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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Achromo's community tour schedule:

    • Charlotte Avenue Elementary - Tuesday, March 29
    • Union Pleasant Elementary - Wednesday, March 30
    • Boston Valley Elementary -  Thursday, March 31
    • Hamburg High School - Monday, April 4
    • Armor Elementary - Wednesday, April 6
    • Hamburg Middle School - Thursday, April 7
All presentations start at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium.

47 comments:

window dressing said...

These community meetings are nothing more than a show. The Supt. and this school board are only putting window dressing on this. What a waste of our time.

meetings in secret said...

Why have the meetings?

All the school board wants us to do is sit there and listen. They really don't want any input, if they did they would have allowed the public in on the decision making process. Now they want us to partake how interesting. Why were we not good enough or smart enough to take part in this decision making process, so that we could witness in the open how they arrived at their choices. The meetings that they have held up to this point have been in secret in other words ILLEGAL period.

Anonymous said...

The school board and achramo still don't get it. As Klozman has said they are still having "STAR CHAMBER MEETINGS". Illegal clandistine meetings deciding in private.

Anonymous said...

No Dr Caulkins,

we are not going to get warm and fuzzy with this new supt. like you have, along with your other sb members. Blogs follow this guy and stay, just do some of your own research on him, you'll get a wealth of information. Our district is only adding to his trail of wreakage.
He can easily dupe individuals who have no experience in ed. But for us veterans he is a transparent foney. Get a grip and tell your almignty Ogilvie that we need to start looking for a replacement. Oh yes Kelly you better come to some meetings, they can remove you if you miss too many consecutive meetings. Ask Matt Dils he knows all about that item.

Anonymous said...

The School Board has had to make numerous difficult decisions. Complaining about the process does not address the central point; what else is the Board to do? Personnel costs far exceed everything else. Cuts HAVE to be made. No one on this blog has suggested an alternative. Senior teachers need to take home less so junior teachers don't get cut.

village taxpayer said...

Just thought you would like to know I contacted channel 2 news hopefully they will respond.Wouldn't hurt if everyone ask them to look into the illegal meetings and abuses.

missing the poing said...

To anonym. 3/28 5:32 am,

You my Dear, are missing the CENTRAL POINT:

I agree the sb has difficult decisions to make. Now that being said.
The central point is that all (Govt.) governing boards must follow the open meetings law which are State and Federal Laws. No matter how difficult the buiness of the district is it must be conducted in public. The public has the right to participate this is the Law. When they refuse to conduct their business in public they are in violation of the law. Simple as that.

Now as volunteer Ambassador's for the school dist. You are not elected officials, you don't serve as Public Relations Officers for the school dist. The SB may use you in that capacity only if you allow them to. Remember you place.

Anonymous said...

The school board breaking the laws is not ok.

Anonymous said...

Concerned,
Keep us informed and thank you for all your work.

clueless said...

Greg Wachlacz and Casey Neyman are veteran school board members, and they still don't know the laws. They have been in violaton for years, can't they read or are they that ignorant.

just for clarification said...

Hey Ambassador's,

Last year Crawford used the ambassadors to justify their cuts. In other words they took the blame. So same story just another year. This supt. will use this group and then a month from now he'll toss you aside and not even remember your name. Sorry to report this, but lets be real here.

Anonymous said...

Let's gift wrap this one, and make it look good.

Anonymous said...

To "missing the poing": I am not an ambassador, whatever that is. I'm a District resident who is concerned about education and concerned that the more senior teachers won't end up sharing the pain thus leading to the lay-offs of more teachers than there would be if they shared in the pain. It is the bigger of the issues, in a public discussion or otherwise. Public discussions on this point would be counterproductive on too difficult. Open up the teachers' contract to arrange temporary small pay reductions for all to save teachers. Doing so along with pay and staff reductions in the administration is the only hope of maintaining the curriculum.

Anonymous said...

Why mention Kelly Harper at all? She is a useless bobble head like the rest of them. She might as well just resign and let someone with a voice take her place. How anyone could be a part of this board and live with themselves is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

Kelly missed three meetings in a row. She can be removed.

Go away Kelly said...

May as well get rid of Harper, she is a major disappointment. Thought she would stand up for what is right, she turned out to be a weakminded person. Go away Kelly....

Anonymous said...

Klozman if your are running I will be voting for you and for Sally S.
Need some change here for sure.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Kelly wants to be removed from the board. She has the ability but I agree so far not much has been offered from her. She needs to start questioning the actions of this supt and this board.

Remember she was absent for the special meeting in Dec. when the supt. was appointed. We cannot blame her for that one.
Kelly knows that some horrible things have been done to some of our teachers and maybe she can't stand it or wants no part of it.
Kelly they are right you need to start going to the public meetings, you can be removed. Kelly needs to stay. Greg and Casey need to go.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious. When does the teachers' union contract expire? Are there requests for concessions? Are the senior teachers giving back more than the junior teachers? If we don't reduce personnel costs the ship will sink. Teachers don't deserve a pay cut, they probably all deserve raises for what they do. But, we can't afford to go on without addressing the payroll issue. Administrators need a pay cut too.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes,
when they hand a packed to the News and Sun reporters they are telling you that here is our meeting it is already predetermined. Let the reporters sit there like us and hear it for themselves.

