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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Board of Education Election

1. Sally Stephenson 1,295 2. Patty Brunner Collins 1,136 3. Joan Calkin 1,103 4. Laura Heeter 1,012 Because Joan is in 3rd, she will serve out the Kelly Harper term starting immediately. So, there will be a 6 person BOE. The district needs to fill the Harper seat with Laura Heeter so Joan can finish out her 3 year term until June 30th.

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope that the board doesnt elect her president again given the public demonstrated they dont really want her. Heeter only lost by a dozen or so votes. Its a start.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree Laura should fill the remineder two or so months till SS gets on the board. Laura beat Bob kick him out .

Super said...

questions
this is from a post on facebook

The Sun can now report that Sally Stephenson, Patricia Brunner-Collins and Joan Calkins have won seats on the Hamburg School Board. For more details pick up a copy of The May 17 Sun when it hits newsstands

Question : how does Joan Calkins finish out her year and take over for Kelly Harper? she did get the least amount of votes so does this mean we have a 6 member school board until July ?

Answer: The Sun News After Harper resigned, Robert Madden was appointed to finish the rest of 2011-12. The third place finisher in yesterday's election then won the final year of the seat originally held by Harper, so the 1 year is from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013

Question: According to the the Districts own newsletter The Focus volume 43, Issue 5 page 9 bottom of the page under the head line proposition 2 "The candidate receiving the third highest number of votes will be elected to a term commencing May 16th 2012 and expiring on June 30 2013"
if Mr Madden stays on the board until July doesn't that change the proposition that we voted on ?

Anonymous said...

I agree, also, that Laura Heeter needs to be in. She is the next one in line according to the votes. Do the right thing and bring some ethics back into this school board. It's long overdue!

Anonymous said...

Did you see Dils walk out with his fat head hung. He looked worried that the new board will not allow the District to pay his legal fees to represent him in front of the commissioner of education for missing too many board meetings.

Anonymous said...

Sally is the people's champion!

Klozman said...

You are witness to perfection. Sally S. ran a masterful campaign, attracting a loyal coterie that achieved splendid results. Achramoloser and his syncophanatics have to be flabbergasted, stunned, shocked, staggered...”Who can I turn to when nobody needs me”...sob, sob. Cry me a river, Achramo. Go back to playing whack-a-mole (good luck with that one).

Anonymous said...

Dear Achromobitch,

I know you must read this blog so call the lawyers and ask them what to do. We all know you cannot make a descision for yourself. Do the right thing the proposition was clear Madden is gone.

Also please learn how to do your job we pay you more than the governor of NYS and you still make us taxpayers hire a law firm to do the job you are paid to do. How many billable hours did Harris beach rake in this week from the district?

Anonymous said...

sorry for the typo on my last comment should have been a (V) not a (B), should have taken high school keyboarding. Guess now more students will be able to take keyboarding now that lifeskills is no longer a requirement. Or maybe the district could just put fifty students in a study hall and let them use their cell phones to text message and learn keyboarding that way.

Armor teacher and parent said...

Laura please do not give up and run again. You ran an honorable campaign and showed the entire community how truly honorable you are. Sally was victorious and congratulations. Make the board answer to the taxpayers they represent.

Sally I am sure you will do as you promised.

Joan I hope you can sleep at night. I know I couldnt if I were you. Using that office to badmouth well intentioned community members. Very unprofessional and unethical. I am a parent that no longer takes my child to you because of how badly you spoke about some teachers.

Thank you,

Armor Elementary Teacher.

Anonymous said...

Klozman you must really know Achromovich because I have cought him playing whack a mole many times. Just watch his hands in his pockets whenever he tells a lie. Oh and by the way it is often.

Anonymous said...

Matt Dills should do the right thing and step down and not waste our taxdollars and continue to take money out of the classroom when he chose to attend only one half of the board meetings. Matt if you really cared about our school you would not waste money that could be used in the classroom.

Anonymous said...

Hopefull that bitch Calkins is here only through June of 2013. Laura all our efforts will be behind you next year. Laura you are the better person because you care about us teachers and our children. Same as you Sally, we are over joyed with your victory.

