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Saturday, May 5, 2012

CANDIDATE AND ELECTION TAMPERING?

FROM A READER...

"Dear Concerned, I am concerned too. It is May 5th, and the taxpayers in the Hamburg Central School District have not received the District's newsletter called, The Focus. On Monday, May 7, there is a meet the candidates night at Charlotte Ave. School. Many of the people on my street are planning to attend, but the District has failed to mail out the profile of the School Board Candidates. I was told by a teacher, that one other teacher called Michelle Darstien on Tuesday and The Focus was to go out by Wednesday. Concerned, there is a great deal of concern that the Superintendent delayed the mailing of THe Focus in an effort to censor its contents. Concerned Please Investigate. Thank you, A mom"


SO, MR. ACHRAMOVITCH, WHY DID YOU DELAY THE MAILING OF THE FOCUS????  ARE YOU ONCE AGAIN THIS YEAR DOING DIRTY POLITICS FROM ABBOTT ROAD?  WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?  FAIR, OPEN, HONEST ELECTIONS?  PERHAPS THE HAMBURG SCHOOL COMMUNITY NEEDS TO CONTACT THE ERIE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND HAVE INDEPENDENT INSPECTORS AT THE POLLING PLACES?  

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

we live in orchard park, and we got our mailing from the opcs over 10 days ago. Is there a law about this??? I think the district has to notify the public in a certain time frame? but then again according to the folks in greece, and the money being sent to the lawyers, steve does it his way and then uses taxpayer dollars to hire a the cadre of harris beach lawyers to get himself out of his bad decisions. we heard mirrors were installed in the admin building. abbott glass truck spotted.

Anonymous said...

Steve is hiring more consultants. This is sick. Management Advisory Group in Albany is sucking taxpayer dollars out of Hamburg. Is Joan asleep?

Anonymous said...

You can view the required timeline for Budget Vote and School Board Elections at www.nyssba.org/clientuploads/nyssba_pdf/BudgetVoteTimeline12.pdf

Klozman said...

This is all part of the Acramoscheme to prevent the election of Sally Stephenson. He know that if she is chosen both his and Calkins days of control and manipulation will be at an end.

Anonymous said...

Supt. tells another whopper. He told CHALLEL 4 NEWS just today that the FOCUS was sent out Friday. Last week he told a Union official that it went out last Wednesday. Went to my mail box after school and guess what NO FOCUS. Yes the Supt. is a LIAR.

cookies said...

focus isn't out because Steve is manipulating Mrs. Stephenson's bio.

She is the only one with the cookies to call him out on his lying.

Anonymous said...

Why management advisory group out of Albany? Don't we pay Steve and his lawyers enough?

What the hell does he do for all that cash? Our tax dollars he is pissing away instead of our kids education.

No bid contracts again. A half million to tell us to turn off the lights from not only another recommendation by steve.

Highland Ave. said...

Where is my FOCUS?

dirty tricks by Steve, Dr Calkins, maddden and Collins said...

Concerned;

this is Monday May 7th and still no focus. For years we had the Focus 4 weeks in advance of the sb and budget vote. Why the delay? What is this administration hiding that they don't want us having this in a timely fashion?

Anonymous said...

Penfield school district is looking for a new superintendent with salary at $207,000 a year, or Mr. Achramovitch could apply to Buffalo Public Schools. Either way, Mr. A., please get out of Hamburg.

Anonymous said...

How did the candidates forum go? Any reviews or video or news articles about it available online yet?

Anonymous said...

More of our tax dollars going to friends of Steve Achramovitch in the form of outside consultants. This stupid school board lays off our own community members and now hires the same consultants that Steve had in Greece. What's the deal. Sending our tax dollars out of the area again as he did with Energy Education FROM Dallas Tx. Same Energy Education that he brougnt into Greece which the SB cancelled the contract because it cost Greece too much$$$$. Makes me raise my eyebrows as to what is the deal with him? What are we paying the Supt. for, he farms out all that he should be doing. Hey Steve go pursue some grants for the district.

Anonymous said...

Patricia Brunner Collins DOES NOT HAVE A BS in NURSING. CHECK OUT THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN LOOK UP PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS. SHE IS NOT A RN. THE ONLY THING SHE IS....IS FULL OF CRAP! SHE SaYS SHE IS A STAY AT HOME MOM. TIME TO GO BACK TO WORK PATTY, YOUR KID IS in 10th GRADE. SHE TAKES CALLS AND LETTERS FROM LOCAL INFLUENTIaL PEOPLE, LIKE LAWYERS.