Anonymous said...

How did the CAS Meeting go???

Anonymous said...

Just think a Hamburg resident is the first to file charges against the dist for violating the open meetings laws. Now everyone is hopping on the band wagon, even the Buffalo News. The News has reported that many sb's are not in compliance and the consequences will follow. Just listen to how many times Dr Caulkins claims that the meetings are legal. Donald O. isn't teaching his minions well.

kelly please stay said...

Kelly, don't resign;

remember that a** hole Ogilvie will have the power to pick her replacement. Remember he saddled our district with acramo the (stud muffin). Thanks Donnie O

angry uncle said...

Thank you village taxpayer.

This district needs to be exposed. Thank you again.

My niece was affected by the grade fraud and the more I think about it the angrier I become. I will be contacting the news regarding this it haunts us. "They just want it to go away" reported by a teacher friend. Well it won't it will haunt us forever. That she was cheated out of her rightful place in the top ten of this class. No conquences for the true culprits (principal and whoever directed him to change those grades).

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Mike Gallagher realize that he has had a negative affect on our kids who's rank will always be in question. Did any board member ever challenge him as to his rational other than trying to blame teachers. He changed those grades and I understand from a reliable source that he blamed others. I listened to what this new supt had to say about this grade changing. Any rational person would have questioned him as to why and how he determine who would get what grade. Why the same grade for one individuao the actual grade that he earned, and others he gave away hundreds of points. And than he lied and used others as a scapegoat.

OP running their own said...

Orchard Park teachers,

running their own candidates. Hamburg needs to do the same.

Anonymous said...

Ken/Ton running own candidates also

retired Ann said...

Village Taxpayer, welcome back we missed you. Hamburger fan

crawford & gallagher hiding said...

Crawford is in hiding in west seneca(ogilvie's idea of witness protection). Mike Gallagher the principal is hiding in his office at the high school. The class of 2010 ranking will always be in question. Why, couldn't the board forsee this.

rightfully so said...

As I see it you can't blame the kids. Young people will ask for the moon, but that doesn't mean that you have to give it. The real blame belongs with the administration who affected these young kids. Kids know a fair deal when they see it and when they feel cheated out of something they believe they have earned they have a hard time with it. Rightfully so.

Anonymous said...

Anybody hear how many teaching positions Orchard Park is cutting?! Way more than Hamburg is.

Anonymous said...

Upes meeting tonight was informative. Parents, staff and community members asked any and all questions, which were answered. You all should attend one of the future meetings on the schedule and ask your own questions. Much different than a school board meeting. Glad to hear they've reached a tentative agreement with the teachers union.

from greece said...

from greece n.y.

remember your defination of a con artist. Well you have the charmer
too bad you'll have to find out the hard way what a liar he is. Screwed us up and ruined the lives of many teachers. Law suits still pending regarding his rotten actions. HE IS A LIAR and a CON ARTIST period.

Ken/Ton follower said...

Smart and trustworthy,
just ask my good friend and his ex wife if he is smart and trustworthy. She believed it to.

Klozman fan said...

Klozman you are spot on again.

your fan

Anonymous said...

Achramovitch, can tell you that he he Jesus Christ and some will believe him. He is good BS,er.

please spare yourself and don't be fooled said...

Many a woman has fallen for Achramovitch's charm only to find out they were being used. He's sure good at it, just look at how he reeled you in.

Anonymous said...

This guy sounds good talking about 72% of costs come from the employees. After that meeting I think he may be right to cut staff. How else can we fill this hole?

parent said...

Went to the meeting at upes, disappointed that not many parents in attendance mostly teachers.

Anonymous said...

Why would I waste my time at one of those meetings. We have 31 teachers on the street and I am suppose to agree with my taves being raised for improvements to the school? I don't think so!

conccernedparent1 said...

The unfortunate reality is that cuts have to be made. The problem that most people have is that mismanagement, lies, and secrecy have gotten us to this unfortunate point. It is time for the community to step up and take back their power. Elect people willing to make the right choices, stand up for what you believe in, and hold those who's salaries we pay accountable. This is a democracy, and the power rests with the people. SB members and administrators are not our bosses, we are theirs. Hopefully we will learn from this painful lesson and move on towards a better, brighter future.

parent said...

Concerned parent I

You said it perfectly, and my family is with you. Concerned parent also.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Nice blog you have going on. I am blown away by some of the material you have dug up. Kudos

nothing to hide nothing to fear said...

I agree have the state ed look at this grade thing. Nothing to hide nothing to fear. Get to the bottom of it once and for all.

Anonymous said...

Since when is Achramovitch shortened to Achromo? Are we in need of a phonics lesson?

cant read, cant write, but know a half note said...

Phonix was cut, the kids are taking an extra music class instead....

bull sh**er said...

ACHRAMO is his new name. The others names that he has been referred to would not be tolerated in print.