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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Board of Education Meeting on Youtube

Go to YouTube and subscribe to opengovernment14075's channel [click here to subscribe].  That way you will be notified every time a new video is uploaded.  There are videos from last night's meeting.  Hopefully the trend continues and all the RSB meetings are recorded and available for public viewing.  Thank you opengovernment14075!



The other potions of the meeting can be found on the channel.


80 comments:

Anonymous said...

How did the board get the dumbest man to represent them on the Hamburg IDA? Is Matt Dils really surprise that there is an aging population in Hamburg? What an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Nice updated website HCSD. Too bad the School Board is still under the administration tab. Clearly the RSB does not want to lose the nickname.

Anonymous said...

Blowhard achramo. Did he shut a teacher down from public comment? And joan the phones doctor should be ashamed of her self for shutting down the teachers comment on a boy that died. A month ago she had a moment of silence for Crawford brother, but she ignore one of her own. You elitest slobs, get a grip. Publish ur rankings. I will be at the next meeting, and u will hear from me.

why bother said...

Apparently Achramovitch doesn't want to answer questions. What is the purpose of going to a public meeting to address our concerns when no one wants to have any dialogue or answer any of our questions or concerns. Thanks for putting this board before us. Achramovitch is arrogant.

trouble said...

What did Matt Dils do? A legal situation sounds like.

Anonymous said...

Heard what Matt Dils had to say about a candidate for the school board. He should resign.

Anonymous said...

Did Joan Calkins and Patty Brunner/Collins sell Greg Wachlacz out, appears so. Why did his buddy Matt Dills?

Anonymous said...

How did Gregg Davis know what the BOE wanted to do, he was not in executive session???? Gregg, you making up the votes like you did in may? No wonder you are the only administrator left, you must be part of the problem. Leave now gregg and dont let anyone catch you rigging votes.

speak up said...

They talk about bullying, but did nothing to help the situation at Boston Valley. Superintendant and Board President a pediatrician trying to cover up. Anyone that ignores this or refuses to speak up on behalf of this situation is guilty for remaining silent. There are laws to protect whistle blowers. SO feel free go to the proper authorities not this Superintendant or President, they are burying the terrible events. Teacher being protected because of her father.

Anonymous said...

Isnt this how the employed Steve at 175,000 per year, a secret ranking vote run by don ogilve? Now Greg Davis is in the mix of fixing votes? Mr. Madden if you had any integrity, you will demand the ranking sheets to be publshed. Really Madden, how much money did they stuff in your pocket to keep the secret. Now we have an HSBC, M & T and First Niagara bankers on the BOE, yet no one talks about the Harris Beach bills? Beware the truth will come out.

Anonymous said...

I agree, check the ballots. As earlier post Mr. Davis may be the "wolf in sheeps clothes"

No honor said...

anonymous 10:16 there us no honor with this supt. He is a dishonest smoozer. Dr Calkins appears to love the smoozing. SICK

Anonymous said...

First mistake trusting anyone especially Steve Achramovitch
quote from Greece his former school dist. where he served as Supt. (former Board Member)
"he will lie to you even though he knows that you know that he is lying". Powerful statement

One more point he spent almost $3 MILLION DOLLARS in legal fees while Supt. in one year. This is just one reason why they asked him to leave. It makes you wonder why we hired him at all?

curious said...

What did Matt Dils say or do?

Anonymous said...

A wolf in sheeps clothing? How about being honest yourself? Direct comments with no moderation. Where's Holly's phone number? Nice way to set the board up. Use the death of a noble military man, lead the board to believe you are going to talk about a former student so they can shut you down and then try to act all innocent.

Anonymous said...

Foil (freedom of information law) request the legal fees and publish them here for us to see. Suggestion FOIL request the ballots, if not than this is not a legitmate election. As stated don't trust anyone of them.

Anonymous said...

Why would Joan Calkins worry about the teacher requesting the respect of the BOE for a former student. Joan herself said a former students name at the September meeting. Yeah. the BOE PRESIDENT only made tribute to a 2009 graduate who died AFTER she spent her time pining after Dr. Crawford and the unfortunate passing of his brother. THE BOE IS A SICK BUNCH. JOAN AND PATTY ARE LIARS. THEY OUGHT TO BE SENT TO PRISON FOR LYING, and I know that it is in print and ready to go to into legal procedings. They have the rough road ahead. Drink up Patty!

