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Saturday, August 25, 2012

A baker's dozen of possible suspects




This article (link below in purple) appeared on a Rochester area news webpage regarding the leaking of information from the Board of Education of the Greece Public Schools, when Steve Achramovitch was the superintendent.




Is it plausible that Mr. Achramovitch has a history of "leaking" information from  Board Meetings?  Concerned has heard parts of the Sept 21, 2010 Board of Education meeting, and it sounds very strange indeed. Concerned opines that whatever recording device was used in the September 21, 2010 meeting, it was very near to Superintendent Achramovitch as his voice is loud and clear.  Naturally, this is just an opinion, but it does appear odd that Greece had issues with leaks.  Readers please recall, Mr. Achramovitch was only in Hamburg for approximately 21 days when a meeting was recorded and that recording was widely distributed around the community.  Also please recall, that Mr. Achramovitch had been a superintendent in both Ken-Ton Schools and Greece Schools, and as such was well seasoned in the politics of Boards of Education.  If you click on the link to the Rochester story, a then member of the Greece Board of Education criticizes Mr. Achramovitch for acting without board approval and viewing the board as a "necessary inconvenience".

Furthermore, it appears that Mr. Achramovitch was well aware that the Hamburg Board of Education was violating Open Meeting Laws on many levels, but he chose to ignor this fact until a citizen, Sally Stephenson, filed an Article 78 proceeding in New York State Supreme Court. The September 21, 2010 meeting was deemed to be in violation of Open Meeting Laws by Justice Devlin of the NYS Supreme Court.

So, why would the superintendent want to record a meeting of the Hamburg Board of Education?  

First, Mr. Achramovitch was an interim superintendent with hopes of getting the full time job in Hamburg. Perhaps he recorded the meeting, so he could play it back at a later time to reflect on and practice the art of pulling the wool over ones eyes?

Second, the public should be aware that there were several individuals who were in the meeting that was recorded, who were not board members, notably, the external auditor and several administrators.  The voices of these individuals are on the recording that Concerned has heard, but the recording device most clearly and loudly picks up the superintendent, as if the recorder was on his person or very near by.

Third, Mr. Achramovitch's first act as interim superintendent was to fire a highly regarded and respected probationary teacher for reasons which were trumped up and manufactured by members of the community.  Not only did the Board of Education buy the lies hook, line and sinker,  it sounds very clear that they relished in their part of destroying the teaching career of a young woman with flawless credentials and personal standards par excellence.  Joan Calkins seems to take particular delight in fulfilling her personal agenda against this young woman and outstanding alumnus of Hamburg High School.  Mr. Achramovitch lies in the meeting claiming he had documents that never existed. And what does he get for his lies, the full time superintendents position making over $175,000 per year and an open checkbook to spend at Harris Beach to cover up the lies that he and others told.  These were not little white lies, these lies were whoppers that included the Hamburg Village Police and the Hamburg Village Judge.

So, why would Mr. Achramovitch tape this meeting?   It appears to Concerned based on his past behavior that he tape the meeting because he could. Simply put, Steve's record demonstrates he does things because he can, not because they are right thing to do.  It seems to Concerned that Mr. Achramovitch is the likely person to have taped that meeting, his first meeting, the one in which he had to make up stories to fire a young woman who the Board of Education clearly wanted out of the system.  If one were to hear this recording, and the community should, it would clearly demonstrate the sickness of mind and spirit of many members of the Board of Education and the Superintendent.

So, how did the tape recording travel around the community?  Concern can only come to the conclusion that the recording mechanism fell into the hands of a person with character, and that person made certain that those who were defamed and slandered were made aware.  One could say, Steve got sloppy, and possibly left his recorder behind. This would not be the first time that it appears Steve got sloppy. Concerned understands that Steve got sloppy with email at KenTon, and was implicated in sloppy leaks in Greece.

So, Hamburg, what makes you think you are any different?

Click link to go to story.....

A baker's dozen of possible suspects

16 comments:

guilty achramo said...

Steve Achramovitch,

has his problems. Mrs. Stepenson has his number and I would image so does Holly. He only has to keep 4 board members in his pocket. As long as he can continue to bull shit them he will be ok. Now this being said, it is quite obvious to us that we need to rid two members of the sb this May. Joan Calkins, Matt Dils or Diane Reynolds. Two must be defeated and Achramo like the Supt. of Holland will be sent packing. This is an observation of many of us. So if anyone of us are not satisfied with Steve we need to get behind two new candidates. I believe like many that Steve has put up a smoke screen for losing his recording. He has gone to great expense to cover those lies. Too bad he and Joan cannot move on. It is getting a bit old. The two of them protest too much, making them look guilty. Steve Achramovitch it is clear to us who have heard the entire recording ,that he is the only one you can hear loud and clear throughout the entire meeting. From this article it appears that Steve has a pattern of taping meeting. He is dishonest and has no respect for us employees. Staff

Anonymous said...

