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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Special Hamburg Board of Education Meeting

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Special Meeting of the Hamburg Board of Education July 17, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Hamburg Administration Building.  All meetings are open to the public.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

What are they up to now?

Super said...

Mr. Flynn You where elected to the school board, you chose to run, you agreed to attend meeting. When Ms. Stevenson informed the clerk the she wanted to call a special meeting you got call and you agreed to come to that meeting. so please don’t say at that meeting that you have better things to do then the job you where elected to do.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree super. The board was elected to represent, and I am sure holly and Sally had better things to do also. Missuse of tax dollars is extremely important. What did Mr. Flynn miss out on waxing his yacht?

deep throat said...

Tom Flynn is an idiot. Does he really think his nobby headed thought and revelation to the community that he would rather be somewhere else is doing him any good? He will be named in a lawsuit, Tom Flynn of M and T Bank, for voting in favor of the resolution presented to the BOE tonite. Gee Tom, all that money from the car dealership will be funding the school district. perhaps Tom you should have consulted a consultant before playing with fire. You are so misinformed and are too ugly and stupid to get it. Dumb Dumb Tom, wake up, papers are being prepared as you sleep. Just wait, you are in for a ride. You will loathe the day you drank from Joan and Steves cup. Scumbags you are.

Anonymous said...

Tom put your homeowners on notice....off we go into the lawsuit of your life.

real nerve and abuse, illegal said...

The public needs to know that Hamburg Central School Dist. under the direction of Steve Achramoovitch is suing with all of our tax dollars for himself, School board and private citizens to use our money to line their own pockets. Thank you to everyone who is on top of this one. There must be some agency to bring them down for this one. I cannot believe the balls they have to sneak this one by us. Thank you to the two new watch dogs on the school board.

Anonymous said...

Tommy Flynn call up some of those lawyer friends and have em read the summons. Your ass is on the line, because you voted NO tonight.. Do you have a brain in that head? You sorta look like the red headed scare crow from OZ. Perhaps you need to go see the wizard mr. Donny O and get yourself a brain. Heck if Erie One BOCES cant give you a few brains over at Potter Rd, then you are a true basket case. Where did you go to school Mr Flynn?

Anonymous said...

Flynn, apparently has been shoved so much propaganda from Steve Achramovitch and Joan Calkins that he cannot think for himself. He has aligned himself and is apparently in over his head. Hey buddy start thinking for yourself and do just a little research. You just might open your eyes and realize that you have been duped by Steve Achramovitch. We have his number so do all of my colleagues. As it stands I hope this faux-pas brings you all down hard. We need to rid anyone who supported this abuse of power and abuse and misuse of my children's educational dollars.

father of 4 said...

Man Thomas Flynn 111 do you have balls. I work an average of 60 hours a week just to keep our heads above water. I have four small kids and you have the balls to complain that you have to put a few hours in to hear what ass holes you are using my hard earn cash to line your own pockets with a law suit. Hey man if you want to abuse and lie you will pay. By the way Flynn and board, my wife lost her job with the schools and you have the nerve to complain. You are offensive and what you have done is illegal. Abuse of your position and misuse of public dollars. Graduate of Hamburg Union Street

Anonymous said...

What absolute arrogance, use your own money not ours for your own piggy banks. I also weigh in ,illegal to use public taxes for personal use and profit. Report all this to state attorney general. Let them know how corrupt the schools have become. who made Joan Calkins and Steve Achramovitch King and Queen of the district?

Anonymous said...

What absolute arrogance, use your own money not ours for your own piggy banks. I also weigh in ,illegal to use public taxes for personal use and profit. Report all this to state attorney general. Let them know how corrupt the schools have become. who made Joan Calkins and Steve Achramovitch King and Queen of the district?

Anonymous said...

