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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Teachers, Aides, and Staff.. PINK SLIPPED.

Today, the day after the Board meeting,  scores of staff members were told they no longer have a job in Hamburg.    

Did the Board approve this measure? 

 Does the Board know what is going on?  

Does the Board care what is going on?  

Joan Calkins you are shameful.  

Your Superintendent handed out letters to staff today, while children were present, telling the staff member they will no longer have a job as of the end of the year.   

Perhaps, Dr. Calkins you ought tell your Superintendent he no longer has a job before he does any more damage to our kids in Hamburg.  Joan, you have a kid in the middle school.  

Do the right thing Joan, and if you do not know what the right thing is, you have major issues and need to seek therapy. In the mean time, step down from the Board of Education.  

 Do the right thing Joan, and fire Steve!

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are absolutely right, these two woman, are his life line. Dr Calkins and Collins keep him in power and with that comes his abuse of power. They do the despicable actions toward our teachers because they can. Dr. Calkins and Patty Collins have empowered him. Make no mistake about it this Supt. left in disgrace the Ken/Ton district by abusing his power. Wreaking a young woman's marriage with young child, while she was a teacher in the district in which he was Supt. Not only did he have Sex with a subordinate, but he abused his position to negatively affect her husbands position as a teacher in the same district. Oh by the way did I forget to mention that he was also married at the time. Greece also gave him the boot, for taking his power too far. "as this site has been reminded by the Greece people who were board members when he was their Supt. "he will lie to you even though he knows that he is lying" Oh ya Matt Dils, Patty Brunner Collins, Joan Calkins and Diane Reynolds are the 4 left on the board who voted to make him Superintendant.

time to go said...

My heart goes out to my fellow teachers who were blind sided today. A lot of distress and tears, kids unfortunately were present. I don't know if these woman have a conscience, but my heart felt sick. Remember gals when you affect a bread winners livelihood you are affecting a community. Their families our kids in the school. Not only teachers got the pink slip also 4 maintenance workers and secreteral staff. I agree get rid of this Supt. He is a cold hearted soul. I would say soul less. The greed, my husband tells me he heard that he is collecting a $75,000.00 pension and can now collect his social security. Give him the boot and let him sue us, at least he has a handsome income without our $200,000 plus what we pay him with our tax dollars.

time to go said...

My heart goes out to my fellow teachers who were blind sided today. A lot of distress and tears, kids unfortunately were present. I don't know if these woman have a conscience, but my heart felt sick. Remember gals when you affect a bread winners livelihood you are affecting a community. Their families our kids in the school. Not only teachers got the pink slip also 4 maintenance workers and secreteral staff. I agree get rid of this Supt. He is a cold hearted soul. I would say soul less. The greed, my husband tells me he heard that he is collecting a $75,000.00 pension and can now collect his social security. Give him the boot and let him sue us, at least he has a handsome income without our $200,000 plus what we pay him with our tax dollars.

anon. administration said...

Dr. Calkins knew of the cuts to the teachers and staff. The rest of the board was kept in the dark with the possible exception of Patty Collins. Joan and Steve do a lot behind the scenes. administration building

mom said...

Joan and Steve behind this. Nothing addressed or passed last night to lay off staff. How is this possible? Concerned please investigate.

Anonymous said...

Joan & Patty are witches. Not a clue to be without $$$ or health insurance. Patty enherits lots of cash and Joan never went without anything. What a shame that they try and hide everything. Deceptive , ignorant women. Cannot always blame Steve they empower him to be a complete ass hole

armor said...

Armor you're self centered and are responsible for this. You are over there with Stevie giving him just what he wants

Anonymous said...

Is there any indication of how many teachers received a pink slip along with the schools and departments impacted?

stand by said...

What stands to reason

The FIRST time that the Supt. was caught lying should have been the last.

Supt. Steve ACHRAMOVITCH will go to great lengths and great expense to cover up his lies. Someday you will hear in his own words how he brags about what he can get away with. Oh yes by the way we pay for those lies $$$. Dr. Calkins and Patty Collins have empowered him to do what he has done here.

Until they wake up, they will continue to be run into the ground by his sociopathic behavior.

The best is yet to come on him. stand by.

in the dark said...

Joan knew of the lay offs, she is in the administration bldg. almost every day. Patty probably. If I was the rest of the board and he did this, and I wasn't informed I'd want his job. He not only lies he lies by omission. This I understand was never voted on by the SB.

Anonymous said...

For $200,000.00 plus, there will be a lot of candidates for his position. Buy the BASTARD OUT.

more lay offs today said...

FYI more lay offs again today.

Thanks Armor

not a hamburg teacher said...