Patty lied she is not a Registered Nurse said...

patty Brunner Collins didn't you know how easy it is to check that you are not RN,BSN. (registered nurse with bachelor degree in nursing)


Patty Brunner Collins lied this evening about her credentials. Checked the NYS licensing site and she is not a REGISTERED NURSE as she stated. She is LPN which is a BOCES graduate, not a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She also stated that she graduated with a nursing degree from Brockport. Since she is not a licensed RN, BSN. Why would she refer to herself as a RN. I wonder if she graduated from Brockport with any degree at all? Why Lie? There are laws that are broken when you misrepresent your licensing. Patty should have known that all was being video recorded. This is a culture with Steve Achramovitch to lie to achieve what you want. Patty shame on you.

Not honest Patty said...

Dear Concerned,

I worked with Patty Brunner/Collins at one time and she was not a registered nurse. She is an LPN (9 month boces program a technican) a far cry from a RN,BSN. You don't need a degree to be on the school board, so why stretch your credentials?

Graduated from Brockport with a degree in nursing? I know not. Start telling the truth Patty, if you'd lie about something like this what else have you stretched the truth about? School Board culture of dishonestly, which starts with Steve Achramovitch.

Anonymous said...

Message to Patty Brunner Collins

LIAR, LIAR PANTS ON FIRE,

need to take a class on ETHICS. CANNOT SAY THAT YOU POSSES SOMETHING YOU NEVER EARNED. The burden of proof is yours Patty. NYS Ed site reveals that you, Patty are not a RN,BSN.

Anonymous said...

election tampering,

watch the election machines, check with the Town Clerk regarding tampering. Make sure they are not preset. Watch for the dirty tricks with absentee ballots. Put nothing past Steve Achramovitchl Dishonest to the core.

Anonymous said...

Focus is being delivered today (says my contact at the USPS) How convenient.

Anonymous said...

Madden, calkins and Bruner Collins were in a meeting with the superintendent may 3. A Thursday morning emergency meeting at 9:30 am. Madden don't you work? We know pom Pom doesn't, and Joanie is dropping the ball with her practice, more patients going out the door to new doctors. Secret meetings on Abbott road. Watch out Steve, the staff is sick of you and they are talking.

Anonymous said...

Just checked the NYS ED website Patricia Brunner Collins from hamburg is currently licensed not as an RN but she is registered as a Licensed Practical Nurse through 2014.
If she will lie about this how can we trust her on the school board.

NYS ED web site is updated daily.

Anonymous said...

For anyone who attended the meeting Monday...did you hear Calkins say how the administrators took a wage freeze? She failed to mention that it was taken after they received their April raise! Who are these people kidding....they really care about the kids????????

Nurse Practitioner said...

Dear Hamburg Community,

I don't care if any of the candidates have a college degree. What I care about is that a candidate would deliberately lie about their license and education. Mrs Brunner/Collins stated that she had a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Brockport. I checked on the NYS Ed licensing for professional nurses (Registered Nurse) which Mrs Brunner Collins professed to possess,(at last nights meet the candidates night) (site is updated daily) and Ms. Brunner Collins doesn't have and has never possessed a License to Practice as a Registered Professional Nurse.

Ms. Brunner/Collins has a LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse a 10 month diploma program from BOCES). Her LPN license expires June of 2014. To inform Ms. Brunner Collins a BS in Nursing is a 4 year college degree as a REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE RN,BSN. There are serious consequences for those that misrepresent our profession. Nurse Practitioner.

Please Ms. Brunner/Collins don't pass yourself off as a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors Degree when you don't HAVE ONE.

My message to the Hamburg Community: do you want someone on the board who blatantly lied about their educational backround? We have to ask ourselves what else has she lied about?

Anonymous said...

Yep, you have it right the 4 of them with Steve on Thursday am. Saw the parade myself. Madden, Calkins and Pom Pom Patty. Not the gal she claims to be at last nights meet the candidates night.

disappointed said...

Dear Concerned;

there were a lot of video cameras yesterday at( meet the sb contestants). When Patty goes to deny that she claims to have a bachelors degree in nursing as a registed professional nurse, just post it here and post the web site for all to check for themselves. Today it is too easy to check this sort of thing out. The TRUTH WORKS PATTY. Not a fabrication of your educational HX.

Concerned about her character. I will not vote for her now and hopefully the word will get out.

Anonymous said...

Patty Collins telling WHOPPERS like Steve Achramovitch.

