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Friday, July 20, 2012

Hamburglar Awards


 Concerned Hamburger  Awards 2012
2011-12 School Year


Grimace

Mr. Matthew Dils


The large purple simpleton who steals milkshakes from others goes to Mr. Matthew Dils.  
Mr. Dils was chosen for this award because he is "using" money from the school district funds and sending it a local law firm to somehow come up with a defense for not attending almost 50% of Board Meetings in 2011-12.
 An honest man would have stepped down from his elected position if he could not attend meetings.

Grimace Dils was allegedly "at work" as an Erie County Corrections Officer when he should have been at the Hamburg Board Meetings. 


Mrs. Diane Reynolds

Birdie the Early Bird is  portrayed as a poor flyer and somewhat clumsy in general. Birdie's origin was explained as, a giant egg falls from the night sky into McDonaldland, and Ronald McDonald decides to show the egg love.  The Birdie Award goes to Mrs. Diane Reynolds.  We are not sure where she came from, what she does, or what she thinks.  

Mrs. Reynolds is clumsy and a poor "flyer", and we only hear her chirp once a year.  She is shown love by the other BOE members because she is a zombie on the BOE and votes yes on everything.  Chirp in more often Birdie we'd like to hear what you have to say.


Officer Big Mac

Mrs. Holly Balaya

He (she) is the main source of law and order in Hamburgerland, Officer Big Mac spends most of his (her) time chasing the Hamburglar and Captain Crook.   
This years Officer Big Mac award goes to newcomer on the Hamburgland Board of Education 
Mrs. H. Balaya.  Congratulations Officer, perhaps you will be promoted to Lieutenant

Fry Guy
Mr. Thomas Flynn, the Third

Fry Guy  liked to steal and gobble up the other characters' French fries.  This award goes to Mr. Thomas Flynn the third (III).  Mr. Flynn showed up and gobbled up the Vice Presidency from Pom Pom Patty. Like Fry Guy, Mr. Flynn does not know what he is doing, as demonstrated by another BOE member advising him to buy a copy of Roberts Rules of Order.  Welcome aboard Fry Guy, and congratulations on gobbling up Pom Pom's seat. 


Trash Cans of Hamburgerland


Steven Achramovitch
Hamburg School Superintendent

Joan Calkins, MD. Hamburg Board of Education President
 Talking twin trash cans.  One need only deposit garbage into them to feed them. 
Enough said.



Captain Crook



This villain spent his time trying to steal Filet-O-Fish sandwiches from citizens of Hamburgerland while avoiding being caught by. He would often translate for Hamburglar.  This years award goes to former District Clerk and Assistant Superintendent Mr. Gregg Davis, who often needed to translated the cover-ups and fabrications into believable justifiable information.  Needless to say, it was evident when Captain Davis was covering up, all the while building up his Final Average Salary for his 3 year pending retirement.  Congratulations Captain Davis and enjoy those fishy sandwiches.



And Finally, the 2012 Hamburglar Award 


After learning that the Hamburg Board of Education and Superintendent Steven Achramovitch has spent over $411, 222 at the Harris Beach Law firm as of July 2012, this years recipient of the Hamburglar Award goes to the the entire Harris Beach Law Firm.  Congratulations on successfully causing the Hamburg Central School District to cut programs for students because the Harris Beach law meter is running up extraordinary billings.  Concerned has learned that Harris Beach attorneys travel in pairs.  You will never see just one visiting Hamburg to address the Board of Education, or just one acting as counsel in labor matters.  Concerned reported their concerns about the presence of Harris Beach attorneys at Hamburg Board of Education meetings.  If you recall, there were several Harris Beach attorneys at the coronation of Steve Achramovitch in December 2010.  Concerned expressed concerns about this then.  So, Hamburg taxpayer and school community member, sleep well tonight knowing that your financial resources are being sucked up by district endorsed attorneys.


