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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Scurrilous emails between Dr. Paul Connelly, Superintendent of Springville Griffith Schools and Steve Achramovitch, Superintendent of Hamburg Central Schools

On Easter Sunday, while many of you were sitting down to a family dinner , Dr. Paul Connelly was typing emails to certain members of the Springville Board of Education.   In one email, Dr. Connelly writes,  "Just want you to be aware, I have e-mailed the Hamburg Supt., who is a friend of mine to let him know how helpful Mr. Teacher* has been. We need to adopt this budget on April 17th, personnel decisions aside, but this is getting ridiculous.  Lots of misinformation out there but I need each of you to be aware, study our budget and be on the top of your game.  Thanks and sorry to have to send this on Easter!"


*Mr. Teacher is a teacher in Hamburg Schools and is an active father, coach and citizen in the Springville School District.   


It appears that Dr. Connelly was reaching out to his buddy in Hamburg to see if something could be done to this politically active citizen.  If it wasn't this way the email would be released with little discussion.


Yes, you are understanding this correctly.  
A superintendent, an allegedly prominent member of the community, writes an email to a teacher's boss, a superintendent in an adjacent district in an attempt to get that teacher silenced.   

And when Connelly and Achramovitch get caught with their (proverbial) trousers down, they call in the lawyers to clean up their soiled shorts. 


Concerned Hamburger was notified that this email was widely distributed, and one teacher in Hamburg advised the Hamburg Board of Education of its existence at the June 12th Hamburg Board of Education meeting.

Certain individuals have requested via Freedom of Information Law that the communications between Connelly and Achramovitch be released, and apparently both districts have "lawyered up" to prevent this email from going public. In reviewing the video made of the Board meeting, it appears Dr. Connelly is more concerned about who "leaked" the email.  One can only guess the reasons for this.

The Springville Board of Education convened last evening, and several members of the public chastised Dr. Connelly and demanded that the email be released.  Connelly attempted to defend concealing the email to the public stating it said things which would be very dangerous to "teachers across the state"



All teachers across the State of New York must demand that this email be released.  
Contact:
Dr. Connelly  
Springville Griffith Institute Central School District
307 Newman Street
Springville, New York 14141-1599
pconnelly@springvillegi.org




Concerned Hamburger was sent the entire video from the Springville Board of Education, and is working to get it up and running shortly.  


29 comments:

Klozman said...

Aha, we are now treated to Springvillegate. Give Connelly some credit; at least he didn't declare potential exposure of the email a matter of national security.

These fellow travelers have no talent for surreptitious operations; they lack a proper grasp of what generates loyalty and the knowledge of whom they can reasonably trust. Wonder what the fate of said teacher is slated to be...no doubt some spurious transfer is in the works...hope this revelation constitutes an effective deterrent.

teachers said...

Klozman you are on target. What really gets us is that both school boards don't seem to see anything wrong with this behavior. As it stands there is no morale fabric.

THis community is sick of this guy Achramovitch and we are sick of Joan Calkins who apparently thinks this is ok to subject our teachers to this . This is a sick situation. School Board you should get to the bottom of those emails to see the true nature of the beast that we have as Supt. There is no spin, the emails will speak for themselves.

serious ethical problem here said...

Klozman, a deterrent for now, until this sob in his underhanded fashion pulls some shit again. Achramovitch & Calkins have serious ethical problems on this one.

investigate Steve STAT said...

Thanks to the honest person in Springville who let this email loose. It is no wonder they don't want the public to know how shady they both are. We, who work here know about Steve, SB you need to do something about this now. You ignore this and it is implyed that you support this. This is not good here, our morale is at an all time low and this makes the situation intolerable. Steve Achramovitch needs to be investigated here.

where is SB? said...

Concerned,

thank you for this. Corruption in education. Where is our school board on this?

Anonymous said...

Put the whole meeting online and let this issue get going.

Anonymous said...

Wait til the top blows on the lies told about a teacher a few years ago, and then there was the spurious transfer. Achramo will be caught, and the truth will come out. They still play games, and stupidly have no idea who their moles are....Achramo better be careful what he says, when he says it and to whom...rememner the superintendent in OP dialing 1 900 numbers, and then blames his kid...the scandal in Hamburg will make that look like kids play. Stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

NYSUT needs to take a stand and demand that the email be released.

Anonymous said...

This should be a concern of every honest person. Where is our school board om this abuse of power? What type of people are running our district? We need to know and discipline the supt's, the same as what may have been suggested in there back and forth emails concerning our Hamburg Teacher. What is more disturbing is that if we express ourselves about our kids schools or community matters we are to be punished for our involvement. There are parents in Hamburg who are terrified to speak at a public school board meeting for fear that there kids will be punished at school, either by not being allowed on a sports team or other school activities.

This email supports just this.

????school board why are they ignoring this said...

What was Steve going to do use APPR to get at Chris or maybe a involuntary transfer. Steve Achramovitch is a snake

Hey Hamburg School Board you need to know what our Supt. was up to and what went on between the two SUpts. This is the issue here. Wake up and get the true picture of him not the crap of deception that he wants you to believe.

