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Monday, August 13, 2012

A letter to alleged Hamburg School district resident and former Hamburg Teacher Ms. Margaret Rust

This is a letter to Ms. Margaret Rust, a former  school teacher in the Hamburg Central School District, who, it has been reported never attended a Board of Education meeting in recent years.  This letter is in reply to her letter which appears on the Hamburg District webpage.   Interestingly, Mrs. Rust wrote the letter on July 3, allegedly, and it was received by the district on July 6, yet it only now appears on the district webpage.

A few questions to consider when reading Ms. Rust's letter

1. To whom was the letter addressed?  Where is the envelop, and who opened the mail that was addressed to the Board of Education?  

2. Why didn't Mr. Achramovitch put this letter dated July 6 on the July agenda, the meeting was on July 13th?  

Perhaps, Mr. Achramovitch and Dr. Calkins only recently hatched their plan to use the District webpage as the National Enquirer.  

Dear Ms. Rust,

As a former teacher, and presumably an educated woman, you certainly should know that any letter that is written by you should include your John Hancock (we presume you know who he was) , and a street address to validate you are a district resident.  

Why no signature, Ms. Rust?
Why no address, Ms. Rust?

Ms. Rust, when have you personally witnessed decorum and civility of the Hamburg Board of Education? 
Ms. Rust, it appears you missed the July 2012 Hamburg Board of Education meeting, where former board president, teacher and administrator Margaret Moses told some citizens in attendance to "f- off", and exhibited behavior comparable to a hooligan at an English football match, as it was reported to us.   Ms. Moses' brother, the Village Mayor, had he been in attendance may have written a misbehavior report on his very sister.  And certainly, if Superintendent Achramovitch had the Hamburg Village Police at the July meeting, "just in case", Ms. Moses likely could've been escorted to the patty wagon, or even "stun gunned", perhaps.

Ms. Rust, get a clue.  
Here is the reality of the situation, you clearly know nothing about. 

Do you realize that the Superintendent of Springville Schools, Dr. Paul Connelly wrote an email to Mr. Achramovitch on April 8, 2012,  Easter Sunday, which was considered threatening to a teacher presently employed in Hamburg, and an officer in the Hamburg Teachers Union.   Ms. Rust, you were presumably a member of the Hamburg Teachers Union, and perhaps you still are a retired member.

Ms. Rust, is it acceptable to you that teachers could possibly be threatened at work because they choose to exercise their rights to speak at a public meeting, in a school district in which they pay taxes and send their precious children?

If your daughter (or son)were the teacher in this scenario, we bet you would be singing a different tune.

Ms. Rust, you speak of bullying in your letter to the Board of Education which appears on the District website (which is beginning to resemble the National Enquirer).
Ms. Rust, get a clue.  

It is the belief of many that Steven Achramovitch and Joan Calkins et. al are the only bullies in this picture.  Sally Stephenson addressed the Springville Board of Education with vigor and strength to expose the perceived corrupt nature of the superintendents of Springville and Hamburg for going after a fine teacher and officer in your teachers' union just because he spoke up, and apparently Irishman Connolly down the 219 did not like what he heard.

Ms. Rust, you should be standing for the teachers and citizens, not chastising those who are willing to stick their neck out to expose the corruption, which you in your simpleton way suggest to be bullying.  The bully is you, Ms. Rust, and those like you who would rather not know about corruption or pretend it does not exist.  And then criticize strong willed individuals for standing up for what is right no matter how many feathers get ruffled.

Ms. Rust, did your write a letter about the $1.3 million transportation penalty the district will have to pay back to the State of New York because of the incompetence of a district administrator.  Surely that is something to put your knickers in a twist.

Do you know a thing about the teacher you write about, or did you just go with what you were told by those who likely prodded you into writing your narrow minded letter?

 If your daughter (or son)were the teacher in this scenario, we bet you would be singing a different tune.

The teacher you mention in your letter should sue you for defamation, in our opinion.

So, Ms. Rust, put your money where your mouth is, and talk to the teacher you write about, go see Mrs. Stephenson or just show up at the Hamburg Board of Education meeting, sign in and speak.   Get informed Ms. Rust. You may need to take your blinders off, but get informed.

