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Sunday, September 9, 2012

New York City Eye: NYC Must Pay for Private School for Bullied Child; Will DOE Finally Act vs. Bullying?

Here is an interesting blog post from the NYC area.   Concerned has been advised that there may have been students in the recent past who were bullied so badly at school, and that bullying was not properly reported by the teacher and possibly covered up by the district.  Concerned has been told that the district may have had to send children to any of the local private schools of the parents choosing, because of the unreported bullying in some of Hamburg's elementary schools.  This is a serious matter which must be addressed by the school district.



New York City Eye: NYC Must Pay for Private School for Bullied Child; Will DOE Finally Act vs. Bullying?

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

boston vally

Anonymous said...

the bv teacher transfered from BV to Armor is protected by her daddy a former sb member. Costing the district dearly for her lack of concern in bv. Watch how Supt. handles this latest situation in Armor. It is good that the Principal was granted tenure. The BV Principal last year wasn't tenured and he took the rap for her. He was given the pink slip by Achramo and his lackeys on the sb. Her actions have affected many innocent individuals who have taken the fall for her.

Super said...

I was just looking over the Agenda for tomorrow’s school board meeting and noticed that Ms. Balaya request to put on the agenda the violation of school policy 3180R. Anyone and all who violated the district policy 3180R be removed or disciplined is not there? Is this issue abuse of power being swept under the rug? Has there been any legal action taken and how much is this costing us?

WAtchin the halls. said...

Tought I taw a puddy tat at HHS on Thursday night and today. That obnoxious ill informed mr webster. Wasn't he the guy who is a frequent news blogger and recent boe meeting loud mouth? Pretty sure that's the guy. Why is a parent trolling the halls during the day??? Did he sign in? Maybe the wrong guy, but in my opinion not. Is he mr malcontent??? Someone said friends with Joaner. A couple staff saw him trolling, and wondered what the idiot was up to. This guy is an angry idiot.

what are we doing? said...

This all happened here in Hamburg.

Administration needs to seek the truth regardless of who you know. We also have the reversal. Kids attacking teachers in all districts. It is easier to give the kids good grades, pacify student/parents give everyone a false sense of accomplishment. What happened to teaching/learning? We as parents need to ask ourselves are we preparing our children for the future without us?

Anonymous said...

Dear concerned,

posting here, not on topic.

We are sitting here watching the am news. Harvard student and 125other cheating on take home exams, removed from the Harvard roster.

We are talking take home exam. What it takes to get into a top ranked school to blow it on a take home. Our children need to know that everything today can be verified. Programs scanning papers revealing plagurism and cheating.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for speaking up for our middle schoolers. The class size in the middle school is unacceptable to all of us. Teachers are great, the administration is letting our kids down by allowing this travesty. Some of our children don't even have a desk to sit in. 31 kids in some classes and 50 kids in a health class reported.

Thank you to the two women on the board for making this an issue. Please anyone reading this come to next meeting in October. The Supt. is to report to the school board the numbers in each class in the middle school and the high school. Our children deserve better, our supt. needs to correct this situation immediately. middle & high school parents.

middle school said...

Thank you to Holly Balaya and Sally Stephenson for addressing the large classes in middle school.

I want to thank the rest of the school board for anything they do to restore smaller classes in the middle school. Why 25 number in elementary school and not hs or ms?

Anonymous said...

Please stay on the drug education issue for all of us.

Anonymous said...

Middle School Class size too large for my children to learn in.

Teachers great not their fault.

class size matters to us said...

Thank you for the blog,

To all school board members.

Before you pass a 2013/14 budget, get up front the class size for all levels not just the elementary. All children count middle and high schoolers, don't forget them. Remember our kids need to get into decent colleges and to graduate. Give them the tools to do well on the SAT's.

gym requirements? said...

What are the educational requirements for gym?

Anonymous said...

hey concerned how about a post about how steve and athletic director want to have gym class run by the teachers from a TV screen.

parents said...

IT appears that the school board president has a personal agenda against the three on her web page. How many other legal matters have they not posted? Hey you three this is called TARGETING AND YOU NEED TO ADDRESS THIS , especially the teacher.

I was approached to make trouble for this teacher as a parent. I will have nothing to do with this gang mentality.

we can do it said...