Laura next year is your year. No show Dils, elitist Calkins and do nothing Reynolds will be up next year. Laura we will work tirelessly
for you. Just think laura you almost beat Calkins. Much Love laura

Anonymous said...

Achromo you may still have your job this year but just wait until next year, one more year for Dr. Doolittle, we will get her next year. Lets see if she works a hard against Deputy Dills as she did against Laura Heeter.

Anonymous said...

I am positive that Laura Heeter would miss very few meetings and do a great job on the board. How is it that Dils thinks it's ok for him to miss 50% of the board meetings, when the district is in such financial turmoil? Then Dils votes to have the District give him a lawyer to represent him against the appeal filed with the commissioner of education. The sole argument in the appeal is that Dils should be removed from the board for missing meetings. How can the board be dumb enough to vote to pay for his attorney? This is the main reason that "the people" made a statement on Tuesday at the election. Dils, you need to step down!

Anonymous said...

Dear Joan,

It is very rare for an incumbent board president to come in 3rd in an election. You held a SECRET election for the open board seat in October of 2011, you bad mouthed a very nice person (Laura Herter) in your smear campaign against her to get a board seat, you voted to pay for a lawyer for Dils even though the matter at hand is limited to his repeated absence at meetings and you generally are bat shit crazy. Your shelf life is up. Let a sane person serve as board president foe the next year and when you measly one year term is up, ride off into crazy land. The people have spoken loud and clear!

Super said...

So now that Dr. Calkins in taking over the Kelly Harper vacated seat on the school board affective May 16th as per proposition 2 doesn’t that mean that POM –POM Patty is now the school board president? The next few school board meeting should be interesting.

charlotte ave said...

Congrats Sally, we know you'll do a great job. Charlotte Ave.

Anonymous said...

Dils just occupies space or is used as a rubber stamp for the SB Pres.
Dils 50% attendance not good enough. We will expose you Joan if you continue to send money to the law firm of HARRIS BEACH. He missed the meetings let him explain this to NYS Ed. Dept.
Why are we paying for any of this?

Pay for this Joan and we will go screaming to 2 on your side. The Sun and the Bflo. News.

Anonymous said...

The buffalo news received a copy of the appeal to the commissioner today. We are closing in on you Dils.

Anonymous said...

Joan calkins is a "paper tiger".

Anonymous said...

Acromo and Joan stick that order to show cause up you "ace".

Anonymous said...

Does Pom Pom patty think she is stromm Thurmond???? how many years does she think it will take to ruin hamburg schools. Like stroms famous filibuster blocking civil rights, party's stupidity creates similar barriers to any kind of progress in hamburg. Strom was found out to be a hypocrite, much like Pom Pom. Pom Pom wait until the boe meetings....we are not happy...better show up sober.

Anonymous said...

It was overhead that Achromo told someone at the HS Library he was more concerned about the school board election and the budget. Guess he is more worried about his job instead of our kid's education.

Anonymous said...

Education law reads: "The Superintendent serves at the pleasure of the board". Your days of snowballing the board into thinking you are in charge, are over Acromo!

Anonymous said...

I'll be coming to meetings now. I'm sure things will be much different and better with Sally's election. I'm sure no more secret deals or ploys on us employees. We are the taxpayers and employees of this district, we deserve to know what is really going on. Congratulations Sally great job.

Matt's legal troubles said...

Concerned,

We seem to believe that Matt Dils legal bills for his attendance record 50% missed sb meeting will have to be determined by NYS ED. Looks like we may have another vacancy on this school board. Matt's term for sb is up this May 2013. Not a record I'd want to run on. As for Joan Calkins if she approves his legal bills for this and his legal troubles for slander , we need to hold her accountable at the polls next May also.

all 3 said...

To anonymous 9:23 am

Not just Joan Calkins, but Diane Reynolds and Matt Dils. All three will be up for election. We need to rid the district of all 3. We can do it, stay organized and informed

Anonymous said...

I would image Patty isn't aware who Stomm Thrumond is and what his significance to hx.

Anonymous said...

Now that Matt has been served papers to have him removed from the board of ed. for his lackluster attendance; we need to remind you that he is a carry over from the shameful NYS Comptrollers audit in 08. Ed. Osborne, Eileen Rucker, Sandra Holden Supt. Roswell all left because of their mismanagement of district finances. Matt you were part of that mess and you should of resigned also. Matt needs to be held accountable for his actions and slanderous mouth. Matt you need to start to control yourself and fast.

