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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Achramo's Legal Bills

A reader took the time and effort to FOIL the legal fees Achramo tallied throughout his tenure in Greece CSD, a larger school district just outside of Rochester, NY. Greece CSD's response is revealed here.  Over the course of Achramo's 3+ year stint, he saddled the Greece taxpayer with $2,361,368.46 in legal fees.   It comes as no surprise that in her welcome remarks, Dr. Calkins cited Achramo's "legal expertise" as an appealing characteristic. Guess how many Harris Beach lawyers were present for cake and ice cream when the RSB announced Achramo's hire at the December 14, 2010 "special session"?  Let us just say, I bet they were well compensated.

Interestingly, at this "special session", the RSB convened into executive session and returned an hour later only to vote unanimously  to give an open account of your money to Harris Beach to investigate the alleged "illegal recording".  Two weeks ago, Concerned Hamburger got a letter from, you guessed it, Harris Beach demanding a cease and desist from blogging.   Hamburg taxpayer, how much did this cost you?  At likely $300.00 per hour for the senior partner at Harris Beach, my guess is that nasty note to Concerned cost you, $600.00.  Isn't that a club stipend, a new computer, chalk for a year, staples or paper?   




48 comments:

What goes around said...

The world is closing in on Steve Achramovitch

mary said...

Is this for real? I heard from my friend that there are discrimination charges against Achramo. GET RID OF HIM NOW. STAT!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Get the heck out of Hamburg Steven because my Father is going to be watching you. I can not believe Dr. Calkins wants this Man to bankrupt our District. Go back East Steve and leave us be.

Anonymous said...

GO BACK EAST!

Anonymous said...

DISCUSSED;
Get rid of them all. Lets start with Greg Wachlacz, and Casey Nieman this May. CONCERNED HAMBURGER FOR SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT.

Anonymous said...

SALLY FAN Sally, I implore you to run for SB, Please, pretty please. We need you to stop this Board's maddness.

Anonymous said...

Why and how did Greece let that happen?

Anonymous said...

Concerned Hamburger,
you should get the word out to the districts that have OZ doing their search for new superintendent's. They need to know about this LOSER he saddled us with. THe RSB did a great job investigating Achramovitch's past and giving him a blank check to spend with HARRIS BEACH.

Anonymous said...

Dear Concerned;
our only hope is that the 306 Sally Stephenson filed with New York State Ed. Dept.to have Achramovitch removed from office sides in our favor. Thank you Sally, at least someone is trying to right this wrong.

Anonymous said...

How is he going to Bull S**t his way out of this one to the RSB and the public. Steve resign now and save us a lot of dough.

Anonymous said...

He's a real piece of work. Sent this STUD MUFFIN to another dist. OZ and RSB, STAT.

Anonymous said...

steve was a BAD Hire. He has already made this district toxic. Time to get rid of him.

Anonymous said...

Too bad the teachers pay for theuir own chalk and other supplies. Most districts give their staff a budget (w/in reason0 to buy supplies. I'm so glad this is what I'm paying for.

Anonymous said...

REIGN IN ACHRAMOVITCH;
School Board now is the time to put Steve in a RUBBER ROOM. Please do not let him speak or be seen. It seems everytime he opens his mouth a LAWYER IS INVOLVED. CENSOR him now, no move contact with PARENTS, STAFF, CITIZENS. Isolate him, protect our district from more LEGAL FEES. He is a loose canon.

DISCUSTED said...

HOW DID GREECE LET THIS HAPPEN;
because they did not have CONCERNED as a check and balance,
to call him out on his secrecy and clandistine ways. Thank you Concerned Hamburger. My family is a total fan.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Steve could costs the District a few million... Give that cash to the teachers not the lawyers!

Anonymous said...

CONCERNED
not everyone in the ADMINISTRATION BUILDING is happy with him, they only tolerate him. YES we will keep you informed.

Anonymous said...

Logic and truth will take care of us. Steven we have not entered another Ice Age yet and still care about our lives!

Anonymous said...

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
Buddha quote

Anonymous said...

How can I find this info online and or FOIL it myself? Something about $2.3 million paid to lawyers over 3-4 years seems wrong. Hey Hamburg Tax Payers if Greece paid Steven Achramovitch hundreds of thousands of dollars for his Salary and he added 2.3 million in legal bills to their budget, why would ANYBODY hire him?

Anonymous said...

Greece's FOIL officer can be emailed at
lynne.armstrong@greece.k12.ny.us

Anonymous said...

Email this to their records access office
Dear Records Access Officer:

(1) Please email the following records if possible [include as much detail about the record as possible, such as relevant dates, names, descriptions, etc.]:

The amounts budgeted and the amounts actually spent on legal fees during Steven A Achramovitch's tenure (November 2006-July 1, 2010) in Greece CSD.

(4) If all the requested records cannot be emailed to me, please inform me by email of the portions that can be emailed and advise me of the cost for reproducing the remainder of the records requested ($0.25 per page or actual cost of reproduction).

