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Monday, October 3, 2011

Packing the Board of Education



In 1937, F. D. Roosevelt attempted an initiative to add members to the Supreme Court so to advance a favoritism toward his failing New Deal policies.   The Constitution does not provide for a set number of Justices (Article III), and the number has fluctuated over our shared history.   Roosevelt's attempt to extend the arm of the Executive body on the the independent judiciary has lead to the sour and unfavorable term applied to Roosevelt's actions, "the court packing plan".

I am reminded of this lesson of history as it was revealed to me over the weekend, that the superintendent, an employee of the Board of Education, has attempted his own packing plan.  It was revealed to me at a local coffee shop that the Hamburg Superintendent has contacted members of the community to interview for a "BORED" seat.

Members of the secretive "ambassadors" group have been approached and have thrown their hats in the ring.  We have learned that there are atleast 6 people who have applied.  We are told the Hamburg Teacher Union has a parent, former PTA and village employee looking to fill the spot vacated by the departure of Dr. Harper.  Of course, the teachers union was burnt badly by Harper, she did nothing to advance position of the teachers, and in many instances voted against teacher friendly propositions.

So Hamburg, are you going to let the district superintendent choose his own boss, and in essence his own future and salary by packing the bench?  Or, will you attend the BOE meetings this week and speak up.

Hamburg do not be fooled by the two or more former BOE members who are going to be interview.  For it was under these fools that $1.8 million dollars went missing and the buildings you are paying for crumbled into disrepair.  

Attend the meetings scheduled for Tuesday 10-4-11 at 6 p.m., and Thursday 10-6-11 at 6 p.m., and insist your voice be heard.   They must open these interviews to public comment.

Stop the packing of the BOE.

40 comments:

self serving said...

Good Post, the Superintendant should have nothing to do with this process of selecting a new board of education member. He is an outsider interloper with questionable motives. He wants a submissive individual who will go along with all his schemes. Kids suffer with a leader like this a self serving sociopath.

FYI said...

FYI

This is not Achramovitch's selection. I might add there should be no secret committee's existing in government except for govt. intelligence for public safety and national security. Achramovitch group doesn't fall under any of these categories.

Anonymous said...

Achramovitch has recruited heavily for his hand picked candidate. My friend a member of the ambass comm informed me.

greed said...

Taxpayers it is all about Supt keeping his job. He cuts teachers and teacher assistants while he makes sure the school board gives him a big fat raise. Our kids sit in too many study halls, much larger classes, drugs prevalant, bullying reported to Supt. and ignored. He is all about himself not our children. The Supt in Ken/Ton gave back money to the district he leads by example (not this guy Achramovitch.

Anonymous said...

No more Rubber stamp board members please.

Lenihans sister in law said...

My wife saw the other Mrs Reynolds and she said her Bob Reynolds is up and trying to get back on the Board. So, why would he want the seat, he didnt run again. Absence make the heart grow fonder Mr Reynolds. Stick with your UAW pension, NYS pension and try to get back to the county legislator. Really Bob, a school board? Got nothing better to do?

NOT RIGHT said...

WHY NO ELECTION? ISN'T THIS ABOUT
OUR RIGHT TO ELECT A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER WITHOUT SCHOOL BOARD INTERVENTION. NOT RIGHT

Anonymous said...

The Supt. works for the school board not the other way around. Send him packing all will out on him.

students need advocate said...

Hopefully we will get a new school board member who will speak up this time for our children and their teachers. So far decling ranking, larger classes, electives cut, kids left idle for hours each and every day at school. Fat and I mean Fat administrative raises for a bloated administration at the expense of our kids. Hey school board get your priorities right our kids are suppose to be the ones benefitting here not these self serving administrators. Oh Ya we all know about the Bullying incident you ignored.

had your chance&blew it said...

The Reynold's were part of the financial mess that we are in today.$1.8 million lost to the district. They just didn't do their duty protecting the money for our childrens education. You had your chance Mr & Mrs Reynolds and you missed the board by not paying attention to the dishonesty.

Klozman said...

The RSB has no effective concept of leadership. They are a group of lackeys who, snookered by what I see as Achramo's sociopathic personality, long ago abrogated both authority and responsibility. The tail now wags the dog. At this juncture Achramo can do as he pleases, and the pups will trail in his wake seizing every opportunity available to lick the bottoms of his boots. If the electorate had had the guts to elect Sally S. you already would have witnessed significant change.

love you klozman said...

Welcome back Klozman, we missed you. A Fan

Highland said...

Greg (the bully) Wichlacz, wants back on board. FYI

Anonymous said...

Greg W on the Board...what a waste he was for the time? He must need another trip to Africa??? Bully, that is an understatement. Maybe he should go back to the YMCA and pump some iron, he doesnt work. Keep him away from Hamburg Central.

Anonymous said...

Why would that Bully want to be on the BOE? Greg needs to be embarrassed for even thinking about it. He did nothing for years. If the BOE votes on him they are nuts....He is a loser with nothing btter to do.

Anonymous said...