It seems early in tghe budget process for layoffs. Can this happen with out board approval? I just want my kids to have the same equal opportunity to a great education as the kids who have already passed through the district. I know the public needs to approve a tax hike over the cap w/ a super majority, but was this possibility even explored? Why do politicians and school administrators think they know what is best for my family. If I have to chose private school b/c of this, I will be paying more than if my taxes exceeded 2%. Need more information. HTA took a good first step w/ the editorial in the sun. Let's go parents - we need to DO SOMETHING! we can't leave it up to the teachers.

Sun reader said...

WHAT THE HELL DOES THE PRESIDENT OF THE HTA SAY IN THAT EDITORIAL IN THE SUN PAPER? What is he asking for? HE MAKES NO SENSE. Besides, he never went to a boe meeting until this year....he is a hypocrite, like the administration.

went to school with pom pom Patty said...

To not a Hamburg teacher:

We as parents need to run candidates against Joan Calkins and Patty Collins. Especially Patty she has been on the board the longest, but doesn't have clue. She is still in her cheerleading years in her head and that was 30 years ago.

Go to School Board meeting.

Anonymous said...

We need to sent Steve Achramovitch to a sex therapist.

Love you said...

Klozman, where are you?

Anonymous said...

The Bastard should be able to collect social security along with his $75,000.00 pension. Well maybe he gets half of that pension. Steve probably has to give his ex wife 1/2 his pension. To bad for his indiscressions. Buy the Bastard out.

Anonymous said...

Pom Pom Patty good description,

Doesn't know the first thing about education or education law. Have a drink, she still is the same party patty from hs

neuter the supt said...

Why can't we get a decent Supt. here? Cut his salary and let him deal with it. Cut all his fringe benefit package to. School Board you need to neuter him before he causes more damage

Anonymous said...

The Bastard should be able to collect social security along with his $75,000.00 pension. Well maybe he gets half of that pension. Steve probably has to give his ex wife 1/2 his pension. To bad for his indiscressions. Buy the Bastard out.

Anonymous said...

I was at the board meeting the other night on valentines day, and that teacher that said someone should approach the fair is absolutely right. read the sun this week, there is an article about how well the race track is doing and they are going to fix it up...and i remember last year the fair had over a million visitors. all of my kids that went to hamburg high school worked at the fair. our community supports the fair, and now its time our schools and community need their help. help fair grounds, we need some finances to save our programs. lets have a community forum.

Prospect said...

Prospect Ave.

Please new members of the board, cut the waste and keep our teachers and staff.

Dark Knight said...

Steve wait for the shocker to come. EXPOSURE

not a hamburg teacher said...

I do go to meetings when I can. I agree that we need to run someone who is going to watch our back, both fiscally and educationally. I felt that the message in the Sun basically was a call for the community to start taking watch. I feel like he could have said so much more, and he is not necessarily representing the teachers as well as they could be - but its a start. The HTA should have been positively pumping up the community long before this. Its the first time I have seen ANYTHING in the SUN that calls people to action. Lets start wrtiting letters. The only editorials ever in there are thank yous. Our leaders want us to think its us (taxpayers) against the teachers - but our teachers are our greatest resources. We need to work to support them. I know good teachers who are just sick over what has been going on and feel as though there hands are tied. They may become targets for speaking out, but parents cannot. We have the POWER in this little struggle.

Anonymous said...

to: Not a Hamburg Teacher,

yes you need to start somewhere.
1st go to SB Meetings.

Encourgage good candidates to run.

Patty is clueless a social club, someone wrote in POM POM Patty, well this is all she has. Her name and POM Poms.

Joan adores STEVE ACHRAMOVITCH. No matter what he does he "walks on water" Need to elect candidates that will give this anti kid, anti teacher, anti education Supt. the PINK SLIP.

Just wait to see what will be exposed on him. All this is ok with Patty and Joan

Anonymous said...

There is no place for Donald Ogilvie to dump Achramovitch anymore. His reputation is following him now. With the internet he cannot run from his past problems in Greece and Ken/Ton. The man is 62 collecting a NYS Pension for approx 75 grand, (no NY State taxes on the 75,000.) plus he is eligible for social security. Why not just resign, at least he has this to fall back on.

Don found him his Supt. position outside the Erie 1 BOCES scandal zone. Placed him in Greece to cool down the steam from his actions in Ken/Ton. Greece would not renew his contract, so he takes his NYS retirement and Donald finds him a position in Hamburg with the escape of Mark Crawford and Gordon Kerr. Gordon left to cool down too.

We had many good pro education candidates for Supt. position. They were passed over for Steve. Makes us all pause with questions.