LIARS THE LOT said...

IF THE BOARD DOESNT WANT TO TALK ABOUT STUDENTS, WHY DO THEY HAVE ONE ON THE BOARD? WHY DO THEY HAVE THEM AT MEETINGS? THAT WILL ALL COME OUT IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS. AND NOW THANKS TO THE VIDEO, ITS RECORDED. JOAN HERSELF TALKS ABOUT STUDENTS.

Concerned Hamburger said...

If you have Holly Balaya or Matt Dils' phone numbers, as well as Tom Flynn and Bob Madden's e-mail address, you can email them to me and I will most certainly post them. The phone numbers that are posted were readily available on whitepages.com.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Calkins not just a former student but one who served in our

United States Navy
God Bless Him
and His Family

Marine Mom said...

Dr. Calkins how insensitive of you
Parents of a Marine

Military Family said...

United States Navy
JOHN TOPOR died while serving our Country. Our prayers are with you John and your family

Military Family

Anonymous said...

Concerned

Matt Dils and Holly Balaya's telephone numbers please.

Anonymous said...

Concerned

Matt Dils and Holly Balaya's telephone numbers please.

Matt Dils 649-9579

Holly Balaya 941-7025

Anonymous said...

Proud of our local kids who are serving in our Armed Services

I don't care what the teacher had to say prior to wanting to Honor John, I'm proud that she wanted to remember JOHN and have just a moment of silence in his HONOR. Dr. Calkins regardless of how much YOU dislike this teacher or comments leading up to John's rememberence you could have stopped for a moment to Honor Him.

Thank You teachers for remembering JOHN TOPOR

Honor said...

Proud to be an American and proud of our United States Military. Demand that you honor John at your next school board meeting. Thank you

Windover Road Resident said...

Dear Concerned,

Can you look into the fact that certain maintenance employees of the district have been seen at Joan Calkins house doing work. Great use of our tax dollars.

Anonymous said...

Why did Joan Calkins hire Achromovitch? He has had previous budgets that have failed to make the cut. Hopefully voters of HCSD will reject steves budget just as the smart taxpayers of greece did.

Voters in Greece Reject School Spending Plan.

GREECE, NY (WXXI) - The Greece School Board and Superintendent Steven Achromovitch will meet today to figure out their next step after voters in the district rejected their proposed school budget last night.

The 188-million dollar spending plan failed by about 700 votes --
three-thousand-755 to three-thousand-45.

Three propositions to upgrade school buildings, buy new buses and set up a permanent bus replacement fund also failed.

Superintendent Achromovitch says the choices now are a contingency
budget, or submitting the budget to voters again.

Anonymous said...

Holly's number was mailed to all the teachers when she was running for school board 553-1458.

Anonymous said...

A wolf in sheeps clothing? How about being honest yourself? Direct comments with no moderation. Where's Holly's phone number? Nice way to set the board up. Use the death of a noble military man, lead the board to believe you are going to talk about a former student so they can shut you down and then try to act all innocent.

Anonymous said...

Joan Calkins should be ashamed of her self the guy that died that was serving the United States in the Navy, and flighting to maintain the DEMOCRACY, she blattantly ignors was a classmate of her daughters. That woman has no regard for democratic principals. She cant even bother to learn how to run a public meeting.

Anonymous said...

How does this constitute a vote? If the majority of people wanted Greg Wichlacz, but he got the few points, that doesnt mean the majority didnt want him, it only means they wanted a variety of other more. But, there may not have been a common person ranked in that variety. Statistically, this model is flawed, there was no vote, Dr. Calkins just appointed it and the RSB was too dumb to figure out the trick. Where are the ballots, and when was this model agreed upon THey are a sneaky bunch...but guess what God is watching and they will eventually have their day of truth,

fraud of a vote said...

ACHRAMOVITCH & DR.CALKINS TRICKED THEM ALL. You are right flawed. I was on the committee to select Crawfords replacement. We voted electronically to Don alone. Quite a few of us and I can say I certainly didn't vote for Steve. Donald Ogilvie announced that it was a unanimous decision.

That selection was a fraud,makes you wonder what he has on Don.

Anonymous said...

If school district employees did work at Dr. Calkins home while on the payroll clock for the district, this is called THEFT OF SERVICES, a criminal offence.

This has happened in other towns in Erie County where the highway supts. were prosecuted and convicted for using equipment and employee time on their private property.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the information, appreciate it A fan

Anonymous said...

