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Friday, January 14, 2011

Questions from Readers

Readers, I do not know the answers to these questions so I am putting them to you so hopefully you can provide some input.
  1. Are there Article 78 charges against the District?
  2. Are the current Union President and Vice-President running for reelection?
  3. How much has the District spent in legal fees?
  4. Who is the Union going to endorse for School Board?
  5. Is the Union going to let the membership meet and choose candidates for School Board?
  6. Is the School Board investigating grade fraud claims?
  7. Is the Union close to settling the teachers' contract?
If you have any information, please contribute and hopefully some of these questions will get answered.

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

go to this website

http://ecclerk.erie.gov:9080/prod_public_view/search_pg.jsp

Search Hamburg Central School District

Diana said...

Who cares who the union endorses, they endorsed candidates this year who voted for the current Super that so many of you hate. Not once did they hold those people accountable. Truly pathetic "leadership."

Klozman said...

Ref question 6

Do you honestly expect the RSB to investigate something it supported?
Get real!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Article 78 charges were filed

Anonymous said...

I heard multiple people in the HS want to run

Klozman said...

A word to the wise to an RSB member:

The next time you cozy up to a student and tell that student that the RSB/Admin is going to get rid of a teacher, remember that young people have big mouths.

Anonymous said...

Klozman, Please email concerned Hburger if you have any info on this topic. All info will be kept confidential.

Anonymous said...

@5:12 -- employees of the district cannot run for the BOE.

anti-diana 4 said...

Diana, You need to wake up. My guess is you are cuddling with Cliffy or perhaps Achramo. Are you his first Hburg victim? Diana, do you collect a big fat stipend for doing NOTHING? Diana, you are living in lalaland.

Anonymous said...

The School District has employed Harris Beach locally and in Albany. Guess Mr Hoover of Erie One BOCES wasnt good enough for Achramo. They only bring him in to bully teachers. They have also employed the services of a law firm in East Aurora. Many employees, past and present, members of the community and students have finally called the district on the carpet. Its no wonder Kerr and Crawford ran out of town. Cliff Huen will be next when he is revealed for his part in so many messes. Huen sold teachers out all the time. Achramo was hired to be the dust sweeper to make it all go away. Achramo things just dont go away because you can lie about them and hire Albany lawyers to lie too. One lie sir, leads to another. And in the words of an elected official in Hamburg Village, " that district weaves a tangled web". Justice will out, and will out the lies of the RSB and Achramo.

Klozman said...

anti-diana 4

Diana is either someone deeply in Acromo's pocket(s) or The Man, himself. Her/his phrase, "...the current Super that so many of you hate..." (from Diana said, 1/14 1:01) is far too personal a statement for a disinterested outsider to make.

Anonymous said...

3:40 You are wise and must speak more. Does Mr. Fleming know you by chance? Will you share some info about who the local specialist of school law are?

Anonymous said...

4:54 is what the correct time was for that comment i just made about lawyers.

Anonymous said...

8:52. Is Andy Fleming the Judge Fleming,? I wrote the comment you reference. Please elaborate on what you are looking for?

Anonymous said...

It does not take someone special to look up nys school law online. Its not that complicated. Frankly it seems easier to understand law than it does to control the boiler on the high school. Our custodians are 5 times the men than the ones are that run the district and the lawyers that they hire. One only need a healthy penchant for dishonestly to actually practice law.

Anonymous said...

They are also using Harris Beach lawyers from Rochester. I wonder how much these out-of-town lawyers are costing them.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the union get this information? If they are going to cut teachers, the union should know how much the District is wasting on lawyer fees.

Anonymous said...

They even waste tax payer dollars to have lawyers at the RSB meetings. Why does the RSB need lawyers at school board meetings? Maybe because they don't know how to run open meetings. Nice to know we need to pay lawyers to do the job that our RSB and administration should already know how to do.

Anonymous said...

To 8:58, yes Andy, who I respect and trust. Judge Fleming must be so upset as I see it. Either way you must be listened to. Your words speak to open ears.

Anonymous said...

that last comment was to 8:58 and its the first time I got back to you. :) someone else got in between us. Lets keep this about the people who where talking about to the jumpers of comclusions.

Anonymous said...

Why would Mr. Fleming be upset? Was he lied about too?

Anonymous said...

Judge Fleming may personaly know students of Hamburg Schools. Can you imagine what his mind must be thinking? :)

Anonymous said...

I am certain Fleming has represented students from the highschool, and has been duped. What does he have to do w the schools anyhow? He must wonder why no of the students on drugs end up in court. Is he part of the problem? He is friends w some of the airheads on the rsb. Maybe one of these people will have a jolt of reality and come to grips w their negative impact on peoples lives. Phonies, I say, phonies.

Anonymous said...

Andy was on the foundation, he knows students well, almost to well. Chiacchia & Fleming LLP, Mr. Kirst, Mr. Fisher and Brunners dont want any $ from Hamburgs future citizens do they?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Fleming is on the foundation and thinks so highly of HHS he sends his kids to private schools.

Anonymous said...

At what age are you able to sue your Father?

Anonymous said...

I have a theory tha this "Achramo" charachter is nothing more than propaganda, or an urban legend..... like bigfoot.

I hear lots about him, but yet to see him in any of the school buildings.

There are "alledged" sightings, but nothing that anyone can really substantiate.