Our kids were harassed at the high school because they used bingo markers to tease 9th grades. They should be punished, but the principal, Mike Galiger harassed them. He was acting like a mad man the way her acted. He had my neice locked in a room for hours, and she only used a BINGO dabber to dab her sister. Is he for real? Meanwhile, other kids are selling weed and pills in the health office. Get a handle on your building.

Anonymous said...

Matt Dils Should resign from the board. He is literally the dumbest person I have ever spoken to. What makes it crazy is the fac that he thinks he is intelligent.

duh said...

Dils, not aware.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I know of a situation where Gallagher let a 3 time drug user, dealer and runner back into the high school, because he was cozy with parents. The previous opinion I share and do many of our friends, he would better serve at the elementary level. High School should be preparing our kids for life as adults and his leadership doesn't demonstrate sound judement at this level.

Anonymous said...

My kid kicked off her team for what has been a yearly right of passage with most sports teams. Harmless, Gallagher way out of line. Kids deal and use drugs he does nothing and my kid a harmless act causes her to loose everything. We are all talking about the Boston Valley situation and nothing done there because who the teacher is. This is bad bad politics.

Anonymous said...

Kelly Harper should have stayed & Matt Dils resigne. He was part of the $1.8 Million dollar disaster to the district, but the sad thing is he doesn't realize it. So sad

Anonymous said...

We need someone on this board who wants more teachers not more administrators with bloated salaries. Put the $$ in the classroom. This is about our children not this supt. and his big fat pension. My kids deserve more, these salaries during these hard ecomonic times pisses us off big time.

Anonymous said...

I agree ignors the druggies and punishes the good kids for a small offense. Gallager in over his head or just doesn't care.

Anonymous said...

We need a voice on this school board, A drug free school get it right. New leadership at this high school.

Anonymous said...

Mr jordan and mr gallaghers kid are freshman that's why the suspended the seniors. The seniors have been beating up freshman for years. I teach freshman at the high school, and mike and brett are horrible. Bring back martinez asap. Send mike and brett to the unemployment line, they are nuts.

Anonymous said...

So, Freshman teacher -- you think its OK for the freshmen to be bullied and harrassed because it's always been done? What else do you condone because it's always been? Racism? Sexism? I hope my kids don't have you as a role model. I wonder how the parents of the bullied freshman feel now that whatever punishment was given was also removed because the parents of the bullies threatened a law suit and the district once again caved? There are never consequences for poor decisions at the high school. You might as well just say the kids are in charge and anything goes. What a great environment for the few who truly want to learn and know how to respect others.

Anonymous said...

I was home for homecoming, and learned what Mike G did with the seniors. Mike, I was picked on for 4 years, you knew it, so did Jordan and my guidance councilor. No one did a thing. I am sick about HHS, it needs to change.

Class of 2010

a culture of just turn your head said...

Just think, come to school high, teacher ignors the kid something happens because Gallagher wants you to ignore it as long as student doesn't become disruptive, yes the full responsibility is on the teacher, Principal or adminstration will not back you up with help with the student. This is the reality at the HS.

Anonymous said...

anonymous 7:13 am 10-10-11
There will be no changes at the high school under the leadership of Gallagaher. Drugs will remain and flourish on his watch

Anonymous said...

I graduated 2 years ago all is true about Hamburg High, get whatever you want

FED UP! said...

We were all waiting for the sponsorship from Ray Lacks this year at the homecoming events...guess there was not need for secret favors this year. Why did foundation and the alumni have ray lacks and his employee sponsoring events last year, and announcing the homecomeing game in 2010??? An then this year at the BOE meeting it was announced it would too confusing to have sponsorships. What does this mean? Confusing because the secrets are out???

Dan said...

I was at school this week, when the principal raged out. He was so unprofessional. My friend in student government said she heard him, and her mom told her that the principal raged on the superintendent. All the students love Gallagher because we can do what ever we want to do, and he is a push over. My friends leave school almost everyday by Division Street, go get lunch take a hit ow weed and are back by the end of there classes, which they skipped. The teachers dont write us up and if they do the assistants do nothing. Its such a joke, I cant wait til June. Its out of control my AP Calc teacher swore at my classmate the other day because she miss class. Please tell me not all adults act this way?

Anonymous said...

Need an independant, intellegent individual with NYS Educational lAW experience.

Highland said...

Hey Greg, just an idea how you can help your wife and son out. Get a JOB so she doesn't have to work two to support you.

information said...

When is the next school board meeting and when is the school board selecting a new school board member? Please some informationor update to your format.
A fan

Armor parent said...

Concerned my child is at Armor, my sisters onc while now at middle school last year at Boston Valley. The bullying so severe for almost a whole year and the teacher never noticed? Come on, now this teacher is at Armor Elementary. Is this how this is handled and other parents in the PTA tell me her father was a recent board member. We are now followers of this site. Teachers you need to come forward otherwise you are part of the problem. By the way my nephew had nothing to do with the bullying of this boy. Superintendant and Dr. Calkins I was told did nothing but transfer the teacher to my kids school.

Anonymous said...

Good effective leadership means no drugs or dealers at the High School. Principal needs to take a tough stand.

Anonymous said...

Madden achramo appointee

Anonymous said...

PTA slapped in the face. Joan Calkins doesn't really want your arround.

Anonymous said...

President of sb a flake