Board members asked Acromo tonight "who authorized this lawsuit to be put forth and Acromo stated that the board voted in 2010to allow Harris Beach to persue the "illegal taping". Tonight Acromo told us it was that resolution in 2010 that authorized the Harris Beach to bring the lawsuit now. NO, you idiots. The Board from 2010 cannot direct that things happen now. The CURRENT board is in charge of all money spent. So the current Board must decide whether they want the Hamburg Tax Dollars spent to bring a lawsuit against community members, NOT the board from 2010. This is elementary. Your a real scumbag Steve. Those idiot board members don't even understand what you have gotten them into. They are all going to get removed for misusing tax dollars. They will undoubtedly try to use the same excuse that Ed Osbourn used in 2007, "gee I didn't know what was going on", but look at what happened to that old rotten slime ball, he got bounced off the board once the State Comptroller filed his report. Joan, your days of lying about stun gunning and everything else under the sun are over.

Southwest Airlines said...

Hey Steve, "wanna get away"?

no touch said...

Margie Moses is getting recognizes as an athlete from 1967? Boy things have changed for the blow hard....what sport???? Did anyone look at her work record or why she was moved from my gym class at the middle school? I bet a few of my class mates may have a few words to say about her....that will come soon. We have been talking on facebook.

Anonymous said...

All the union representatives who were asked to take a pay freeze should file charges against the district in state and federal courts for lying about the school district finances. Apparently these is plenty of cash. And the parents need to file a personal lawsuit against steve for misuse of school money... Oh Man Steve, your ass is on the hook. Go back to Greece, or perhaps we will drive you. Joanie..you are done too. You are both slime.

Pleasant Ave Parent said...

Joan is so stupid she and Flynny gave a green light to pursue the BOE, its members and Steve because they voted NO on the resolution. Patty was so upset because she couldnt pregame and be told what to do. Its time the public hears the recording. BTW Joan call up the Committee on Open Government, Executive Sessions are not opportunites for you to lie, lie and lie some more and they are certainly not designed to protect your personal privacy. They are designed to protect the privacy of those who must be discussed for personnel reasons...not lied about and attacked. Your privacy was not violated but you did a fine job violating others privacy. You are simply stupid. As President of the Board you need to get a handle on the laws and stop your lies and deception.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Greg Davis has retired yet? He's been retiring for the past three years.

Super said...

and another thing that burns my butt seven ways to Sunday is Joan making a fuss over Holly reading the article 78 ruling. besides it being public information the district had it posted on its own website in two places,and they still have Dr. Calkins statement (Lie) posted that they never broke the law .

Anonymous said...

Every single one of the Hamburg School Board members should resign immediately. Every single one of them. They are ALL guilty of putting themselves before the students, who they are there to serve. They should all be embarrassed of their immaturity and ignorance. Not one of them has an excuse for their behavior. Shame on all of them.

Klozman said...

Anonymous...July 18 3:14PM

Pray enlighten me Anonymous why Sally S. and Holly B. should be included in your call to strike the colors. Achramo and his five remaining Board lackeys are attacking Sally with a frivilous law suit because she is in the process of exposing their incredible waste of money, their deceitfulness, their lies and their cover-ups. Achramo's first priority is Achramo. He knows that once the tape he is attempting to suppress goes viral his ass is grass. Do enough research to ameliorate your ignorance and it will rapidly become apparent to you that student well-fare is Sally's first priority. Holly's presence is essential not only to provide critical thinking but also to second motions for discussion, which otherwise would never reach the floor and expose Achramo and his gang of five.

Anonymous said...

No more Rubber stamp board.