19 comments:

DON'T STEAL FROM THE PUBLIC said...

WITH THE INAPPROPRIATE USE OF SCHOOL TAXES FOR THEMSELVES AND WHAT THE SUPT WAS TRYING TO DO TO CHRIS C OUR LOVED MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER, & STEVE ACHRAMOVITCH'S GUIDANCE IN THIS LAWSUIT TO BENEFIT THEIR OWN PIGGY BANKS, THE SUPT. SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM HIS POSITION FOR INCOMPETENCE, THIS IS THE MOST BASIC OF RULES YOU CANNOT STEAL FROM THE PUBLIC.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Davis was not padding his FAS. His almost "forced" retirement was a Mr. Crawford thing. That decision was not by Mr. Davis's choice. Get your info straight. He had a great career at Hamburg. Picking on him now is like blaming Mr. Bagley for Roswell's secrecy.
Oh, aren't those pics copyrighted material by McDonald's? Do you have written permission to use them? A copy and paste does not make their use legal in this blog!

Anonymous said...

Dils I wouldn't want to run on your record for anything. The voters will be reminded of you lack of attendance, not paying attention to the finances, and now using our tax dollars for yourself. You have crossed the line now, onto the dark side. You will be held accountable.

I have a copy too of your meeting said...

How difficult is it for Achramo, to look Mrs. S. in the eye when he knows that she knows first hand what a LIAR he is. He's been busted and he has spent a fortune of our $$$ to cover his lying tracks. He now has gone too far by engaging in a law suit with our $$$ for his own wallet. Yes the idiot is using our $$$ for himself, Isn't the $180,000. + his perks not good enough. Hey Steve I suggest you go on a long trip for a couple of years.

Anonymous said...

Thiefs all of them

Anonymous said...

Superintendent Steven Achramovitch and school board President Joan Calkins are taking their personal vendetta too far now. Sally is elected, deal with it, she doesn't need the Supt. to tell her what is right, she knows how to navigate her way for a better school community. She respects our teaching profession and our staff. She is a hard worker who appreciates us. She knows Steve's and Joan's agenda of revenge is more important than our programs or our morale.

Since Steve we have no spirit, he is killing what we love. Our students are suffering because of them. Joan needs to come down off her cloud and get her act together. Our school community is needed to elect anyone. The more you attack the more we realize you two must go for this district to improve. Our staff is dedicated but the two of you are not in it for the kids. You have gutted our hs science dept, lifeskills, art, sports and so on . Steve is only here until he reaches 62 a few more years. Hey he has to work because of his transgressions and that is not our problem. Why did Erie 1 BOCES force him on us? We had more qualified candidates for Supt. Why?????

Anonymous said...

I'm still confused as to why Dr. Calkins was reappointed president. I would have thought that the rest of teh board would have been shaken a little after this years' vote, perhaps realizing that its time to get their acts together or be voted out. Why would they think that someone who is only still on the board b/c someone else resigned, and few votes seperating here from the next candiaite has the public backing to lead the district. Talk about believing in a mandate from heaven. Apparently we are cutting too many social studies classes. Maybe we can hire the teachers back to teach the board citizenship 101

ALUM& PARENTS said...

Achramo's(Steve Achramovitch) profile of a perfect Hamburg Central School Board member. Possess nothing, I will guide you. Trust me and do not question me on anything. Please do not listen to the NY Ed Law, or call anyone for information, I will do that for you.

Basically Steve calls all the shots through his puppets (school board).

Problem he is facing now...Two very strong women, with the knowledge that he doesn't know what the hell he is doing.

Just that legal bill alone to HARRIS BEACH $400,000. AND SOME CHANGE. All this could have been prevented if he didn't start out LYING ABOUT OUR HAMBURG COMMUNITY MEMBERS. Just image as an interim Supt. and then Dr. Calkins hires Steve as Supt. He is the first cause. Joan is overwhelmed with her own agenda, which no one has figured out yet. Achramo is using our tax dollars to basically steal from us, but now Steve for the first time here is being called out. I along with scores of others find this long overdue.