If he DOES exist, then he should make himself known to the staff with some sort of an "in-person" greeting, instead of through a nasty mass email.

TaxMan said...

What does Andrew Fleming have to do with the School District? Why should Kirst look at Brunners Cameras ( I can guess, but this is not about speculation). I can see as I drive by the Kirst got the project from Brunner to add on to his restaurant and build the banquet center in the back of the property. Funny, the HIDA did not post the minutes from the 12-10 meeting where it was voted to give Brunner some deal for enhancement. You know what enhancement means in corporate welfare jargon: TAX REDUCTIONS. What a shame. Brunners sister is on the RSB, staff, teachers and students spend untold amounts of money in JPS and they are getting a tax break. Maybe the police ignor JPS too, anyone that has ever been in there after 11 pm on weekends can witness underage drinking. Bring a high school yearbook and do the math. Hamburg Citizens WAKE UP....we have been snoozing.

Anonymous said...

Fleming- School Foundation, School Law, Village Judge.

Anonymous said...

Are you suggesting that Fleming is part of this problem in HCSD?

Anonymous said...

He judges people.

Anonymous said...

How does Fleming judge people?

Anonymous said...

Andy Fleming does'nt judge? He dosn't work for school and or own a bar. you nutys

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12:27, You need to check into the Lucy Calkins writing program, or buy a dictionary. Who cares about Andy Fleming?

Anonymous said...

thanks, when will she be in town?

Anonymous said...

Why on earth would the school district investigate the grade fraud. I have additional information on this topic. The RSB is working hard to cover it up. But, they will have to work extra hard there is documented proof that it was done.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Joan Calkins may know when and how to help you write out.

Anonymous said...

if you have additional info on this topic please share it. where can the documentation be found? please explain

Anonymous said...

Former do nothing but work half of day and collect fat stipend president of teachers union so out of touch with reality, he had an uncontrollable fit at teachers blaming teachers for this blog. He clearly needs to get a reality check or move to Florida w all the other retired teachers. Is he afraid of the truth? Don't read this site if u can't handle it.

Anonymous said...

The male HTA president was asked by people who rightly are mentioned about on this blog to go to the teachers union meeting and talk to them about this blog. He blamed the teachers and claimed that the teachers upset the administration and the Board and mambers of the community. As the old president of the union, he forgot to mention how upsetting what the district does to teachers, aids and nurses is to the people he supposedly represented for so many years. Is the OLD HTA male president a leak to the adminstration, and messenger boy of achramos to the teachers. He seems to be more concerned about those who are hurting the teachers and aides than he is about the HTA. Phoney.

Anonymous said...

If someone needs documentation on the grade fraud done by the high school principal please identify what you would like to support this fraud.

HTA member said...

I heard the former president speak down to the teachers and support staff. He can not stop anyone from visiting and leaving a message on this blog. I support teachers and all staff in Hamburg, kitchen staff, cleaning staff and maintenance staff. I dont care if you are in the NYSUT group of not. We, the ones that make the schools safe&clean, feed the kids and educate them, wash up the floors and cut the grass, check the kids eyes, wipe their tears, bring them a coat when its cold, put a turkey dinner on there table, teach them how to swim and then clean out the pool, clap when then score, smile when they laugh and notice when they have grown an inch, miss them when they leave in June, and look forward to seeing them in August, cry when they walk away as adults,and are shocked that we got so old we teach their kids. We feed them food, education, clean schools and a safe place, not b/c of the big fat board of ed, the well over paid administration, or the people in the community, we do it because we love the children. Mr. Heun, you have it turned around, its us that need the others to change there ways and say, a simple, Thank you, and an apology for smacking us in the face all these years. I think this blog is fine because it lets me say what I think and it is important because no one in Hamburg ever allowed this. So those who listen...listen.

charlotte mom and dad said...

Teacher and Staff, Don't give up on what you want to say to the public. We are listening. Keep writing, and please know that we support you. This blog is a blessing and eye opener. Its the teachers and staff that should be making the big buck, not the adminstration, I dont even know 1/2 of them. My childs teachers will lovingly be remember for the rest of the lives of my family.

Anonymous said...

Admin worker, Are you saying that Cliff Huen recorded the Bord Meeting in September? the one that the district has an investigation on according to the HCSD website? I bet he has recorded more than one in the last 20 years. I heard he did this all the time when he was president.

Anonymous said...

Hey Steven, you may as well figure we all got tape recorders in Hamburg. Best of luck.

RETIRED 2002 said...

I AM A FORMER TEACHER IN THE SENIOR HIGH. IT WAS WELL KNOW THAT CLIFF LIKED TO RECORD MEETINGS. HE WAS CAUGHT IN THE ACT ONCE UPON A TIME. THERE IS NO DOUBT HE WOULD DO AGAIN.

k-6 teacher said...

I was at the teachers union meeting this week. Cliff had an outburst, and started waving his finger at all the wrong people. He sounded like a bitter old fool. I have been around the district a lot of years, I know that cliff had no friends, only weak woman. He is a has been that needs to go away. Go away Cliff. We are on to you, the math teacher and the Amor teachers who are the puppets of the Adminstration Bldg. You have do so much damage to yourself at the elementary level schools, you should just go away. NO ONE wants you around Cliff.

A teacher 2 said...

I was at the teachers HTA mtg too, Cliff is a madman. He got so red in the face. Everyone thinks he is affected by something. He needs to move on. Sad to see someone go thru such a decline.