Finally we are beginning to find out what went on behind closed doors all these years. Now this latest event is grounds for removal of the Supt. and all that authorized the spending of tax dollars for themselves. I have read that they listed themselves individually with their own personal addresses, and that they are asking the courts for an unspecified amount of money for themselves. I support Sally and I can assure you knowing her for many years she will see this through. She has been under constant attack by Joan and Steve. Steve gets caught lying about her family, reports to the former school board that he has affidavits of misconduct at the Burger Fest July of 2010 from the Tom Moses the Village Mayor, something from the Village Justice Fleming and Det. Shara. When the fact remains there were no affidavits at all. The affidavits were a LIE GENERATED BY STEVE TO SELL THE BELIEF THAT HER DAUGHTER WAS A PROBLEM. . The Supt. out right got caught lying and now he is playing the VICTIM. This is a man who has no conscience. Sue A.

shady shit exposed,thanks said...

what big stones.

you are stealing from us.

you cut our teachers, spend 400 thousand dollars to a law firm for an incompetent supt., stop lying, stealing, obey the laws, respect others, treat all fairly , have a check and balance on the supt. who we all have a big problem with, and possibly can his ass, and we will be a lot better off. you lie cheat steal, use my cash for yourselves now you have stepped over the line my kid and teachers are more important than you taking from us for yourself, who authorized this shit, pay back all the money you have spent with my cash, for your own profit. mrs.s. gave you the opportunity to stop this, but you dumb shits are too stupid to see you lost your golden opportunity, we are the losers and mrs. s you are right to let the public know what shady shit that they apparently pulled behind closed doors, thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

Greg Davis has retired as of July 1

file charges now said...

F**k them all, crooks. Use your own $$$ for yourselves. Pigs all of them using my dough for this.

This action will cost anyone who supported this, their positions. Look at others being removed from office for far less. Public anything especially tax dollars cannot be used for yourself. Others I see listed have nothing to do with the district we are also paying for them also. What is this all about, I mean Tom Bagley. The funds need to be returned and charges filed STAT.

teacher/parent said...

To anony 7/18 3:14pm

The pubic needs to know and stop operating behind closed doors. this is why our district is in this horrible financial situation. Behind the scenes deals, board losing almost 2 million because of their dirty little secrets. 85 thousand with another sneaky deal shifted to the foundation when it was clearly school dist money. Matt Dils apparently turned his back on this one,Ed Osborne Pres of the sb and foundation at the same time resigned as a result of this Matt Dils should have also.

I personally am feeling refreshed that the sb board is forced to obey open meetings laws and cannot operate in secret any more \. I am also very refreshed to find out that this issue of using taxpayers money to personally profit should be front and center in the media and to all that pay these taxes. it is without any doubt THEFT OF PUBLIC FUNDS. The law firm of Harris Beech should have known better. The school district should be given a refund by the law firm of Harris Beach and refund from the Steve Achramovitch for getting us into this mess. My issue is with the Supt, who generally leads the board how could he endorse this for this board. This is cause for his dismissal.

This is everything about the students, because this school board is squandering our school resources on themselves illegally and not our kids.

teachers and parents

Anonymous said...

Joaner and Stevie have a boner for the government teacher who warned them for years about open meeting laws. I was at the meeting several years ago where she told boner Joaner the tel no of Robert freeman. Joaner the moaner cried last night. She is a moaning liar and freak. She hasn't a clue what a filibuster is..... Joaner the moaner...youre a liar.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the BOE may want to ask the local attorney and judge what it feels like when they are busted in lies. I am sure that any ethics board will be very open minded when they are dealing with the likes of the characters in this story. And, lets not forget about Mark Crawford. Joan and friends, you are in for the ride of your life. Fat ass Wichlacz, how many people does that camper of yours sleep? I heard the tape last weekend, and Greg you are a PIG!

D&N Oliver said...

I checked this evening on the web

Sally has never sued anyone nor has she ever been sued before until now by Steve Achramovitch and Joan Calkins. Yes as she stated at the meeting I attended yesterday " I've never been sued until now or have I ever sued anyone, everything I've done was procedural at my"own expense and time" The news reported wrongly that she has a law suit against former bd and current board of ed members, this was an error on the New;s report. I did call her for clarification, because I thought I heard differently last night. She said that this was abuse of tax dollars by the Supt. and SB Pres. for their own personal financial gain at taxpayers expense. She offered them half of her home at one point, but said" if you want this you should have to pay for this yourself "use your own money not the school districts" I'm paying to defend myself against this frivolous law suit brought on by the two of you" why are the taxpayers paying for something that benefits them personally . Someone called it theft of tax dollars from the floor. It was revealed that $400,000. spent in a little over a year to the same law firm that got the school board into this pickle.