Howe neighbor said...

Concerned

off topic What is going on with the New Turf at Howe Field.

A Neighbor

STATEWIDE CONCERN said...

You have got to know that the two Super's were up to no good. Why hasn't the Teachers Union taken this up? This should be of grave concern to ALL TEACHERS IN THE STATE, not just here.

terrified of email exchange said...

Hey I give everyone credit for exposing this one. I give all three credit for not letting this go and for those who went to the school meeting in Springville from Hamburg. The school board can only think how they don't like outsiders, not that this whole thing sticks of dirty tricks. Not concerned as to how they were going to punish and innocent teacher, but that they got caught because of a moral individual who needed to expose it. It bothers me that only one person on the Springville Board saw all the wrong in this. What is our school board doing paying for Steve Achramovitch's lawyers again. Achramovitch & Griffin must be terrified of the horrible contents of those emails.

WAKE UP BOARD said...

What next, we need to see those emails than can both of them for attempting to abuse their positions.

FILTHY DIRTY GAMES WITH TEACHERS AND STAFF.

We have no intregrity with our leadership if this is allowed to exist.

shame said...

SHAME ON BOTH SCHOOL BOARDS.

Anonymous said...

How was Achramovitch going to strong arm Chris? This is why we need the emails. THis would give the sb and school community a peek in Achramovitch's sick world. Likes to screw with us because the dumb ass school board thinks it is ok. Next year

Klozman said...

Re the article in today's Buff News: "Springville teachers picket,..."

I note that attack participant Chuck Mahoney is identified as a former Hamburg teacher. Reading between the lines, I would guess that, at some point, he received a screw job from the Hamburg school board and envisions more of the same for Cerrone (why else jump on this particular band wagon). Gaudeamus igitur.

It's amusing that some Springville BOE members are on their uppers about a Hamburg incursion into their "sacred" domain. If they and their resident Achramo clone seek redress and revenge by an email incursion intended to harm a Hamburg teacher then they have crossed the Rubicon.

clueless said...

What is this bull? Can't we just do our work and teach our students without fear of this supt.? manufacturing stories about teachers, disturbing threats, lies and down right abuse of his position. The studpid, clueless school board thinks there is nothing wrong with this.

Klozman fan said...

Klozman, spot on

a fan

Anonymous said...

Their FUC*ed, BOTH OF THEM. Right now if I were Achramo, I would be on self preservation mode. School Board as shady as both Supt. if they try to ignore this one.

Anonymous said...

Hey Connelly, "mess around, mess around, pretty soon you won't be around!"

Divide and conquer said...

Need the public to push this big time. Maybe we can get Conelly to turn on Acromo. Acromo has already retired once and could be forced to do so again. Conelly could turn on Acromo b/c he still needs his job.

Anonymous said...

Achramovich has a retirement waiver. Go check out the NYSED certification lookup....it says Achramos retirement waiver "pending". Remember to OP superintendent with his 1 900 calls? ANd then he tried to blame his son? These guys are the lowest of the low. Its time the public realise we do not need these over inflated windbags....Springville needs to insist on the removal of their superintendent. Paul Connelly....lets hope you are not related to the kind old Fr. Connelly, a roman catholic priest..if so, shame on you Paul, and if not, perhaps you ought to find him and do a confession .

Anonymous said...

Superintendent Achramovitch was the recipient of an email. He did not threaten a teacher. This is classic bullying and NOT by the Superintendent! He is a victim in this and he is being slandered. Not his fault that Connelly is stupid.

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:44pm. If acromo is innocent then why not publicize the email. How would you know if he didn't threaten the teacher?

Anonymous said...

If Achramo is a victim, tell him to cough up the email. Hey anonymous, "steve is the victiM"? You need to check into reality. Connelly may be stupid, but Stevie is not a victim. Tell him to cough up the email. Besides, how do you know what the email says. And, telephone records are all FOILable. Let see what the phone records say.

Anonymous said...

Achramo, sent an email responding to Connelly's (Springville Supt) email regarding Chris C.

WHAT WAS ACHRAMO'S RESPONSE?

This will tell the true story

COUGH UP THE EMAILS IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR.

Anonymous said...

"Frankly Joan, it is not that big of a deal.". So said Paul Connelly to Springville BOE member Joan Kelley as Paul slide a new piece of business in front of the Springville Board with no prior notification. Yep, Harris Beach has spree its Tentacles to Springvile. Bet they lured in the business with the email scandals between Paul and Achramo. We in hamburg know their lack of expertise on Open Meetings Laws was proven by a local citizen. Hey Buffalo News lets do a story on legal fees and ow much districts spend at Harris Beach. Perhaps school critic James Ostrowski could work on it....it's a filthy shame.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Connelly did you know that two short weeks after your email Mr. Achramovitch and Dr. Calkins attempted to have this Springville teacher Part 83'ed. Not sure what that means google it. That story will crack soon.