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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Confessions of a School Board President?

Is the school board admitting they were wrong?  If they were meeting legally and properly all along, why the change in time and posting?

"School Board meeting:Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Armor Elementary, 5301 Abbott Rd. It is anticipated that the board will adjourn into executive session at 6:30 p.m. and return to regular session at 7:30 p.m."

They still have yet to change their times on the school board website, but I believe they are moving in the right direction.  However, I'm still concerned that Dr. Calkins is digging in her heels on the Sept. 21st meeting [click here to access Dr. Calkins' statement].  If the Board is now changing the way they post their meetings to reflect Open Meetings Laws, how then was the Sept.21st meeting done legally?


Anonymous said...

Certainly an admission of guilt. The HTA VP and Mrs. Stephenson are correct!

Retired Ann said...

I guess the school board thinks it’s ok to LIE only if they don’t get caught. Great ETHICS lesson from out School Officials to our Children.

This is rich at the meeting the other night 12/7 a pamphlet was handed out regarding personal liability to school officials. It states that “ acts constituting harassment, defamation or discrimination of an employee, can potentially expose boards or board members to personal liability when a claim is made against them.” So why are the Int. Supt. As well
as the School Board Pres. using our tax dollars for themselves.? Hamburger please keep tabs on them so that they don’t stick us with the bill.

Ok, one more thing. That scathing audit of the Hamburg Foundation and School Board, is interesting. Who was on the SB when all this shady behavior took place, as well as the Foundation Bd.

Anonymous said...

The school board generally meets at 6:30 p.m. on a Tuesday. It is anticipated that the board will adjourn into executive session at 6:30 p.m. and return to regular session at 7:30 p.m.

from the SB page.... certainly a change from the previous information....proves SB violated the law.

Number 11 Class of 2010 said...

The Board of Education, the current administration and the Kerr and Crawford team worked very hard to cover up the grade fraud second semester last year. Practically ever senior in the class of 2010 knew that Mr Gallagher gave away 100s of points to whiny, lazy kids who did not do their work and plotted to get a teacher in trouble...the solution was to move a teacher and give the kids points they didnt earn. Everyone knew about it, and no one took action...well, there was action retaliation against two teachers. As a member of the class of 2010, this single issue defined my opinion of Hamburg High School. I worked hard for every point I earned, and I look with disgust at my sneaky amoral classmates who took something that wasnt theirs and ruined many students and teachers attitude. I was always taught, that the truth will out!!! And I hope this blog and loud voices continue to take issue with the grade fraud in the class of 2010.

Klozman said...

Nobody with half a brain cell operating believes that that there is one scintilla of proof that the the September 21 Board meeting was recorded by an outsider.

come clean hamburg said...

I sometimes do this myself...I say things out loud hoping in some way that if I say it, it will be true. C'mon Dr Calkins, I know you are a fine Doctor, but I think you are in over your head. The law is crystal clear, you and the BOE ( under wichlacz, moses, rucker, osbourne etc) have NEVER followed open meeting laws. Get rid of those deceptive BOARD BRIEFS!!!! Cmon dr Calkins do the right thing and clean up the mess..... Start asking questions and stop being a polly anna.

Dr. C. said...

New meeting posted:

School Board special meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Building, 5305 Abbott Rd.

Anonymous said...

I know for a fact that Dr. Calkins did not post the above message about the upcoming school board meeting.

She has said that there will be a meeting, however, someone else posted and said it was from "Dr. C", a ridiculous title that Dr. Calkins would never use.

Please do not post things under her name any more.

The Hamburgler said...

Dear 9:28,

Really? That wasn't actually posted by Dr. Calkins? Thanks for clearing that up. I truly believed she posted it under the ridiculous title "Dr. C"

The Hamburgler

Mom of 2 Hamburg Children said...

Dr. Calkins has no idea what the laws are. She given ample time to correct the BOEs violations of NYS OPen Meeting Laws, but somehow thought she herself is above the laws. She has no clue about educational law either, she is in way over her head. Anyone with an ounce of interest in the future of Hamburg should vote this woman out of office. Go away Calkins and take your underling PB Collins with have done damage to our schools that will never be reversed. The only bright spot in their tenure: there is more barley in the soups served on the lunch line.