Anonymous said...

Robert Madden was appointed by this board not elected. Unfortunately for Bob he waa like a deer in head lights. Rubber stamper.

Anonymous said...

Dils save us a lot of $$$ and resign. If you want this so bad pay for it yourself, and actually start to show up.

Anonymous said...

Her name is Patti, not Patty. If you are going to insult and personally attack her at least spell her name right

Anonymous said...

Okay we will PATTY!

love yoy Laura, next yr. said...

Dear Laura,
you ran a good campaign. We supported you and will get more neighbors out next time. Laura to put this into prespective if 46 people were to change their vote from Joan to you, you would have occupied the 3rd seat. This was a close election between you and Joan.

Laura, the school community in general is not happy with Joan's leadership. Next year is your year. Remember last year Joan started a untruthful campaign against Holly right at her place of employment(womans and childrens hospital) as well as at her own practice. She apparently did the same to you. Joan launches in with her martyrdom, she is always wronged. She is incapable of seeing the terrible things she has done to others. Laura you are a stand up Mom and a stand up good sweet person.

Sally's friend said...

Just think,

Patti and Joan ignored Sally. Patti last month at sb meeting told Joan to"shut her up shut her up" referring to Sally. Spend a great deal of time trying to keep the truth from being told.

I will tell you one thing they cannot shut her up now. She is a wealth of information and experience, says what she means and means what she says.

Anonymous said...

If I were Steve right now, I would be crapping myself.

Klozman said...

Achrog comes on little cat feet. He manipulates a school district on silent haunches, aflame with desire, then eventually moves on.

Achraugustine - "I came to Hamburg, burning, burning. O Lord, thou pluckest me not, burning, burning."

Anonymous said...

Klozman, great work as usual.

2nd part St. Augintines confessions
first part the "the Fog"

Klozman said...

The RSB is currently seating only six members. Why Isn't Sally Stephenson being brought on board immediately? If she were a crony of Achramo and his RSB sycophants this would be a slam dunk.

Sally won Calkins seat, which should make her acting president until another vote is taken.

Klozman said...

Achramo should think twice before further attempting to influence and manipulate others negatively regarding Sally Stephenson’s imminent induction to the school board. She is an elected official, not some fly-by-night groveling, toady appointee. I warned months ago that Acramo and his RSB cronies were tickling a sleeping dragon. Oops!! They woke her up.

The administrator Achramo desires harmony...translation...kiss my royal ass and we shall all sing choruses of hallelujah and kumbaya. Board members approve administrative appointments, not vice-verse. It is not the prerogative of any school administrator to dictate the actions or demeanor of these elected officials. The Hamburg School Board is an ineffective body because the majority has lost sight of that reality, or perhaps they are just lemmings, beguiled by what appears to be sociopathic exploitation.

Achramo seems unaware of the transitory, illusory nature of loyalty. It is so often an ephemeral phenomenon (make of that what you will).

Anonymous said...

Klozman, you know him well. Perfect

love you Klozman said...

We love you Klozman, spot on again.

Anonymous said...

Are people and parents aware that Hamburg Central School District is not meeting the NYS standards in physical education. I have three students in the district and nieces and nephews and I am concerned parent. Currently our kids are getting 60 minutes k-3 and 90 minutes 4-5. Students 6-12 are getting 45 minutes every other day. NYS requires physical education for 120 minutes per week. I am disgusted that they are not meeting this standard and if they are not meeting this standard what else are they falling short of? I am going to bring this up to the board but it would help if people would spread the word because this needs to change. Not to mention it is a fact that kids perform better on tests and in school if they are active and what about obesity rates increasing.

Super said...

Anonymous 10:26 am
Yes I'm aware they are also not meeting or barely Meeting the needs in APE (Adapted Physical Education) Please come to the school board meeting on June 12 and sign up to speak. I would love it if I wasn't the only person

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the district follow the laws regarding our kids. We should not have to fight for every service our kids are legally entitled to . I am not asking for anything special, just the services my daughter should have. The district looses a great deal of state reimbursed $ when they are in violation. We do complain to the State regarding the dist.