Teach your children well;

Deborah Kenny

HARLEM VILLAGE ACCADEMY
EDUCATIOR AIMS TO UPGRADE U.S. SCHOOLS. NON PROFIT START OF HER SCHOOL. HER HUSBAND DIES OF LEUKEMIA LEAVING HER ALONE WITH THREE YOUNG CHILDREN. SHE IS ALONE AND DEVASTATED. IN ORDER FOR HER TO GO ON SHE NEEDS A PURPOSE TO HELP OTHERS. SHE MAKES A DIFFICULT DECISION TO USE HER ENTIRE WORTH TO START THIS SCHOOL OR SENT HER THREE CHILDREN TO THE BEST SCHOOLS. SHE CHOOSES TO START THE HARLEM ACADEMHY. THE SUCCESS STORIES OF HER STUDENTS, SOME WITH LITTLE HOPE FOR ANY FUTURE. KIDS WHOSE BROTHERS ARE DRUG DEALERS, NO FATHER AND THE SUCCESS OF HER STUDENTS AND THAT SHE REFUSES TO GIVE UP. SHE FOCUSED ON THE FACT THAT THIS CAN HAPPEN IN ANY SCHOOL. LET OUR TEACHERS TEACH GIVE THEM THE TOOLS AND PARENTS HELP, BUT DON'T BE OVER BEARING. WHAT A GREAT MESSAGE, WE CAN DO IT.

kids need more & deserve more parents said...

unplug and move, more gym please. Kids go home to tv, computers and the like, get them up and moving.

the end

Anonymous said...

parents said...
September 13, 2012 8:27 AM
To the anonymous hosts and moderators of this blog, how can you post this unsubstantiated claim? Someone says they were approached by gang mentality individuals and you take it as gospel. What a farce loaded with statements that can't be proven. The “statue of truth” my butt. You are just a bunch of sad, sad people. And you think you are making things better. You are what you criticize.

Anonymous said...

What great support here for our middle schoolers and high school kids. Please join in the support for smaller classes and help our kids and their teachers. We want what we deserve for our tax dollars a good well rounded educational experience. Love our teachers they need help.

Anonymous said...

Come on 51 kids in a health class is too much for anyone. 31 kids in others with no desks for some. Look at their age and the hormone rush. We are setting up our kids and their teachers for failure. Please everyone come to the October school board meeting. Sick of Dr. Calkins personal agenda on the districts web page. She has no authority to misuse the districts web site for this. Dr. Calkins should be told to get her own blog or post on her own face book page. It makes her seen petty.

Anonymous said...

8: 20 p.m.. I am a parent and an alum, and I have sent Concerned Hamburger many emails, and facebook posting I received over the summer, I have also had people come to me with tape recorded meetings, and strangers coming their homes to pinpoint a teacher. I have a step children and their very large family who were patients to Joan Calkins, and also village residents and friends with the like so the Dils, Wichlacx, Forlough, families. So, you see you fool, the evidence is plentiful. Mecca is not just a place to be worshipped, buy a bandwagoners. Concerned Hamburg has more on his side than you blow hard naysayers. Just watch and see what happens. And then at the end of it all, so really sickos will have their asses dragged to court. Dont think for a second that people are not watch.. Amanda

parents said...

fact, approached to make trouble for the teacher that Dr. Calkins appears to single out. Sorry to report this. I again will not be part of this. No rumor fact

go to another site said...

Parents, please don't tune in if you don't like what people post. The concerned group, just puts the comments out. Main posts good. Some comments silly.

What we want is a decent class size for all our kids not just the elementary level.

We are unhappy about the large class size and we realize the attacks on our kids teachers. We refer to it in our comments as abuse of power and positions. Nobody appreciates this, Take your head out of the sand it isn;t the first last time that our school officials have neglected our kids educational needs. Wake up and stop being naive.

Anonymous said...

Admanda,
You must be a Hamburg grad. Your writing skills are poor. Are you implying Dr. C is a poor physician? Big words from behind this "free speech" slanderous medium. And what does that have to do w/ the BOE. That is her private life. We shall see who is blowing. "Sickos"? Do you actually know the hosts and supporters of this blog? You must, or are one of them because of you quick response. Good God woman, get your act together. You think people don't see the trend of a "blow hard naysayer" post and then a blazing pro CH post. This is all just a poorly scripted play of words by a small few. I have been "watch" very close.

Anonymous said...

ANONYMOUS 9:50 The Name is Amanda,

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what "Real Property" the SB is looking to sell/lease?

Anonymous said...

My friend takes her kid to dr calkins, and calkins said they got Charlotte ave appraised, and someone interested in buying razing it to put up taxable village property. So, Charlotte ave is gonna be a thing of the past. All kids going to armor with an addition.joan told my friend they gotta do it. They thought of Boston, too long on the bus for the kids. Charlotte ave alums should be up in arms. Want any info go see Joan with your kids....she is a talker.

