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Friday, December 31, 2010

The Sorcerer's Apprentice



The current Business Director of the Hamburg Central School District came to Hamburg with Dr. Roswell in the 90s from Holland Schools.  Therefore, he presided over many financial mishaps and it can be argued that he has been giving the Board bad information for years [click here for state audit].  In fact, it seems as though he bases his budget estimates on "voodoo economics".  For example, it is easier to predict the weather in Buffalo than to predict his projected fund balance and he bases an increase in transportation contractual rates on the May 2011 Consumer Price Index (CPI) [click here for 2011-2012 budget].   I'm not an economist but from what I remember, CPI is a lagging indicator [click here for CPI information].  Since it is a lagging indicator it describes what happened in the past, not the future.  Does Mr. Bagley have an economic crystal ball?  I bet that would go on eBay for millions and solve all of Hamburg's budget problems.   Therefore, how can the Business Director base anything off of a May 2011 CPI?  Maybe he knows something about the economy that Ben Bernanke does not.  My question is, how did he manage to keep his position while the superintendent and the school board president resigned over the scandal?   

6 comments:

George P Schultz said...

Great cartoon....does OZ thinks he is Reagan? Or is he Alexander Haig, " I am in control here".

Anonymous said...

found link by image search, just now, what is this?

Anonymous said...

OK the vote is in...overwhelmingly...get rid of business officer for his voodoo. Bring a sign to the School Board Mtg

Anonymous said...

In the article above, a "scandal" was mentioned at the very end. What scandal were you referring to? This is an honest request for clarification, as there have been many scandals at Hamburg, and I am not sure which you are referring to.

Read the paper, but not the SUN. said...

The alleged 1.8 million dollar short fall, and the report that Ed Osbourne presided over the Hamburg School foundation as BOE President when there was funds missing and co-mingled? Osbourne, Ogilve, Bagley, Ruckger, Calkins and friends are Crooks. Dont you get it?

Southwestern knows said...

Add the former Union President, Huen, to that list. Has anyone figured out how he worked part time from 2004-2009 when he retired, but stole taxpayer monies as if he was working full time. He taught 3 sections of Social Studies, and got paid as a full time teacher. As union president, he was on the take from the district. Check out seethroughny and check out his final average salary. So teachers you have no one to blame but he lazy former president who was at the hamburg golf course while you taught. You think this is a joke, FOIL the district for Clifford Huen's salary and assignment records. You think you can see this, call the NEWS. Your union dues were being stolen!!!!