Anonymous said...

My sister works at Mercy Hospital, she said Patty Brunner Collins is an LPN. A step up from a Candy Stipper.

Anonymous said...

Are you all crazy!!!!
The one writer should learn how to spell. And the two people that read this site should get a life and stop cheating on their husbands. The school board is a volunteer agency and they should be commended for all their hard work. Love Anonymos!

Anonymous said...

I know alot of people that read this blog. Please enlighten us on who the two readers are that are cheating on their husbands. Oh and by the way you are certainly reading this blog.

Klozman said...

RSB members who have aligned with Achramo to the exclusion of their fellows should no longer be allowed to serve. Achramo uses his charm, coupled with an incredible enormity of pig dung to hoodwink those unable to interpret his intentions. PBC is a perfect example. The high point of her life was probably achieved as a high school cheerleader (she ought to read John Updike’s “Rabbit” tetralogy to gain insight). People lie for a number of reasons; in her case, she is simply endeavoring to elevate her status in the eyes of her fellow man. One should not criticize her for that, but duplicity which influences her board-member status to gain reelection is another kettle of fish. Nevertheless, cheerleaders usually do win popularity contests, and she does thrive under Achramo’s tutelage (the man has magnetic abilities). Calkins should know better. She may be a fine physician but her insight seems to exclude the spectrum of human behavior. A president, to be effective, must display impeccable leadership qualities.

The Board must unite as a body, separate and independent of Achramo, if they are ever to realize the raison d'ĂȘtre for their existence. As Lincoln said to Congress after one year of the Civil War, “We can only do better by concert.”

Anonymous said...

Ms. Anonymous said...

Is Patty even swift enough to realize that she really stepped in it on Monday night? If she did have a moment of thought, one would hope she would have the ethics to remove her name from the ballot on her own. Shame on you Patty...dishonesty and mispresentation have been the status quo of this board for far too long and you blatantly and put it out there for a whole auditorium of people to hear! Step down Patty- and go back to school for your RN degree.

Anonymous said...

May 9 1:52 -

I agree that in theory school board members give up their valuable time knowledge to make our community a better place. However one must ask why they are doing this in the first place. If their motives are truly selfless and well meaning then the should be commended and retained. But if they are in it for the power - being a big fish in a little bowl - than they should not maintain their position. How have these people demonstrated creative ways to counter the financial situation facing the district? The administrators shouldn't just take a pay freeze, but should step up and take a cut. You should not be making over 100K when you are cutting programs, staff, and asking the lowest paid teachers in the county to take a freeze.

Pretty signs the 3 incumbants have - perhaps they should have spent their time examining what's happening in the district rather than designing their signs.

BTW - why isn't Dr. Calkins listed as a Dr. w/ Childrens? Ped Rhumatologists are pretty rare here.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!! The issues being discussed are very important, and all you can argue about is spelling and volunteering!!!
I volunteer at my church, kids baseball games and buffalo's city mission on holidays...I think you better reassess who's crazy!! I thought our kids and teachers who fight for their future use to be important! I guess not, typos are running the country!! ...oh and, need I say more...again, who's crazy?

fyi said...

It is criminal to lie about a NYS License regarding professional services. FYI

new leadership said...

I will be voting for anyone I believe will be giving Steve Achramovitch the boot. Will not be voting for Calkins, Collins or Madden. Madden I thought would be independent, apparently not.

Anonymous said...

Morale poor in the district. Why because of the leadership of this new Supt. Steve Achramovitch. This district will not heal until he is gone from Hamburg, plain and simple. I too will vote for anyone but the three that are in there now.

Anonymous said...

If anyone attended the ptsa meet the candidates night it is clear who we should be voting for if we want a better school district.

I will be voting for Sally stephenson, Laura Heeter and Tracy Oconnor Robillard they each brought great ideas. Tracy really was prepared and obviously did her homework which is what we need for change. Laura could not be a nicer person and Sally will save us thousands on legal fees by following the law and doing things open and properly. Take back our district vote for a change of the status quo.

Anonymous said...

The name calling is really just immature and silly. Peronal attacks are uncalled for and should stop. Try to hold true to the issues. All of the candidates are a representation of the whole district and it would be unfair to restrict anyone from submitting their names and running for the board. The administartion is doing a fine job within the confines of the state manndates. Please vote for the best cnadidate!

Anonymous said...

A baker's dozen of possible suspects
Source: mpnnow.com

check out the artice on Steve A. sounds a little shady to me

teacher/parent said...