I have no doubt that he is the responsible one. Too bad he wasn't more careful. Wonder what he had in store for Chris Cerrone. Chris push for those emails it will be telling what he is up to with all of us.

positive agenda please said...

Achramo seems to have patterns. His problems in Greece, tapes meetings acts offended and surprised brings in law enforcement. He is careless, no follow through and he has Joan fooled. He eventually will go to far. Why the use of the dist. web page for personal attacks. This is a new policy of the board. This is not what we want on our districts site. Teacher/parent

Anonymous said...

Steve Achramovitch is hated by almost all of us. We need to rid our district of him and if that means electing two new board members, than that must be our goal. The End we don't care of his taper caper. We believe he is the one. Loud and Clear.

Anonymous said...

What I'd like to yell at the next school board meeting is,

We elected Sally ass holes deal with it.

Anonymous said...

Write about the grade fraud. Covering it up, and the drugs. It's a clear cover up.

Anonymous said...

This is very interesting. We will stay tuned. Concerned we love you

we care said...

My daughter was affected by the grade manipulation in year 10. They didn't care then and they don't care now. We will care forever. Parents

something wrong in denmark said...

I understand that the school board was made aware that Steve Achramovtic lied to the former school board (Kelly HARPER, DIANE REYNOLDS, MATT DILS, GREG WICHLACZ, CASEY NIEMAN, JOAN CALKINS AND PAT BRUNNER COLLINS.) What the bigger question is why did Achramo lie? The next question is why would anyone hire an interim Supt as a Supt. when he was not the recommendation of the majority on the search committee?. Why hire a man who demonstrates in the first 21 days that he is not truthful?

Something is wrong in Denmark

Anonymous said...

Steve Achramovitch did not apply for the superintendents job until the search committee was at the last stage. He had retired from Greece according to the Greece School Minutes and the Rochester Media. He once worked at Erie One BOCES WITH David Hoover, the BOCES lawyer, who apparently the district has replaced with Harris BEach. The Same David Hoover who was the subject of questionable NYS Retirement. Any hoo, Steve came to Hamburg under very questionable circumstances. He had a retirement voucher filed with NYSED, which was only recently pulled from their webpge. If you were to hear the taper caper, you would think he had been around FOREVER. He lies to the BOE with such confidence and vigor. The greatest line is regarding the grade fraud, "(the grades that were made up by Mike Gallaher had) no impact on student ranking, but if the grades the kids actually got in the course (earned and logged into the grade book) were to stand, there may have been an impact on class rank". This is paraphrased. Can you say DOUBLE TALK???? STEVE TALKS OUT BOTH SIDES OF HIS MOUTH, and MOST OF HIS B.S. Sounds like it should be blown out of his anus. Joan, you have ruined our schools. The staff can not stand you, and you will go down as ruining the district. Get SA out of here!!!

Anonymous said...

I also have a BIG problem, and have had since SA's appointment, with the fact that he was NOT the reommended candidate! Why he was appointed is beyond me!

Someone who cares.

Anonymous said...

Steve was recommended because Don Ogilve told Joan what to do. I heard that there was a meeting over at the admin building, and the bOE was told to hire Steve. I also heard someone recorded this meeting and its on tape, and a few people have heard it. I know one of the teachers heard it, and maybe thats why they are going after her.

Anonymous said...

Can I have my letter to the school board critizing Dr. Joan Calkins behavior posted on the districts web page? If I write a letter against anyone on the board will the sb Pres. print my criticism of her and Matt Dils? My guess is not. Matt is responsible for the Million plus dollars that we now own the State Of New York. He should resign for turning his back and sleeping at the wheel during that poor financial mangement. I know a lot more went on that they don't want the public to know about; Secret meeting

In the know said...

Wonder if Harris Beach has shared the defendents reply with the BOE, The other plaintiffs listed. The district using the courts to bully could cost them dearly, and this is only the beginning. We heard from a defendant, the taper caper is back in front of Judge Devlin. Wondnhownshe is going to feel about the district and Steve lying about her decision in the open meeting art 78 proceeding. We hear those old board members could be coughing up 60,000 each. How does that sound mr. Newman, wichlacz, dils, achramo and bagley??? Joan, you better start going to work you bully. Maybe even Harris beach will get their dirty lawyer hands slapped by judge devlin. Dont piss in a judges cereal bowl. Just sayin...

Anonymous said...

Klozman do tell....

Tsunami said...

Stay tuned..the district has a legal problem this size of city hall coming its way. If anyone who reads this blog doesn't know it, there's several legal matters the district got itself into by lying. A tsunami involving mark crawfords lies is developing, and will role in shortly. Take cover. Crawford ran for a reason.