The Buffalo News reported in the Sunday August 5, 2012 edition that the Hamburg Central School District, as well as a district near Syracuse, will be left holding the bag for the incompetence of the Superintendent (s) and School Business Officer (s).
Concerned Hamburger reported on this matter in the "Missed the Bus" posting.
(see posting December 2010).
Apparently, Mr. Achramovitch and Mark Crawford, presently Superintendent in West Seneca, have gone to great lengths to engage local NYS legislators to make the $1.3 million disappear. But, Gov. Cuomo vetoed the legislative action to "forgive" the transportation transgressions that have spanned over seven years going back to the Thomas Bagley and Peter Roswell days.
One constant theme in this state aid drama is the services of Mr. Matthew Dils, Mrs. Brunner Collins and Dr. Calkins on the Hamburg Board of Education. One would think that these individuals would be far more diligent in ascertaining the district and the Superintendent stay within the law, do their job and be truthful, since they have been burned before. This appears not to be the case. Rather, the Hamburg Board of Education continues to bobble their heads in unison as Mr. Achramovitch waves the conductors baton.
So, how is the State of New York going to levy the $1.3 penalty on the district, in one hit, over several years? Does the district have $1.3 million in an account someplace ready to send to Albany?
Perhaps, Dr. Calkins and Mr. Achramovitch may want to address this matter on the District homepage to calm the nerves of concerned citizens who are fearful this will mean additional cuts to their children's education.
Perhaps Dr. Calkins' should stop the two year chase of the "taper caper" and focus her attention on the Superintendent and the real challenges of a public school system.
It's simple Hamburg Board of Education:
FOLLOW THE LAWS.
IF YOU CAN'T OR DON'T FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR THE CONSEQUENCES.
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