What went on between Steve Achramovitch and Paul Connelly Supt of Springville/Griffith with Chris C. a(Hamburg Teacher and outspoken critic in Springville and critic of Statewide testing). Chris C. our loved middle school teacher? What was Steve's dirty plans for him, some more fabricated affidavits? This is why Achramovitch and Connelly refuse to give up the emails. Guess who Achramo recommends to represent Connelly non other than Harris Beach Law Firm. Personally I don't give a dam who did what with the recording, but one thing is for certain Steven Achramovitch is an untruth individual.
Dr. Calkins as School Board President allows him to carry on like this, she basically gave him the green light, the majority of the sb voted for her as SB Pres. Dr. Calkins has taken his guidance and direction in the wrong direction. Our Kids are what is most important. I don't care about an alleged ex session, I heard the whole recording and it is disturbing that the sb and Achramovitch went on about everything under the sun, items that don't fall into the categories of what is allowable in executive sessions. So when Calkins and Achramo cry foul, enough of us have heard what Steve and the rest of the board at that time revealed about there shocking behavior. The VICTIMS ARE NOT JOAN OR STEVE, the victims are our kids. TAKE YOU PERSONAL VENDETTA ELSEWHERE AND STOP USING MY CHILDREN'S SCHOOL MONEY TO LINE YOUR OWN POCKETS.

Anonymous said...

Flynn looks like Fry Guy.

Harris Beach conflict of interest here said...

Conflict of interest,

and the Harris Beach Law firm is to investigate themselves if there exists a conflict representing the school board, when they are suing a sitting school board member. When will this supt stop, Sally is elected, just learn to live with it. Remember we will not stop until you stop this reckless spending. Follow the laws, stop violating our staff.

Harris Beach is protecting not the School district. Harris Beach is protecting only Steve Achramovitch their big contributor with our
money. We never heard of this law firm until Steve hit our shores.

Harris Beach is loving all this. :They advise the school district with their legal expertise to use district funds to line private citizens Bagley, Wichlacz, and Neymans pockets and than he splashes on the school district. Is this law firm for f***ing real.

Report all of them to all the agencies in the State that will
stop this theft.

Oh, yes one more thing, two board members want Harris beach to investigate Harris Beach to give a ruling if they have a conflict of interest.

1. a sb member has professonal misconduct charges filed on two attorneys at Harris beachs(,as reported in the press)

2. Harris Beach is suing for private citizens and sb against a seated sb member.School Board member is now suppose to be represented by the same law firm Harris Beach. In all our minds this is a conflict. and they should step away from this district.

3. supt. is to put out bids and notification for other legal counsel for our district. Let's see when this happens.

4 Steve Achramovitch is killing us. Time for Erie one BOCES Supt. to have a talk with Mr. Achramovitch possibly.

5. Harris Beach would like nothing more than to get rid of Sally, she has given them a headache, they will stop at nothing to keep their gravy train going in the tune of almost 1/2 million from Steve and his puppets. This hatred toward her by Steve Achramovitch is most apparent, he will stop at nothing at the expense of our kids. We support Sally and Holly and we know the whole situation from A to Z. The message is growing and this is not good for Steve Achramovitch.

conflict need change said...

The goon squad is after Sally (Harris Beach) law firm with our school dollars. I'd thought that we are financially strapped. Cut programs staff and now this goonies have gobbled up $400,000 bucks.

Steve where is your "legal expertise" this is what Dr. Calkins has posted on you. We still haven't seen it here. We cannot afford Mr Steven Achramovitch.

Start finding someone who will heal this district. He has demonstrated that he can't. We hear he had the same problems in Greece and Ken Ton

Anonymous said...