D&N Oliver

suggestions said...

Let's get our heads together and do something about this, please put out any and all suggestions here, . This needs to be stopped now. They are stealing for themselves from my kids and yours. Laying off staff while this sob personally profits. I'm shocked about Dr. Calkins, we are seeing another side of her. I don't know what her problem is but this is plain and simple you CANNOT USE TAX DOLLARS TO LINE YOUR OWN POCKETS. Many public officers have been removed for just this sort of action. this is without any doubt abuse of tax dollars and abuse of their positions. Get a reality check and resign anyone who has endorsed this dishonest and illegal move. The Supt. should be fired.

keep tabs said...

Steve Achramovitch and Dr. Joan Calkins tried to keep Sally off the school board after her election. They plotted and schemed, but were unsuccessful. They are blinded with HATRED TOWARD HER , She has demonstrated at the last two meetings that she will not roll over and play dead.

The Supt. wanted the POWER to transfer up to $50,000. without board approval Sally stated "We just pasted a 56 million budget and now you tell me the taxpayer that you want transfer rights. What you presented to the public (how school dollars are to be allocated) is now not correct, this tells me this was a dishonest budget. ....I don't trust anyone with that much money to move around...I have never had my named associated with a negative audit, nor do I intend to now...
She reminded them of the 06/07 scathing audits by the NYS Comptrollers office and reminded Matt Dils that he was on the school board at the time and we need not repeat.
We agree with her, keep tabs on this and keep us informed. She also stated that the sb meets often enough that sb could APPROVE any needed budget transfers at that time. The school board is elected, is the Supt. boss not the other way around. The board is responsible for the sound financial management of the district. We now have a voice through her thanks

Anonymous said...

My friends told me that about this and how the Supt and some board members think that the school taxes are there own personal funds to use for this law suit. Payout to themselves. Yes our tax dollars being used by

Hamburg Central School District
5305 Abbott Rd.
Hamburg, N.Y. 14075

Steve Achramovitch
73 Old Orchard Lane
Orchard Park, Ny
14127

Dr. Joan Calkins
3792 Windover
Hamburg, N>Y 14075]

Patricia Brunner-Collins
104 Norwood Ae.
Hamburg, N.Y. 14075

Matthew Dils
32 Sandra Place
Hamburg, N.Y. 14075

Diane Reynolds
180 Holiday Lane
Hamburg, N.Y. 14075

Gregory Wichlacz
83 Pleasant Ave.
Hamburg, N.Y. 14075

Casey Neyman
197 Maple Ave.
Hamburg, N.Y. 14075

Thomas Bagley
281 Lowell Rd.


Each Listed individually at our expense for their own profit. Theft of our tax dollars. Why are we paying for private citizens with our tax dollars namely Tom Bagley, Casey Neyman, Greg Wachlacz/?

Bigger ????? why are they using my kids $$$ for themselves. This is a no brainer idiots.

this is theft

Anonymous said...

Wasn’t Greg Davis doing three jobs in bed with slimy Steve and Momma Dearest Joanie to blindside taxpayers and get himself rich after he left with his NYS pension that he will get until the day he croaks? Can someone get the dirt on this Hamburglar and his fat pension?

Klozman said...

Achramo, nor anyone else for that matter, should be given carte blanch when it comes to fund transfers. Each and every use of funds must be scrutinized to negate misappropriation. Achramo's gang of five will no doubt approve any request but when approval is required the public is privy to the intended target of such monies, thereby holding the transferer accountable. Anyone who trusts any one person with unrestricted access to large sums of money is out of his gourd. Watch for Achramo's futile attempts to circumvent Holly and Sally at every opportunity.