Phil Rumore where are you, we need you desperately here. A leader with back bone and knowledge. This Supt. is running us into the ground along with my kids education. Cut your administrataive salaries first before touching more teachers. Lead by example Kids need teachers not more administrators.

report abuse to CPS said...

Supt. is a twisted character. Kid cruelly bullied and our leader and the Pediatrician who is the President is covering for a friend. All will come out, report what you know to the parents or child protective services. This needs reporting.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like foot in mouth disease from another lying school board member.
Matt Dils sounds like you are headed for a lawsuit.

CPS reporting said...

Reporting to CPS (child protective services) you don't have to identify youself just state the childs name and the incident or incidents. This is your duty to report this.

Why hasn't it been reported by the school officials? That is the bigger question. Boston Valley Incident

tax cap said...

New 2% cap on school taxes, not so simple, a lot of ways around this. What is for sure if the voters reject the budget than the district is set with 0% increase.
Anyone with more information.

Anonymous said...

Bob Madden is an excellent choice for the School Board. He is honest. Im sure he didnt pay anyone anything to get on the board. We need more people like Madden in Hamburg

Anonymous said...

If Bob Madden is honest, he should question the BOE's tactics. Mr Madden should not take an oath of office until the RSB publishes the rankings and the vote. Dr. Calkins is a very dishonest person, and even when she is faced with the fact that she has no idea what she is doing she is an arrogant snob. Its your obligation to this community Madden, make those the dishonest people on the BOE and Achramo and Davis justify their actions. Otherwise, Mr Madden you are no better.

Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit about senior housing? Dils you are a dumby. You havent realise that the babyboomers are old now and need a place to stay. You need to go watch your prisoners, and leave higher thinking to someone with a brain. I bet you have all kinds of things in common with the guys in prison, with any luck you will be there soon, or atleast have your ass hauled in front of a judge for your lies. You should resign from the BOE.

Anonymous said...

Rude SOB

Donald said...

Achtamo should be ashamed of himself. He cut the teachers in the Art Dept and they had the balls to ask the teachers left in the department to give art to the members of the BOE. WHy doesnt Patty run for her hammer when Achramo mention's kids names? Wait til the VFW gets a copy of this utube video and the shocking response from the BOE on the death of a service member. I am calling my veteran friends and sending a link of this video. Hopefully they will pack the BOE meeting.

Euclid Ave said...

I just vomited. My first time on this site, and those administrative salaries are disgusting!!! Mike Gallagher make 132k per year. and he gets all his healthcare paid out of my pocket and they get a medical expense card for 1500 per year, and a big fat NYS pension. He is the most incompetent person alive and should be ashamed of himself.

Honor our Military said...

VFW & American Legion

Proud of our Men & Women in the United Stated Military.

Our Respect and Prayers to the Topor family.

VET said...

Did Supt. Steve Achramovitch serve in the United Stated Military? If not why since he would be Viet Nam era age? I suspect since he has little regard for us service members he dodged the draft.

A Viet Nam Vet.

Anonymous said...

ACHRAMOVITCH, no better than the Kansas Bishop.

Anonymous said...

Old Orchard,

pillow talk with Steve Achramovitch, watch out ladies

Son in Militaryh said...

Military Parents,

Unless you walk in our shoes you have no idea the worry we experience. Our Military deserves a level of respect that was not afforded the other evening by this school board. Stop and think how would you feel if this was your son. Tune to PBS at 6:30 and pause with saddness at the young men & women, their ages where they come from, the families and children they leave behind and I hope you have the decency to remember even for a moment of their names and the sorrow that their loved ones will experience for the rest of their lives.

Anonymous said...

Their is no Honor in Dr. Joan Calkins

Anonymous said...

Word Up: Stevo moving into the district to swingerville central. Get the jacuzzi going...hugh hefner on the way!

Anonymous said...

Dr. Joan Calkins hatred toward the teacher

Anonymous said...

There is an absolute stone wall of indifference regarding the public

Anonymous said...

Ive been reading your blog for a long time. For wawile it was good. Now it seems to be to personal. Calkins isnt a terrible person. the comments about Dils are too personal. Makes him sound like hes evil and he isnt.

Anonymous said...

2:00: Mr Dils is a nasty man, dont kid yourself. He had made up lies about people and then shoots his mouth off in bars in Hamburg. Just take a look at his attendance at meetings. He is a bad guy sorry to tell ya.

