at sb meeting. Why is the question we are asking. All is not well as he would have this sb believe. Parents and friends of staff

FORMER BOE MEMBER said...

CONCERNED CHEESEBURGER, YOU DROPPED THE BALL. THE LATEST IS RICK JETTER LIED TO THE BOARD ABOUT APPR FUNDS. SO IT IS, THE DISTRICT WAS CUT 1/2 MILLION, and THE BOARD JUST FOUND OUT. DONT BE STUPID BOARD JETTER KNEW THIS BEFORE YOU FOOLS GAVE HIM MORE MONEY. STUPIDITY IS WHERE IT IS AT. THE HAMBURG BOARD IS A GROUP OF SUBSTANDARD DO NOTHINGS THAT LIKE TO SWEEP SHIT UNDER THE CARPET. WAIT TIL THE ISSUES COME FORWARD....JUST WAIT. MY FRIEND HAS EMAILS FROM DUMB DUMB JETTER. WOW, YOU GUYS ARE STUPID!!! JUST SAYIN- GREG

Jeff Giles said...

It is true that Dr. Jetter knew about the $470 K in lost funds. THats right he wanted to get his raise thru. They old board had a special meeting at the end of June to get Jetter his raise and now the clueless board gave him $170.00 per day, not bad money for someone who has NO IDEA what he is doing. ANd he lied to the Board. Nice job board, there is no change, same old same old in Hamburg. Hiding all the lies in the admin bldg. Maybe the state of NY should take over this backward district.

Anonymous said...

milli vanilli?