Dear Mr. Madden,
you stated in your Bio. "our schools face financial challenges that are threatening our educational, music and athletic programs and forcing layoffs of talented educators. If this continues,it will erode the livelihood of our community."

Well Mr. Madden I hate to enlighten you but your a big part of the problem. You Mr. Madden are reponsible for just the thing you say is eroding the livelihood of our community. YOU mr madden, CUT OUR TALENTED TEACHERS. You Mr. Madden have eroded the livelihood of our community. Look in the MIRROR and see what you have done to this district. I'm working hard not to have you elected to our school board.

Teacher & Parent

Anonymous said...

Tracy O'Connor Robillard, Laura Heeter & Sally Stephenson all the way!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the three

Robillard
Heeter and
Stephenson

Anonymous said...

Achromovich spotted stealing sally signs around the admin building, he had to many manhattens at lunch.

Anonymous said...

omg... I just lol! Achromovitch is stealing signs! hahahahahahaha...maybe I had too many beers but that is hysterical!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We got our post card from Bob, Joan and Patty. I work at the USPS and am investigating the mailing label. Our letter carrier tells me that the post card came from Armor. IT APPEARS THE DISTRiCT IS MAKING A MAILING. MORE TO FOLLOW. Arrests will be made if there is illegal campaigning going on. AND there will be election inspectors. STEVE WAS STEALING SALLY SIGNS AFTER HAVING MANHATTANS AT THE BIG TREE.

Anonymous said...

STEVE WAS SEEN ON ABBOTT ROAD HOBBLING ALONG ON HIS WOODEN LEG WITH A MANHATTAN IN ONE HAND AND A SALLY SIGN IN THE OTHER.

Anonymous said...

STEVE IS SIDEWAYS. RITE AID IN HAMBURG SOLD OUT OF IMMODIUM AD.

Anonymous said...

I am voting for Maurer, he seems to want the schools to turn into a business. With any luck, maybe he will lead the charge to open a charter high school.

staff said...

STEPHENSON ONLY ONE TO take on THE SUPT. I am with the other posts, anyone willing to can him I am voting for. staff

A Fan said...

Concerned,

please update your post. election day and any endorsements. A Fan

Anonymous said...

Got my postcard. Vote for the RSB if that doesnt confirm that they dont have minds of their own. Wonder if Achromovich paid for the mailing, after all he has the biggest vested interest in them winning. What is he going to do if we get a few indepedent thinkers on the board.

Also presuming all the voters are stupid and cannot read the ballot for themselves telling us to vote for ballot positions.

I am voting for Sally, Laura, and have not decided on the third but I may just vote for two or possibly Tracy.

Klozman said...

I have spent sufficient time around Achramo to realize that what he fears most at this moment is the election of Sally Stephenson. She has called him to task on several occasions, often leaving him with a rotten, malodorous egg drenching his face, and has defeated him soundly in court for violating the open meetings law. It is solely through her efforts that we can now observe taped RSB gatherings and thereby are able to negate the attempts of Achramo and his cronies to deny questionable occurrence and utterances.

Elect Sally and eventually you will be rewarded with a highly effective Board of Education, which is effective, efficient and responsive to its constituency.

Anonymous said...

The taxpayers need fresh blood with creative ideas not the status quo of cut and burn because that well has run dry.

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it Acramo is trying to get an extension on his contract before his flunkies are voted out.

Anonymous said...

If Steve is trying to extend his contract then the writing is on the wall. The three incumbents are his flunkies for sure... he knows with a change in board members he may no longer swing the majority vote his way. What is he hiding? Why is he so concerned about a change of guard? One also has to ask themselves why are these 3 incumbents so desperate to stay on the BOE? what is it that they get out of this? it may be for some sort of personal gain- if so- that is not what I call fulfilling your civic duty. I can only hope and pray theat the majority of the hamburg voters realize what has been going on here and that they realize for the betterment of the system that we need new faces on the board. I can only hope the voters will noyt stick with status quo and will put their trust in the new candidates- these candidates are all people who really care about kids-they are not motivated by self-efficacy or a personal agenda. To my knowledge, none of the new candidates have a family business they are trying to promote...all seem like very good honest decent people.

Anonymous said...

Is it true that the adminsitartors took a step before they agreed to their freeze? The teachers took a COLA Freeze and no step. Really? Also, if the budgetr doesn't pass the their concession will be for nothing b/c they jobs saved will be lost.

Anonymous said...

Yes the administrators did take a freeze....but only after their raise in April....makes a lot of sense doesn't it?