Anonymous said...

When you tell untruths about another human being you are not a good person. Sorry you may think it is ok to lie. Where I come from when you intentionally tell something that you categorically know to be
untrue you deserve to be in the not so good column

Super said...

Why is it whenever the district tells me something or mails me something I have to fight the urge to yell Liar ! Liar! Pants on Fire!... The school District can changes its IEP comments/ note policy But it cannot apply that new policy to legal document or IEP that proceed the date of the new policy . And as a parent shouldn’t I be informed of said change in policy. If your child has an IEP be on the lookout! Something Fishy is going on ….

Anonymous said...

I wouldnt trust one thing the district does....esp. with special education.

Anonymous said...

Super spot on, liars to the core

Anonymous said...

My strong suggest HONOR that young man at your next meeting right after you PLEDGE THE FLAG.

Thank you,
Veteran

Anonymous said...

Yes I would call it evil when your go out of your way to lie about situations and members of the community. From what we hear Mr Dils said some terrible things about a candidate for school board. If this was me I would sue his pants off.

Anonymous said...

Regarding Dils,

I agree look at his attendance at school board meetings. He should resign.

Pine St said...

Recently unemployed, these salaries are sick.

Achramovitch need to be investigated said...

Supt. Steve Achramovitch needs to be investigated as to when he knew of the serious bullying at B.V.

thanks said...

Thanks for the information, we needed this for a long time, watched Sweet Home on the Public Access station.

I appreciate it.

a moment of silence said...

I am weighing in on Honoring our fallen soldiers. Take a moment and make it right.

Thank you,
parents of active military son

Anonymous said...

o my god doctor calkins, you need to apologize.

Anonymous said...

Dr Calkins is at the administration building almost every day and she wasn't aware of the incident at Boston Valley? Steve Achramovitch when did he know about this bullying? Don't you wonder why nothing has been done. Look at the connections of the teacher and this school board.

We are tired of this special treatment

Proud Vet. said...

At the VFW yesterday fellow VET gave me this to look at.

Honor that Young Man
God bless our US Military show some respect.

A Vet

Anonymous said...

Too many addictive medications written by our Doctors.

wake up said...

School officials get your head out of the sand on this issue. All our kids need to know the facts on drug abuse. Our community is suffering.

Anonymous said...

Concerned you deserve the community award for keeping this issue alive. This group seems to be the only one concerned with this infliction on our community.

Ran out of Ken/Ton said...

Steve Achramocvitch is a charming, slick, convincing pathological individual. Cares only for himself
not your community or any other community for that matter. He screwed us royally in Ken/Ton also. Wouldn't know the truth if it hit him in the face. Ask Pat and Amy.

Kenmore said...

Steve Achramovitch makes more $$$$$ than the Interm. Supt in Buffalo.
Just think the last two districts where he served as Supt. he was forced out. In Ken Ton school dist. for unspeakable actions with a married teacher while her husband worked in the dist. He ruined many lives here and I'm sure he left his wake in Greece to. I understand he is continuing his patterns in Hamburg right under you nose while he smoozes the School Board and Shi*s on the community and teachers. This is his style. Our curosity is why is Hamburg so hard up that you had to settle for his brand of behavior. Is there something in the air or water in your community that you cannot see the same problems in him . All will out on him and it will be at your great expense. He will walk away laughing all the way to the bank. Creeps like him somehow keep landing on their feet.

Anonymous said...

Sipprell

friends in Greece said...

Wait to you see the legal bills he racks up, left us with almost THREE MILLION in the hole with a failed budget. He relies on his legal team to do his job.

Anonymous said...

Mark Crawford and Judge Andrew Fleming are dirtbags. They are part of the drug cover up in Hamburg. Fleming, judicial misconduct is on its way....just wait. Crawford, the West Seneca BOE will be notified of all the evidence against you. While you both my lie and cheat, some of us wait for justice to kick in. So many members of the Hmaburg Village have been making a paper trail against you, and all will come out very soon. Any oddly both they guys pretend to be good christians. I bet St Lukes Mission of Mercy would chase old ANdy to the curb if they knew what he was all about . A matter of time.

Anonymous said...

The chief negotiator a middle school science teacher sent out hate email to a teacher who wrote a brilliant article about the scums running the district trying to freeze teacher salaries. Hey teachers....get rid of that negotiator, he gets a big fat pay from the administration.