Or Ms. Rust is it easier for you to side with the board members of Springville than a colleague in the very district in which you taught and sent your children?





22 comments:

NYSSBA said...

Ask Dr. Calkins if she follows this policy outlined by the school board assoc: http://www.nyssba.org/index.php?submenu=member_services&src=gendocs&ref=mailbag&category=MailBag

SB members are like any other member of the public, must sign in and get a visitor's pass. Dr. Calkins enters the MS as if she owns the place.

Rusty Rust said...

I bet Ms. Rust is not complaining about her $54,181.00 pension per year that she is receiving from the district.

http://seethroughny.net/pensions/

On the run said...

She had to be an elementary school teachers!! SHE BELIEVES EVERYTHING SHE READS IN THE BUFFALO NEWS. LETS GUESS WHO PUT HER UP TO THIS STUNT. I WROTE A LETTER TWO YEARS IN IT COMPLAINING ABOUT GORDON KERR AND WHAT I THOUGHT WAS HIS BULLYING AND HARASSING, BUT GUESS THAT DOESNT MAKE THE WEBSITE.

Anonymous said...

Where is this letter on the district website? I can't find it!

Ronald McDonald ii said...

Mr. Blair Webster,

We understand you made false accusations against Sally Stephenson. We do not personally know Sally, nor does Sally know us. What's wrong with the blog, sir??? You are a frequent contributor to the Buffalo News, and we would think that you are an advocate of free speech. I guess since you live on Joanie's street, and we understand your family works in the district, your bread is buttered on one side. perhaps you get health insurance thru hcsd?

responsible said...

Blare Webster go for it ,but get your facts straight. Don't make false statements they could come back to haunt you. Speak the truth and don't be used as a pawn. The attacks come from the district they launched an attack again on June 29th. So ask who is driving up the legal meter? Joan Calkins and Steve Achramovitch. the answer . Dr Calkins can get her own web page as an citizen not as sb president she should be more responsible .

Anonymous said...

Armor has some problems. what is the story? People talk

goes both ways said...

Good Morning everyone,

To the gentlemean I assume is Mr. Webster, I would have said to him it is no different than if someone reported to your employer his public speaking at any public meeting or worse yet to his wife's I assume a teacher in the school district. This is what needs to be stopped. I'm glad someone is taking on this type of abuse. The honest school board member in Springville that let Chris know of the situation and Sally for calling them out on it before the Supt. of Hamburg could possibly manufacture anything on Chris. We need to challenge actions like this. I would like to add that this has been going on in this school district for years. We need to call this type of abuse out everytime. Mr. Webster, we would abhore any challenge to your or your wifes employment for you exercising your public opinion. It goes both ways.

Hill Crest digger said...

Let's get this straight, former boe member mr sipprell gets his daughter a job in the district. She says rotten things about a little el Ed boy, and get transferred to armor. AT armor she has little girls make inappropriate remarks and actions toward two male teachers. Male teacher file harassment charges against former boe daughter. This is swept under the carpet. But, Kavanaugh and stephenson expose grade fraud, because Gallagher made up grades, and their hell hasn't ended??? I say 3020a sipprells daughter. Or Joan, put a letter to the public in the calkins corner of the district web page and address what happened at armor. Everyone knows. Kudos to the guys at armor for not tolerating sexual harassment. How did that go over with the crazy ladies at armor???? Wait til this story breaks. These remarks are common knowledge in hamburg, and my opinion is they should fire the el Ed teachers and the guys should get crystal apples from Stevie for going where no other hamburg teacher has gone before. Opinions

Anonymous said...

The boston teacher who was moved to armor said about a little boy, what do you expect from a kid when his parents name his a name she thought to be soft. Fire this teacher .

Anonymous said...

Blair Webster lives next door to Joan, duh.

Anonymous said...

“Why am I still president?” she(Calkins) said. “Because nobody else wants the job.”

Then why did 8 candidates run for SB. If you can't stand the heat.....

MATH WORKS said...