Anonymous said...

Steve is trying to outsource many of our employees. Stay tuned on this one.

Anonymous said...

joan and steve's next plan
out sourcing

Anonymous said...

To not a Hamburg Teacher;

Patty and Joan, do not have our backs either educationally or fiscally. Joan seems to have some type of void of feelings as to the effect her decisions are having on our kids and their teachers. The quality of education is simply not there. We are reminded ofter that Hamburg at one time was ranked #4. A great distinction. We are so far down the charts (with exception of Charlotte Ave.) that it is an embarrassment.

Two newbees on the board are the only ones that question anything. Joan and Steve don't like it.

Joan is a control freak.

Pom Pom Patty said...

Pom Pom Patty,

quite a party girl in high school. Pom Pom Patty better put her Pom Poms away. Stop playing cheer leader for Stevie.

Euclid said...

Dr. Joan Calkins,

take care of your patients and animals and let our children and their teachers alone. My prayers go out to the laid off teaches, those that take care of our schools, the teacher aids and the cafeteria staff. Dr. Calkins is having a huge affect on our community and right now not a good one. Parents

thankx said...

Thanks for the info concerned

alum too said...

Graduated with Patty Brunner
reunion comming up.

The problem I'm having is not the lack of her education, but that she is at someone else's mercy. She doesn't know the right questions to ask. Right now my assessment is she is in over her head and doesn't realize it. She has to be made aware that she is dealing with precious young minds and our precious few dollars.

I don't mind funding a quality education but I object to the waste that I'm reading here. The concerned posts are well written and on the money. Thank you for the information, greatly appreciated

Anonymous said...

If you want to blame someone for the layoffs, try Mark Crawford. He mismanaged things and took off to ruin another district. Steve is doing the best he can with the resources available to him. Give the guy a break!

People in charge said...

Crawford blamed Roswell, and achramo blames Crawford. Typical story of incompetent people with no management experience trying to run a multi million dollar business. How about this, blame joan calkins, she googled at mark Crawford...made him a sheep wool blanket when he left, and then hired Steve. Calkins is incompetent. Clean house across the board. Steve's record in Kenton and Greece speak for themselves....lies upons lies. Joan and patty gotta go. Wait til may when the voters speak.

Anonymous said...

THis is a regime led by Board President Dr. Calkins and Supt. Steve Achramovitch that is ruining our educational fabric of our community. Don't blame Mark Crawford.

teacher and mom said...

The taxpayers should fire Steve and Joan. Wait til May Joan, the public is going to know all about you and what you say to students who are patients of yours. Kids talk Joan....why dont you ask them how they feel and not probe them on their teachers. You have your own kid to worry about.

Anonymous said...

Keep wondering.

Teacher husband said...

Concerned, Please post the following...here is a ditty we found on the internet that addresses the education law that tells how to pink slip staff according to the law. A lawyer wrote it, so it must be true!

http://www.fehb.org/The%20Legal%20and%20Humane%20Aspects%20of%20Staff%20Reduction.pdf

Anonymous said...

Concerned,

I spoke with a board member and he said the board didn't vote on any lay offs. How is this possible? Please expand.

Thanks for your work

pink slipped said...

Help

Klozman said...

Fundament Fundamentals

Fellow teachers, the worst is yet to come. Governor Cuomo’s requisite teacher evaluation plan will allow this devious administration to release any whom they consider either a threat to their survival or insufficiently on board with their preposterous initiatives. Programs assessing the effectiveness of teachers are seldom effective, as they rapidly degenerate into popularity contests and vendettas. Any person, be it a student, fellow teacher or administrator, has the power to have an entirely competent instructor dismissed through the mendacity, fabrication and deceit that has already been utilized and supported in the Hamburg school system by Achramo and his choir of sycophants. Tenure has, de facto, ceased to exist. The Union is busted, which is no loss considering its ineptness. The only instructors not in peril are those who have slithered so far Achramo’s fundament that nothing remains visible save the soles of their feet.

Honi soit qui mal y pense.

welcome back Klozman said...

To Klozman,
welcome back.

You are on the money, crank up the legal meter. Steve has a bad reputation for freely spending other people's money. My tax dollars.

Read here 3 Million on legal bills his last year as Supt. in Greece.

He was in a mess when he was asked to leave his last position.

Anonymous said...

Klozman, armor thought they were safe but he cut their young blood. So much for sucking up on Abbott road, maybe they will realize they are going down and taking the union with them. Teachers need to take Steve and calkins to court for their lies and deception.

Teacher charlotte said...

Steve told the union to stay off the blog. Wonder why?