Super said...

way to long on the bus! don't even get me started my kid is on a bus with about 9 kids we live 7 miles from the high school and he is on the bus for an hour and a half each morning ...I have complained and the district said state law allows them to be on the bus for up to 2 hours.its true I have checked in to it. there is no way that it would take longer then two hours to bus the the kids to Boston . but more important is why is Dr Calking taking about board Business doesn't that constitute violating the "sanctity of the school board executive session "

Anonymous said...

This school administration selectively chooses who to punish. Ofter they target a scape goat. In BV they targeted the untenured Principal and tried to blame another innocent. Not the individual that allowed this to go on for a great length of time.

bullied said...

Teachers are bullied to.

Anonymous said...

i am tired of seeing this teacher from bv get slandered on this blog. there was a bullying situation that happened in unsupervised areas (the bus, off school property, boys locker room, etc.) and was never reported by any of the kids until the child withdrew from school. siblings of this kid STILL go to bv, however, so it's clear the parents don't blame anyone there. teacher transferred to armor because class sizes went up, teachers were cut, and she was at the bottom of seniority at bv and had to go to a different classroom. i am glad that this blog looks into the shady things that happen in this district, and i would never stomp on someone's free speech rights. i want to ask that people consider the content of their posts if they want to be taken seriously. this blog could be a tremendous force for good if we stick to facts and make sure that posted rumors are identified as such: "i heard a rumor that...can anyone verify?", etc. definitely get yourself to board meetings-- as many as you can. us taxpayers need to take back control in this district.

Anonymous said...

TO Super,

good question. Dr. Calkins marches to a different tune, not in step with the districts policies, as pointed out.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 3:37 - please say it isn't so. Too many CAS parents will fight this tooth and nail before we let it happen. Especially when a board member's child attends CAS?

notre dame grad said...

THE BOARD ISNT KEEPING CAS OPEN BECAUSE A BOE MEMBER ATTENDS. HECK IF THAT WERE THE CASE, HOLLY BALAIA AND HER BROTHERS AND SISTERS ATTENDED CAS, AS DID DUMB BELL DILS. ITS ON ITS WAY OUT. MY FRIEND TELLS US PATRICK DEVELOPMENT IS IN CONSIDERATIION. YOU KNOW A NEW BUILD.....SO HAMBURG...WHAT YOU WANNA DO? STEVE IS A JERK, AND HE IS HERE TO DESTROY OUR DISTRICT AND ANYONE WHO GETS IN HIS WAY. THERE ARE ONLY A FEW STAFF STEVE IS AFRAID OF, AND WE CAN GUESS WHO THE TWO OF THEM ARE...BOTH IN SOCIAL STUDIES. THEY STAND UP TO THE FREAK OF NATURE. THE OTHER TEACHERS, HE MOCKS. MY COUSIN IS IN REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT, AND CHARLOTTE IS UP. IN ADDITION TO PATRICk, THERE ARE OTHER DEVELOPERS EYEBALLING OUR LITTLE LOVELY CHARLOTTE AVE.

Anonymous said...

I was really hoping it would be the Administration Building to go, we don't really need it. Those people in the admin building could be moved into the schools

Anonymous said...

Considering the fact that I'm sitting on my deck watching tens of thousands of dollars in new windows being installed at CAS as I type this...I have to highly doubt that it is being "razed" anytime soon. This blog is quickly becoming more of a gossip headquarters and less of an informational tool.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:58, are you serious? Just because there are new windows doesnt mean the school wont be razed. The decision making process in Hamburg is disfunctional. Steve dont care about windows you dummy. If you dont like gossip, dont engage in it....your opinion is like everyone elses.

Anonymous said...

¸Anon 5:58, are you serious? Just because there are new windows doesnt mean the school wont be razed. The decision making process in Hamburg is disfunctional. Steve dont care about windows you dummy. If you dont like gossip, dont engage in it....your opinion is like everyone elses.

Anonymous said...

Concerned: Can you report any update on the various legal proceedings? The lawsuit vs. SS et al? The Article 78 proceeding to get the emails about CC? The Appeal to the Commissioner about removal of MD from board for failure to show up?

Charlotte Parents said...

What concerns us concerned, is the Supt. proposal to have gym in the classroom via a video and not a trained physical education teacher? What about safety? My kids have 60 min, not the 120 min required.

Charlotte Ave. Parents