ACHRAMO LIES AGAIN!!! WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE 1.3 million state transportation fiasco, because Tom Bagley allegedly didnt do what he was meant to do, Achramo said he is working with Kennedy and Smardz. UMMM, STEVIE, THE GOV. VETOED THE LEGISLATION. GET IN YOUR WHITE SLED AND SLIDE OVER TO THE HHS AND SIGN YOURSELF UP FOR A GOVT. CLASS. OVER TURNING A VETEO IS IMPOSSIBLE. AND BTW STEVE, KEVIN ISNT RUNNING FOR THE ASSEMBLY AGAIN, AND TIM IS CLUELESS ABOUT YOUR CLAIMS. CANT LIE TO SO. BFLO FOLKS, WE ALL KNOW EACH OTHER. SPORYZ, WHATS THE FUND BALANCE? WHY DO YOU AUDITORS TO FIGURE IT OUT. YOU ARE FOR REAL??? YOU SHOULD KNOW THE FUNDBALANCE EACH AND EVERY MONTH. AND NOW THEY WANT TO PAY YOU MORE. WOW...DUMB AND DUMBER.

Klozman said...

Achramo/Caulkins and their lackeys are piloting a sinking ship...of this they are well aware. Every shenanigan and evil deed they try to pull off behind the scenes or in executive session is destined to be exposed, blunted or nullified by Sally and/or Holly. The ceaseless disclosure of their misdeeds by those who post on this blog is screwing them to the wall, and they are unable to mount any effective counterattack. Spurious attacks on Sally by seemingly disenchanted third parties (who are actually Achramo/Caulkins confederates) will ultimately generate minimun effect because as Fox Mulder is fond of reminding us, "The truth is out there."

The real losers are the students and taxpayers; the ultimate winner is Harris Beach...God, how they must love the Achramo led HSD!

Anonymous said...

Hey Blair WEBSTER,

Did you take your meds? It sure didn't seem like it last night. Wow, you shouted and yelled like you lost your mind. It is odd that you seem so anti-teacher, when your wife is a Hamburg Teacher, at UPES. If your wife was targeted where would she turn? To the union? The same union that Mr. Cerrone is a member of and supports? You looked like someone who snuck out the window of the crazy house and had a few hours in the real world last night. By now they probably caught you, tazed you, and locked you back up, you freak.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Sipprell,

Are you worried about your daughter? Are you worried about her not being treated unfairly? Are you worried that she might lose her job? Are you wanting to make sure that she is not fired for lies? You weren't worried about that a several years ago when you were on the board, were you? Did you ever vote to fire someone back then, several years ago, when you knew what was being used against them was all lies? You reap what you sow old man.

Anonymous said...

Did you hear that idiot Dils say "young ins" last night. Hey dummy, you are in an educational setting, pretend you are also educated and say "children".

Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight, Dils was on the Board during the time that was covered by both of the previous audits? One of which exposed that 1.8 million dollars were missing from the budget. Another exposed that founder of "the good ol' boy network" Ed Osbourn lied to the board and told them that someone willed $85,000 to his Hamburg Foundation, when the money was actually willed to the District. One of the audits also uncovered that the district had overpaid for purchase orders more than $5,000,000. Now we find out that we will have to pay back 1.3 million for paperwork not turned into the state in 2006. Dils has been on the board during all of these problems, and he has missed 100's of meetings during those times. His job is to oversee the administration, but he does not attend, how can he do this. It is time for Mr. Dils to step down. He is worthless.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Caulkins you took 3rd in the recent election, don't forget that. The people spoke, and they spoke loud and clear.

Anonymous said...

Joan, the board voting 5-2 to make you president is not representative of what the PEOPLE of hamburg want. Sally beat you by 200 votes in the election. You really need to step aside and let her take charge. You understand that its only a matter of time, don't you joan?

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Rust should have never allowed her letter to be placed on the districts web page. This is a new practice of Dr. Calkins and it tells anyone who writes to the sb that their letter may be used for publicity on the districts web page.

What a way to silence true discussion.

campaign said...

Mrs. Margaret Rust how did you like you letter being used as the publicity poster for your friend Dr. Joan Calkins. Make you wonder the risk anyone now takes when addressing the sb in a letter.