(5) If the requested records cannot be emailed to me due to the volume of records identified in response to my request, please advise me of the actual cost of copying all records onto a CD or floppy disk.

(6) If my request is too broad or does not reasonably describe the records, please contact me via email so that I may clarify my request, and when appropriate inform me of the manner in which records are filed, retrieved or generated.

If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform me of the reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name, address and email address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed.

Anonymous said...

Thank you this info it's very important to a few union Reps. The Town/Village of Hamburg is not happy about the amount paid to lawyers to represent the Greece District. HCSD's staff and teachers have family members who are judges, lawyers, police officers, staff and teachers at other Districts, etc. and they are spreading this news at an alarming rate.

Klozman fan club said...

Parents and students-

only you can make a difference.



The RSB and Acramo do not care about what teachers have to say.

AMA said...

Remember you have a choice when you send your children to the doctor. Plenty of good "Peds" in the southtowns.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he could hire Andy Fleming . He's probably only worth about 150 per hour savings of half and he seems somewhat sensible. Maybe he would stop him from bankrupting the district

Chris Lee said...

I like that Achramo guy!!

Anonymous said...

STEVEN ACHRAMOVITCH is probably going to "retire" from Hamburg and skip town after making a lot of dough for himself and Harris Beach.

atotal fan said...

Why is that Mr. Lee?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Congressman Chris Lee of Clarence resigned from his post Wednesday, just hours after a shirtless picture of him surfaced on a tabloid website.

Jim said...

BOCES costs shouldn't be counted as Super Steves fault

hotte said...

Anonymous 12:01 what about (2) and (3) are they missing?

BOE SPEAK UP said...

According to the District’s Code of Ethics, a school board member,
operating under the highest ethical standards, should represent the community without fear or favor.
The Code of Ethics further requires
that a Board member, “…whether paid or unpaid, who participates in
the discussion or gives official opinion to the Board of Education on any resolution before the Board of Education shall publicly disclose on the official record the nature and extent of any direct or indirect
financial or other interest he/she has in such resolution.”

Anonymous said...

fTuesday, February 15, 2011 - 12:35 PM
HHS Student Government Officers Lunch with Superintendent

atotal fan said...

When was Mr. Achramovitch handed the job?

Cheater Tonawanda, NY
Reply » | Report Abuse | Judge it! | #32 Aug 21, 2010 CHECK THIS OUT. TODAY'S BFLO NEWS.

The former head of the Kenmore- Town of Tonawanda School District is the new interim Hamburg school superintendent.

Steven A. Achramovitch, who taught in Hamburg from 1978 to 1981, was named to the post during Tuesday’s School Board meeting.

Achramovitch served as superintendent in Ken-Ton from 2001 until 2006, when he left to become superintendent of the Greece Central School District outside Rochester, a job he held until 2009. He will take over for Mark Crawford, who departs Sept. 1 to head the West Seneca School District

Anonymous said...

How much was Lee making?

Anonymous said...

Hey Concerned,

We have a well documented abuser of other people's money here. Concerned we need to know how much this RSB and Achram have spent to date on LEGAL FEES? How much is he going to contract out? You need to look at that item also, as Greece recently reported to this blog. Thanks again, we need you.

Anonymous said...

Ouch!

Veteran said...

Mary,
doesn't the school board know that there are anti discrimation laws on the books. No matter how you dice it or slice it, or whatever you call it or you hide it under, or whatever lies you create to mask it DISCRIMINATION IS DISCRIMINATION. Freedom loving Veteran

Anonymous said...

Well the word on the street is that Kerr guy, was all about " don't ask don't tell" Oh yes you call him a man of God. Well there isn't anything decent about that attitude. JUSTICE TO ALL, AND FREEDOM TO ALL.

Anonymous said...

The BOE needs to get rid of him...A very bad man.

Total Fan said...

We were warned by Greece School Dist. that Achramovitch was going to saddle us with hugh legal bills. He still has law suits still pending in Greece, so this $ amount is much larger than what is reflected here. They're carry over law suits that are still pending in Greece. The cases still pending against Achramovitch are listed on the web as public records. The HSCB knew about his legal problems in Greece and they still hired him. Thanks, Oz, and SB. You should all be held accountable for this mess.

Anonymous said...

Is Concerned Hamburger suggesting Mr. Achramovitch does what he pleases and hires lawyers to make it legal? Why don't we start protesting this idiot in public.

FYI Hamburg Citizens said...

Superintendent's Office

Mr. Steven A. Achramovitch, Superintendent

Administration Building
5305 Abbott Rd.
Hamburg, NY 14075
(716) 646-3220
FAX: (716) 646-3209

anti-slapper said...

SLAPP them Steveo...its not your money!

Anonymous said...

Good Stuff!

atotal fan said...

wasted money amd the BOE does not mind wasting more in the near future...