Flynn is a deer in headlights. He can't tell up from down. He is the perfect school board member. What Ambass talked Thomas Flynn III to run for sb?

Klozman said...

It seems clear to me that Achramo was planted on this district by smooth as silk, much admired, infinitely protected Donald Olgilvie, specifically to deal with two instructors that were rocking the boat concerning past indiscretions, a bit too much. He can not be ousted unless he loses the support of Olgilvie, his Godfather. This will happen only if and when public opinion against Achramo skyrockets.

The tape's the thing wherein we'll catch the conscience of the king.

Anonymous said...

Klozman, mr. Kerr former district personnel guy was harassing the two teachers you mention, just ask David hoover, Erie 1 BOCES lawyer. Btw, achramo worked for David Hoover at Erie one BOCES under mr.oz. Kerr was chased out on a leave of absence because he was shagging the special education director, and Crawford took off because he is a fraud and a liar, who sucked money out of hamburg taxpayers along with wichlacz to go to Africa. While in africa, Crawford gets drunk on jack Daniels, every night...so says a spring villa teacher. Then Crawford and wichlacz try to make hamburg the bank roll of African schools when we didn't have money to educate our own kids. All the while Crawford and dirtbag wichlacz were tryhi g to sneak thru a performing arts center. Crawford, Kerr ,which lack are filth...in our opinion. Yep, they sure were trying to shut up two teachers, but looks like the plan isnt working. I know the two teachers, and there isn't much that will shut them up. Maybe embalming fluid???

2over12 said...

I am still shocked that Achromo spent upwards of 400,000 dollars on this law suit! When the budget was discussed at a board meeting, that was the amount of money that was required to close the gap. Of course, that money had to come from cutting teaching positions. Did my kids' teachers really lose their jobs to pay for his own personal needs? Disgusting!

Anonymous said...

What is the final number of teaching positions cut? and what about the number of new hires in administration. There has been no reduction in principal or assistant principals in the schools.Where were the teacher cuts made, trying to figure out whether to keep my kids in a school system that is dropping lower and lower every year in rankings and a quality education or pay for private school.

Anonymous said...

How much money is Gregg Davis getting for his yearly pension now that he's retired?

Anonymous said...

Private citizens using taxpayer dollars??? Call the NYS police and have them arrest for grand larceny. Theft of money that should be used for public i education being used to line their slimy pockets. Wichlacz, Newman and bagley should be arrested for theft. The others should be thrown out of office, and Steve put to the curb. Perhaps the community should stage a rally at the next boe meeting. Joan, every person I have spoken to is saying they are gonna tell their friends you are nuts....and will not see u as a doctor. You are one sick lady.

Anonymous said...

I AM INFURIATED WITH EVERYONE ON THE SCHOOL BOARD THAT IS USING MY HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS TO PAY FOR LEGAL FEES......TEACHERS AND STAFF HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS BECAUSE THEY WERE TOLD THAT THERE WAS NO MONEY IN THE BUDGET.....WAKE UP TAXPAYERS AND EVERYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN GOING TO HAMBURG THAT IS NOT IN THE DISTRICT.......(THE ONLY REASON THAT THE BOARD ALLOWS "OUT OF DISTRICT STUDENTS" TO ATTEND HAMBURG IS BECAUSE OUR ENROLLMENT WOULD GO DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY......ANOTHER THING TAXPAYERS ARE FOOTING THE BILL FOR! I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF JOAN TELLING EVERYONE SHE IS HERE FOR THE KIDS. ANYONE WITH HALF A BRAIN WOULD KNOW THAT SHE IS ROTTEN TO THE CORE! DROP THIS SILLY LAWSUIT, HIRE BACK TEACHERS AND STAFF AND SAVE THE $400,000 TO EDUCATE THE CHILDREN.....OR FIRE EVERY INCOMPETENT PERSON ON THE SCHOOL BOARD WHO IS BRING THIS DISTRICT DOWN QUICKLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!