Anonymous said...

The Sun blasts the district. Makes calkins and achramo look like the crooks we know they are.....Joan step down, another 306 is coming your way. Are you gonna hide behind Harris beach??? Who'd hire lawyers who have profession misconduct charges against them???? Maybe you should dial 854 2020 and get your credit card out...better up your credit limit. Wichlacz, Neyman and Bagley are you for real??????

Anonymous said...

Lets stop pretending Sally and Holly are in this for the kids either. This is such a biased group of commentors. NO ONE on the board cares about the kids. It is all about themselves and their reputation and their acrimonies towards the others. Everyone of them should resign or be voted out. Let the Hamburg BOE get back to doing what it is supposed to do.

newbee have steve's # said...

To anonymous 7/19 10:26 am,

The trouble began when Steve Achramovitch was let loose in our district. he applied for the piositon of Supt. long after the deadline had passed. He has engaged in more $$$ than any other Supt. He relies on the Harris Beach Lawyers for any small mundane question, that he should have at the fingers tips NY State ED is free, Open govt on open mmeting law is free, NYSERDA is free. He dumps money on his buddies at Harris Beach. Too lazy to do the work himself. Same problem in Greece & Ken/Ton. We all know his history and his dirty secrets. He is a womanizer, dishonest, sociaopathic creep. He creeps us all out. He came here and he never cared about anyone of us. He bull shits the sb, cannot stand that the newbees have his lying assholes number.

Anonymous said...

Supt & Dr Calkins are problems. What goes on between the two? I remember Rucker& Roswell cozy perhaps

not liked said...

We have no respect for Steve Achramovitch he is a dirt bag, blow hard jerk.

file reports to state said...

Report anyone who has a hand in this blowing of our tax dollars on themselves. Our kids matter.

Anonymous said...

I CANNOT BELIEVE THE IGNORANCE OF A FEW PEOPLE ON THIS BLOG.......YOU MUST NOT BE A TAXPAYER! THEY ARE TAKING MY HARD EARNED MONEY AND LINING THEIR OWN POCKETS.......SALLY AND HOLLY ARE WILLING TO EXPOSE THEIR CORRUPT BEHAVIOR.....ALL I CAN SAY IS.....I HOPE YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU'VE DONE STEVE, JOAN, AND ALL THE OTHER BOARD MEMBERS WHO ARE BLINDED BY THESE ILLEGAL DEALINGS.

In the know said...

Did anyone ask the Director of Spec Ed about the taping? Word on the street is she was fullly behind the gossip and lies about the social studies teachers, because she wanted to get her cousin who was a long term sub and was over looked for social studies job a job in hamburg. We heard that she is fully aware of all of this and had a hand in it. Oh yeah, her mom works in the district and her dad is an ambassador!! Makes sense doesnt it? Its not what ya know its who ya blow that matters. This is an opinion, and there are many who believe it to be fact. Has anyone heard the August 17 and 30 2010 taping that is floating around. You think 9-21-10 is bad..wait til August gets around. None of what is talked about is professional. These people are sickos!!!!

In the know said...

Its no wonder Kelly Harper quit. These tapings that are out in the community reveal very sick people. You have no idea what you are dealing with. The teachers should be up in arms. Take your district back staff....picket at the next BOE meeting. First you need to get some union leaders with balls.... and take back your district. The children are suffering as they pile high in study halls.

In the know said...

Its no wonder Kelly Harper quit. These tapings that are out in the community reveal very sick people. You have no idea what you are dealing with. The teachers should be up in arms. Take your district back staff....picket at the next BOE meeting. First you need to get some union leaders with balls.... and take back your district. The children are suffering as they pile high in study halls.

Anonymous said...

how can i hear these recordings? will somebody please help.